Monday, March 4, 2019

A Future Prize

My post last week about a potential contest with an extra Eddie Murray RC and mystery 1956 Topps card as prizes garnered quite a bit of  interest, so I will be moving forward with it at some point in the near future with a contest.

In my initial post I gave an incorrect clue stating it was a second year card of this player. It's actually the third year card of this player. I've been writing my posts all at once and scheduling them, so I only noticed this when Collecting Cutch mentioned in a comment that he hoped it was a Clemente card. I know that Clemente's rookie card is 1955 and the player I had is 1954, so I knew I must have written something wrong. I apologize.

It's not a Clemente card, but it is Hank Aaron with a cameo of Willie Mays. For the action shot, Topps took a photo of Willie Mays and doctored it a bit to make it appear to be Aaron.



As I mentioned in my earlier post, the card it in really rough shape, but at the price I got it for I'm happy. I already have one. I was hoping this one was a grey back, as I have the white back version, but it's also a white back version so I'm going to offer it up as a prize in an upcoming contest.

10 comments:

  1. Wow, a '56 Aaron is a heck of a prize-in any condition. Very generous of you to offer this up.

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  2. Still a sweet well loved card!

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  3. Wowza. Now that's a blog contest prize. Hats off to whoever figured out that it's Mays on the card, instead of Aaron.

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  4. Mine is a grey back, and also in rough shape but a bit better than this one. One of the best cards I'm lucky enough to own.

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  5. Sweet card! Pretty cool about its history too.

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  6. Holy cow, what a prize! I have a '74 Aaron in my HOF binder... that would be quite the upgrade if I were to be so fortunate.

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  7. Clemente, Aaron, whatever. I NEED both for the '56 completion quest!

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  8. That's a great card to offer as a prize!

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  9. Wow Daniel! that's an amazing card to offer up! someone out there's gonna be elated!

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