Its not very often I get to add something to my Harry Kalas collection. He simply doesn’t have that much. And what he does have rarely pops up. A few times a week I check eBay to see if any new Harry Kalas cards are listed. If by chance any of his cards are listed for sale, I most likely already have them. That certainly wasn’t the case last week.
Imagine my surprise when I found this Harry Kalas 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Signatures Red/Blue Stitch Auto #’ed 1/40 on the auction block. I bet it has been 8-10 years since I’ve seen one of these. It needed to be mine. The seller had a high “Buy It Now” price on it, but I was able to get him way down. I’m happy to announce this card arrived safely without any problems. I have my entire Harry Kalas card collection on display at Sports Card Album. The bobbleheads and stadium giveaways I have of his are thrown in here.
My HK wantlist is really getting down to the extremely rare cards. It consists of (4) different 1/1’s, and (1) #’ed/25.
- Harry Kalas/Mike Schmidt 2004 Fleer Greats of the Game – Announcing Greats – Dual Auto #’ed/25
- Harry Kalas 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Signatures Black Stitch Auto #’ed 1/1
- Harry Kalas 2015 Topps Five Star Cut Signatures Auto #’ed 1/1
- Harry Kalas 2012 Sportkings Series E – Top 50 Broadcasters – Cut Signature Auto #’ed 1/1
- Harry Kalas 2012 Sportkings Series E Sketch Card #’ed 1/1
I remember listening to Harry Kalas call Phillies games when I first started watching baseball. When it came to collecting a specific person, I wanted someone that was associated with the Phillies but didn’t have tons of stuff. HK fit that mold perfectly. It would be cool to see him one day get a card in Allen & Ginter with the accompanying parallels.