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My Order Is Back From The Fergie Jenkins Signing – You’re Going To Love This. Come See!!!

My Order Is Back From The Fergie Jenkins Signing – You’re Going To Love This.  Come See!!!

My Fergie Jenkins collection has really started to take shape.

And my latest addition(s) is a project that I am really excited about.

You may recall that may few weeks ago I sent a box to Fergie’s foundation for a private signing opportunity.  Well, my order is back and I am stoked!!!

Here is my haul:

Come on, I had to tease you just a little bit.  You really didn’t expect me to just show you one image and then be done right??

I mean after all, there is no drama in that…

But, based on the image above, you may have an idea as to where this is going.

If not, here is a more clear picture:

Nice, huh??  Two more signed mini helmets for my ‘Ultimate Jenkins’ project.  This now makes three, with just one left to go…

But before we talk about the future,let’s get a little closer look at the present.

Here is the Phillies helmet:

And the Rangers:


A TRUE WHITE WHALE – 1966 Topps Billy Williams!!!

A TRUE WHITE WHALE – 1966 Topps Billy Williams!!!

I have been seeking this specific baseball card out since the late 1980s when I moved to Chicago from Florida.  And now, in 2012, I have finally added one to my collection. 

And while I took a very lengthy break in collecting during the time between, I can finally say that this 25-year quest is over and a 1966 Topps Billy Williams card is mine.

The card is probably considered to be in VG condition, but I am ok with that. 

Have a look:

To me, it is perfect – and I LOVE IT!!!

The card is a short print from the 1966 Topps set.  And when mint, these beauties sell for a pretty nice amount.

When I got back into collecting cards in 2008, I made finishing my Billy Williams collection one of my first goals.  Now, four years later, I am a bit closer to that realization.

I wanted to show you how well these sell – a lot of vintage collectors really like the 1960’s Topps short prints, and demand for quality cards is still very high.

Here is a look at some completed auctions for the same card:

Condition Date  Final Price
VGEX 4/2 $19.27
EX 3/31 $18.45
EXMT 3/26 $22.54
EX 3/25 $20.79
EXMT 3/24 $45.00
EXMT 3/24 $33.88
EXMT 3/16 $54.33

I think that I got a really good deal for mine as I paid just a shade over $13.00.

Thanks for reading!!!

1966 Topps Chicago Cubs Team Cards

1966 Topps Chicago Cubs Team Cards

It has been three and a half months since I added a vintage Billy Williams baseball card to the collection.

Well, that drought has been snapped as I am now the proud owner of the 1966 Topps Chicago Cubs team card that features Williams.

As for the Cubs in 1966, they were pretty lousy.  Finishing in last place in the National League, the team was 59-103.  Offensively, the team had stars and plenty of power – including six players with at least fifteen home runs.  Pitching was the team’s achile’s heel – just one starter with double-digit wins, Ken Holtzman’s eleven victories led the squad.

Now if that pesky short-print of Williams from the ’66 Topps set could just be had….

Fergie Jenkins Signed Chicago Cubs Mini Helmet – TOO SWEET!!!!

Fergie Jenkins Signed Chicago Cubs Mini Helmet – TOO SWEET!!!!

About a month ago, I sent a Cubs’ mini helmet that I picked up to the Fergie Jenkins foundation in hopes of getting another autograph for my collection that pays honor to Fergie’s tremendous career.

I really want to start building the collection of Fergie to be on par with that of the one I am working on for Andre Dawson. 

And I think that getting this helmet done gets me 1 step closer, but still a very long, long way away…

Here it is:

Sweet, huh??  Yep, I know…

Fergie threw a Hall of Fame inscription on the helmet for me, and it looks perfect!!!

Thank you Fergie!!!  There will be quite a bit more heading your way soon!!!

Ron Santo 1966 Topps

Ron Santo 1966 Topps

We’re going old school right here!  All the way back to 1966…

Just look at how nice this baseball card of Chicago Cubs’ superstar Ron Santo is.  A truly basic design, but it works so well.

I love these vintage cards.  And while it took me quite some time to find a ’66 Santo at a decent price, I am very happy that I held out for this one as it is in great shape.

