Wednesday, January 21, 2009

An Interest Rekindled

I took Isaac to the Cardinals Winter Warmup last weekend and while most of my recent baseball card experience has been through Isaac’s ever growing collection of newer cards, I was drawn towards the older cards on display in the memorabilia and card dealer section. I ended up buying four cards from the same dealer we found a 2008 Ankiel Heritage card to get autographed: two Gibsons, two Brocks.

1968 Topps – 1967 Word Series Highlight. Wonder what motivated that asterisk?

1967WS

1971 Topps – 1970 National League Pitching Leaders. Miscut but who cares. I wonder how many of Isaac’s new cards will have three HOF’s pictured?

1970PL

1973 Topps – 1972 Stolen Base Leaders

1972SB

1974 Topps – 1973 Stolen Base Leaders

1973SB

Both Gibson and Brock were at the Winter Warmup and while I did not feel like ponying up $100+ for their autograph tickets, just watching them was an amazing experience. Both exhibited a humble, regal, elegance – equally at peace with their past accomplishments and willing to relive those memories with each passing fan.

2 comments:

Dave - Fielder's Choice said...

Nice cards! I got a steal on a Bob Gibson certified auto from Donruss Threads a couple months ago on eBay. Got it for about $9!

James B. Anama said...

Welcome to the Hobby Blogosphere Isaac and Dad!!! Your site has now been added to the Sports Card Blogroll.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama
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