It has been a while since I posted. (again) I tried to start a post quite a few times in the last month or so but I get to the part where I have to scan cards and my ambition leaves me. Oh how I hate using the scanner I currently have. It's problem is it does zero cropping by itself. I have to scan, then save, then open with paint, then crop, and then save to jpeg. Yuck, that is way to convoluted I'd rather just skip it. But it has been awhile so I bit the bullet and made one scan.
The reason I collect Virdon is because he grew up in the same small town that I did. I'm not the only kid that applies to as my friend Joey also has a bunch of Virdons. I have known he had this voided Topps check for about 10 years now but until last week I never could get him to price it to me. Well he finally priced it and it has made it's way from West Plains to Phoenix.
I think it is cool because it is issued by Topps, the thing is I have no idea why it was issued. See the date March 7, 1969? One would think that it would be for the 1969 Topps set but Virdon didn't have a card in the 1969 Topps set. Not only did he not have a card in 1969 there was no team card where he would have been pictured with everyone else. He didn't have any Topps cards between 1965 and 1972 so why Topps was giving him a check to use his image is a bit of a mystery. My only thought is maybe Topps just cut a check to everyone rostered the prior year and in 1968 Virdon had 3 ABs as a Player/Coach.