Category Archives: Wade Boggs Collection

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Lot Of 2 Sweet Wade Boggs Modern Fleer ‘Greats’ Cards

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Lot Of 2 Sweet Wade Boggs Modern Fleer Cards

Remember that card of Willie McCovey I showed you a few hours ago?  Well, the other card I scored from the same set is of legendary Red Sox hitter and Hall of Famer, Wade Boggs.

And I also grabbed another card of Boggs from the ‘Fleer Greats’ set – this second card is from the ‘Greats Of The Game’ set and it, too, is fantastic.

Both cards set me back a dime each and I have to think that this $0.20 investment was well worth the money spent.

Have a look:

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I told you that they were both sweet.

Fleer did great work with each of these ‘Greats’ sets.  I’m happy that they can be had affordably as that means more cards for my player collections.

1989 HEADLINE: Bo Jackson & Wade Boggs Kick Off The All-Star Game With A Bang!!!

1989 HEADLINE: Bo Jackson & Wade Boggs Kick Off The All-Star Game With A Bang!!!

On this day in 1989, Bo Jackson and Wade Boggs led off the 1989 Major League All-Star game with back-to-back home runs.

I vividly recall watching this game as a youngster living in the Chicago suburbs. And after the National League was retired in the first inning I was excited to see what Bo Jackson was going to do in his debut at the All-Star Game.

Well, Bo did not disappoint.

And after he touched home while listening to the roar of the crowd, Wade Boggs took center stage. And he too delivered baseball magic.

It was a sweet start to a great game. And a memory that I will hold with me for a very, very long time.

Happy Anniversary to Bo Jackson and Wade Boggs!!!

Happy Birthday Wade Boggs!!!

Happy Birthday Wade Boggs!!!

Wade Boggs turns 56 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!!!

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….