Thrift Treasures 92: A baggie to DYE for …
Have you ever wondered how prevailing autographs and game-used cards are in our hobby? Well, they are so prevalent now that I occasionally find them at thrift stores.
Over the last year or so I have managed to unearth a few certified autos and GU cards in baggies just like the one pictured above. None of them have been very valuable, but still … They are what we’ve dubbed “hits” and they’re sitting among forgotten toys.
This week I located the Baggie shown above and as you can see a foil sticker auto was peaking out at me.
Whose the auto? Well, the headline probably gave that away …
There weren’t any other hits in the bag. In fact, much of it looked like this:
Mickey Cochrane tallied a .320 batting average over a 13-year career.
Eddie Murray wasn’t too shabby either. He is a member of the 3,000 hit/500 HR club. I got to see homer number 498 during a doubleheader in Oakland late in 1996. (8/16/96, game 2)
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