Friday, September 20, 2013

Inaugural COM Motherload - Part 6 - Old School Aussies

This is part six of my attempt to document my initial large load of cards ordered from COMC. This batch includes four cards of three old school Australian players - Mark Hutton, Dave Nilsson and Glenn Williams.

Mark Hutton pitched 5 seasons in the Majors between 1993 and 1998, totaling 84 games between the Yankees, Marlins, Rockies and Reds. Glenn Williams was signed as a 16 year old by the Braves back in 1993, but took until 2005 before making his MLB debut. His debut was with the Twins, and he managed 13 games before injury robbed him of the rest of his season and future MLB games. The injury was a shame as Williams debuted  quite nicely, hitting .425 and a history of making a hit in every MLB game he played. The final Aussie needs no introduction - former MLB All Star David Nilsson.

The Card of the Buy™ is a tough choice. The Nilsson Starting Lineup card - a card nigh impossible to get in Australia in it's hey day, or either the Hutton or Williams Autos? In the end, it goes to the Glenn Williams 1994 Signature Rookies Auto, as I believe this may have been the first ever American baseball card featuring the autograph of an Aussie.

Dave Nilsson 1995 Kenner Starting Line Up 43

Mark Hutton 1994 Pinnacle Museum Collection 412

Mark Hutton 1996 Leaf Signature Autographs Silver 114

Glenn Williams 1994 Signature Rookies Bonus Signatures Draft Picks P5 #d/1562

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