Writing this blog has been one of the most rewarding hobbies I’ve ever undertaken. It has enhanced my love of baseball cards tenfold and has been a wonderful creative outlet. However, there is a tiny part of me that has still been searching for some more meaningful reason to continue this new endeavor of mine and I haven’t been able to put my finger on it. Until today. I have realized a new goal for of this blog with crystal clarity: Help get George Will on an Allen & Ginter card. The fact that he has not been on a card yet befuddles and irritates me. Why George Will? I say, "Why Not?." His baseball relevance resume:
- Bestselling author of two books about baseball: Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball; and Bunts
- Member of MLB’s Special Committee for on field matters
- Lifelong suffering Cubs fan
- Briefly held position of Commissioner of the Texas/Louisiana independent baseball league (I was a big Lubbock Crickets fan myself)
If I can somehow use this blog to help influence Topps into issuing a card of him in a future Allen and Ginter set, then I will be most satisfied. Allen and Ginter is the perfect, and really only choice for a card of George Will. If Regis deserves a card in this set, so does George Will. And I would love to see an autograph card offered, as well as a relic card of one of his bowties.
This is my mission. I don’t really know how to make it happen yet, but I am open to ideas. I’ll start with this post, and perhaps a letter to Topps. Any other suggestions?