Daily Archives: August 18, 2011

TTM Success: Hall Of Famer, Carlton Fisk!!! YES!!!

TTM Success:  Hall Of Famer, Carlton Fisk!!!  YES!!!

Oh boy.  Oh boy.  Oh boy.  Oh boy.  Oh boy.  Oh boy.

This is a pretty sweet one right here…

I don’t know why I have been on the fence for so long over sending to Mr. Fisk, but I am really glad that I finally got my butt in gear and sent him a baseball.

Signed perfectly, right on the sweet-spot in Blue ink, Fisk did not disappoint.  In fact, he exceeded my expectations as this ball only took three weeks to make it back to me.

Check it out:

Nice, huh???  Fisk requires a $40 donation to the charity that he works with in exchange for his signature.  And from what I have seen that he charges during show appearances, I feel like I got a great deal on this one!

One heck of an addition to my signed baseball collection – Thank you, Mr. Fisk!!!

Fergie Jenkins 2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites

Fergie Jenkins 2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites

Just a fantastic looking card from the 2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites baseball card set.  And it just happens to feature a close-up of my favorite Cubs pitcher of all-time – Mr. Ferguson Jenkins.

Take a look:

Pretty nice, huh?

Modeled after the 1967 Topps baseball card design, I am always partial to the older cards but this one has me feeling nostalgic – even if it is only seven years old..  LOL

Enjoy!

Kirby Puckett 1987 Donruss

Kirby Puckett 1987 Donruss

Just look at that smile.  I challenge you to find anyone in the game during that era that was having as much as Kirby Puckett.

And if you find that guy, send over a scan…  🙂

My First Time – Paul Konerko – September 8, 1997

My First Time – Paul Konerko – September 8, 1997

The setting – Dodger Stadium.  Los Angeles, CA.

From Konerko – ‘I got in a game a week after I got called up.  I got down in the count 0-2 right away and I remember thinking “Don’t strike out”.  I hit a line drive, base hit to right, and I learned not to take any border line pitches.  Just swing away.’

The Box Score – Marlins 8, Dodgers 4.  Konerko goes 1-for-1 with a single.

Happy Birthday Roberto Clemente!!!

Happy Birthday Roberto Clemente!!!

Today is Roberto Clemente’s birthday.  He would have been 77 years old today.

One of the most dynamic Latin baseball players of all-time, Roberto Clemente was a pioneer for putting Latino players on par with the rest of the baseball world.

And Clemente was the star of the show!!

A 12-time All-star boasting enviable offensive and defensive skills, there was nothing that Clemente could not do on a baseball diamond.  The owner of 3,000 career hits, 240 home runs, and 11 Gold Glove trophies, Clemente was one of the brightest stars in the National League for the better part of 18 years.

Clemente competed in two World Series championships, winning titles in both 1960 and 1971.  In ’71 he was the World Series MVP largely due to his .414 batting average, 2 home runs, and 4 RBI.

Happy Birthday Mr. Clemente!!!