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He is part of a tribe of collectors who put their twist on a child’s hobby, mining a subset of the industry for fun, not profit. He trades with other collectors pursuing their own autographed sets, and has friends in other countries — scouts, in a way — who keep a lookout for his targets.
Since the 1983 Fleer and 1983 Topps sets for some odd reason do not have a Bob Tufts card, the entire process is meaningless.
Would you sign it...
b-r tells me Martin spent only two seasons with the Cubs. bWAR says -1.3 WAR in that time, mainly thanks to craptastic defense -- which is pretty much what I remember. The Cubs often go with "it's a small OF, we can put a bat in CF" which might actually work if they ever found one that could hit (e.g. Monday).
For his entire career, [David Wells] has refused to sign all cards that don't picture him in a Blue Jays uniform.
Huh! That's extremely surprising. If anything, I would have pegged Wells as a Reggie Jackson-esque "even though I spent time with other teams, I am a TRUE YANKEE!" guy.
I used the money for a TV from Crazy Eddie's which lasted from 1983 until earlier this year.
I will sign anything short of birth/death certificates and second mortgages.
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