Thursday, January 31, 2013

2012 Topps Tier One Red Scheondienst White Ink Autograph

I am always on the look out for cool Hall of Fame autographs of Cardinals players, but had difficulty this past year in trying to track down several of the Cardinals signers in the Topps Tier One set.  One such autograph belonged to Hall of Fame second baseman Red Schoendienst.  The "Redhead", as he is affectionately known to Cardinals fans, signed several different cards for the Tier One set.

2012 Topps Tier One White Ink Red Schoendienst Autograph

The main difference between the autographs in the Tier One set is that one set of a players autograph appears on a vertical card, while another appears on a horizontal card.  Of course, each version of the parallel and vertical card has variations in the foiling and serial numbers.  My favorite cards in the set are the white ink cards.  Topps actually put out several dark background cards this year and had players sign the cards with white paint pens.  I had yet to add one to my collection, so the black card design with the white signature was an added bonus on top of adding an autograph of a Cardinals Hall of Famer.  


  1. Beautiful card. Nice signature, especially for a guy turning 90 in a couple of days.