Who is this? former Chicago Cubs pitcher Chuck McElroy What is this? An autographed card from the 1991 Topps Stadium Club set Where'd I get it? It came in a care package from Ryan of the Great Orioles Autograph Project last week.
Why is this so special? I wrote about Chuck McElroy before Christmas, when I posted a Leaf Signature Series card.
I love any cards from the 1991 Stadium Club set, possibly because they were all but impossible to find that year. It was a set with no autographs, no relics (they didn't exist yet), no parallels and no inserts of any particular note. Yet pack prices soared to the $5 mark (or higher) and the cards still sold out on the strength of the design and the photography.
I don't have many personalized baseball card autographs in my collection, and this is the only one made out "For Bill" (Coincidentally, my middle name is William.)
I'm only putting autograph-related links in this blogroll. However, if you have a blog or a collector site not specifically about autographs, but with an autograph page or an "autograph" label on your blog posts, I'll put that link here.