It was by no means an easy assignment, since the signed index cards featured large signatures. But like Derek Jeter, he came through in the clutch and delivered this:
I love that he chose to use a photograph of Bip while he was with the Oakland Athletics.
As for the other two signed index cards... I asked Gavin to make one for himself... and one more for Rod over at Padrographs. The idea was to have something that ties all three of our collections together.
In addition to this awesome Bip custom... Gavin also sent me a set of his amazing Sandlot customs:
These are fantastic! And the card backs are just as nice...
But my favorite is the 1933 Goudey custom of Art LaFleur as The Babe:
But he wasn't finished there. He also threw in this 1972 Topps In Action custom of Rickey Henderson:
I was blown away by this card. It combines my birth year set, my second favorite player of all-time, and a well cropped action shot. It doesn't get much better than that.
Thank you so much Gavin for taking the time out of your busy schedule to create such an amazing custom!
It's proudly displayed on my desk right between my Masanori Murakami rookie card and Minnesota Twins ticket stub featuring Kurt Suzuki:
I honestly can't think of a better way to kick off the week than a clean desk and a beautiful Bip Roberts custom card.
Happy Monday and sayonara!