Sweet Spot was a fun brand when it was around. Although after Upper Deck started to use that manufactured baseball leather near the end it took a nose dive. Mainly because the autographs would bleed heavily into that material. Some of those autographs were barely visible straight from the pack. The regular baseball leather they started out with doesn’t bleed as much. Just to be safe, I keep all of my Sweet Spot autographs in the dark no matter what material Upper Deck used. Especially when it comes to those cards signed in red ink.
I enjoy Sweet Spot Classic from 2004 and 2005. Phillies legendary broadcaster, Harry Kalas, has autographs in both sets. If you’ve been following Sports Card Info, you know that I’m a big Harry Kalas collector. He doesn’t have many cards. The ones he does have rarely show up. When I do get to add something to my collection its a big deal.
The last Sweet Spot Classic card I need of his is the Black Stitch Auto #’ed 1/1 from 2005. A fellow collector stumbled upon my blog and noticed this card on my want list. Twelve years ago, this collector just happened to be the person to pull it from a pack. Its been sitting in their collection ever since. I thought it had been lost forever or still stuck in a box somewhere. The last I heard, this collector was thinking about selling it. That was about a month ago, and nothing has surfaced on eBay. I have a feeling its worth quite a bit considering the base version recently sold for $130.
Even though I don’t own this card… yet, I wanted to show it off. Phillies and/or Sweet Spot fans should appreciate seeing it.
Below is a list of the Harry Kalas cards I need:
- Harry Kalas/Mike Schmidt 2004 Fleer Greats of the Game – Announcing Greats Auto #’ed/25
- Harry Kalas 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Signatures Black Stitch Auto #’ed 1/1
- Harry Kalas 2012 Sportkings Series E – Top 50 Broadcasters Cut Signature #’ed 1/1
- Harry Kalas 2012 Sportkings Series E Premium Back Redemption Sketches #’ed 1/1
- Harry Kalas 2015 Topps Five Star Cut Signature #’ed 1/1