When it comes to collecting, my mother was the one who would buy me packs of cards at the grocery store and the local pharmacy when I was a kid. My dad never understood my fascination with sports cards, but he's the reason I'm a Green Bay Packers fan. I've told this story before, so I won't bore you with it again.
But I wanted to showcase the latest addition to my Green Bay Packers PC:
2004 Fleer Greats of the Game Autographs #GBA-BS
Bart Starr played his final NFL game the year before I was born, so outside of NFL Films, I never had the opportunity to see him play. But the guy is a legend, so I obviously knew who he was. Plus he's one of my father's favorite players from back in the day.
I've had this particular autograph in my crosshairs for a long time. Fleer Greats of the Game's on-card autographs are always welcome additions to my collection, but this card doesn't pop up very often. According to Beckett it's a short print that usually sells in the $200+ range.
It just happened to pop up on one of my eBay searches as an auction. Although I wasn't expecting to win it, I still threw down a bid with a few seconds remaining and ended up being the highest bidder. It wasn't cheap, but it's a awesome addition to my Green Bay Packers collection. Plus it reminds me of my parents and our mutual love for the Packers.
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!