Monday, October 4, 2010
1970 Topps Al Oliver
Who is this? Former Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Al Oliver
What is this? An autographed card from the 1970 Topps set
Where'd I get it? I bought it from Anthony when he was selling off his collection.
How much did it cost? Around $2.
Why is this so special? Al Oliver was a 7-time All-Star and finished his 18-year career with a .303 lifetime average. He retired with 2743 hits, 1189 runs scored, and 1326 RBI. According to his Wikipedia page, Oliver hit the last home run at Forbes Field and the first home run at Three Rivers Stadium.
Oliver's autograph is neat and clear, a welcome contrast from the autographs of many modern players.