Wednesday, February 23, 2011

1988 TCMA Albuquerque Dukes Terry Collins

Who is this? Mets manager Terry Collins
What is this? An autographed card from the 1988 TCMA Dukes team set
Where'd I get it? I wrote to Collins and asked him to sign it
How much did it cost? The unsigned card was a couple of bucks. Collins does not have many cards available at the moment.

Why is this so special? Terry Collins was the first person I wrote to for an autograph at spring training this year. The new Mets manager signed and returned my card in just over two weeks, and he's got a legible autograph.

Collins does not have any nationally-issued cards at this point - just minor league sets, team issues and other regional stuff like Mother's Cookies cards. Hopefully Topps will correct that soon, but it doesn't seem like this is a year that they want to make manager cards.

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