Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Card of the Day - 2014 Topps Archives : Juan Uribe 1981 Mini Autograph
Well, well, well...
As stated in the previous posts of Dusty Baker and Bill Russell which involved autograph cards from this year's Archives set there were a total of 3 cards I was searching to acquire. I finally got my hands on the last of the 3. The one and only Juan Uribe aka Uribear.
Never was the day I thought I would actually search for an Uribe autograph card. The first 2 years of his 3 year contract were so horrendous that I like most people called for him to be released. Well year 3 came around and it was such a 180 from the previous 2 that he received a well deserved 2 year contract this past off season.
I have never been able to get his autograph at the stadium and my not knowing how to speak Spanish has put me at a disadvantage. I went looking for autograph cards of his prior to the season but as expected there were none with him in Dodger blue. Well, Topps fixed that with this card. Even though it is a redemption card I am a patient man and can wait for my autograph Uribe card. Not sure how many of these are being produced but I lost on a few auctions before procuring this one. Not too much was spent ( less than 3/4 of a blaster box ) on it but considering I don't expect to be hunting down too many Uribe cards in the future the price was perfect.