1989 Topps #573 - Jim Abbott RC
I have some fond memories of collecting Jim Abbott's rookie as a kid. If I give it an honest evaluation now it's a big clunky, with Jim pictured in his college uniform, with a pink Angels banner and that large #1 Draft Pick graphic. Still, I couldn't resist the opportunity to add to the project this card of one of the most inspiring athletes ever to play baseball.
Just one problem...if the Abbott card is to make the binder it will have to supplant another Angels pitcher:
Franken-set Progress: 394/792 (50%)
"Rejected" Buybacks: 183
Total Buybacks in Collection: 577