Saturday, July 17, 2021

Paul Molitor 2004 Topps Retired refractor

Here's another nice one I was recently able to score for my 2004 Topps Retired refractor auto quest.. Paul Molitor!

Great looking card. He's got a distinctive, pleasing signature with a big P loop and tiny other letters.

The Ignitor is damn near about to make this card catch fire in its black refracting glory!

Slam dunk Hall of Fame career. Don't forget about his 1993 World Series MVP award, too.

Molitor is a "Hundred Card Club" guy for me. Above are a few highlights from the PC. I only have one '78 Rookie Shortstops card, and it's currently in the Molitor PC, but I've been tempted to pluck it out for my 1978 Topps setbuild that isn't too far from completion. And hell, I wouldn't mind a third copy thanks to pesky Alan Trammell, another PC guy (whose 2004 Retired refractor has become my top white whale, coincidentally).

My base versions of Molitor and the Ernie Banks I showed off a few days ago are now available for trade if you wanna offer me something tempting for either of them.

Another look at that comely '04 refractor. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. He's one of those guys I knew by name, but didn't pay much attention to as a kid. I never realized that he had so many good seasons towards the end of his career!

  2. I've always liked his signature. It looks great on that card!

  3. How many 2004 Topps Retired Refractors do you have by now? It seems like you have a ton.

    1. After some recent action, I'm up to 75 of 76, with only Alam Trammell left to track down.

  4. Love that shine! Such a gorgeous set.

  5. Molly was one of my earliest favorite players. Great card.

  6. He has a really nice signature. NOt sure I have seen his before