Friday, July 24, 2009

Brooks Robinson Autograph Card

1993. I was a newlywed, and I was collecting cards. Money was tight, but we enjoyed crackers. I cunningly put together a plan to have cheese and lots of crackers one night. It got me the the proofs of purchase that I needed and I got to spend some quality time with my wife. Double bonus.* I sent in the $5 required and a few weeks later I got this in the mail.

1993 Nabisco All-Star Autographs, Brooks Robinson
(card not numbered)

Not what I wanted. I think I checked the "I want Ernie Banks card" box. But I'm very content with the card.

They even sent this spiffy Certifcate Of Authenticity. It must be Authentic because the "O" of "Of" is captialized.

Dinged Corners blogged about this set earlier this year. There's a nice write-up from Promo, a marketing website.

So, this is post 200. I thought about doing some contest, some big retrospective, wax melodically (or wax methodically) about the importance of following through on a project started.

Nope. I've got nothing. Well, I've got a job, a wife and kids that love me, a supportive cardblog community, two and a quarter score Gint-A-Cuffers that are waiting for rules clarification, a mess of cards and books. And a Brooks Robinson Autograph Card. Overall, I'm a very lucky man.

* I have no idea if that is the way it happened. In my head it sounded good as I was typing.


  1. Nice Brooks auto!

    Wouldn't two and a quarter score be 45? I wish Gint-A-Cuffs were that successful.

    Congrats on post #200! Keep up the fine work sir.

  2. Beardy, thanks. Yes, that should read "a score and a quarter" instead of two and a quarter score".


  3. "Two and a quarter ..." All this old-timey writing is confusing me.

    But congrats on 200. Well done.

  4. Congratulations on 200!

    Onwards and upwards.

  5. We love those cards. The only auto we're missing is Catfish Hunter. Do you like how they're just signed in a pre-sticker, straightforward way?