2015 Leaf 25th Buyback Mike LaValliere Buyback Auto/40
If only this card would have had a "Spanky" inscription it would have easily made my top ten list. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this card hit eBay. LaValliere only had one certified auto that I knew of and it featured him in his White Sox uniform. I bought that card last year thinking it would be my only chance for a certified auto.
The guy is the epitome of world class athlete, right? The physique of a Greek God and the looks of a Hollywood star!
In all seriousness it is always exciting to see a guy like LaValliere get some love from a new set. Say what you want about the Leaf buyback process, but it is super cool that they went out of there way to get some lesser known names to sign from the 1990 set. I hope that Jay Bell will get one soon.
The card itself cost me more in shipping than auction price (around $4.25). I know Van Slyke is in the set as well, but the card is going for a little more than I'm willing to pay right now.
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