Daily Archives: May 31, 2010

TTM Success: Mark Grace!!!

In the last round of autograph attempts that I put in the mail I threw another envelope full of baseball cards to Mark Grace.

He has signed for me countless other times since I got back into collecting baseball cards and autographs, so I figured why not.

And now just 30 days later, my return envelope has arrived and once again Mark ‘Amazin’ Grace had delivered some great looking autographs for this loyal fan.

Check them out:

I told you that they looked great! 

This time I sent a horizontal card to Gracey.  I wanted to see how he would sign it, and personally of the cards that I have of him, this one from the 2000 Topps set showing him sliding into home plate is one of my favorites.

Mr. Grace – Thanks for the great memories.  And thanks again for the awesome autographs!!!

Dale Murphy 1987 Fleer

Dale Murphy 1987 Fleer

The uniform that Murphy is wearing on this 1987 Fleer baseball card is one of my favorites from my youth.  Each and every time that I see it I am first reminded of #3 himself.  And quickly after, my mind is filled with images of Bob Horner and Glenn Hubbard and Ken Oberkfell and many others. 

And while this card is not that exciting to look at, it is the exact reason why I collect – to recall and enjoy the incredible impact baseball and collecting baseball cards had on my youth!!!

Hey Fleer – Thanks for reminding me!!

1981 Topps ‘Record Breakers’ – Card #206 – Mike Schmidt

1981 Topps ‘Record Breakers’ – Card #206 – Mike Schmidt

“Schmidt Sets Home Run Mark For 3rd Sackers”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 5, 1980

Phillies’ slugger Mike Schmidt led the major leagues with 49 home runs in 1980.  In the process he broke the all-time mark for round-trippers by a 3rd baseman.  The former record of 47 4-baggers was set by Eddie Matthews of the Milwaukee Braves in 1953.  Mike is especially proud of his 48th and final blast of the regular season as it came in the 11th inning and won the game which gave the Phillies the NL East pennant.

Happy Memorial Day!!!

If you have the day off from work, enjoy it.  If you have no school today, enjoy it. 

Take the time to relax a little today if you can.  3-day weekends do not come around often enough, so spend the extra time you have doing something you enjoy but can’t do as often as you’d like.

Happy Memorial Day to you all!!!

Rockville, MD  ~ 2008 Memorial Day Parade [CP] by Daniel.Techie @ 127.Ø.Ø.1.