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?
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?
1973 Topps – 1972 Stolen Base Leaders
1974 Topps – 1973 Stolen Base Leaders
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.