February 28, 2010

Yes! I Finally Have a Greg Gagne Rated Rookie Card With A Graded Score Of 8!


In downtown Lawrence we have an antique mall that brings together the finest back issues of Life magazine and U.S. Silver dollars anyone could ask for. One of the dealers there has a random selection of book value priced baseball cards that I look through when I'm downtown. Some of the cards had been re-priced and I found this for a $1. I love these odd ball cards that someone decided to grade in hopes of finding that Gem Mint Greg Gagne Rookie and satisfy the tens of collectors that might be interested.

Greg was one of my childhood heroes as he was the Twins shortstop during their two World Series wins. He then left the team for free agency and the deep pockets of the Royals.

1 comment:

mmmrhubarb said...

Nice card! I too like Greg, although he shouldn't have been voted (yet) as a Twins HOF member. Camilo Pascual at least is ahead of him.

btw, my mother is a Life magazine cover girl:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~larsonmorgan/Larson/photos/Melin,%20Phyllis%20-%20life%20magazine%20cover%20photo.html