Saturday, August 22, 2009

1972 Topps, Chris Speier

#166 Chris Speier

This is one of the other cards that I got Chris to sign for me in June. When I went to the College World Series, I stopped by Kansas City on the way and saw the Royals take on the Reds. Chris is the Reds bench coach and he signed all three cards for me. I posted one of those already and it can be seen here.

On my first Chris Speier post, Night Owl left a comment that he had sent Chris a couple of cards to get signed and that one of them was pretty beat up. As it turns out, his beat-up card just happens to be this card. So, it will interesting to see how that card turns out.

I've actually had this card since I was in grade school or middle school. One of my friends had a box of cards from 1968-1972. Most of the cards were in decent shape, but there wasn't any big name players in it. So, every once in a while, he would let me rummage through the box and grab a few cards. At the time, I'm not sure why I picked out this card. But, now that it is signed, I am happy that I did.


Dan said...

'72 Topps is pretty rad, especially the "In Action" cards. Chris is an awesome signer. Great stuff.

night owl said...

Somehow, I don't think his signature will look quite as grand as on yours. But you never know.

zman40 said...

Dan- the '72 "In Action" cards are great and must have been a revolutionary subset at the time.

Night Owl- I think yours will bring some life back into the card. I'm looking forward to seeing the results.