If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!!!
I sent a 1985 Donruss card to Pete Rose more than 6 months ago and have yet to receive it back. And between the many blogs I surf and the autograph websites I frequent, I continued to see successful returns from ‘Charlie Hustle’. So this time I decided to send a ball and a check for Mr. Rose as I have been dying to add his great autograph to my collection.
And now I am thrilled to announce that ‘Mystery Package #2’ has returned home safely and it is AWESOME!!!!
With the help of a check that I wrote, Pete Rose signed this baseball for me and even added #4256 for his career hits total as an inscription. I know that adding a check to my letter increased my odds of getting this ball back with Rose’s signature, but I hope that the emotional letter I sent also pulled its weight too. In my head it certainly helped.
In just over a month I am thrilled to have this ball back home and will proudly display it with the rest of my collection. This one certainly ranks near the top for me!!!
On to the spoils…
Posted in Autographs, Pete Rose Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 4192 hits, 4256 hits, authentic, autograph collecting, autograph hunting, Autographs, autographs through the mail, baseball, baseball cards, baseball milestones, baseball records, charlie hustle, Cincinnati Reds, Hall Of Fame, HOF, pete rose, reds, sports autographs, TTM, ttm autographs, ttm suc, ty cobb
1990 Bowman Greg Maddux
Wow, what a thrilling card huh?? Here is Greg Maddux’s 1990 Bowman card featuring his high school minor league Spring Training picture.
I’ve got nothing left to say about this card other than I happy I no longer have to hunt it down to add it to my Maddux Collection!!
Maddux had a solid year in 1990. He started 35 games for the Cubbies and finished with a 15-15 record. He won his first Gold Glove that year for defensive excellence and was en route to win 17 more in the next 18 seasons.
Enjoy the card… YUCK!!!
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Greg Maddux Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1995 world series, 300 wins, 3000 strikeouts, all-star, atlanta braves, baseball, baseball cards, braves, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, cy young, cy young award, gold glove, greg maddux, world series
1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick – Darryl Strawberry
What can I say, Straw was the man!! Of all of the cards in this 12-card set, I believe that this is the highlight.
Darryl Strawberry made an immediate impact on the sport during his debut in 1983. The league’s Rookie of the Year played like a seasoned veteran and quickly became the centerpiece of the New York Mets and their championship roster.
Equipped with the perfect blend of speed and power, Straw’s talents landed him on 8 consecutive All-star teams while he and the Mets took baseball by storm. His career home run total of 335 and stolen base count of 221 along with his 1,000 career RBI show just how versatile and steady he was.
Strawberry had his share of setbacks during his career that didn’t allow him to become the MVP that he had the talent to be. Yet he still found himself as a member of 3 World Series Championship teams!!!
Overall ranking – 9.5 out of 10. Points earned for eclipsing the 300-HR mark and 200 steals plateau. More points for 8 All-star nods and his amazing count of 3 World Series championship rings. 1/2 point deduction because there is still that lingering thought of ‘What Could Have Been’.
Posted in 1985 Topps 1st Draft Pick Subset
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