2017 Topps Archives Postseason Signature Manny Sanguillen /99
I recently just talked about this card when I showcased a Tony Pena and Tony Womack from this set. Just a few days after that post I won this bad boy on eBay.
This is Manny Sanguillen's first certified auto. Knowing that Manny has some of the better cards out there, I'm far from done searching these out. I had hoped that the prices would calm down a little, but I think other Pirate fans shared my enthusiasm. 81 Topps does a good job capturing Manny's trademark enthusiasm and smile.
Happy Friday folks. I had planned on closing my birthday contest, but the response has been really good. I'll keep it going another day. Join here.... Thanks so much for all the kind words.
Thanks for reading!
Congrats!!!!!!!!!! Your happiness at having this card is palpable.ReplyDelete
My favorite thing about collecting cards is when a Pirate gets their first certified auto. It amazes me that it took a company this long to have Sanguillen sign. He was a beloved player and still is very visible to this day. He has the restaurant that is named after him in the park and is part of many team functions.Delete
I thought so too!Delete
I think a few of us should just create fake logins and keep posting in the birthday thread. See how long we can drag it out.....ReplyDelete
I was disappointed that I didn't have 257 comments.Delete
Thank you sir!Delete
Nice card -- like you said, it's a great photo of Sanguillen. I thought about buying one of these (not necessarily the 1981) on eBay, but have decided to hold off so far.ReplyDelete
This was one of the first that I saw go below $10. That is saying something considering that their are a ton of variations.Delete
What a neat card/photo/auto! Happy Friday!ReplyDelete
I just love the photo lolReplyDelete
It sums up Sanguillen perfectly.Delete
Congrats. I picked up 2 of the Manny cards myself along with a Tim Wakefield and Tony Pena. I'm still hoping that one of the team cards was signed by Marte.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday btw
I've tried a few times to win a Wakefield, but like Sanguillen was surprised at how high they sell.Delete
wooooo! well done!ReplyDelete
The '81 was most likely the first Manny Sanguillen card I ever owned, and now, all these years later, it's still my favorite of his -- and Sanguillen himself remains one of my absolute favorites to collect.ReplyDelete
He is fun to collect because of the quality of the cards and cheap prices.Delete
What a great card! The 1981 Topps set is one of my favorites, and that jovial expression on Manny's face make his was one the set's better cards!ReplyDelete
I'm hoping to get one featuring him in the catchers gear next. He has sooooo many great releases.Delete
Awesome card! Would have thought Topps would have included him in their Fan Favorites sets years ago.ReplyDelete
Fan Favorites would have been perfect, but I feel that set has lost its focus. It has been rehashing players and picking ones that at least in my eyes weren't fan favorites.Delete
I used to have a card signed by him at a card show that was in the Mountainlair when I was a kid. I remember he was gruff and didn’t even bother to look up at me.ReplyDelete
That is surprising. I've been around him a few times at PNC and he was always his jovial self.Delete