Anyone recognize this? It's a 2000 Upper Deck "Kit Young Hawaiian Conference" autograph set. Each set contained five autographs and one memorabilia card.
Here's a peek at the set:
2000 Upper Deck Hawaii #DR
2000 Upper Deck Hawaii #GH
2000 Upper Deck Hawaii #JN
2000 Upper Deck Hawaii #TS
Upper Deck brought four athletes, representing the four major sports to the conference. Each of them signed 500 cards for the set. It's the first time I've owned a Dr. J, Gordie Howe, or Tom Seaver autograph. So, I'm definitely happy to have on-card autographs of these three hall of famers in my collection.
Once upon a time, I owned a Joe Namath autograph... but I flipped it for some nice money. If you're interested, I wrote about it here. It's nice to have a replacement for the other Broadway Joe.
2000 Upper Deck Hawaii #KYA and KYJH
And finally, there's an autographed card and memorabilia card honoring Mr. Young himself. The completed listings for individual autographs in this set were pretty surprising. The Kit Young autograph sold for more than Dr. J and Tom Seaver autographs.
I'm definitely excited to add this to my collection. It wasn't cheap. I ended up paying $146.50 (+ $4 shipping) for the set.
But I was willing to open up the wallet for a set that's now a centerpiece for my collection.
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!