Friday, December 23, 2016

Card of the Day - 2016 Topps Five Star : Vin Scully Base Autograph Gold Parallel (26/50)

Merry Christmas indeed for me.

The final Friday before the holiday weekend and I just received the actual card of the immortal Vin Scully from the redemption I sent into Topps just a little time ago. Honestly I expected this to show up sometime next year as I looked at Mr. Scully's age and even though he is retired I didn't think he would pump these out so quickly. Once again this shows Vin's on top of his game as he signed the cards pretty damn quick and now I have this beautiful replacement autograph for my collection.

Vin was the last signed ball I had in my possession after the ball purge and though it hurt to part with it I knew it was the right decision and it was confirmed with this now officially in hand. As with most of my cards I will be submitting this to BGS in a couple months for grading but I will go the raw grade review route as if it does not earn a 9.5 then I will just have it encased without a grade attached to it. 9.5, 9 whatever it earns it will not be leaving my possession as this is a prized piece and I can't see me ever letting it go unless for some reason I "upgrade" to another Vin autograph.

Thank you again to Vin for getting these signed so quickly and Merry Christmas to all and may you have a very Happy New Year as well.


Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.



  1. GORGEOUS! Any day you add a Vinny to the collection is a marvelous day!

  2. You got one too? Wow, I took a little vacation from collecting, but it looks like you've been very busy. I'm still looking through all your recent posts, and you have some amazing stuff.

    1. Your'e alive. Ha Ha...
      Yes, sold my signed ball and acquired this. Got a lot of good stuff but still holding out for that SuperFractor that I hope will become available at some time
      = )

    2. Ha, yeah still alive and kicking. Ah, yes, the elusive superfractor. He said he will contact me if he decides to sell it, so you never know.

    3. Great to hear. Missed out on your new posts. I hope he does sell at some point. Ive been clearing out my table to set it up for the potential sale. Knock on wood. but till then I have to upgrade my only 2 non gem mints.