There are still two premium autographed cards. Roger Clemens and Wade Boggs will be tough to find. But, this Eddie Bressoud card was not. This is exactly the kind of player I want to see. Shortstop Bressoud played for the Red Sox from 1962 through 1965 after being acquired in a trade with the Giants for Don Buddin. Boston got the better end of the deal as Bressoud found hitting in Fenway to his liking. For Boston, he hit .270/.337/.435 with 57 home runs, 115 doubles and 208 RBIs. He hit a career-high 20 home runs in 1963. He was an All Star the next season when he hit a career-high .293/.372/.456. The Red Sox were not great in those years, but Bressoud was a solid player.
The only complaint I have with this card is the design used. This is the 1972 design and Bressoud was out of baseball long before then. I think it should have been a 1963 or 1964 design. Otherwise, this is a great card, and one of my favorites of the year. Bressoud was definitely a surprising choice for an autograph card in 2022.
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