Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Harmon Killebrew dies at the age of 74

This is the first card I acquired in a trade that preceded the start of my collecting days.   It’s a 1964 Topps Harmon Killebrew.  As I remember, I gave up much more than this card was worth at the time of the trade, but this card remains priceless to me.

A grading service would see the dinged corners, scuffed surface and bad centering, holding it in low regard.  But I see past the imperfections, to the heart of the card, the man on it, and that is perfection to me.

A gentle giant has passed.   May he rest in peace.

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