Yesterday I showed off a Frank Robinson 2004 Topps Retired refractor autograph. Matthew Scott left a comment saying, "Oh man this is awesome. Hank Aaron....Frank Robinson....I totally expect a Mantle auto by next week!"
Well, not exactly, but I'll give ya partial credit on that one, as the next big pickup to feature is Mickey's buddy and teammate on those classic Yankees teams, Whitey Ford.
That's a nice looking card!
I feel like Whitey doesn't get a ton of hobby love these days compared to contemporaries like, say, Sandy Koufax, but he did have a heck of a career. Brought home a whopping six World Series rings.. wow! Lost a couple prime years due to military service. (The stats on the back leave off his debut season of 1950 for some reason, jumping right to his return in 1953.) Whitey is still kicking today at age 89.
Anyways, yeah, this was a nice one to check off as I slowly inch closer to completing this refractor auto set.