Time to share another of my Hall of Fame Autos this evening. With all the discussions around the new Topps Archives release, my memory went back to a similar set from 2004. This card happens to be one of my greatest pulls ever. Back in 2004 I bit the bullet and decided to buy a box of All-Time Fan Favorites, at that time I generally shied away from anything outside of a standard base release but I loved (and still do) the concept behind these releases. Picturing different photos on old designs has a big appeal to me and based on the nostalgia behind this set and comparisons to Archives, I think there is a lot of appeal throughout the blogosphere.
I do recall that two autos came out of the box but I only remember one - this wonderful Stan "The Man" Musial on-card auto.
There are 122 different autos in this set with only 2 coming per box. I definitely rate this pull as one of my greatest ever. My typical luck would have netted me Ben Oglive and Tom Brunansky.
I have Stan Musial's recently released biography and it is one of the next baseball books on the read list. I know a lot about his stats and his playing career but I am excited to learn more about The Man.