30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Hidden Treasures #1: Roy Halladay

Last night, I saw the news about Roy Halladay's perfect game and didn't flinch. I was too into the Laker's playoff game to appreciate his work of art. Then this morning, I watched this YouTube video:

After seeing this, I was amazed. I remember Dallas Braden's perfect game a few weeks ago and I was excited. I've always known that a perfect game was rare and something special, but after watching him set down those 27 batters in a row... I was speechless. In fact, I had to watch it twice. After the second time, I searched the internet to see how much his autograph was going for. I figured that people were probably raising their prices, but if the price was right, I'd buy one. Then I came across his 1995 Signature Rookies Tetrad autograph and thought to myself, I've seen this card before.

I ran over to my autograph binder, which contains about 35 common autographs from the 90's. It's full of older BAP autos, Classic autos, and of course a few Signature Rookies cards that I've never added to my trade bait bin. Thank goodness for that, because low and behold tucked away in a 9 pocket page was this beauty:

I quickly slid it out... placed it in a penny sleeve, then slid the penny sleeve into a top loader... then put the top loader into a team bag... and last but not least... put the entire package into my personal collection. This was truly a hidden treasure and the PERFECT addition to my PC. Now, if I could only get my hands on one of Dallas Braden's autographs... maybe I'll start a Perfect Game PC.

I hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend.


  1. Nice card. I too missed out on this by watching the Suns/Lakers game.


  2. Hey Moe...

    At least we saw an international spat... a great Suns comeback... and one of the best players in the game hit some incredible shots.

    ;-) Fuji

  3. Wow! That's a nice card. I can't believe you forgot that you had it!

  4. Hey TJ...

    I know... I'm still pumped. I've looked through that binder probably 10 to 15 times over the past 10 to 15 years and I never once thought to pull that card out.

    The only reason I even went back to the album was because I recognized the card... not the player.

    I'm actually glad I didn't pull it out 5 years ago... because I probably would have added him to my trade list and he'd be gone.

    :) Fuji