Signing Results: Hall of Famer, Ozzie Smith!!!!
Finally, after weeks of waiting and one canceled session, my Ozzie Smith signed baseball is home.
And even though the wait was longer than what I would have wanted, I have to say that this signed baseball is one of the sweetest in my collection!!! Ozzie’s signature is impeccable; I would have to say that the quality and clarity of his autograph is underrated in the hobby.
Come see for yourself:
I told you – PERFECT!!!!
This is ball #40 of my collection, and easily a ‘Top 5’ for me!!!
Posted in Autographs, Ozzie Smith Collection
Tagged 1982 world series, 1985 world series, 1987 world series, all-star, autographed baseball collection, autographed baseballs, Autographs, base stealing, baseball, baseball history, Cardinals, defensive skill, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, ozzie smith, padres, san diego padres, signed baseballs, st. louis cardinals, stolen bases, wizard, wizard of oz, world series
Bob Gibson 1971 Topps
I cannot believe that this baseball card is close to 40 years old. And I have to say that for being 39, this card of Bob Gibson from the 1971 Topps baseball set looks pretty good!!!
While the camera angle used to shoot this photo is not odd, I have to say that the end result of the shot is. Between Gibson’s Grey jersey and Red hat mixed with all of the same colored shirts and hats in the stands, Gibson blends in really well with the crowd. Heck, the third baseman stands out more than ‘Hoot’ and it is not his card.
Instead of ‘Where’s Waldo’, we can play ‘Where’s Gibby’ with this one… 🙂
Posted in Bob Gibson Collection
Tagged 1964 world series, 1967 world series, 3000 k’s, 3000 strikeouts, bob gibson, Cardinals, cy young, cy young award, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, MVP, pitcher, st. louis cardinals, world series, world series MVP
Dawson Oddballs Make Me Smile!!!
These random Dawson oddballs have been sitting on my desk for a while.
Primarily consisting of stickers that were issued in the early 1980’s, I love looking at ‘cards’ like these because they are not ones that you see all of the time. And as my Andre Dawson collection continues to swell, it is cards like these that keep my collection chugging along.
Oh, and in the center is a card I had never seen prior to my purchase and have not seen since – kind of looks like a picture of Andre while in his younger teens…
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Chicago Cubs, Stars from the 80's
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, dawson contract, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, hobby, Marlins, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, silver slugger
Reggie Jackson 2010 Topps ‘Vintage Legends’
Look at this beauty!!!
I scooped this card up during a recent splurge on Sportlots.com. And while they may not offer the easiest or most friendly way to shop, their prices cannot be beat.
For example, cards that would cost a dollar through Ebay’s Buy It Now program can be had for as little as $0.18 on SportLots.com.
I’ve been hooked on that site for some time now, and if it wasn’t for their vast inventory of sellers and cards, my player collections would not be anything close to what they are today.
Thank you SportLots.com!!!
Posted in Reggie Jackson - Mr. October
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, A’s, all-star, angels, Athletics, baseball, baseball card show, baseball cards, california angels, collecting, collection, Hall Of Fame, hobbies, hobby, HOF, mustache, new york yankees, oakland A’s, Oakland Athletics, reggie jackson, Reggie Jackson – Mr. October, world series, world series MVP, yankees
Wade Boggs 1992 Topps
From the looks of it, Wade Boggs is headed home.
And while it is tough to guess the complete scenario of this picture, he is either advancing due to a passed ball, putting on a squeeze play, or attempting to score as the result of an infield hit or bunt…
My guess is option number three – I cannot see Boggs being the player of choice when attempting a squeeze… But that’s just me.
Posted in Wade Boggs Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, batting champion, batting title, boston red sox, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, hobbies, hobby, HOF, new york yankees, rays, red sox, silver slugger, tampa bay rays, wade boggs, world series