Friday, March 10, 2017
In Today's Mail
This post could also go under the Some of My Favorite Cards title. It's the 2005 Topps Retired Refractor, serial numbered 8/25. I bought it now on ebay and it arrived today. I haven't anticipated the mail with this much excitement in a long long time. Yaz has been my favorite player ever since I started collecting cards. And yet I've never gotten an autograph of his. I've been wanting his autograph for a while and I absolutely love refractors, especially of action shots like this. Then throw in that the serial number of the card is his uniform number. All this made me willing to spend more than I'd hoped to get it. I don't know if it's my all-time favorite card or not, but it is immediately a contender.
I've looked at some of the other cards in the Topps Retired set. There are some really nice looking ones. It looks like the set ran for a few years. Other Red Sox I've seen include Tiant, Lonborg, and Fisk. I'm going to stop with Yaz for now.