Friday, April 7, 2017

30-Day Baseball Card Challenge #5: 4 Bucks for a Bone

There were a number of players for me to choose from for today's prompt, including a couple of more recent additions to the collection. Most of the ones that came to mind, however, have already been featured on the blog; and while there's nothing that states I can't post a previously featured card, I would rather not.

Following a trade that saw him go from New York to Seattle, Jay Buhner established himself as an everyday player- and became one of the most popular figures in franchise history. If his powerful bat and rocket arm weren't enough to win over the fans, surely his unassuming nature and blue-collar ethic was. In Buhner, fans saw a man who was approachable, charitable and wasn't afraid to tell it like it is.

Speaking of telling it like it is... remember that Seinfeld episode ("The Caddy") when Frank Costanza told George Steinbrenner what he thought of the Buhner for Ken Phelps trade?

I was able to get the autographed Archives card of the Bone for only four bucks- making me feel quite Dick Balderson-esque.

1 comment:

  1. My favorite thing to collect each year are the Archives Fan Favorites autographs. You can find some really cool names for only a few bucks each. Nice Buhner purchase.