Category Archives: Wade Boggs Collection

Happy Birthday Wade Boggs!!!

Happy Birthday Wade Boggs!!!

Wade Boggs turns 55 years old today!!

As a kid growing up in South Florida I had no ‘home’ team to cheer for. So I adopted several players, one of them being Wade Boggs. I was a third baseman and I batted third for a few years during my Little League career. Choosing Boggs as someone to emulate was an easy choice as he was one of the greatest hitters of the 1980′s.

Boggs’ career has been punctuated by achieving several baseball milestones – All-star appearances, Silver slugger awards, batting championships, Gold Gloves, a World Series title, 3,010 career hits, a lifetime .328 hitting average. Wade Boggs has done it all, and most of the time he did it the best!!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Boggs!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Wade Boggs & Rickey Henderson 2012 Topps Triple Threads Base Cards

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Wade Boggs & Rickey Henderson 2012 Topps Triple Threads Base Cards

I’ve long been a fan of the Topps Triple Threads brand and I eagerly await the 2013 issue to hit the streets.

I’m always willing to sift through a stack of cards from this set, and I found a healthy helping of them in a ten-cent bargain bin.

I rescued the base cards of Wade Boggs and Rickey Henderson from that stack.

Check ‘em out:

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HUGE TTM SUCCESS!!!! A Wade Boggs Signed Baseball Bat For My Collection!!! Gotta See This!!!

HUGE TTM SUCCESS!!!!  A Wade Boggs Signed Baseball Bat For My Collection!!!  Gotta See This!!!

For the better part of a year, I have been seeing successful, and beautiful, autographs being signed by Hall of Famer Wade Boggs through the mail.

I even got in on the action – sending and receiving some signed cards from Mr. Boggs in 2012.

As a kid living in South Florida during my childhood, I had no ‘home team’ to cheer for – so I got to pick any team and player to call ‘mine’.

I chose Andre Dawson, Dale Murphy, and Wade Boggs.

So, anytime I can bring a baseball card or piece of memorabilia or autograph into my collection from one of these players, I will usually try to do my best to make it happen.

And lately, I have been seeing people sending and receiving a lot of premium items from Mr. Boggs.  From helmets to specialty baseballs to oversized photos – and they all look G-R-E-A-T.

So, I took a gamble.  I sent him a baseball bat!!!

And wouldn’t you know it – in 13 days the bat was returned to me – and it was signed perfectly!!!!

Have a look:

Boggs Bat 1

What?  You want a closer look?  OK.  Try this:

Boggs Bat 2

Closer??  Ok, I think that I can do that:

Boggs Bat 3

Signed perfectly – and with the inscriptions that I asked for too!!!  Mr Boggs signed the bat perfectly centered on the barrel of the bat with ‘HOF 05′ and ’5x Batting Champ’ inscriptions!!!

Thank you so much, Mr. Boggs!!!!  This bat is a fantastic addition to my collection and I cannot think of a more fitting item to have in my collection that reminds me of the great, elite player that you were!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Wade Boggs 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen – Brown Paper Frame

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Wade Boggs 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen – Brown Paper Frame

As many of the readers of ’30-YOC’ know, I am a big fan of the Gypsy Queen baseball card brand.

I have picked up a lot of singles from the 2012 set over the last year, but primarily just base cards.

This card was found in the dime bins at the card show.

It is the ‘Brown Paper Frame’ card of Hall of Famer, Wade Boggs!!!

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The scan is a little rough on this one, but trust me when I tell you that this card looks great in person!

Another Fantastic TTM Return From Wade Boggs!!! Y-E-S!!!!

Another Fantastic TTM Return From Wade Boggs!!!  Y-E-S!!!!

He did it again, and I smiling from ear to ear.

In three attempts, I am 3/3 with mailing cards to Wade Boggs with the intent of adding some new autographs to my collection.

Some cards were sent with a small donation, and some were free.  And they all came back with beautiful signatures!!!

