The official card of Fielder’s Choice Baseball Card BlogAugust 7, 2008 at 12:25 am | Posted in Baseball, My Cards, Topps | 4 Comments
One month ago, I mentioned that I narrowly missed out on winning an eBay auction for a 2006 Topps Co-Signers dual autographed card of Prince and Cecil Fielder. I had to wait a few weeks after that before the card turned up on eBay again, but when it finally did, I was able to win it with a snipe in the closing seconds using Gixen. The card arrived in my mailbox yesterday, and here it is:
What an awesome looking card! Although many collectors and bloggers deride Topps for relying on so many sticker autographs, I think that this is a prime example of the great job that Topps often does with its sticker autographs.
Many fans (including me until recently) don’t realize that Prince Fielder isn’t on speaking terms with his father due to several family and monetary issues. Despite that, it’s amazing how similar they are as players. Both are power-hitting first basemen and team leaders who have battled weight issues and struggled defensively, which is ironic with their last name.
I hereby dub this card the official card of Fielder’s Choice Baseball Card Blog since it features both of the players who inspired the blog’s name. I may use it as part of a redesigned logo for the blog sometime soon.
And speaking of Prince Fielder, I’m sure that you’ve seen his shove of teammate Manny Parra many times on Sports Center and Baseball Tonight by now. It looks like the incident might have been just what the Brewers needed to break out of their slump. They’ve won two in a row since then.
I’m rooting for a Rays vs. Brewers World Series!