Today's Signature Sundays post features a Red Sox autograph that I've wanted to acquire for quite some time now, Mr. Bill Buckner:
I won't even get into all of the evidence that he was unfairly scapegoated (like all of the other players who blew it in that infamous inning, forget the entire game that was still played after it). I was only four years old at the time, so obviously this didn't burn me as a fan, although growing up in New England I heard many, many references to, and bad jokes about, the play through the years.
On a side note, Topps Five Star definitely had some major issues, atrocious condition of many cards right out of the pack in what was supposed to be an uber-high-end product being the worst. That being said, the cards are beautiful, the autos are on-card, and you can really get some of these at a total steal on the secondary market. This has to be one of my favorite Red Sox autos acquired in the past year and it set me back all of $9.99 plus a couple bucks shipping.
How about you, did you pick up any Five Star, either full price or on the secondary market?
Fast Five: Americans In 1979 TCMA Japanese Baseball - Today’s Fast Five features players from one of my favorite all-time oddball sets, the 1979 TCMA Japanese Baseball set. I don’t remember exactly when I got ...