Saturday, January 28, 2017
Card #30 - Tom Seaver
This is simply a baseball card of one of the greatest pitchers in the history of the game - the upper echelon of Hall of Famers...Tom Seaver! Tom Terrific!
I suspect there's a TV microphone just outside of the frame, as seen on many of the cards in the 1982 set, but I can't be sure. The brown and blue hockey stick also seems to be a bizarre choice for a team called the Reds.
Most cardboard fans either think of Seaver as a Met or a Red. I'm one of the weirdos who always imagines the White Sox first. That's because my first Seaver card was from the 1985 set. I still remember the time I accidentally knelt on that card on my living room floor as a kid. I put a big fat crease right across it. Why couldn't it have been Richard Dotson?
This card was part of my first-ever order from COMC.com. I was super nervous waiting for it to arrive, but all that worry was for nothing. It came fast and well protected. Thanks COMC!
$0.40 - I think that's great for a Seaver card.
It's certainly not perfect, but the biggest flaw seems to be the actual photo quality. I'm not sure if that's all 1982 Seavers or just this one.
Dude. It's Tom Seaver!