7.29.2008

1960 Topps
Bill White


Bill White had a solid 13-year career for the Giants, Cardinals and Phillies in the 1950s-60s.

He was selected to five All-Star games and won seven consecutive gold gloves at first base. He later had a career as a broadcaster and was the National League's president from 1989-1994.

So why did I find this card in the bargain box for just 25 cents?

Here's a guy that proved himself as a player, broadcaster and executive yet his card is being had for just a quarter.

A 2008 Topps Opening Day card of Clay Buchholz books at $2.50. Phil Hughes and Ryan Braun are $1.

Will they prove to be stars of the future? Maybe.

Will they be named to five All-Star Games or win seven gold gloves when thay call it a career? I don't know.

In 20 years, which card will be worth more?

In 20 years, which of these athletes would have contributed more to the game?

I'd take this 1960 Topps Bill White card over the others any day.

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