Friday, November 20, 2015

Autograph Goodness - Sparky Anderson

Not the most attractive card of all time, but dangit, it's a Sparky auto, so it's beautiful. The '70 season was his first as a major league manager and started a 9 year stint with the Reds which included 4 World Series appearances and 2 World Series wins. Then, after the horrible crime of finishing in second place twice in a row, our dingbat GM wanted to fire Sparky's staff. Sparky refused to comply and got the boot as well. He then went on to win 40 billion games and a World Series with the Tigers.

Signed is a 1970 Topps #181, airbrushed from his Padres minor league coaching days. I imagine. Go Reds.

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