Daily Archives: November 27, 2009

Coming Soon: Bob Feller Signing!!!

While at the mall last weekend with my wife and kids, my wife gave me ‘The Nod’.  For those of you that are not familiar with ‘The Nod’, let me explain.  In my family, ‘The Nod’ means take off, get away, scram, etc…

We were in the Disney store and she spotted something she wanted to get for the boys.  My 3-year old is very intrigued when we’re out shopping, and has a knack for finding something he wants wherever we go.  This time, my wife gave me ‘The Nod’ so I hightailed it out of there before he could see what she found.

I made my way across the mall’s hallway to the Mounted Memories Factory Outlet.  It’s a great store with some great stuff.  Some of it is very affordable while some is outrageously high-priced.  While I have never made a purchase there, I do enjoy checking out what they have so it was a natural choice for us to burn a few minutes there.

While cruising around the store, I saw a stack of these flyers at the register:

Obviously the headline of the flyer did it’s job as I was instantly intrigued.  Bob Feller and Free Autographs sounds like a great time to me.  He’ll be at the store next week and I have every intention of being there as well.  If you purchase a ball or photo from the store you get a free autograph.  If you walk in with your own item to be signed, it’s $20.00.  

It sounds like I’ll be adding another signed baseball to my collection!!!  Plus, it’s from an in-person appearance!!!  And he’s a Hall of Famer!!!

Stay tuned next week as I bring you the results from the Bob Feller signing.

1986 Fleer Superstar Special with Darryl Strawberry & Tim Raines

1986 Fleer Superstar Special with Darryl Strawberry & Tim Raines

What can I say, this is a card featuring two of my favorite players from my favorite baseball era – the 1980’s!!

The card’s theme is ‘Instant Offense’ and I don’t know if a better title could have been established for these two All-star players.

Both Strawberry and Raines were multi-faceted players whose offensive skills were some of the best in the league.  With blazing speed, home run power, and great control at the plate, there was nothing that these guys couldn’t do to ignite offense!!!

Another great card in my Darryl Strawberry player collection has found a new home!!!

Straw 86F SS

Happy Birthday Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez!!!

Pudge Rodriguez turns 38 years old today.

Still a favorite of all Florida Marlins fans, Pudge Rodriguez should go down as one of the greatest players from his era!!

With a resume that includes 1 Most Valuable Player Award, 7 Silver Slugger awards, 13 Gold Gloves, and 14 All-star games, one has to wonder where Pudge ranks in the conversation about the game’s greatest catchers.

Through the 2009 baseball season, Rodriguez has tallied 2,711 hits, 1,308 runs scored, 305 home runs, 1,264 RBI, and he even has 125 stolen bases to his credit.

As he continues to climb towards a few more baseball milestones, it seems like his election into baseball’s Hall of Fame is inevitable.  One thing is for certain:  He has my vote!!!

Happy Birthday Pudge!!!