Category Archives: Wade Boggs Collection

Wade Boggs 1998 Fleer Ultra = My First Wade Boggs Tampa Bay Rays Card!!

Wade Boggs 1998 Fleer Ultra = My First Wade Boggs Tampa Bay Rays Card!!

Wade Boggs completed his 18-year Hall of Fame baseball career playing his final two seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays.

During his age 40 & 41 seasons, Boggs was still a valuable piece to the team, and a key leader.

In his two seasons with Tampa, Boggs connected for 210 hits in 213 games played.  He hit .289 for as a member of the Rays, and had an on-base percentage of .360.

This is Boggs’ 1998 Fleer Ultra baseball card, and my first that depicts him as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.

 

 

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Enjoy.

 

 

Incredible ‘Through The Mail’ Mail Day Courtesy Of Mr. Wade Boggs!!

Incredible ‘Through The Mail’ Mail Day Courtesy Of Mr. Wade Boggs!!

As soon as i decided to jump in and go after more baseball cards of Wade Boggs for my collection, the first thing I did was document each and every card I owned that featured him as the primary subject so I could get my ‘Boggs Checklist’ up to date and proceed with my expansion plans.

As I went through the cards I already owned, I saw that a few doubles had crept into the mix.  And they were all pretty good looking cards too.  My mind began to spin, and I started formulating my plan…

First, I went to a few of the sports autograph websites that I frequent to see if Boggs’ signing habits through the mail were still positive.  And as soon as I got that confirmation, I pulled three cards from my small stack of ‘doubles’, jotted a quick letter to Wade, and packed the cards up with a small cash donation and return self-addressed-stamped-envelope.

And off they went.

And just 2 1/2 weeks later, my three cards were returned to me and they are all signed beautifully in Blue Sharpie.

Have a look:

1988 Score – base

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1991 Score ‘Dream Team’ w/HOF 05 inscription

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2001 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’

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I told you that they were good looking cards!!!

And even better with that bright Blue Wade Boggs autograph scribbled on each one.

I am so thrilled that Boggs is still signing so generously for his fans.  I may try to grab a few more while I can – time to go back and see what other ‘doubles’ I have that may look just as nice as the above cards.

Which one do you like the best?  My pick is the 1988 Score card – the Blue really pops!!!

Wade Boggs 1995 Bazooka Baseball Card

Wade Boggs 1995 Bazooka Baseball Card

As a collector that solely focused on Wade Boggs cards that were issued during his early playing days, I had no cards of him in my collection that featured him in his Yankees or Rays uniform.

Until now that is…

Within my first bulk purchase of cards from Sportlots that was geared towards bulking up on my expanding vintage player collections, I made sure that I grabbed a few cards of Boggs from his time with both the Yankees and Rays.  In the coming weeks and months ahead, I will showcase them on the blog.

Here is a card of him from the 1995 Bazooka baseball card set:

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I like it!  I love cards that feature a player waiting in the on-deck circle, and while this is not exactly that, it is pretty close.  You can see the intensity in his demeanor – my guess is that he got a hit the next time he got to the plate.

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!!!