You may recall that for Christmas I received an awesome stack of baseball-related books to enjoy. If not, you can click here to see the details.
In this stack of books was one called ‘The Machine’. The book details the success of Cincinnati’s ‘Big Red Machine’ – a team that I am passionate about!!
So while I continue to read the books I already owned prior to getting this new and very tall stack of new books, I thought it would be fun to send this book around to see if I can add any autographs to it.
And why not start with the team’s leader – Mr. Sparky Anderson??
So off it goes. Anderson has always had a great TTM reputation and I hope he continues that tradition and sends this back to me with his autograph.
Wish me luck!!!
Posted in Autographs, Sparky Anderson Collection
Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, 1984 world series, authentic, autograph collecting, Autographs, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, detroit tigers, george anderson, Hall Of Fame, HOF, reds, Sparky Anderson, sports autographs, the machine, tigers, TTM, ttm autographs, ttm success, world series
1992 Stadium Club Greg Maddux
If I held a contest for the worst image used on a baseball card, this one would get strong consideration as one of the finalists!!!
What a terrible picture. I don’t know if the photographer caught Maddux at an off millisecond or if Maddux just arrived at the park after a late-night bender, but he looks awful in this picture. He needs a shave, he needs to brush his teeth, and most importantly, he needs to go back to bed!!!
The fact that Stadium Club would even use this image as part of their set is terrible. I am convinced that someone snuck this shot in at the last moment or that they had a beef with Maddux and wanted to screw him over a bit.
‘Take that Greg!!!”
What else can I say?? I am happy to add this terribly, god-awful baseball card to my Greg Maddux collection. I hope we never cross paths again!!!
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