Sunday, February 7, 2016

Pirate Autograph Project: #2

Yesterday I went with a modern player.  So let's dig a little deeper.

From a purely aesthetic standpoint, I absolutely adore this card.  I love the colors on the sky and pine trees, and it's a really unique look.  In retrospect, I wish I had been able to acquire a copy in better condition.  But I got this card signed in high school, and I think at the time my priority was to track down the cheapest possible copy I could find.  And in the days before COMC, that could be a tall task on ebay.

Castiglione played for the Pirates from 1947-1953, seeing regular duty for some rough teams during '49-51.  He was a pretty effective utility player, splitting most of his time between third and short, but also seeing duty in the outfield and at first on occasion.


  1. Beautiful card indeed! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your Pirates autos.

    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to showing them off. There are some non-card items I haven't looked at in a few years, so that should be fun.