Thursday, May 14, 2009
1968 Topps, Paul Blair
#135 Paul Blair
The first card up from the "burlap set" is Paul Blair. I got this card signed last month through the mail and it took less than two weeks to get it back.
Paul spent most of his career with the O's and he helped them win two World Series. He won eight Gold Gloves and was selected to two All-Star games (hat tip to The Great Orioles Autograph Project for those numbers). He also won two more World Series with the Yankees.
I originally had a 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites card of Blair that I intended to send out. But a few months ago, my local card shop bought a large lot of pre-1980 cards from a local collector. So whenever I need cards of a player from the '60s or '70s, I head over there to rummage through the "good stuff". Just about every card for the next week will have come from there.
Paul signs an interesting looking P. It looks more like an S and could almost pass for a dollar sign.