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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Back to Being a Baseball Card Blog

If I went cardless for much longer this card blog would have morphed into a travel blog.  Anthony Bourdain I am not. Nice to be back in my comfort zone and having some time to enjoy some cardboard.

2015 Topps Archives Kent Tekulve Gold Auto /50

Coming off vacation with a bang here with cardboard legend Kent Tekulve.  This is a Fan Favorites auto I can really get behind.  The last couple of years Topps had made some interesting choices in what they considered Pirate "fan favorites'' by picking the likes of Kris Benson and Sid Bream. The Bream was the real weird one. 

Here is a few former Buccos I would love see have a Fan Favorites auto.
- Jay Bell
- Bobby Bonilla
- Mike Lavalliere (Extra points if signed Spanky)


Tekulve autos sell dirt cheap as I got this one for around $5 shipped. It has been a lot of fun seeing Topps produce some new Teke autos.  I say it every time, but the guy just has a great look. 

Thanks for reading! 


26 comments:

  1. Sweet! I have the regular version of this auto but the Gold parallel really adds a nice element. Great pick-up!

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    1. Thanks Shane! Tekulve and Bay are two of my favorite players to collect. Great price and variety between the two.

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    1. I know right. He is local to the Pittsburgh area, but he was part of the most soul crushing play in franchise history.

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    1. That can be said for every Teke card!

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  4. I wonder who Topps asks for fan favorite suggestions - I imagine that if the guy is available and willing to sign a bunch of cards or stickers, that's good enough for them.
    I have the base auto version of that Teke, it is glorious.

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    1. I'm happy they branched out as guys like Madlock, Oliver and Van Slyke had been recycled a few times, but holy cow the decisions were weird. Kris Benson is known more for having a bat shit crazy wife than being a Pirate.

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  5. Sid Bream? Like a spit in the face to Buco fans

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    1. Bream shows up to a decent amount of Bucco games, but yeah that was a weird choice.

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  6. Redus pirates fan favorites auto!!!

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    1. Oh man. If that ever happens we will have a contest to see who can accumulate the most in 6 months.

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  7. I've been waiting for an autographed card of Bonilla in a Pirates uniform for years. The guy just doesn't sign very often. As for Teke, I think it's crazy that his autographs sell so low. I grabbed an autographed printing plate out of the Walmart Archives (with bonus autographs & inserts) for less than the price of the actual blaster boxes.

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    1. I don't think Bonilla has one certified auto. He would be a good fit as a Pirate....Met not so much. That is a great deal on the Walmart Archives. I have the base auto, but it is not very nice. It was like he used a bad pen or something.

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    1. True statement for any Teke Bucco card. The guy is cardboard gold even if the card isn't gold....

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  9. This guy had some of the coolest cards with that funky delivery.

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    1. For sure. That delivery just adds to the mystique.

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  10. He rocks those shades! Glad you had a great trip!

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  11. Add Barry Bonds to that list of Fan Favorites I would like to see. Same goes for Omar Moreno, Manny Sanguillen, Steve Blass and (drumroll please)......Bob Walk.

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    1. My head would explode if they made a Walk.

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  12. I love the gold border. It makes the card 100X better.

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