Buck O'Neil PC

I saw Twitter's been celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Negro Leagues today. #NegroLeagues100

Figured I'd get on board in my own small way by showing off my Buck O'Neil PC. Any baseball fan who's watched Ken Burns' Baseball no doubt holds Buck close to their heart. One of my all-time favorite guys to collect, though sadly not a ton of cardboard out there for him. But I've dug up a decent little collection, heavy on autographs.

2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites - Autographs #FFA-BON Buck O'Neil
This might be my favorite. The colorized photo looks great on the 1962 Topps design. I still need the unsigned base version, but love this certified autograph.



2001 Fleer Tradition - Stitches in Time Autographs #NNO Buck O'Neil
This is my most-recent pickup of his. Pretty cool.



1999 Sports Illustrated Greats of the Game - Autographs #NNO Buck O'Neil
I believe this one-- featuring a photo from his time on the Cubs coaching staff, not to mention the infectious smile he was known for-- was his first certified auto card on the market.




2001 Fleer Greats of the Game represented here by both plain and signed variety. I mistakenly thought the signed one was the certified autograph when I bought it on eBay years back, but the logo at the bottom should have tipped me off that this is simply a base card that had been signed at some point after coming out of the pack. Oh well, still cool. Someday I'd like to track down the packed-out autograph version.



Picked up this signed index card earlier this year with the intention of making it into a custom card one of these days. Another project on my long to-do list.



The card from the 1994 Ted Williams set is probably his most plentiful card out there. That's a fun set.

The Swell card is a custom I made last year that I'm really happy with.


And that's gonna do it! As far as I'm concerned, Buck O'Neil is unquestionably a Hall of Famer for his contributions to the game both on and off the field, regardless what a certain museum in Cooperstown may lead you to believe. If you have any Buck O'Neil cards not pictured here available for trade, I'd love to work out a deal.
Thanks for reading!

Buck O'Neil PC