Friday, January 25, 2008

Card Spotlight 1-25-08

2004 Donruss Classics - Team Colors - TC9 - Harold Baines 013/100

One of my first purchases on eBay, when I got back into collecting White Sox cards, was the 2004 Donruss Classics Team Colors card of Harold Baines. I couldn't believe a card like this would ever exist! I had been out of the hobby for slightly over a decade at this point.

I knew Harold Baines had retired, so I figured the best I would be able to do was a Turn Back The Clock card from Topps. I had no idea that companies were making new cards of retired players. I'm pretty sure I paid $12 for this card. Now, I see cards like this all over the place, but back then, I had never seen one quite like this.

This is another card that essentially got me back into collecting. I was practically giddy over having Harold's signature and a part of his uniform on the same card! Now, this card is more commonplace, but when I got it, I thought I had found a money tree or a cure for cancer.

This card will never leave my collection. It is with me for eternity. I may get other cooler cards of Harold, but this will be my first autograph and swatch, so it will always have a place in my collection.


Wax Heaven said...

Very nice card. I almost got a nicer one (bat & auto) but the guy backed out when someone offered something better.

I like the color scheme, too.

dayf said...

That is a slick looking card. I never understood the reason for the huge TC logo though.

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