In this series we highlight the cards that have seen better days but the rough times have made them infinitely more interesting. You can find previous Heartbreaking Damage entries HERE.
I think I picked this up at last year's National in Chicago...probably in one of those "90% off Beckett prices" boxes that I love so much. This is Seaver's second year card and his first solo card after he shared his rookie card with Bill Denehy. This is also after Seaver had a star making '67 season by posting a 16-13 record and having a 2.76 ERA...not to mention Rookie of the Year in the National League. So he had certainly become a "Star" for the Mets and so a former collector...I'm guessing their name started with eh "B" wanted to make sure everyone knew it!
|1968 Topps # 45 Tom Seaver|