Daily Archives: May 22, 2011

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Hall Of Fame Signed Baseballs On My Want List’

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Hall Of Fame Signed Baseballs On My Want List’

I collect signed baseballs.  Currently my collections sits comfortably at 53, and I have a few more in the works that will get me 2-3 more within the next 30-45 days.  I hope that by the end of the year I will have hit or surpassed the 60-mark.

So, I thought it would be fun to do a few posts in my ‘Top Ten’ series that related to the balls that I would like to add.

This is the first post of the series, and I think I can get two more out for your reading pleasure over the next couple of weeks.

So, while I know that I would love to add signed baseballs of some of the most famous Hall of Famers in the history of the sport, I am also a realist.  At the same time, I am also somewhat of a thrifty collector so I don’t have my heart set on adding balls to my collection that would cost me a few Benjamin Franklins.  Instead, I opt to crave the guys that I love.

With all of that being said, you will not find Ty Cobb, or Babe Ruth or Cy Young on this list.  Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and Yogi Berra don’t make the cut either.

So, here we go.  These are the Hall of Famers that I want.  And the ones that I can most likely afford….

Honorable mention – Carlton Fisk, Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Jim Rice, Al Kaline, Bruce Sutter, and Lou Brock.

10B – Mike Schmidt.

10A- Dennis Eckersley.

9 – Eddie Murray.

8 – Tom Seaver.

7 – Wade Boggs.

6 – Tony Gwynn.

5 – Rod Carew.

4 – Rickey Henderson.

3 – Willie McCovey.

2 – Cal Rikpen Jr.

1 – Nolan Ryan.

There you have it.

10 11 guys that I would love to add to my collection.  And with a little luck and a Andrew Jacksons by my side I am hoping that some of these can become a reality sometime in the near future.

The Marlins/Rays Series Is Over & We Have A Contest Winner!!!

The Marlins/Rays Series Is Over & We Have A Contest Winner!!!

Well, after 3 fun-filled games that saw both dynamite offense and defense, the Marlins won 2 out of 3 games in ‘The Battle For Florida’.

And Sam, won my contest by accurately predicting that there would be 20 runs scored in the combined three games.

Congratulations Sam.  I have sent you an email to get your mailing address!!

To the rest of the field, better luck next time.  And there will most certainly be a next time as my next contest on ’30-YOC’ is just a few weeks away!!!

GO FISH!!!

2006 Fleer Greats Of The Game Certified Autographs – Dawson, Jenkins, and Williams!!!

2006 Fleer Greats Of The Game Certified Autographs – Dawson, Jenkins, and Williams!!!

Oh man.  Oh man.  Oh man.  Oh man.  Oh man.  Oh man….

My three favorite Cubs – and all autographed to perfection!!

I am so excited to finally have all three of these cards – I am a little speechless.

Let’s get right down to it and show them off…

Awesome, huh??  Yeah, I know!!

I have got to find a Ron Santo to add to this collection!!!!

Willie McCovey 1981 Fleer

Willie McCovey 1981 Fleer

Willie McCovey’s final season in the major leagues was in 1980.  And in that year, he only played in 48 of the team’s games.

Fleer debuted their baseball card set the next year, in 1981. 

But can you really blame them for adding the slugging legend to their set?  Nah, they get a pass!

Great card!!!

Tony Gwynn 1986 Topps

Tony Gwynn 1986 Topps

Tony says ‘Check out my curve-ball’.