i already posted an entry for the sixth day of the 30-day baseball card challenge, which was a card that you spent more than $10 to obtain. however, i came across another card that has a pretty good story behind it that i thought was worth telling. to obtain this particular card, a promotional item issued at a minor league game in british columbia,
the 8x10 (not shown) is a different photo than i have in my collection already, so that was nice, but this oversized card is obviously the prize. it features a photo of garvey that has not been widely seen before (topps used this photo a few years back for an online-only wall-art/photo collectible item that i didn't bother to purchase) - in fact, i had hoped that this photo would have been the one that topps used for the archives snapshot set that came out last year (instead of rehashing his 1976 topps card photo). at any rate, it's 1980 spring training garvey, preparing to get 200 hits and 100 rbi in a season for the last time in his career.
the back has full career stats and more information, too.
will feature david justice and more players who are yet to be announced.
shortly after i made the purchase of the photo and card, a similar item was listed along with a signed card (not shown). this one was an item made for a steve garvey autograph signing held in 2003, and was given to people who were waiting in line for the garv.
i am very happy to have these in my garvey collection, even at the cost of more than $10!