30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Saturday, August 10, 2013

It's Gotta Be The Shoes

Remember the pine tar post?  Well... it made me realize that there aren't a lot of pieces of cardboard in my collection that feature Mr. Brett.  Sure I have a handful of base cards from different sets I own.  But I don't own an autograph of him.  And I'm pretty sure there aren't any George Brett memorabilia cards sitting at my parent's house either.

That's when I remembered a cool card from my childhood.  It's the 1982 Spot-bilt George Brett.  I never owned a copy, but one of my buddies did and he'd never trade it to me.  I'm pretty sure I even begged my mom to buy me some Spot-bilt cleats in a last ditch effort to obtain the card.

In short... it has eluded me for nearly thirty years.  But thanks to a quick eBay search, there's now a copy sitting in my inserts and oddballs binder.  If you're interested in owning a copy for yourself, they're very affordable.  I paid a dollar for my copy... and that included shipping.  Yup!  I paid full book and I'm proud of it.

Happy Saturday and sayonara!


  1. Nice oddball from your youth. I have a Brett bat card that I always held onto because his .390 season was a big part of my early baseball experience.

  2. Congrats on picking up a White Whale!

  3. I have a couple of these. Oddballs from the late '70s/early '80s are the best oddballs.

  4. I'm the only Oddball from my youth!!!

  5. "I'm George Brett! I can't afford a decent haircut, but maybe I'll be able to if you buy these cleats."

    j/k -- very nice card, Fuji. I'd never heard of these, so it was fun to see you post it.

    -Josh D.