Daily Archives: May 26, 2009

Anyone Want Terry Steinbach’s Autograph???

Yeah, so did I.  That’s why I sent a few cards to Mr. Steinbach courtesy of the Minnesota Twins during Spring Training this year.

I got the cards back, unsigned, along with a letter from this former Oakland A’s superstar in which he asks for a donation to a scholarship fund that he and his wife created called ‘The Terry Steinbach Scholarship Fund.’  Since 1988 the Steinbach family has raised over $75,000 and has aided 21 kids in their goals of getting a college education.  This is a very admirable project by the Steinbachs – and that’s a lot of autographs too!!!

So, my original question still stands, ‘Anyone want a Terry Steinbach autograph?’  I know I do, now I just need to pick up a few more cards of him before I send something out.  Terry charges just $2 per signed card, $3 for a personalized card, and $5 for a signed photo.  These prices are just too good to pass up, and I will be sending something Mr. Steinbach’s way very soon.

Interested?  If so, send your cards and donation made out to ‘The Terry Steinbach Scholarship Fund’, Terry Steinbach, P.O. Box 181, Hamel, MN, 55340.  Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your signed cards.

Thank you for the great offer Mr. Steinbach.  And thank you for helping us with our future too!!!

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1985 Donruss Rickey Henderson

1985 Donruss Rickey Henderson

What a great photo!!!  This is the way that I most remember Rickey Henderson.  The epitome on concentration and terror on the base paths, Henderson made watching base running fun for me. 

The 1985 Donruss set was an odd one.  With it’s Black borders and Red striping, the cards often had a tone of darkness.  For this specific card, I would have preferred a full-body picture versus this cropped one.  It would also be nice to see how many steps Rickey was away from second base as he prepares to swipe third.  And although it’s not the card companies fault, this alternate jersey of the Oakland A’s really makes the look of the card much darker than it would be if Rickey was dressed in his ‘home whites’. 

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Did You Know…

Derek Lowe of the 2004 Boston Red Sox is the only major league pitcher to win the final game of a division series, a league championship series, and the World Series all in the same year. 

**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’