Meeting Bob Feller in December was a thrill for me. And now, a month later, I am still very excited and proud to have been able to share a few minutes with this Hall of Fame legend!!
And when I saw how great this picture came out of me and Mr. Feller, I knew I wanted to try to get this photo signed. So I sent this to Mr. Feller with the hopes of doing just that…
And now, 14 days later, this beautifully signed souvenir of this great occasion has been made even more memorable… Check this out:
Nice, huh?? Well, Mr. Feller didn’t stop there. The 2 cards I offered to him as a gesture of being thankful for his time were also returned back to me. And you guessed right, he signed both cards as well!!!
As if I needed more confirmation that Mr. Feller was a class act, I am very blown away by his desire to make this fan happy.
Thank you Mr. Feller. It was a thrill meeting you in person, and the memories and mementos you have provided me will last a lifetime!!!
Posted in Autographs
Tagged all-star, autograph collecting, autographed baseballs, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, Bob Feller, bob feller museum, cleveland indians, cy young, cy young award, free autographs, Hall Of Fame, HOF, indians, pitcher, sports autographs, starting pitcher
1990 Upper Deck Darryl Strawberry
Upper Deck was the innovator in the early 1990’s. Their cutting-edge photography, high-gloss paper, and unique design captivated the hobby. Collectors of vintage and modern cards were all impressed with the Upper Deck brand and were very excited to see their product.
Have I built this up enough???
I am so disappointed with this card of Darryl Strawberry. While I am happy to add another new card to my collection honoring Darryl, this card does nothing for me. The innovative and attractive new company failed me, Darryl, and all collectors with this one…
Posted in Darryl Strawberry Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1986 world series, 1996 world series, 1999 world series, all-star, darryl strawberry, dodgers, los angeles dodgers, Mets, New york mets, new york yankees, Rookie of the Year, ROY, silver slugger, world series, yankees
Norm Cash had the biggest drop in batting average from one season to the next. In 1961, his average was .361; the next year it dropped to .243.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball.’
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged american league, baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, batting champion, detroit tigers, Did You Know...., norm cash, sports trivia, tiger stadium, tigers
I was able to pick up this subset for a very low price. It’s a 6-card set and it highlights some amazing accomplishments that occurred during the 1979 baseball season.
1980 Topps – ‘1979 Highlights’ – Card #1
Headline – ‘Willie McCovey’s 512th homer sets new mark for NL lefties’
Text on the back – Pittsburgh, June 9, 1979 0 Giants’ Willie McCovey tonight belted a 3-run Pinch-Homer to highlight Giants’ 6-2 win over Pirates. The wallop was the 512th of McCovey’s career, setting a new NL mark for lefties. The record of 511 homers was held by Mel Ott.
30 years later – With 521 career home runs to his credit, McCovey ranks in 7th place on the all-time home run list for left-handed batters.
Posted in 1980 Topps Highlights
Tagged 1979 highlights, 1980 topps, 500 home runs, all-star, giants, Hall Of Fame, HOF, home run, left handed hitter, mccovey cove, most valuable player, MVP, power hitter, Rookie of the Year, ROY, san francisco giants, topps, willie mccovey