At card show a few months ago, I came across an dealer with a box of autos marked $1. I almost didn't look, but I'm glad I did. Apparently the guy bought up a collection, and was looking to offload the uncertified autos. Most were good ttm signers who I had little interest in, but I found a few gems, including half a dozen Steeler autos that will pop up on Battlin' Bucs.
The Smits auto was undoubtedly the prize of the day. I loved basketball in the 90's, and the Smits and Reggie Miller led Pacers teams were among my favorites. I've also always enjoyed the Hoops sets, so it's a double win in my book.
The Smits may be the prize, but in pure star-appeal, this Tony LaRussa auto probably takes the cake of the bunch. It's not perfect - I would have preferred a Cardinals or A's uni over this early-career Sox card. But after a number of failed TTM attempts to my most hated division rival, I can't complain.
Unlike the LaRussa, I'm thrilled this Dye is in a less familiar uniform. Even though I loathed the 90's Braves teams, I was captivated by Jermaine Dye's play during the '96 season, his lone season in Atlanta. Imagine the Braves impressive run had they kept Dye. For $4 total, these are some great additions.