Tuesday, October 15, 2019

B.S.

Stands for Bull Signing...

At every home Phillies game this year, Greg "The Bull" Luzinski is there signing stuff for nothing. Though technically it's not for nothing since one has paid to get into the ball park. But he signs as much as you feel like putting in front of his face.

So I set out acquiring a lot of his 1971 to 1981 baseball cards with him in Phillies gear. In March 1981, after the 1980 World Series win,  Luzinski was "purchased" by the Chicago White Sox. As a White Sox is how I remember him since my interest in baseball and baseball cards bloomed around 1982-1984. After 1984, Luzinski was granted free agency from Chicago and was done with baseball. His 1985 Topps card is rather memorable as by then I was really big into collecting.

I got to a point where I decided to get the year issue for O-Pee-Chee and Topps and that's how they are presented below. A couple token representative cards are in there like the 1975 Topps Mini and 1976 Hostess. And the last three cards are the 1981 Donruss, Fleer, and Fleer Star Sticker. I did not attempt to get any of the other cards issued in this time period which I might regret one day and also none of the leader or other representations in cards, either.

I have a spot open for the 1974 O-Pee-Chee which I cannot find.

Enjoy!




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11 comments:

  1. That's pretty awesome. Good on him and fun for you.

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    1. It was a lot of fun! And his cards are largely very reasonably priced. Mostly paid .18 cents.

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  2. Oh, man! There was a Philly Cheesesteak location on the outskirts of P-town (horrible location) and the owner/cook loved his Phillies. His favorite player was Luzinski and he had all these great stories about him. I tracked down a card The Bull to give to him, but by that time he had closed up shop. It was a sad day. The guy was living out his dream of making cheesesteaks and I really enjoyed the conversation and eating his offerings.

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    1. Oh what a bummer you couldn't get him the card! Nice story, too! Thanks!

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  3. That is pretty to look at.

    Was always a Luzinski fan as a kid.

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    1. I never really knew him as a Phillies player as in my coming of baseball-card-age years he was already with the White Sox and then retired.

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  4. This is so great! I don't think I've ever seen so many in-person auto's of the same player grouped together like this before.

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    1. Hey hey! Glad that I could show you something new! I half wish that next year they have a different player there; though I won't be going to as many games I don't think...

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  5. Very cool to see them all in pages. I like Luzinski's 1984 Topps card as well.

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  6. That 1984 Topps is a great card. Love those old White Sox uniforms, too.

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  7. Wow. That's really cool that he's willing to sign multiples for fans. Those 73's are my favorites.

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