Wednesday, November 16, 2011

George W. Bush!!!!

Don't worry this isn't a political post.  I just wanted to give that heads up right off the bat so, people don't get turned off.  There won't ever be any discussions about politics at the Platter.  That is not the type of blog that I operate.

Also, by making the title "George W. Bush!!!!!", that got liberals clicking on this post thinking I am going to praise Bush as a president.  The title can give that impression.  Conservatives probably clicked on this post hoping that I would sing the positives of the Bush years in the White House.  I am just glad to get readers even if the title may be deceiving.

Once again, this is not a post on politics.  This post is about a pack pull because that is one of the topics that is written about at the Platter.

Bam!  This is the best pack pull that I ever got!  This is a George W. Bush autograph from this year's Ginter set.  No matter your political views, you'd have to think this card rocks.  A two term president signed this.

When I pulled this card at my local card, Valley Sports Cards, I was in shock.  I felt my heart racing as I saw this auto come out of the pack.  I was expecting a game used of a 4th starter or a few minis.  I was expecting anything of this magnitude.

Recently my laptop crashed.  I have had to borrow the computers of family members to log online.  It has been terrible.  This card will pop up on ebay soon and some of the cash will go towards a spiffy, new laptop. 

Bush coming through with the bailout.

12 comments:

Jesse said...

What a pull! Congrats

Collective Troll said...

Coming through with the bailout, FINALLY!!! Congrats on a once in a lifetime pull... Let us know how much ya get for it!

dodgerbobble said...

DAmn!

Trey J. said...

That's such a beast card. I don't ever get tired of seeing them pulled. Like you said, no matter your political beliefs that's a great card to pull. Congrats and good luck on your laptop. I need a new one too.

Play at the Plate said...

I would LOVE to pull that card.

Greg Zakwin said...

Hot damn! What a pull Spiegel, congrats! Love the picture Topps chose to use. Just a great card all around.

night owl said...

You've got to love A&G. For this, and so many other reasons ...

Ernest said...

that's a pull of a lifetime. COngrats!! Any presidential auto is awesome no matter your political affiliation

dawgbones said...

dang, wish I could afford it. I'd love to have Bush's auto. what a GReat pull!!

- potch said...

Great pull.

This is as good as a place as any to name drop. I worked in Midland, Texas for two years immediately after college.

W was involved with the Rangers at the time but not yet governor. Just a president's son - which was cool enough for me at the time. He came into town a lot to speak to local service clubs - Lions, Rotary, etc.

Through my work, I had the opportunity to speak with him often and even dine with him as part of a larger group.

Nice fella. Really good to chat with.

I figured he might ramp up his role in baseball - perhaps even one day be Commissioner, although I didn't think he quite had what it would take to lead in that way.

Not an indictment on him, just my thoughts back in 1992.

When he became president, and mostly due to my love of presidential history, I kicked myself for not getting his autograph when I had the easy chance and he was simply "Shrub".

Colbey said...

Awesome! That would be a keeper for me if I had pulled it...

Roberto Baly said...

Dude...

A W E S O M E ! ! ! !