Friday, December 23, 2011

Lew Ford...very collectible

Lew Ford is very collectible ...

The former Minnesota Twin has many baseball cards, in many different sets. Sportlots.com has over 3 pages of his cards ranging in price from $0.18 to $15.00 autograph cards.

One of my all time favorite cards of Lew is his 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter (which can be purchased on sportlots.com for $0.18 from different sellers). The overall card is cool with a very classic baseball design.

I purchased the card over the summer, and was able to get Lew to autograph it at a game. What was unique about Lew signing this card was that when I showed it to him, he looked at and took his time carefully autographing it in a specific spot. I've seen other players quickly scribble their autograph, ruining a card. Another thing that made this card such a nice card to get autographed is that white background.

Another card of Lew's that was pretty cool was his 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings card. It's a a potriat style card that looks like it's painted on a canvas. Donruss most have thought a lot of Lew to put him on a card since many great players have graced Diamond Kings cards

(This card did not look good autographed in blue sharpie as the blue ink blended in with the card, a black sharpie would have looked much better). This card can sportlots.com for $0.18

Donruss also offered a "game used autograph" version of the card which had a piece of Lew's jersey, his bat and his autograph. This card is incredible and but it's hard to find, and I'm not completely sure how many were produced.

If you're looking for a Lew Ford rookie card then you can look at the different manufacturers from the 2003 sets. Here's his 2003 Topps Traded card.

Ebay also has many different cards of his available including short prints, and triple autographs with former Minnesota Twins. You can check out all the auctions by clicking here.

Another cool thing I found was a Lew Ford Bobble head which can be purchased a various outlets online. Here's a link to the the Minnesota Fan Store which is selling it for $11.99 plus shipping.

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  1. I found the card I mentioned in the article on eBay for only $5.99 and free shipping!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-Diamond-Kings-Lew-Ford-Twins-Auto-GU-Bat-Card-/260719226291?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb413adb3

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