*The trade package was jam packed with Royals and Rockies goodness. I'll probably be able to get a bakers dozen posts out of that one trade alone, which I'm sure my wife will love. :)
In one fell swoop, I knocked off my number one collecting goal for 2012. I guess I can now focus one a few of the goals that I've yet to address this year (I'm looking at you Goal #2 -- Denver Bronco Super Bowl Rookie Cards).
Without further ado, I present my first Hall of Famer Trifecta.
Nothing fancy about the piece of fabric, but I love the photograph that UD choose. Classic.
Sure he's sans-mustache, but the awkward face and pose and the fantastic jersey font and wind-breaker under-shirt make this card a definite icon. It was never important to me to have the rookie be graded, but when I saw this one bundled with two other graded 1970s-era cards of star players and it was in my price range, I wasn't going to let it slip through my fingers.
And, the piece de resistance.
On-card. Great photo. Dual autographed. On-card. By two Cy Young Winners. Both mustachioed. Serial numbered. Epic and stylish signatures. ON CARD!!!! Fifteen bucks shipped.
This card is 100% in my top three favorite autograph cards that I own.
Thus completes my trif-ECK-ta. I love these cards and I am excited to continue to build up my Eckersley collection. I think I may need to pick up one of those 1000-card lots that I occasionally see listed. Or maybe someone wants to trade a huge pile of them to me?