Monday, May 24, 2010
Time: 13 Days
Item Sent: 1965 Topps
Item Received: 1965 Topps, signed in blue Sharpie.
Once upon a time, during my youth, I stumbled across a box of newly arrived 1965 Topps singles in a card shop. All were in pretty superb shape for their age. I bought the few Twins in the box and, while I wanted to buy them all, insufficient funds were limiting me. I splurged on a nice card of Cubs legend Billy Williams, and with the last of my cash picked up this card of Reds pitcher Bill McCool. I knew nothing about him, but the card displayed the iconic "Topps All-Star Rookie" trophy. Oh... and the guy's name was BILL McCOOL! He had a look in his eye to match the name, and that was more than enough for me. It had been sitting in a box in my collection ever since, until two weeks ago when I wrote to Mr. McCool asking for his signature. He came through big time: beautiful signature and inscriptions of "Best Wishes" and "#42." McCool, indeed!