Thursday, July 2, 2015
Amazin' Archives Ink
I am a lucky fella! Lucky that I know Marcus of Backstop Cards, and lucky that he pulled this totally gorgeous Johnny Franco auto out of a 2015 Archives blaster not too long ago. He contacted me through Twitter to see if I was interested (seriously?!?) and I jumped all over it! I've been scoping out eBay listings for this exact card for a few weeks, trying to find a suitable asking price. And, now here it is, fallen into my lap. Isn't it just awesome when that happens??
This is right up there among the favorite auto cards in my collection. It's on an '89 Topps design (my true love!) and it features a great photo of the longtime Mets fireman. He happens to have a nice signature, too. I mean, it's kinda the perfect card, isn't it?
Marcus, buddy, I can't thank you enough for this amazin' card! A happy Fourth to you and the family, my friend.