Daily Archives: February 8, 2011

TTM Failure: New York Yankees Legend Yogi Berra

TTM Failure:  New York Yankees Legend Yogi Berra

It is with a very heavy heart that I have to announce that the first autograph I went after in 2011 was a failure.

You see, I have wanted to add Yogi Berra’s autograph to my collection for quite some time.  I know that he is a tough in-person autograph, and the fact that he has probably not visited South Florida too much hurts my chances of meeting him in person ever further.

So, as soon as I unwrapped 5 brand new Rawlings baseballs on Christmas, I immediately set one aside for Yogi.

And today when I got home from work, my first envelope had arrived.  And the postal service failed to post-mark the stamps on the outside of the envelope so I had no clue as to where this one had traveled from.

I tore into the mailer hoping to find a freshly signed ball.  Instead, what I received was my baseball(unsigned), my original letter and donation, and a preicelist from the people who manage this process for Mr. Berra.

It now costs $100 to get an autograph on your baseball from Yogi Berra.  I guess that the $50 I enclosed was not even enough to get a ‘Yogi’.  $100 is steep, a little too steep for me regardless of who the player is…

Maybe next time!!

Ron Santo 2004 Fleer Greats

Ron Santo 2004 Fleer Greats

Man it is going to be tough in Chicago this upcoming baseball season.  On top of the fact that the Cubs have no chance in really competing for anything close to a divisional title, this will be the first time in a very long time that Ron Santo’s voice will not be heard at Wrigley.

Rest In Peace Mr. Santo – you are missed dearly!!!

Wade Boggs 1988 Score

Wade Boggs 1988 Score

Be careful Wade, this one may be headed right back in your direction!!!

Man I love those 1988 Score cards.  And if I told you how many packs I ‘searched’ as s kid when these were found at every drug store I visited, you may be appalled. 

The end result of all of that searching?  Way too many Gregg Jeffries rookie cards…  LOL!!!

Did You Know…

Lou Brock is the only player with 1,500 strikeouts who hit fewer than 200 home runs.  Brock finished his 19-year big league career in 1979 with 149 homers and 1,730 strikeouts.

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’