Wednesday, April 3, 2019

No Regrets

OK, maybe a few. But at least it was cheap. I threw down a 'throwaway' bid on this Elston Howard 'book' never figuring I would win. I actually had forgotten about it until I got invoiced.

That's the 'inside'. I've never had anything along these lines before.

Here is the 'outside'.

I normally ignore relics and stuff along those lines. Who knows if these things are real? But to tell you the truth the picture is kind of cool and the overall look of the thing is sort of old-timey and Yankee Stadium-ish. I collect career-era Elston Howard cards but sometimes something like this is a way to spice things up. Too bad there is no real way to store this thing in my binder.  

By using that photo Panini allows you to ignore the fact that they can't use logos. So, bottom line, I'm fine with winning it but I wouldn't have cared if I hadn't. I probably wouldn't have even thought about it.


  1. As far as accidents go, that's a pretty darn pleasant one!

  2. It's so weird to see something like this on your blog!!!!!

  3. I've got a couple oddball regular cards with that photo, but nothing that sweet! Wow

  4. I bet you can find a sweet one-touch magnetic case somewhere out there for this thing to display it on a shelf. Great accidental pick-up!

  5. congrats on that bid. this is a nice one!

  6. As much as I rag on Panini baseball products, I'll say this... I'd have no problems adding this card to my collection. Like you stated... the catcher's gear makes the lack of logos a non-issue.