I have recently added a Bobby Thomson autographed card from the 2001 Team Topps Legends set to my tradelist. This was a special insert set that was included in various 2001-2003 Topps products. The set featured player autographs on reprints of their rookie and final Topps cards. This particular card, #TT43F, is an autographed reprint of Bobby Thomson’s final Topps card, from 1960.
For those of you not well versed in the history of baseball, Bobby Thomson was an outfielder who played for the New York Giants, Milwaukee Braves, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, and Baltimore Orioles. He is most famous for hitting one of the most dramatic home runs in baseball history. Thomson’s walk-off home run at the end of the 1951 season gave the New York Giants the pennant over the Brooklyn Dodgers. That home run against Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca is immortalized forever as “The Shot Heard ‘Round The World”.
As always, if you have any Padres or Chargers cards you want to trade away for this awesome card, just let me know.