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Billy The Marlin 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Mascot Mini Card

Billy The Marlin 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Mascot Mini Card

This card came to my courtesy of a very generous blogger, Pat from ‘Hot Corner Cards’.  This is the second of what is a 2-post set as Pat sent me two excellent cards for my Marlins collection.

How do you not love mascots???

As the father of two young boys that are becoming fans of baseball, I can easily state that part of the enjoyment that they get from going to the games involves seeing ‘Billy The Marlin’ at the ballpark.

And I love the fact that Topps has found ways to incorporate mascots into their sets – at any level.

It’s a shame that I have not made grabbing more mascot cards a priority so my kids can enjoy them.  This sweet gift from Pat will motivate me to grab more cards of ‘Billy’ so my two boys can each have a few.




Thanks again Pat.   You’ve motivated me to go out and grab a few more ‘Billys’ for my boys.


TTM Success: ‘Billy The Marlin’

TTM Success: ‘Billy The Marlin’

As you can imagine, there is a lot of baseball watched in my house. 

And when tuned into the game, whichever two teams are playing, when I ask my son who his favorite baseball player is, his answer is the same each and every time – Billy.  Not Billy Ripken.  Not Billy Williams.  It’s ‘Billy The Marlin’.

So when I found this card, I hid it away until the season started.  And when my most recent round of TTM requests went in the mail, so did the card.  Now it is back.  15 days later, we now own a signed card by my 3 1/2 year old son’s favorite player – ‘Billy’!!!

Thank you Billy!!!!