Remember when I had a whole ton of f00'ball to send off, by team? (Actually, I still do.) Well, The Dimwit, as you may remember, claimed the Texans, all 90 or so of 'em, and I had a Brian Cushing printing plate for him as well. He offered me the above card for them. I'm still kinda blown away by that. Mattingly autos, while probably not as big of a deal in other parts of the country, are tough to come by around here. Also: this is on-card, from a great set, and 12/25. HUGE thanks, Sam, and enjoy your giant pile of Johnsons!
It's FAR from a perfect card, but how often have you gotten a playing-era Koufax card for $9.50 shipped? My 4th Koufax (a third of the way through the base Topps now, with 55, 57-58, 60, 62-65 to go), and my 99th '59 Topps card. 1 more, and I'm in triple digits on my first 1950s set ever, which, while I've still got a LONG way to go on '59 Topps, is pretty awesome. I wonder who card #100 will be?