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…
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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.
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.
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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!!!
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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!
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