Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rod Carew Auto

Zach from Autographed Cards recently posted about a dilemma he was having in regards to a Rod Carew autographed ball he received as a gift. I knew I had a Carew auto somewhere and had to dig it out to compare the auto to the one he had.

This is what my on-card Rod Carew auto looks like:

I pulled this from a pack of 2000 Upper Deck Hitter's Club cards back when they were new (and probably over-priced). Most likely it was from a box since that was the height of my gross over-spending on cards. The scan isn't great because of the screw-down holder, but the owner of the shop took the card and put it in there when I opened the box and I've never taken it out.

I don't know what the pack odds were on the autos from that set, but there only 12 players on the checklist and it was pretty strong.

Al Kaline--Tigers
Dave Winfield--Yankees
Eddie Murray--Orioles
George Brett--Royals
Paul Molitor--Brewers
Robin Yount--Brewers
Tony Gwynn--Padres
Wade Boggs--Devil Rays
Lou Brock--Cardinals
Stan Musial--Cardinals
Rod Carew--Twins
Carl Yastrzemski--Red Sox

I know Zach has already resolved his dilemma, but it gave me an excuse to find and enjoy one of the very few Hall of Fame autos in my collection.

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