The Newest Baseball Card In My Collection Is Now The Oldest Baseball Card In My Collection!!!
I have been collecting long enough to know that I could have hauled in an older card by now. Sure, I could probably have had a card from the 1930s, 1940s, or 1950s in my collection for some time.
But that is not the kind of collector that I am. I am a player collector, and I try to remain as focused on my player collections as I can.
But there are some players that I like to go after that are not officially in my player collector profile. And if you are a reader of this blog, you probably know some of the names – Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Reggie Jackson, Pete Rose – you know, baseball royalty.
But this card, my newest and oldest card, is not of those guys.
Instead, it is of a baseball legend that made his fame in the dugout rather than on the field. He played on the field, just not well enough to last very long…
My friends, this is the oldest card in my collection:
A 1959 Topps George “Sparky” Anderson rookie baseball card.
Sparky is one of my favorite managers of all-time. He managed my favorite baseball dynasty during their World Series run in the 1970’s.
I have wanted to find more ways to honor his life in baseball, and I believe that this is a perfect way to do that.
I am so happy to finally have this card in my collection. It may be the start I needed to add another player to my PC roster.