Daily Archives: January 19, 2009

Mike Cameron Autograph TTM Success

Mike Cameron TTM Success – 9 days!!!

Mike Cameron is known around the hobby of autograph collecting as being a friend to the collector.  He certainly didn’t disappoint either, as he signed 2 cards for me in just 9 days.  With an extremely fast turnaround and a great looking signature, I am thrilled to add Cameron’s autograph to my growing collection.

Cameron has been a consistent contributor for 14 major league seasons.  Cam’s power numbers have always been a consistent factor in his offensive game.  With numbers like 30/20/80 for his doubles, HR’s, and RBI, Cameron adds a great ‘PoP’ to the line-up.  Then you throw in the fact that he is good for 15-20 steals per seasons, and you have a nice, well-rounded offensive star on your roster.

Thanks for the great autographs Mike!!! 


Sparky Anderson Autograph TTM Success

Sparky Anderson TTM Success – 9 days!!!

 George ‘Sparky’ Anderson played just 1 season in the big leagues – 1959 with the Phillies.  In that year he batted .218 while accumulating 104 hits, 9 doubles, 0 home runs, and 34 RBI.  Not very impressive stats…

But, ‘Sparky’ is one the most popular managers in baseball history.  The winner of 3 World Series titles, Anderson was extremely popular with players and fans.  With the ‘Big Red Machine’ in 1975 & 1976, Anderson won back-to-back titles.  And then, in 1984 he won his 3rd championship with the Detroit Tigers.  With a career win-loss record of 2,194-1,834, Anderson was voted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.

Thanks for the great autograph ‘Sparky’!!!


“31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #13

“31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #13

Bert Blyleven – 1971 Topps – #26

Bert Blyleven can best be described as an unsung baseball hero that fell victim to always playing for ‘small market’ teams.  Over the course of his 22-year career, Blyleven played for the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians, and California Angels.  Bert still managed to put together an incredible career full of pitching stats that equal some of the best by any pitcher that debuted in the 1970’s.  With a 287-250 win-loss record, and an ERA of 3.31 it’s easy to see that Blyleven was a solid performer that offered consistency to the teams he pitched for.  With 242 complete games to his credit, including 60 shut outs, Blyleven’s effort was solid no matter what team he suited up to play for.  Bert has amassed 3,701 strikeouts over the course of his 22-seasons in the big leagues while giving up just 1,322 walks – good for a 2.8 K:walk ratio. 

Blyleven played in 2 World Series match-ups – in 1979 as a member of the Pirates and then in 1987 with the Twins.  Winning both championship titles and having a record of 5-1 in the post season, Bert Blyleven out-played his opponents on baseball’s biggest stage.  And when dominance mattered most, Bert struck out 36 batters while just walking 13.