One Man's Thoughts on Sports Card Collecting

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

If Only HE Was On The Ballot...

You may have heard there is a small election in my neck of the woods today.  In honor of my state's new favorite sport - voting - I thought I would do a quick post highlighting my favorite of the (admittedly few) political cards in my collection:

2009 Topps American Heritage Heroes Chrome #46 Theodore Roosevelt - The Finest (Serial #d to 1776)(Baseball Cards)

Good ol' TR is easily the most badass man to ever serve as President of these United States.  This shiny Chrome card was an instant addition to my collection the moment I saw it.

In addition to being a former President, Teddy also held the following titles: governor, historian, adventurer, police chief, cavalryman, cowboy, explorer, hunter, naturalist, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, author of 35 books, conservationist, and probably others.

He was once shot on the way to giving a 90-minute stump speech, and decided to still go and give the speech before seeking medical attention.

Vice President Thomas Marshall said of him "Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake there would have been a fight."

"FINEST" indeed.

I now return you to my state's regularly scheduled batshit insanity.