The Legend

The Legend

Monday, September 21, 2015

Who's Your Favorite Little Rascal?


My wife was nice enough to give me a couple hours to sort some cards last night. Mainly this consists of me going through 5000ct boxes looking for cards to trade and separating out Pirates/WVU. As usual this process unveils some hidden gems.

2006 Fleer Greats of the Game Mike Spanky Lavalliere Auto


SPANKY!!!!!

Mike Lavalliere played before the relic/auto boom so as far as I know this is the only certified hit of the former Bucco backstop. While it is a tad bit disappointing that he is featured as a White Sox, the card is still awesome.

Maybe I should start a petition to make sure he gets featured as a Pirate in the Fan Favorites auto set. He played for four teams during his career, but by far his best years were in Pittsburgh. He proved to be a very valuable piece during the Pirates three playoff years in the early 90's platooning with Don Slaught.

This card has been in my collection for a long time so I can't quite remember how I acquired it. My guess would be COMC since it was boxed with a bunch of other cards that I know for sure were ordered from there.

Thanks for reading!


12 comments:

  1. Fat guy in a little coat, fat guy in a liiiitle cooooat! Very nice Spanky, with apologies to a certain Virginia Tech fan.

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    1. You know where the weight room?....I'll check it out.

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  2. The next thing you know, there's money missing off the dresser, and your daughter's knocked up. I seen it a hundred times.

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    1. Did you eat a lot of paint chips when you were a kid?

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  3. Nice nothing like those rare pre boom autos

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    1. Fleer Greats of the Game is an awesome set.

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  4. What a cool concept! Fleer Greats of the Game was always a good product.

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    1. I'm a sucker for nickname cards. I have several Buccos nicnames in my collection.

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  5. Great card. I have always liked the concept behind this set. My favorite is The Mad Hungarian.

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    1. The Mad Hungarian is a great card too. Nickname cards are awesome.

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