A 1969 Topps Tim McCarver baseball card
Before Tim McCarver alternated between boring and infuriating national television audiences, he was a a decent analyst on New York Mets’ broadcasts. (While he did get very repetitive about certain things, I got the impression that he was among the first broadcasters who was actually critical of the home team.)
And before that, McCarver was a major league catcher.
I’m not entirely sure why I bought this card – probably to remind myself that McCarver really was a major league baseball player long, long ago.
I may have had some thought of getting McCarver to sign it at some point, but that doesn’t seem likely. He’s appearing at a baseball card show in the Philadelphia area next month, but his fee is $59 – a bit steep for a broadcaster I don’t particularly like.