One of the familiar voices in all of the sports world — a long-time broadcaster for NBC, CBS and ESPN who covered Wimbledon 28 times, covered 10 Super Bowls and covered eight NCAA men’s basketball championships along with much, much more — has been silenced.
Dick Enberg was 82.
Despite a Hall of Fame career and plenty of time in homes on TV since the 1960s when he covered John Wooden‘s UCLA Bruins, he’s only got a handful of sports card appearances from the past — and, of those, really only one is easy to find.
Three autographed baseballs representing a cult classic episode of The Simpsons and a subsequent “mockumentary” of the episode will benefit the charity of a baseball icon soon.
It’s all part of a Goldin Auctions sale of baseballs signed by those involved in “Springfield of Dreams” which aired last night as part of a 25th anniversary celebration of “Homer at the Bat” a year that also included honors at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Collectors who rip into packs of 2017 Topps Series 2, which officially arrives today, will find a new series of MLB Network personalities.
These 10 cards are a continuation of the 2017 Topps MLB Network set that began in Series 1 and this one includes the hosts of Intentional Talk, Hall of Fame honoree Peter Gammons and even a little ¡PLAKATA! from former big-leaguer Carlos Pena.
Buzz has spent a lot of the off-season watching MLB Network because there’s plenty going on when it comes to transactions, baseball chatter and there’s always time for documentaries.
And there’s Intentional Talk, too.
But watching a lot of the Network also got Buzz wondering about autographs of many of the people on the air bringing the news to us. Many are former players who have certified autographs that were placed into packs of baseball cards — but there are some who have far fewer cards than others. Who might cost you the most between Billy Ripken, Kevin Millar, Sean Casey and Peter Gammons? It might be surprising — but the first challenge is to just find a signed card from some of them.
It’s surprising that a card company hasn’t attempted some type of card set focusing on the Network (signed or not). An unsigned set would immediately become a favorite of through-the-mail autograph seekers — and probably a good piece of marketing for MLB, too.
Keep reading for a rundown of the MLB Network roster when it comes to certified autos …