Thursday, May 31, 2012

2001 Topps Tribute Ken Boyer Bat Card

I picked up this card a few days ago and was excited to add it to my Cardinals collection.  Ken Boyer is one of the fourteen different Cardinals players to have his uniform number retired by the team and has the unique distinction of being the only non-Hall of Famer among the group.  His career highlight probably came during the 1964 World Series when he hit a decisive grand slam against the Yankees.  Boyer died in 1981, so he doesn't have a tremendous amount of relics or autographs available to collectors.  This card is from the first Topps Tribute set issued in 2001.  There are two different versions of the bat card, so I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for the other version.

2001 Topps Tribute Ken Boyer Bat Card

In addition to the Boyer card, I also received three other cards in this trade.  The first is a 2011 Topps Pro Debut Dee Gordon Jumbo Jersey.  I have a few other cards from this set and have a few posted on this blog.  Great set to grab a premium relic of some up and comers.  

2011 Topps Pro Debut Dee Gordon Jumbo Jersey


I also received two nice throw-ins: a 2003 Leaf Certified Materials Mike Hessman autograph.  Hessman has been in AAA since 2002 and has almost 250 homers in AAA, which would make him one of the best AAAA players ever.  He's at almost 350 for his entire minor league career.  Last, but not least, I also received a 2004 Upper Deck Play Ball Hideo Nomo jersey.  

2003 Leaf Certified Materials Mike Hessman Autograph

 2004 Upper Deck Play Ball Hideo Nomo Jersey Card





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