Japanese Charlie

Charlie Manuel may not have been that popular of a player, but he is one heck of a manager.  When it comes to cards, Manuel doesn’t have that many.  He has a lot of base cards in products like Allen & Ginter and your basic Topps.  Manuel only has one certified autograph from 2001 Topps Base Hit Autographed Relics which rarely pop-up for sale.  Cards from the 70’s and 80’s barely sell for much, except for his 1970 Topps rookie depending on the condition.  One of my favorite vintage cards of Manuel comes from 1979 TCMA featuring him in his Kintetsu Buffaloes uniform.  For 5-6 years he played baseball over in Japan and this is one of the few cards to feature him in a Japanese uniform.  Recently this card sold for $15.00, which is more than usual for a vintage Manuel card.

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