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Card of the Day: 2007 Topps Allen & Ginter John “Mule” Miles autograph*

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

johnmilescardWhile busting numerous blaster boxes of 2007 Topps Allen & Ginter, I managed to pull a short printed autograph of John “Mule” Miles. At the time, I did not know who he was. But I later learned that he was a star in the Negro Leagues, and the signed card I pulled was limited to a mere 200 copies.

I’d planned to keep the card, but shortly there after, I learned that Miles was signing cards through the mail. Knowing this, I decided to sell my certified copy and pen a letter to Mr. Miles, showing my appreciation for his playing days and sharing my thoughts of the trials and tribulations he and other black baseball players faced. Continue reading