Usually it hinders any kind of transaction between us, but recently he handed me a stack of cards he was looking to dump at a third of book. Most of the stuff was garbage, but I was able to find one card I'd be willing to open my wallet for.
It's this 2003 Topps Retired Earl Weaver "on card" autograph...
That's why I was pretty excited to add this beautiful card to my collection for a crisp five dollar bill. I really like how the blue ink stands out on the white background.
Plus he's a hall of famer and was one of my favorite managers to watch during the 80's. I loved how he'd get into it with umpires and literally go crazy. In his seventeen years of being the Orioles skipper, he won four American League pennants, one World Series, and had five 100+ win seasons. Out of all of those years, he only had one losing season... his final year of managing.
Miss ya Earl!
Happy Sunday and sayonara!