Friday, February 12, 2010

1988 Topps UK Minis, Kevin Seitzer



#69 Kevin Seitzer

Here is the lone autograph that I got from Kevin Seitzer at Fanfest. Actually, my dad got this one signed for me while I was standing in the golden ticket line. If I would have known that my dad would have had the cards signed from the Seitzer line before the golden ticket line even started, I probably would have stayed in line with him. Oh well, I think I have enough Seitzer signed Royals cards. Now, I just need to find a card of him as an Athletic and an Indian and I will be set.

As for the Topps UK minis, I don't know much about them. I first saw them two years ago when I got one of those repacks from Target that has 100 loose cards in it and a few junk wax packs. I didn't know what they were then, but I remember seeing a post about them on a blog and that is when I found out that they weren't even issued in the US. So, it's kind of cool that a foriegn card found its way to the states and now has Kevin Seitzer's autograph on it. Plus, you just can't beat a mini.

Notice that he is listed as 1B/3B, just like the previous card. That was obviously during George Brett's third to first transition.

If you want to see some originals based on this set, you can find three at Goose Joak here, here, and here.

3 comments:

paulsrandomstuff said...

Cool card. I don't think I've seen another autographed one, and I haven't seen many period.

Dave said...

I was going to say -- I love this card set! Never owned any myself, but from afar they look awesome. Cool that you got Seitzer to sign one. He was sort of a sabermetric poster boy before we knew what sabermetrics was.

zman40 said...

I had no idea that Seitzer was a Sabermatician (I don't even know if that is a real word). If that's the case, he better get the guys walking more.