Sunday, February 21, 2016

Signature Sundays - Better Than 2016 Topps

Another Sunday, another 2005 Baseball Heroes autograph...

I was fortunate enough to win this beautiful Al Kaline on eBay recently, and it marks my 16th Emerald Autograph from this set.  It's just my second of the horizontal, painted variety though (each player on the checklist had four standard vertical cards and one painted horizontal one).  A nice, bold autograph of arguably the greatest Detroit Tiger of all-time, and that's a franchise that's been around a while!

This card is actually my second Kaline of the five that are on the checklist; I posted the first over four years ago now.  That's all the proof you need that patience is a virtue with this set.  With just 99 of each of these autographed cards in existence they don't pop up all that often, so I'm lucky if I land more than a handful per year.

I was the only person to place a bid on this one, which opened at $19.99, so I kind of view it as my reward for exercising restraint and not buying a single blaster of 2016 Topps baseball.  Still haven't seen one of those ugly cards in person yet, but I sure am pleased with this one!

8 comments:

Hackenbush said...

Very nice. Congrats on your restraint.

shlabotnikreport said...

Definitely better than a blaster of 2016 Topps (although I admittedly mind the 2016 design less than I did at first).

defgav said...

Gotta love Kaline... congrats!

Dave H said...

As a Tiger's fan I am immensely jealous. Great card!!!

Mark Kaz said...

The '16 cards aren't so gruesome in person. BUT, I still prefer this to anything from this year's product...by a lot!

Chris said...

That is a sweet looking card. Putting that set together with autos and relics is quite an undertaking. (If you are doing relics, I did not see that on your Zistle.) Can't beat the price of a HOFer even if it is a sticker auto. Nice grab.

Mark Hoyle said...

Really nice card

shoeboxlegends said...

Chris, it's actually an on-card auto! The design makes it look as though it's a sticker, but all 100 autograph cards are hard-signed in this set, which is one of the reasons I like them so much.

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