Tis' the season, so besides compiling our soon to be announced award nominees, trying to upload an old SPEED-break™ to YouTube and prepping for a brand new SPEED-break™or two and regular break of some premium cards, I found some time to gather a short wish list.
So in no particular order here is my list.
All I can say is DAMN!!!!! In one of my early posts I covered Koufax and the old Walmart cards. Some of my most treasured cards are of Koufax. This blog's logo above has a partially hidden signed baseball with Koufax's signature. Now, Topps has signed an exclusive deal with Sandy Koufax to autograph cards for several of their products. This 2011 Topps Heritage Baseball will be the first. Unfortunately these items wont be available in time for the holidays, but I'm willing to wait for their release.
One release that should just barely make it in time to be put under the tree is pictured above. OK, clearly this is not a card. It's a picture "borrowed" from Panini's incredible blog, The Knight's Lance. After reading All About Cards every day, you should head over to Panini's site because they are truly mounting a blog that is overflowing with some of the best content a collector could ask for, including behind the scenes coverage of how cards are made. The picture above is from a post about creating cut auto cards. If you look closely, you'll see thats a Lefty Gomez auto. For those who have been with this blog from the start, you'll remember my story about Lefty Gomez and Thurman Munson. Well, I never did get Gomez's auto, so this is one that I've been chasing for a long time now. These will be in the 2010 Panini Century Collection, which is also on my list, a case of these please. I'm planning a big post on these cards after we hand out our awards but for now you should know that the other autos included in this release that are on my list are George Brett, Pete Rose, Stan Musial, Cal Ripkin, Ben Hogan, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, and Lou Gehrig. Perhaps I should revise this wish to several dozen cases of these cards.