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In addition to Bert & Goose, I was looking to add to my autograph collection of 2 players who were more well known to the Pirates. I'm talking about Ralph Kiner and Bill Mazeroski.
In 2005 Upper Deck released a limited print run of HOF players called "Class of Cooperstown". These cards featured bat relics that were etched with the players HOF year of entry along with a sticker auto. The players photos were black and white on a blue background. They looked very classy and were limited to only 15 copies per player.
I stumbled across the Ralph Kiner and Bill Mazeroski who were both being sold by the same seller. The seller was asking $30 a piece with free shipping. Some further research made me realize that if I didn't take this opportunity now, I would probably never be able to get them again. Only one other copy of each had reached the secondary market in the past year. So I hit buy-it-now and now they are part of my permanent collection.
Ralph Kiner 2005 Upper Deck Class of Cooperstown AUTO/BAT 1/15
Bill Mazeroski 2005 Upper Deck Class of Cooperstown AUTO/BAT 3/15
After acquiring the above two cards, I came across this CUT AUTO of HOF Lloyd "Little Poison" Waner from 2008 Topps Sterling Cuts. I used to have a Lloyd Waner that was part of my collection, but when my ex left so did that card. Sad story I know.
Personally though I prefer this CUT auto featuring Lloyd's HOF plaque over the signed check. It cost me $40 which doesn't sound too expensive for a deceased HOFer.