Thursday, March 12, 2009

2009 Topps Heritage, Bowa/Honeycutt/Duncan/Schaefer



#463 Larry Bowa, Rick Honeycutt, Mariano Duncan, and Bob Schaefer

If you have been by this blog more than once, you might have noticed a certain layout that I follow. I like to post my older cards first and move towards the newer ones. Well, tonight I am going to break the mold (just for one night, though). I got home from work tonight and found this card waiting for me. When I originally sent it out, I told myself that if it came back with four signatures on it, I would post it right then and there. So, here it is.

This is one of the short print coaches cards that is in the '09 Heritage. I got this card in one of the first five packs that I bought. After those five packs, I bought a box of Heritage and only got one coaches card (Indians). I guess that I was pretty lucky to get this one when I did.

I sent this card to Bob Schaefer on March 2nd. I sent it to Bob because he was a long time Royals coach and was even an interim manager with them on two seperate occasions. Plus, I have never seen a card of him, so I thought that it would be cool to get this one signed by him. When I wrote him the letter, I causualy mentioned that I would try to send it around to all of the coaches to see if I could get it signed by all four of them. Well Bob, being the great guy that he is, saved me some time and stamps and had the other guys sign it for me. Awesome!! Thank you Bob Schaefer!

As you all know, normally I am not a fan of the ballpoint pen signature. But, the Topps Heritage card stock seems to work well with it. With the small spaces that they signed in, a Sharpie probaly would not have looked too good. Also, on the scan, the Larry Bowa signature looks cut off. That is not the case. My scanner cut off part of the border.

9 comments:

night owl said...

WOW!

That is the highlight of anything you've shown on your blog, as far as I'm concerned.

paulsrandomstuff said...

That is an amazing success!

Rod said...

I don't think these or the managers for every team. I can't find a Bud Black or Padres coaches card. It is this kind of discrimation that makes me hate the Dodgers even more. But I like Dodger fans.

zman40 said...

Thanks Paul and Night Owl. I was pretty impressed by this myself.

Rod, I feel your pain. The Royals coaches are not included as well.

Dan said...

That is a fantastic return - congrats. Pretty cool of Bob to help you out like that. Great stuff.

zman40 said...

Thanks Dan.

tastelikedirt said...

That is very cool.

AlbuqwirkE said...

That is simply amazing!

'30-Year Old Cardboard said...

What a great looking card. Congrats!!