But that's what newspapers, magazines, and the internet is for. Campy is a legend and fan favorite to many Oakland A's fans. He was a huge part of the Athletics back to back to back World Series Championships in the 70's and still holds these franchise records:
Defensive WAR: 17.5
Games Played: 1,795
At Bats: 7,180
Plate Appearances: 7,895
2004 UD Legends Timeless Teams Platinum Autographs
Which is why, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to add this 1 of 1, on-card autograph of Campy to my collection.
Last year, GCRL posted this card on his blog and I complimented him on owning this fine piece of cardboard. We emailed each other a few times and he told me that it was available for me to purchase.
Unfortunately the holiday season was approaching and I had to focus my funds on presents for friends and family. Then last month, I asked him if the card was still available. We hammered out a price and as of Friday the card officially has a new owner.
He also threw in this awesome Vida Blue oddball issue:
Thanks GCRL for selling me the Campy and throwing in the Vida oddball issue. I promise to provide both of these cards a nice home.
Happy Sunday & sayonara!
Everyday I learn something new from all of the amazing bloggers out there. Sometimes it's cool, oddball issues I've never heard of. Other times, it's interesting facts about athletes.
Earlier today, I heard about the passing of Virgil "Fire" Trucks after reading foul bunt's touching tribute. William's posts eventually inspired me to track down one of Mr. Trucks' autographs:
Rest in peace Mr. Trucks.