yankee fans get all the love from card companies, and this year tristar decided to pander to them with a special version of their signa cuts line. 2012 tristar signa cuts bronx edition features the same butchered autographed cards that we know and love, but is limited to players and field staff that wore the yankee pinstripes at one time or another.
i couldn't resist picking this one up, for obvious reasons. it's tommy john, and that's a copy of his 1978 topps card embedded in the slab.
john was a yankee double dipper, pitching for them on two separate occasions. of course, the card doesn't actually mention the yankees, just 'new york al'. he actually spent more time, and won more games, as a yankee than he did as a dodger or white sock, although he probably would have won more games as a dodger had he not missed a season and a half due to his injury.
he dominated the dodgers in the 1981 world series which was tough to take, but thankfully he was lifted for a pinch hitter early in game 6 of the series and the dodgers didn't have to face him anymore.
anyway, the card is more of a dodger card than a yankee card to me, so i'm happy to have it. i'll keep my eye open for a johnny oates or a rick rhoden version, too.