Daily Archives: April 9, 2009

Ron Cey Delivers Again – More Autograph TTM Success!!!

Just like we all knew he would, Ron Cey met our expectations and offered up to 2 more classic autographs for me!!  And this time in just 9 days…

This one is especially cool as it is my first card featuring 2 player autographs.  As you may recall, I got this 1987 Topps card signed by Steve Trout a few weeks ago.  As soon as it was returned to me, I flipped it over to Ron Cey the very next day(hey that rhymes) and now I am the proud owner of this…


The 11th Commandment – NO MORE PENNY SLEEVES!!!

Strike 1.  Strike 2.  And strike 3.  You’re out!!!

I’m done sending penny sleeves with my TTM requests.  I have received some great signed cards, but too many in my opinion have become wasted due to smearing in a plastic sleeve.  Take a look below. 

Strike 1, 2, and 3.

Strike 1, 2, and 3.

To Bruce Jenner, Don Baylor, and Rick Reuschel – I want to ‘Thank You’ all for taking time out of your lives to make this fan happy.  These signed cards mean quite a bit to me and will remain in my collection as is. 

Happy Anniversary Michael Jordan!!!

15 years ago Michael Jordan made his professional debut as a baseball player.  It’s hard to believe that this was 15 years ago.

While the experiment didn’t quite go according to plan, MJ certainly did give a great effort towards achieving a childhood goal of his.  Many people say that his inability to make it as a professional baseball player tarnished his ‘God-like’ image created through his basketball success.  I have to disagree with this.  In my eyes, I saw a man trying to accomplish a goal that he had as a child.  What’s wrong with that?  He failed, but at least he tried.  How many people even attempt to enter the profession that they wanted to enter as a kid?  My guess is very few.

Although Michael Jordan was unsuccessful in reaching the major leagues, he did bring a lot of attention to minor league baseball.  He was great for the NBA, and he was pretty damn good for MLB too.

Happy Anniversary Mike!!! 


My Andre Dawson ‘Fab 5’ – Card #2

Now that my Andre Dawson player collection is complete I wanted to take the time to show off my favorite 5 cards from this set.

Card #2 – 1988 Topps

What’s not to like about this card and it’s design.  The ’88 Topps set has a classic look about it.  The border and team name coordinate with the team’s color scheme.  The picture of Dawson is perfect as it shows his swing and full follow-through.  I like how Topps laid this picture of ‘The Hawk’ on top of the team name, but then wrapped his name around the picture in the lower-left hand corner.

’88 Topps is a classic!