Heartbreaking Damage: Tom Seaver Is a STAR

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