Friday, March 29, 2013

2004 Donruss Leather & Lumber Ozzie Smith Autograph

I was able to quick flip around a card from last week that I took in a trade for a card that I really wanted for my personal collection.  My Bernie Williams autograph found a good new home on one of the good Facebook trade pages.  In return, I added my fourth Cardinals autograph from the 2004 Donruss Leather & Lumber set with this great looking autograph of Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith.  

2004 Donruss Leather & Lumber Ozzie Smith Autograph


I already owned the Stan Musial, Red Schoendienst, and Lou Brock.  The new Ozzie autograph leaves me a Bob Gibson autograph away from completing the entire Cardinals team set of autographs from the Leather & Lumber set.  I have a couple of other sets where I have completed the entire run of Cardinals autographs, but there are always a few non-Hall of Famers in the set.  In addition to the Ozzie Smith autograph I was also able to land an autograph of Cardinals top pitching prospect Carlos Martinez.  


2012 Bowman Chrome Carlos Martinez Autograph
  

I have added a few other Martinez cards over the past year, but I am always in the market for autographed cards of Cardinals prospects.  Martinez is a hard thrower and had an off year in AA last year, but was still ranked 39th on Keith Law's prospect list on ESPN right in front of Red Sox phenom Jackie Bradley Jr. and right behind last year's Future's Game MVP Nick Castellanos.  Overall, two nice new Cardinals autographs for my collection.  

5 comments:

  1. As a Pirates fan, I am sick and tired of the Cardinals having good prospects. Great autos though. Love that Wizard leather cuts!

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    1. Pirates are getting better each year. It's a long road back from where they have been. Give it another year.

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  2. Wow... that Ozzie autograph is one good looking card. Hope you find the Gibson soon... so you can show off the whole team set.

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    1. Thank you Fuji. I have my eyes open and will definitely make a post on it when I find the Gibby.

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  3. hi i am alonzo i was looking at your blog you have a lot of cardinals cards. I am guessing your a Crds fan.i was wondering if you wanted to work out a trade I have a yadier Molina bowman from 2012 that is numbered out of 25 interested? lmk

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