Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Look at the Various Topps 2016 Vin Scully Autograph Cards

Today is Vin Scully's 89th birthday, so I figured I'd take a moment to look back at the handful of Vin Scully Baseball cards, all of them autographed, that were made this year.  Check them out above and below.

As you may know, if you wanted a Vin Scully card you were mostly out of luck.  For much of his career the only Scully memorabilia available were either team issued postcards or the various different records and Union 76 premiums.  Then in 2012 and 2013 Panini America made a few cards to satisfy a thirsty public.  Go here to see them and for a complete card checklist.

Then in 2016 Topps decided it was time to make their very first Vin Scully cards.  In August they announced a Vin Scully autograph in the 2016 Topps "The Mint" set (#G10A-VS Vin Scully, see above) -- available only with a redemption card.  A couple of months later, they released their second Scully card that would be found in Topps 2016 Five Star set (#FSA-VS Vin Scully, see below) -- also available only through a redemption card. 

After a month or two of waiting, collectors now have these cards in hand.  Check them out here in all their glory.

BTW, the "The Mint" card have been selling from between $400 to $700 on eBay.  The "Five Star" card has been selling for about the same price, maybe a bit less.

UPDATE:  There is now a third Vin Scully autographed card available from Topps this year.  It can only be found in 2016 Topps Transcendent.  Check out what it looks like below.

#TCA-VS Vin Scully

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