Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Aparicio Heritage Stadium Relic Pulled

Usually, there's nothing that special about relics anymore. The luster has worn off. The excitement has died down. They are passe.

There's a special type of excitement surrounding this card, for me at least. One, it's a vintage Hall Of Famer. Two, the design is supposed to mimic the 1960 Topps set. Three, it features the less used stadium seat relic. Four, the relic comes from a stadium that no longer exists.

The seat relic comes from Briggs Stadium, as it was known from 1938 until 1960. In 1961, it became known as the more familiar Tiger Stadium. Tiger stadium last hosted Major League Baseball in 1999. The stadium itself was partially demolished in 2008.

I wasn't fortunate enough to pull this card. I haven't even purchased a pack of Heritage this year. That will come later. This was pulled by Three Of A Kind Cards on eBay. They have a blog called Extra Innings, where they showcase their box openings for the eBay store. I was, however, fortunate enough to win this in the eBay auction. Sometimes you've just got to treat yourself.

At least someone is getting these things right from the packs! They also pulled a Wayne Terwilliger red ink card from the Heritage boxes. Of course, I immediately thought of Sideshow Bob on the Simpsons. Yes, I immerse myself in way too much pop culture.


Anonymous said...

Au contraire. Pop Culture provides a sanity buffer from Pop Politics and Pop Economics.

Motherscratcher said...

I agree with DC. Impossible to immerse yourself too much.

Would you look at that Chaw in luis's's cheek! Or maybe it's a tumor.

zman40 said...

I must be out of the loop on this one. What does Wayne Terwilliger have to do with the Simpsons?

As for Wayne Terwilliger, one of my goals this summer is to get him to sign my 1950 Bowman card of him. He is still coaching in the American Association.

Steve Gierman said...

Terwilliger is Sideshow Bob's last name. Awesome goal! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

That is exactly why I am attracted to pop culture. It keeps me sane!

Maybe Luis learned a bad habit from Nellie.

zman40 said...

I did not know that.

Anonymous said...

why would Luis Aparicio have a Briggs Stadium relic? Is this to commemorate his slipping rounding third there in 1972 which helped clinch the pennant for the Tigers? Dumb if you ask me...

Steve Gierman said...

While I won't be sure of the specific game, "anonymous", until I actually receive the card, I can tell you that it highlights something in Briggs Stadium in 1960.

Aparicio never touched third in that game and he was on the RED SOX at that point in his career. He went 1 for 4. A double and three groundouts.

Yaz had a fielding error that led to the Tigers final run in the game, right after the Tigers went ahead.

Before posting anonymously, please check your facts.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on winning the card! It was mailed out earlier this week. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for the link in your blog..we ripped a whole lot more and for now, we are done with Heritage! Best of luck to you in chasing your White Sox Cards!
All the best,
Cesar - Three of a kind cards

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