OK so maybe I did get rooked in acquiring an Ernie Banks autograph. However, you don’t have to, with so many affordable autographs out there, one of baseball’s best second basemen is finally affordable.
I didn’t even know these existed until yesterday. The card itself is from a Hillshire Farms promotion. These can be had on eBay for about $14 shipped. These are considered certified autographs. Yes there is no Cubs logo and there is a big Hillshire Farms logo on the card, but it’s an Ernie Banks autograph.
This one from Nabisco can be had for as little as $13 shipped. They manage to hide the logo with a classic shot of his swing, and the Nabisco logo is on the back. It’s doesn’t have foil on the card like the Hillshire Farms card has.
One of my favorite autographs of him comes from Fleer’s Greats of the Game, which can be had for around $25 shipped. Most of his autographs on eBay run from $20 – $40, and would be a nice addition to any collection.
I like this must have autograph post and I will be turning this into a series, so be on the lookout.
What do you think, Ernie Banks – must have autograph or not?