2004 Fleer Connexions Dual Auto Craig Wilson/Jack Wilson /25
This was one of the first Pirate dual autos in my collection. I may have had a Stadium Club Co-Signers before this as some of these cards start to blend in together. One things for sure is that this was one of my first ever eBay purchases for a sportscard. I had been on eBay for a long time (2001) as I was really into Magic the Gathering and didn't have a local shop that sold MTG singles. One of my friends owned a card shop until 2004 so eBay didn't serve a purpose for me baseball card wise until he closed his doors. I'm always envious of people who still have a nice LCS to visit.
I always liked this dual as you can barely see the stickers. It was rare for the Pirates during this time period to have high end releases so when I heard about this card I had to have it. One of these popped up not to long ago and surprisingly still fetched a decent price. Hard to believe this has been in my collection for over ten years.
Jack Wilson played shortstop for the Pirates from 2001-09 and Craig Wilson was a utility player from 2001-06. While no relation, both Wilson's were good players. I think Craig's skill set would be a little more appreciated today as he was a high obp guy who could play multiple positions. The Pirates for some reason cut ties with him for next to nothing in return. Typical move for a mid 2000's Pirates team.
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