Daily Archives: October 7, 2009

TTM Success: Tim Raines Signed Baseball!!!

After just three weeks, mystery package #1 has been returned to me and I am thrilled with the results!!!

I sent this ball to ‘Rock’ in mid-September and am really happy that I got it back so quickly.  I sent the ball to the Newark Bears, the minor league team that Raines manages, along with a small donation. 

Here is the result:


Pretty awesome, huh???  What a great addition to my signed baseball collection!!!

Raines was one of my favorite players from the 1980’s.  While always being one of the smallest guys on the field, Raines did not let his size hold him back.  He was a great hitter, and became one of the sport’s greatest base stealers of all-time.

I can’t wait to put this ball with the others that I have obtained over the last year!!!

Thank you Mr. Raines!!!!

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #8

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #8

1986 Fleer – Card #647 – AKA – ‘The Andres Galarraga Rookie Card’


Fred Toliver – Toliver spent 7 years in the big leagues and played for 5 different teams.  A pitcher, Toliver made 78 appearances during his career, both as a starter and relief pitcher.  Toliver’s career record is 10-16 with 1 save and an ERA of 4.73.

Andres Galarraga – ‘The Big Cat’ offered a nice mix of power and contact hitting over the course of his 19-year career.  Retiring with 399 home runs, Galarraga hit at least 15 home runs in a season 11-times.  He was also a steady hitter as he connected for 140 or more hits 10 times.  He is a 5-time All-star, 2-time Silver Slugger winner, and 2-time Gold Glove recipient.

Eddie Murray 1983 Topps

Eddie Murray 1983 Topps

Good old 1983 Topps – It never fails me!!!

The 1983 Topps set is like that one friend you’ve grown up with since you could barely walk.  Through thick and thin, ’83 Topps has been there for me.  And as loyal as ever, I have been there for ’83 Topps.

I have just added the 1983 Topps card of Eddie Murray to my collection.  As expected, it is a great looking card and one that I am proud to add to my player collection!!!

Murray 83T

Did You Know…

Barry Bonds had 232 walks in 2004, the most ever recorded by a batter in a single season.  He’s also in second place with 198 in 2002, and third with 177 in 2001.


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

My take – Say what you will, but I firmly belive that Bonds is as skilled of a hitter as they game has ever seen!!