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Jim Bunning
(b. October 23, 1931 - d. May 26, 2017)
Inducted in 1996
1964 Wheaties Stamps Jim Bunning PSA 9 MINT
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Comments: My first portrait of the congressman was a 1968 Topps PSA 9 purchased via eBay in January, 2000. In September, 2000 I had an opportunity to swap the card out for an earlier portrait - a rookie card and won a 1957 Topps PSA 8 from seller 1995. I came to own a couple other '57 Topps cards, settling with Brooks Robinson to represent the issue and swapped out the Bunning for a 1961 Topps PSA 8 won on eBay in September, 2006. In February, 2010 I made one more change when I won another auction on eBay for this Wheaties PSA 8. I've been looking for a nicer MINT copy since and have not had any luck.

UPDATE: In mid-Dec, 2013, a PSA 9 showed up on eBay courtesy of probstein. I set a snipe as backup but was able to monitor the auction on my cell phone while we walked around the Denver Zoo enjoying "Zoo Lights", a local holiday event. I placed a bid in the last minute and it held to win - for a mere $20 + S&H. I enjoyed the victory with some Baileys and hot chocolate.

Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1964
ACC Set Designation:
Set Name: Wheaties Stamps
Country: United States
Description: The General Mills promotion included 50 player stamps and a 48-page orange album called "Wheaties Major League All-Star Baseball Player Album." The 2-1/2" X 2-3/4" stamps have a color player photo at center with a facsimile autograph and surrounded by a white border. Backs are blank.