Friday, December 30, 2011

Only Two Bucks

I'm a sucker for a bargain, and when I can pick up a relic card of a Cubs star from my youth for only two bucks, I'll usually grab it.

Of course, it is one nasty, ugly card. But hey, for two bucks, you can't be fussy. Dave Kingman could hit a baseball a long way, but he wasn't the most photogenic person. He looks either hung over or constipated. The card is from the 2005 Topps Pristine Legends set. I don't see anything to pristine about the card. Not only is the pictue nasty, but the colors and design of the card as just as nasty.

What intrigued me about the card wasn't Kingman's face, it was the knob of his bat. Look again and you'll see a handwritten #10 and some more writing. This wasn't going to be another infamous

Billy Ripkin FF card was it?

Nope. I turned the picture up sided down and did some cropping for a better view. It looks like it says "game". Apparently Kingman had different bats that he used in games and in BP...

....kind of like this guy.


  1. I can't argue with your assessment of Kingman's picture but in general I like the look of Topps Pristine. The Title Threads were especially nice,

  2. Ooohhh, Kingman! Great card. I have a thiing for ugly, strikeout prone, power hitting first basemen from the 70's and Kingman fills that in spades!

    Again, great card.