Saturday, May 23, 2009
1976 Topps, Jim Fregosi
#635 Jim Fregosi
This is the second and final card that I got back from Jim when I wrote to him over a month ago. Jim reminds me of Ron Cey in the fact that he put his uniform number on the Angels card I sent him, but not on this card. The picture of him on this card is more like the Jim I remember from his manager cards than the picture of him on the Angles card.
I was going to send him his card from the '81 Donruss set that I seem to love getting signed. But, I had read that he signs in ballpoint pen and the Donruss card is really dark and he is wearing a dark blue warm-up jacket. So, it didn't look like a very good card to get signed in ballpoint. I sent this card instead and it came out looking good enough.
This is way off topic, but I thought that I would bring it up to lengthen this post. I do not like used stuff. I don't go to garage sales, pawn shops, or thrift stores. I like my stuff new, right out of the box. But, that is not the case with baseball cards. I don't care where they came from, especially the pre-1980 cards. This card is 33 years-old and I have no idea how many owners it has had. I have it. Jim Fregosi had it for a little while. I got it at the card shop who bought it off of some guy. Maybe that guy got this card in a trade from a guy that got it in a trade. Or maybe he just got it out of a wax pack of '76 Topps. Who knows? Either way, thank goodness for used cards.
Oh yeah, I know that I said I would do a couple of posts a day if they were repeat players. But I have been busy getting ready to go to a Lincoln Saltdogs game tonight. So, you are stuck with some repeats for now. I tried to make them a little more interesting than most of my repeats, though. Hopefully, I will have a 1950 Bowman on here tomorrow and then it will be back to the regular posting schedule.