Friday, January 17, 2020

Craig Anderson career Topps run

Yesterday, my card/autograph collecting buddy Jim contacted me and let me know about a card show coming up where former Mets/Cardinals pitcher Craig Anderson would be signing autographs at. While I won't be able to attend the show, I figured I would make a few customs of Craig and see if I could give them to Jim to get signed.

Craig played from 1961 to 1964. He spent 1961 with the St. Louis Cardinals, was selected by the New York Mets in the expansion draft, and played with them from 1962 to 1964. He only got regular Topps cards in the 1962 and 1963 sets, so I gave him the missing 1961, 1962 (yearbook style), 1964 (yearbook style), and 1965 Topps (yearbook style) cards.

1962 Topps #593 Rookie Parade Pitchers Front
1963 Topps #59 Craig Anderson Front

Craig had a son Micheal, who was drafted by the Rangers in the '90's. Might try to whip one up of him tomorrow. There is also a former Stetson Hatter (I can't remember the name off hand) who is in the Phillies organization who will also be signing at the show, so hopefully I can do a custom of him as well. 
That should wrap up a short post. Might update tomorrow with more customs. 
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  1. This guy will be signing (for free) at the card show I'm heading to Saturday back home.

    1. It's the show in The Villages. Also signing will be Jack Perkins

  2. Man, I wish I had known about this show a few weeks earlier and known that you were going to be there as well. I would've definitely tried to get it off from work. There's a 5% chance or so I will be off. I will let you know if anything changes and I can attend.