I just wanted to show off shiny autos of a couple greats I've picked up recently.
I always keep an eye out for Retired refractors, as I work on my 2004 Retired auto set. When this Duke Snider from 2005 popped up with a great BIN price, I jumped at it. Great looking card! I just realized thanks to a Frankendodger post that this photo is recycled from his 1962 Topps card.
#'d /25 with glorious full career stats.. even those forgotten stints with the Mets and Giants.
This Gary Carter is a great addition to my Archives Reserve Master Set project.
It was neat to realize Duke and Gary suited up for the same organizations, with Carter spending a year each with the Dodgers and Giants at the end of his career. So that kinda ties this post together a little.
Duke never played for the Expos, but coached and broadcasted for them after his career wrapped up.
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Ok, have you entered my big 800th Post contest yet? I'll probably keep the entry window open a few more days.
I want to sweeten the pot to reward loyal readers of the blog, so I'm throwing in a conditional bonus. If the grand prize winner has posted a comment on a non-contest post of mine in 2016 prior to this contest, included in the grand prize will be a set of "series one" of the 2016 Baseball Card Breakdown Hostess-style customs. I call it series one just because it's the cards I've made so far, but will probably make a few more ("series two") before the year is up.
Thanks for reading!