A quick peek at Santo’s numbers from the 1966 – 175 hits, .312 batting average, 21 doubles, 30 home runs, 94 RBI, 93 runs scored, and a league leading .412 on-base percentage.  In ’66 Santo was an All-Star, Gold Glove winner, and finished in 12th place for the NL MVP award.

Not bad at all.

We miss you #10!!!

There Was NO Way That I Was Going To Let This ‘Fergie’ Get By Me…

There Was NO Way That I Was Going To Let This ‘Fergie’ Get By Me…

I am putting a lot of energy into building one of the most extensive Fergie Jenkins collections around.  And that collection will extend way beyond baseball cards!!!

I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve when it comes to collecting stuff that honors Fergie – Just wait until you see some of the stuff that I am in the process of bringing home…

And the first thing that I saw that captured my eye?

Come see…

Oh yeah!!!  An 11×14 signed photo of Hall of Famer, Mr. Ferguson Jenkins!!

Signed beautifully, and with a HOF inscription to boot, the photo is perfect.   And the fact that it captures Fergie pitching at Wrigley in his Grey, wool Cubs’ uniform is simply icing on the cake.

So, what am I going to do with this photo?  To be honest, I have no clue.  I have no space in my current home’s set-up to hang a picture like this.  Maybe once I get that ‘man-cave’ that I have been dreaming of…

No matter, this will definitely be a centerpiece!!!


Fergie Jenkins 2002 Topps Archives Reserve Certified Autograph

Fergie Jenkins 2002 Topps Archives Reserve Certified Autograph

Simply stated, this baseball card that features the signature of Ferguson Arthur Jenkins is one of the finest pieces of my collection.

I won’t tell you what I paid for it, but I will say that I got an incredible steal of a card that I have been hunting for months.

Without further ado, the latest and possibly greatest addition to my autographed baseball card collection…

I Have Finally Landed That Highly Coveted 1966 Topps Jim Palmer Rookie Card!!!

I Have Finally Landed That Highly Coveted 1966 Topps Jim Palmer Rookie Card!!!

That’s right.  After months and months of shopping for and being outbid, I have finally secured the most coveted card for my Jim Palmer player collection – his rookie card from the 1966 set.

I won’t tell you what I paid – but I am 99% certain that if you guessed the amount, it would be higher than what the card cost me.

And while it is not perfect, the card does look very, very good for being almost 45 years old!!!

Enough chatter – check out this beautiful addition to my Jim Palmer collection:

1969 Topps Fergie Jenkins

1969 Topps Fergie Jenkins

Very few cards have been on my ‘Needs’ list longer than this beauty from the 1969 Topps base set.

And now, after almost two years of chasing and waiting and chasing and waiting some more, I can proudly declare that I am the owner of a 1969 Topps Ferguson Jenkins baseball card!!!

It has been quite some time, and I have seen countless numbers of these cards fly through the Ebay machine, but I finally made my move on this one.  Over the last few months, my desire to get this card intensified, so I started bidding on quite a few of them.  Some went for way too much money, and many were not up to the quality standards I wanted.  This one is a happy medium for me – I paid just $13.00 and although it is not in MINT condition(centering is off), the corners are very sharp, and the coloring looks great!

See for yourself:

Good stuff, huh??

I am so pleased to be able to scratch this one off of my ‘Needs’ list.  The chase was long, but fun too!!!

I Finally Got My 1966 Topps Fergie Jenkins Rookie Card – YIPPEE!!!!

I Finally Got My 1966 Topps Fergie Jenkins Rookie Card – YIPPEE!!!!

I thought that this was a perfect way to end ‘Fergie Jenkins Day’ at 30-YOC!!!

I got this card two weeks ago, and have to say that this is the best card I have bought since my return to the hobby.  When I declared my intent to become a Fergie Jenkins collector more than a year ago I never thought I would spend the money needed to secure one of these great rookie cards.  Well, more than a year later, and displaying a huge amount of patience I am not accustomed to, I have finally picked up one of these 1966 Topps treasures for a price that I would call a bargain!!!

I am very happy to finally own this card.  I have devoted quite a bit of time to learning more about Fergie Jenkins and his career and it’s nice to be able to honor him, on his birthday, by showing off the newest and greatest card in my Fergie Jenkins collection!!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Jenkins!!!

And if you’re counting at home, I am just 1 card away from completing this collection.  The 1969 Topps base card stands between me and the finish line.