When I saw a card with a big hunk of Billy jersey, I couldn't let it go. The card had a BIN/BO, so I offered a whole five bucks for it and the offer was accepted.
So here it is....
...from 2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade....wow, is that name a mouthful!
The card has the Polo Grounds shot of Billy that Topps has been using to death over the past couple years. Nice to know that Donruss could run a good picture into the ground too. The swatch in a jumbo sized piece from a road uniform. The material looks to be a more modern type, not the flannel Billy would have worn back in his playing days. I'd guess that the jersey was from his days as a Cubs coach.
The card does have a serial number...58/85. It is number 105 in the set. The odd thing is that the Standard Catalog checklist for 2005 Tools of the Trade Jumbo Swatch only goes up to 100. Beckett has a checklist of 200 cards for the set. I wonder why the discrepancy?
This is the third card I've got from 2005 Tools of the Trade, and together, they make a nice little set.