I plead Guilty. I am hooked. And my mailman is not going to be too pleased with the extra weight he’s got to carry around…
11 more autograph requests have been mailed. I have been on a nice little hit streak lately so I didn’t want to let up. I have a shrinking stack of cards that I want to send out for autographs, but my stack of signed cards is multiplying in quantity. I don’t consider this to be too bad of a trade-off…
The Guys: Don Zimmer, Steve Sax, Frank Viola, Mark Gubicza, John Olerud, Dave Henderson, Tim Raines, Cecil Cooper, Tim Brunansky, Lou Whitaker, and Lance Parrish.
Wish me luck!!!
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Tagged authentic, autograph collecting, Autographs, autographs through the mail, baseball, baseball cards, Cecil Cooper, collecting, collection, Dave Henderson, Don Zimmer, frank viola, hobby, John Olerud, lance parrish, lou whitaker, Mark Gubicza, sports autographs, Steve Sax, Tim Brunansky, tim raines, TTM, ttm autographs, ttm success
What a cool looking signature. Ron Cey delivered these beauties to me in just 11 days…
And while most of the baseball world will remember Cey as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1971-82, I choose to remember him first as a Cub!! But, you certainly cannot deny what Cey did in a Dodgers uniform… 6 All-star appearances in a row solidified Cey as a dominant 3rd baseman. Oh yeah, he also won the World Series MVP for the Dodgers in 1981 too..
As a member of the Cubs from 1983-1986, Cey continued on his tear as a great hitter and skilled defense-man and it is thrilling to add this Dodgers and Cubs legend to my growing autograph collection!!
Posted in Autographs, Chicago Cubs, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1981 world series, authentic, autograph collecting, Autographs, autographs through the mail, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, collection, Cubs, dodgers, los angeles dodgers, Ron Cey, sports autographs, TTM, ttm autographs, ttm success, world series, world series MVP
I received 4 packs of 1990 Fleer in the contest I won on the Autographed Cards blog.
Here are the results from Pack #3
Von Hayes, Ron Hassey, Fred McGriff, Devon White, Glenn Wilson, Dave Winfield, Sandy Alomar Jr, Danny Tartabull, Andres Galaraga, Scott Coolbaugh, Rick Dempsey, Scott Hemond/Mark Gardner, Tony Gwynn, Lou Whitaker, and Steve Wilson.
Doubles, Doubles, Doubles. At least some of the doubles I got are of players I like, but this was a pack that contained only 3 new cards for me. At least one of the ;newbies’ was a Tony Gwynn card!!!
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Tagged 1990 fleer, and Steve Wilson., Andres Galaraga, baseball cards, collecting, collection, danny tartabull, dave winfield, devon white, fleer, fred mcgriff, Glenn Wilson, hobby, lou whitaker, Rick Dempsey, Ron Hassey, Sandy Alomar Jr, Scott Coolbaugh, Scott Hemond/Mark Gardner, steve wilson, tony gwynn, Von Hayes
“31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #5
Robin Yount – 1975 Topps – #223
Robin Yount ranks as #5 on my list of the Top 31 rookies from the 1970’s. Had Yount played for a team that got more media attention, he could be even higher on the list.
Everything Robin Yount did, he did exceptionally well. A hitter for power, a hitter for average, a base runner, you name it and he did it very well. Yount was an offensive machine for 20 years as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. In 20 big league seasons, Yount finished his career with 3,142 hits. With those hits came 251 home runs and 271 stolen bases. And if you add to that his 1,406 RBI and 1,632 runs scored you’ve got a potent mixture that creates the perfect offensive threat.
A 2-time MVP winner with 5 more Top 18 finises, Yount was widely accepted as one of baseball’s best players for 2 decades. Yount is a 3-time All-star and a Gold Glove winner as well. Yount reached the World Series in 1982 and lost to the Cardinals in 7 games. In that series, Yount hit an amazing .414 as he collected 12 hits with 6 RBI.
Robin Yount was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1999.
Posted in '31 in 31' - The 1970's
Tagged 1975 topps, 1982 world series, 3000 hits, all-star, baseball, brewers, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, milwaukee brewers, most valuable player, MVP, robin yount, shortstop, topps, world series