Saturday, June 23, 2018

Mr. Watson Come here I want to see you

Humanity's built on what preceded us. And this blog wouldn't exist without the telephone.

So let's start at the beginning, a functional phone made by Alexander Graham Bell.

The first words spoken on a phone were Bell's on March 10th 1876: "Mr. Watson Come here I want to see you.” It's documented in his own journal at the bottom of the first page here…

We'll conclude our mini history lesson with Upper Deck's overview on the back of Bell's 2008 SP Legendary Cut #110 card...

  • Card facts: Serial numbered to 550. This card series ran from 2001 to 2009 and once again in 2011. 
  • Current Availability: common/limited (several scattered throughout comc, eBay, SportLots).
    A 1/1 with "Memorable Moments" text repeating info from the standard card is on eBay at a ridiculous price.

Tap, tap, tap. Is this thing on?


  1. Thus began the longstanding rumors of a love affair between Bell and Watson.

  2. Looking forward to reading future posts! I remember seeing a baseball player holding one of those old school Motorola phones. Plus I'm sure there has to be more than a handful of dugout phones featured on cards.

  3. Julie - :-)

    Fuji - Thanks! I think I know the Motorola phone card you mention and will write about it eventually. And you're right, there are many dugout phone cards (more than I imagined).