Each year I get excited to see if any of my Giants favorites are on the Fan Favorites Auto checklist and I did a little victory dance when I saw this year's list. Former Giants closer Robb Nen was listed as having a 2001 Topps themed autograph. I set up a search on eBay and was a little disappointed to see the card was a redemption. I bought one, got it, scratched the code and redeemed it online. Luckily it was a quick turnaround and I got the card last week.
I really like this card, nice representation of the 2001 Topps design, perfect player selection, solid photo selection, career stats on the back and a good clear autograph.
Archives is a set I have collected most years and have typically picked up a couple hobby boxes. Yes I want to build the set but the primary driver is the presence of 2 Fan Favorite autos per box. I have very rarely traded/sold/gotten rid of any of those autos. Many of them are designs I collected when they came out and the new pics on familiar players is always a nice surprise. More than once I have thought about starting a collection and going after all the Fan Favorite Autos but that thought quickly dissipates when I look at the lengthy checklist peppered with some pretty high valued cards each year.
With JT Snow released in 2015 and Robb Nen this year, two of my most wanted Giants have shown up in this set. Some other guys I wouldn't mind seeing in a Giants uni on Fan Favorites Autos would be Jeff Kent, Shawn Estes, Rich Aurilia, Greg Minton, Jack Clark and Johnnie LeMaster come to mind.
Anyone you are hoping to see as a Fan Favorite auto member?