Excited to land up my first new Dick Allen auto in quite some time. It's not the Goodwin Champions white whale of mine, but a nice one none the less.
Here's my new best Chipper Jones card. But I don't collect him, just scored this for inclusion in my Archives Reserve Master Set, specifically the section for the Future Rookie Reprints insert set from factory sets of some fancy version of 2001 Topps. These are pretty much all miscut, so a grade of 8 isn't bad here. In fact, if the auction's description is to be believed, this is the highest-graded specimen of this particular card in existence ("Population 1 of 1 - None Graded Higher"). Nice card of the brand new HOF inductee. The two big names left for me to chase in the set are Jeter and Rickey.
Love this on-card Sgt. Slaughter auto! Seems to be a serial number hidden in there, too. This is my second auto of the guy, after a Bowman Heritage card I picked up a couple years back. My admiration of him is 100% due to G.I. Joe. I was never all that into wrestling, but was big into G.I. Joe as a young'un. Always impressed by the real guys who had their own G.I.Joe figure (I think the list was just him and The Fridge). So it's like getting an autograph of a childhood toy when I get cards like this.. such a trip!
The seller was kind enough to throw in a bunch of bonus wrestling cards. I appreciate the gesture, but none of these really have a place in my collection, so please let me know if you'd like me to set aside any for you because otherwise I'm gonna kick 'em on down the line to languish in the "misc." section of my tradeables.
I really should start dancing with Mr. Blackwell.. the bushy-mustachioed backup catcher. And by "dancing with" I mean PCing. He's got some great cards, as his mustache got bigger and bigger over the years. By the time he was a coach in the minors circa late 80s/early 90s, the thing was the size of an adult chihuahua. Really a sight to behold.
Thanks for reading, have a great weekend, and remember: don't worry about nothin' because worrying is a waste of your time!
Loving that Chipper, damn I need 3 of them.ReplyDelete
Good luck! They're not numbered but I think there's only a couple hundred of them, and many are still snug inside the factory sets they came in.Delete
I’m glad someone else noticed that about Blackwell. I had a card of him where his mustache was so big it almost looked like it was two mustaches on top of each other.ReplyDelete
That is a cool Chipper. I wish I would’ve known about it last week when I got cards from COMC.
It really is among the game's most glorious mustaches, right up there with Rollie, though Tim obviously didn't have a HOF career to match.Delete
You're not familiar? You millennial with your Pokemon and Backstreet Boys! Yeah, he was a wrestler and also a GI Joe guy. Yo Joe!Delete
That Allen auto is spectacular! I don't think I've actually ever seen a certified auto of his before, now that I think of it.ReplyDelete
Awesome Sarge auto! Also, I didn't know about Blackwell's 'stache but now I do...and knowing is half the battle!ReplyDelete
If he had a better career, he'd be right up there with the notable mustaches of Rollie Fingers and Bill Buckner!Delete
Gav, I can use the wrestling cards. See you next weekend and would interested getting together with you, gcrl and Kerry.ReplyDelete
That Dick Allen autograph is sweet! He's one of the most underrated players in MLB history. I think it's about time I finally target the limited number of certified autographs he has out there.ReplyDelete