Daily Archives: February 15, 2010

My Mailbox Is Stuffed With Autograph TTM Requests!!!

My Mailbox Is Stuffed With Autograph TTM Requests!!!

Well, it took a few dedicated nights, and several hand cramps, but I have completed my initial batch of TTM requests that are headed to Spring Training. 

I have now successfully turned this:

Into this:

30 letters headed to Arizona and Florida to enjoy Spring Training.  I only wish that I could join them…

As the mail starts to roll back my way, I will share each and every success and failure with you along the way!!

Wish me luck!!!

Wicked Goodies!

By now, Alfredo and I don’t trade cards with one another.  If we find something that we know the other guy would love to add to his collection we just pick it up and put it in the mail.  He has established himself as one of the best traders in our blogging community, and his blog ‘My Past Time…. I Love It’ has become a daily stop for me. 

And while our collections overlap just a bit with our fascination with the Florida Marlins, it has been nice learning about the guys that he collects as I pick up cards of them for him.  And in the past year, he has sent me some incredible stuff featuring my favorite players.

And this latest shipment is no letdown…  Chock full of cards of 3 of my favorite players from the 1980s.

Check them out:

 3 beautiful cards of Rickey Henderson – 2 from his playing days and a 2002 Diamond King celebrating his time(s) in Oakland.

2 great Eddie Murray cards – the Orioles card is my favorite from this great group of cards!!!

And last but not least, 6 more Andre Dawson baseball cards.  If I had to guess, I would have to estimate that Alfredo has sent me between 50-60 cards of ‘The Hawk’ in the last year.  And each and every one of them are cherished and stored for eternity in my Dawson collection!

Thank you for adding some more great cards to my collection Alfredo!!!

1985 Topps Record Breakers – Card #1 – Carlton Fisk

1985 Topps Record Breakers – Card #1 – Carlton Fisk

Headline – Fisk Sets Record By Catching All 25 Innings Of Marathon

The Story – Chicago, Illinois, May 9, 1984:  White Sox backstop Carlton Fisk tonight set a record by catching all 25 innings of club’s 7-6 win vs. Brewers.  The former mark of 24 innings was originally set by A’s Mike Powers, 9-01-06 and then tied by A’s Buddy Rosar and Tigers’ Bob Swift on 7-21-45, Astros’ Hal King and Mets’ Jerry Grote, 4-15-68.

My added notes – During this 8 hour and 6 minute marathon, Fisk batted 12 times.  Yes, 12!!!  On the day/night, he went 3-for-11 with 1 double, 1 run scored, and 1 RBI.

Happy Birthday Ron Cey!!!

Ron Cey turns 62 years old today!!

If I could use 1 word to describe Ron Cey’s baseball abilities it would be = SOLID.  This guy appears to have had no weakness!!! 

In his 17-season career, Cey established himself as a good hitter for average and power with the ability to drive in runs.  I think that one of the greatest factors of this was that Cey played with the same players for half of his career.  As a member of the LA Dodgers in the 1970’s Cey was on an infield line-up that played together for 8 straight seasons.  By the end, they were a well-oiled offensive and defensive powerhouse and ended up winning the World Series in 1981 while Cey took home the Series MVP Award.

A real friend of the fans, Mr. Cey has signed tons of autographs for his fans in lightning quick time.  In the past year alone, he has signed for me three times.  And each time, he delivers a beautiful signature and usually in less than 10 days time!!

Happy Birthday and Thank You Mr. Cey!!!