Sunday, December 21, 2014

Card of the Day - 2005 Topps : Tom Niedenfuer Retired Player Autograph

Batter Jack Clark
Pitcher Tom Niedenfuer
Managerial decisions of Tommy Lasorda
Dodger Penguin all of the age of 10 years old.

Back then all I knew was that the team that I started rooting for back in 81 lost to that terrible team in red from St. Louis. I didn't understand all the ends and outs of baseball as of yet but as the years went on I kept reading about this game and series in general and came to a better understanding of what did and did not happen back in 85. Wasn't into autographs back then but now that I am I looked back at the Dodger teams from the 80's and the players I needed autographs from. Look what I found?

I have never seen nor heard about Tom being in the Southern California since at least the early 2000's so I assume I would never get his autograph in person. At the same time I haven't seen many of his autographs online. This one though has popped up here and there and as he was more of a luxury and not a necessity so I capped my cost ceiling pretty low. Lost out on a few auctions but finally locked down this particular card for a few pennies over $3. Very reasonable in my eyes.

Some fans would say that it is $3 wasted and that Ned should pay us for him to autograph something for us. Haha. Hence why the term "fan" is short for fanatic. Welcome to the collection Tom.


  1. Sweet pickup. Looks like he has some seriously long legs :o

    1. didnt see that till you mentioned it.
      good catch