1963 Topps Bob Uecker Auto. Now you can tell from the image that the card has slight wear in a couple of the corners, but otherwise is a pretty upstanding card for being 46 years old! The seller specializing in selling common base card TTMs and the description states that this was signed at a old timers game in the late 70's. Now obviously you can never truly verify a non-certified auto, but if you take it for what it is, then it will still make a nice keepsake. Either way my brother will be surprised and that is all that matters!
But yesterday I stumbled upon another nice little pickup. As I was searching for some images for my Lunch Break Chrome pack bust (received crickets on that post, hovered near the Mendoza line), I stumbled upon this:
I remember these cards from when I was a kid, and could not resist throwing down the .99 cents winning bid to claim this unopened pack (complete with 29 year old bubble gum!). I figured this would make for a nice trip down memory lane and a nice pack bust blog. I must admit though that I am starting to have a bit of a guilty feeling about cracking this pack open. It is a nice little piece of history from the greatest Star Wars movie, and one of the best Sci-Fi movies of all time. I am going to create a poll on this. Do I crack this pack open?
Addendum to original post: If I crack the pack, do I eat the gum???????