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Card of the Day: 2004 Topps Archives All-Time Favorites Peter Ueberroth *autograph

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

ueberroth1The TTM bug has bitten me again. I go through phases of loving and hating the through the mail autograph process. I love receiving the autographs in the mail, but at times I hate writing requests and then receiving nothing back. I know it’s part of the game. But, all it takes is one return to re-energize anyone.

Today I present my latest TTM success, and it’s another good one in my mind. Here we’ve got a 2004 Topps Archives All-Time Favorite base card signed by former Major League Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2007 Topps Allen & Ginter Autographs Tommie Smith

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

It’s been four decades since Tommie Smith and John Carlos stepped on the track in Mexico City during the 1968 Olympics and made a “silent gesture” to the world. The image is one everyone has seen. The two black American athletes on the medal stand after the 200-meter dash with their glove-clad fists in the air, while Australian Peter Norman (Silver medalist) stood with them wearing the badge of the Olympic Project For Human Rights.

The Olympics and protests have gone hand-in-hand for the better part of a century, and with the 2008 Summer Olympics kicking off today, amid protests no less, I figured it was a good time to show off the 2007 Topps Allen & Ginter Tommie Smith card. Continue reading