Have a look at the latest haul:

Awesome stuff, right??  Two more fantastic autographs for my collection – I am loving it!!!

Thank you Mr. Boggs.  You are the best!!!

Another Wade Boggs TTM SUCCESS – YES!!!!

Another Wade Boggs TTM SUCCESS – YES!!!!

He did it again.

Well, I guess that I did it again as well.

I kind of ran a little test – you may recall that roughly three weeks ago I received a TTM return from HAll of Famer Wade Boggs.  If you didn’t read that story, you can here.

Well, soon after, I thought I would try a test.  You see, I had been seeing that Boggs had been signing for both fees and no fees.

So, I put two envelopes in the mail, each with two cards and a very nice letter.  In one envelope there was no donation.  And in the other, I slipped in a $10 bill.

And what do you know???

The return envelope that had my letter, two baseball cards, AND a $10 bill was returned to me with two more Wade Boggs autographs!!!

Have a look:

I would say that this was $10 that was very well spent.

And if the others come back, I will certainly show them off as well…

Thank you Mr. Boggs!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Wade Boggs 2001 Fleer ‘Beantowns Best’

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Wade Boggs 2001 Fleer ‘Beantowns Best’

Jeez, talk about a fun-looking card; this one looks great.

The card is full-size but it reminds me of some minis that I have seen in the past.  And it has a ‘playing card’ kind of look as well.

The card celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Boston Red Sox, and it acknowledges Wade Boggs as being one of ‘Beantowns Best’.

Now all the Sox need to do is retire #26….

TTM SUCCESS: Hall Of Famer Wade Boggs!!!

TTM SUCCESS: Hall Of Famer Wade Boggs!!!

Wow, I am very excited about this return.

I had been seeing positive TTM results from Wade Boggs for more than a month straight.  He’s been signing up a storm lately – both for fees and for free as well.  And he is signing all kinds of stuff too – from cards to balls to photos – and they all are coming out great!!!

So, I wanted in on the action and I sent two cards to Mr. Boggs about three weeks ago.

And wouldn’t you know it, he signed both for me – FOR FREE!!!

Here they are:

Pretty nice, huh???

I am very excited to add these to my collection.  And I may have to try for a few more too.  It seems like with a very small amount of cash, he will add the ‘HOF 05′ inscription.

I am going to test it out – Stay tuned!!!

And ‘Thank You Mr. Boggs’!!!!!

Wade Boggs 2012 Topps Archives Reprint – 1954 Topps

Wade Boggs 2012 Topps Archives Reprint – 1954 Topps

I am loving this card of Wade Boggs from the 2012 Topps Archives set.  I think that I have 3-4 of them now…  LOL!

Check it out:

As for Boggs, he fits in very well with the 1954 baseball card design.  I think he would have performed well in that era too.  Boggs had a timeless swing and approach at the plate that I think would do well in any era of the sport.  And he is one of the very few that I believe would have had similar output as well…

What do you think?

Oh, and if you want one of my doubles of this card, just let me know and it is yours!!!  :)

YES – I Have Finally Added A Signed Wade Boggs Baseball To My Collection!!!

YES – I Have Finally Added A Signed Wade Boggs Baseball To My Collection!!!

Ever since meeting Wade Boggs back in April of this year, I have wanted to add a signed ball to my collection.

And while I want to the event fully prepared to have him sign a ball (and bat) for me, that did not work out as I anticipated.

Still, I have the memories.  And Boggs was one of my favorites as a kid, so it was a thrill that will last a long time for this fan!!

Anyway, I have been shopping for Boggs stuff for a while now.  And I even want as far as searching his future signing events in hope of finding a cheap enough event to send stuff in for.  Sadly, as with most former Yankees players, they can charge a bunch and sell out tickets quickly so that avenue was closed to me.

But Ebay?  Yes, Ebay is a collector’s friend.

And if you are patient enough, you too can bring home an item like this for a very, very affordable rate.

So, I did.  And I could not be more pleased!!!

A fantastic addition to my signed baseball collection.

:)