Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Mission: George Will for Allen & Ginter 2012!

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?


Eric L said...

When the petition makes its way to me, I'll gladly sign.

The Lost Collector said...

I can't remember who it was, but before 2011 A&G came out, a blogger asked what five people you'd like to see included in an A&G set. I can't remember my answer other than The Brady Bunch.

Go check out my blog - I included your campaign button on the right hand side, with a link to this post. Hope this helps your cause.

Napkin Doon said...

You. Are. The. Man.

Cards are on their way as thanks!