The Legend

The Legend

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Original Teke

2004 Topps Originals Signature Edition Kent Tekulve /14

This is one of those by any means necessary cards for me. Teke cards are just so damn cool that when one pops up on eBay I will gladly overpay a little to make sure I get it.  Thankfully for the most part his cards are very affordable. If I recall this card had an opening bid for 9.99 and I was the only bidder. Not some crazy good deal by any means, but a nice price for a rare card. 

Teke is still going strong as a post game commentator for the Pirates tv broadcast. He had a health scare a couple years back and had a heart transplant, but looks great today. While I don't agree with a lot of his commentary the man bleeds black and gold and you have to respect his loyalty. 

Thanks for reading. 


14 comments:

  1. I love hand-numbering. I'm not sure why. Makes it feel so special for some reason.

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    1. Topps original was kind of a cool idea....much like Donruss Recollection.

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  2. Really nice find, but making it /14 seems so very random.

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    1. If I recall their were several tiers each using a different card. Don't know why they chose such weird numbering.

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  3. Matt,
    I have a signed 82 Donruss of Teke if you need it LMK sure we can work something out. That is a cool card, wonder if he numbered or someone at Topps sat and did the numbering? Hmmmmmmmm?!?!? Thanks,
    Dion

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    1. Maybe hold it for me. I'll see what I have in return.

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    1. He played 37 games with the Reds too!

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  5. He's got a slick signature. Nice score!

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  6. Awesome card. It deserves to be in your collection.

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