Saturday, January 30, 2010

2003 Topps Bazooka James Loney

Who is this? Los Angeles Dodgers' first baseman James Loney

What is this? An autographed card from the 2003 Topps Bazooka set

Where'd I get it? I wrote to Loney at the Dodgers' spring training camp in 2005 and asked him to sign it. He sent it back before Opening Day that year.

How much did it cost? The card came out of a pack, and I don't remember what Bazooka packs sold for in 2003 or the cost of first class postage in 2005.

Why is this so special? Loney is a talented young first baseman who's been the Dodgers' starter for the past two seasons. He's got a lifetime .295 batting average, 45 home runs and 295 RBI after four seasons in the big leagues.

It may be a little difficult to tell because Loney signed in ballpoint, but he's got a very nice autograph.


zman40 said...

That's a cool card. I have never seen that set before.

Anonymous said...

Bazooka was a fun set... it had somewhere around 300 cards, a mix of stars and minor leaguers/rookies. The cards didn't have a glossy finish, so they were perfect for autographs.

There were a lot of fun inserts -- stickers, Bazooka comic strips, mini cards, funky relic cards.

Like Topps Total, it was a casualty of the MLB licensing rules that took effect in 2006.