Daily Archives: December 15, 2009

TTM Success: Ron Cey!!!

All it took was 7 days for Ron Cey to return these beautifully signed cards back to me.  And the cards had pretty far to go.  FL to CA and back to FL is some trip!!!

And while most of the baseball world will remember Cey as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1971-82, I choose to remember him first as a Cub!!  But, you certainly cannot deny what Cey did in a Dodgers uniform…  6 All-star appearances in a row solidified Cey as a dominant 3rd baseman.  Oh yeah, he also won the World Series MVP for the Dodgers in 1981 too..

As a member of the Cubs from 1983-1986, Cey continued on his tear as a great hitter and skilled defense-man. 

This is the third time in a year that I have received autographs back from Mr. Cey and it is still thrilling to add this Dodgers and Cubs legend to my growing autograph collection!!

Thanks ‘Penguin’!!!

1987 Donruss Eddie Murray

1987 Donruss Eddie Murray

Hardly worth showing off, but trying to stay true to my commitment of honoring Eddie and each of his cards from his days with the Orioles, cards like the 1987 Donruss issue make that task a little less enjoyable.

I like the ’87 design.  It’s not my favorite, but it is definitely not their worst work either.  But the photo choice for this card is just terrible.  I mean, zoom out.  Seriously…

Here we have one of the game’s greatest hitters and Donruss chooses this close-up as their picture for a baseball card set people will be collecting all year-long.  I know that they may want to hold certain images for certain issues, but this is their flagship, their bread-and-butter if you will…  And they failed miserably.

The only great thing about adding this card to my collection is that I can add a ‘Y’ to my ‘Own It’ column on my Eddie Murray checklist!!!  Otherwise – YUCK!!!

Murray 87D

Did You Know…

In 1921, Walter Johnson struck out his 2,804th batter, which moved him past Cy Young as the all-time leader in strikeouts.  His record lasted until 1982, when Nolan Ryan surpassed him.


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

My take – Ryan’s record is safe for a very, very long time!!!