Dueling One of Ones: Father, Son pull pair of Tim Anderson 1/1’s 7-plus years apart

For more than 10 days my order of Topps hobby boxes direct from the factory sat in a FedEx truck in Ohio as the region dealt with brutal weather.

The boxes arrived Wednesday night and my son and I decided to open one box before I jumped on as a special guest on the About The Cards podcast. In the very last pack of the box my son, a 10-year-old collector, pulled the hit: a 70 Years of Baseball Platinum Autograph of batting champion Tim Anderson.

Per the collecting rules we’ve established, he gets to keep whatever he wants from the packs he opens. This includes stuff like this.

It was my boy’s THIRD 1/1 in his three-year collecting career; and it really made me happy because … it’s actually the second Tim Anderson 1/1 in our family.

Back on 11/26/13 I opened a few packs of Bowman Draft from the LCS and in the middle of one pack was Anderson’s unlabeled First Bowman black border paper card. True, the bottom right corner is smashed —only card in the pack that was damaged — but it was a 1/1 of a prospect whose turned into a phenomenal player.

For the record, these cards are NOT available; they’re very much staying in the family.

One Response to “Dueling One of Ones: Father, Son pull pair of Tim Anderson 1/1’s 7-plus years apart”

  1. Brett Alan Says:

    Wow…three 1/1s and two are of the same player. Mind-boggling. Congrats to your son.

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