Monday, February 29, 2016

Archives Autos Wrap up, or #3 in a Series of 3


I nearly forgot to finish this series on Topps Archives Autos that I started some time ago. Tewks’ was the 1990s Waino for the Redbirds. He was with the Birds from 1989-1994 and went 68 and 25 with a 3.55 ERA.  FFA-BT 2013 Topps Archives Fan Favorites.

I seemed to recall that rarely was Lee Smith ever not spoken of without the qualifier “Big” as in Big Lee Smith with the Cardinals for most 1990 and all of 1991 and 1992 he had 117 saves and led the NL in 1991 and 1992 before moving on to Toronto.  TRA-LS 2002 Topps Archives Reserve Autos.

Fernando Vina Fan Favorite? Sure why not, I know I am being a little rough and since I was living in Michigan from 1999-2005 and didn’t have MLB Game Day I missed his time with the Birds. With the Birds from 2000-2003 during which he had a BA of .281 and 570 hits-pretty solid numbers and I can understand why he is a fan favorite. Fernando in 2004 was with the Tigers and after that out of the Majors because of injuries. FFA-FVI 2015 Topps Archives Fan Favorites.

I was in Nacho Grande’s Archives group break last year and picked up this beauty. 90DP Kolten Wong 2015 Topps Archives #1 Draft Pick #096/199.

I nearly forgot about this guy-one of my favorite players-most certainly Ray’s favorite but such an ugly card. 2012 Topps Archives Fan favorites Ray Lankford. Who would I like to see with a Fan Favorite Auto as a Redbird? Andy Van Slyke, Tom Pagnozzi, Todd Zeile, Joe Magrane, Danny Cox, the Benes Brothers, and Gregg Jefferies.


These last two Fan Favorites I pulled out of two Hobby boxes a few years ago.

6 comments:

  1. Tewks! Those are some nice lookin autos. Big Lee will always be my favorite Cardinals closer, mostly because he was the Cardinals fireman when I was puttin out fires in high school. Eck and Bruce are close behind, though.

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    1. Eck was amazing and Bruce lights out, and I forgot how good Lee was.

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  2. The Lankford is an ugly border, but it was his first card since 2005 so I will take anything. Love the Wong. Check out this auction for a Van Slyke:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-Topps-All-Time-Fan-Favorites-Andy-Van-Slyke-AUTOGRAPH-/151992539112?hash=item23637617e8:g:G-gAAOSwll1Wy8TS

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    1. OMG! Thank you, I had no idea this existed. EBay alert set up.

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  3. I'm sure I've left this response before... but I'll write it again: I love me some Topps Archives Fan Favorites autographs! Nice pull on the Santiago and Welch. Shame the latter had to pass away at such a young age.

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    1. Probably only box I will buy this year other than A&G. I would have sent your way but my wife is a former member of Padre nation. I wish I lived in the Bay area when Welch was pitching.

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