Friday, February 13, 2015

esreveR evitageN

David Wells used to live near me and golfed at the golf course in my neighborhood. He was the first baseball player that I met there. This was around 1992. I didn't have it at the time, but I remembered that in 1990, Score released a baseball card of him where the image on the back of the card was reversed. I thought it would be cool to see if I could get that card signed, as well as the corrected version.

I went to a nearby card shop and found the card in a display case without a price on it. The dealer looked it up in that month's current Beckett Price Guide, but couldn't find a listing for it, so he sold it to me for a quarter. Unfortunately for him, he was looking in the wrong section. The card had a book value of $1.75.

I probably had the card less than a week before seeing David at the golf course and having him sign it and its corrected counterpart.

Looking back, I wish I would have had him sign the backs of the cards instead. Still, it's a cool thing to have. Pretty sure it's the only error card I've ever gotten signed.


  1. Don't forget about your Matt Brown autograph!

  2. If I had the opportunity, I would ask a player to sign the regular one with his dominant hand and the reverse negative with his other hand - it would probably not look very good, but it would be a good story and funny to me (hopefully to the signer as well).
    I just found this blog, I've enjoyed your daily autograph posts on the other one for awhile now!


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