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I Have A New Gem In My ‘Ultimate Dawson’ Collection. You’ve Got To See This!!!

I Have A New Gem In My ‘Ultimate Dawson’ Collection. You’ve Got To See This!!!

You may recall tha tback in January I showed off a Pete Rose signed photo that I had picked up for what I thought was a huge bargain.  If you don’t remember, or would just like ot re-visit that story, you can do so here.

As excited as I was to obtain the signed photo of ‘The Hit King’, I knew that my mission was only half complete.

So, a few weeks later, I sent a ‘Mystery Package To Andre Dawson’.

Well, now, less than three weeks later, I am very excited to annouce that my ‘Mystery Package’ has been returned to me.

And now I have a new ‘GEM’ in my ‘Ultimate Dawson’ Collection.

Have a look:

DAWSON ROSE 8X10

Signed perfectly in Blue Sharpie by Andre Dawson, this is my first ever dual-signed photo.  And I could not be more happy with how it turned out.

As usual, Dawson applied a perfect signature to the photo, and he placed it exactly where I asked him to.

Having Pete Rose’s signature on this image was spectacular. 

Now having this image signed by both superstars is for me, unreal!!!!

Thanks for reading!!!

The Newest Autograph To My Collection: Signed Pete Rose 8×10 Photo!!! But Not Your Ordinary Image Of Him…

The Newest Autograph To My Collection: Signed Pete Rose 8×10 Photo!!!

I am a big fan of Pete Rose.  And in time, he is a player that I would eventually like to build a nice collection of.

The single greatest moment of watching baseball on television from my youth is watching Pete break Ty Cobb’s all-time hits record.  And that says a lot as I was also glued to the TV for Boston’s collapse in the 1986 World Series, Kirk Gibson’s dramatic 1988 World Series home run, and other hugely dramatic and important baseball moments in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

But, it was Pete that took the cake for me.  And to this day, I fondly remember watching that moment in September of 1985. 

I’ve always wanted a nice, large picture from that game in my collection.  And of course, I would want it signed too.

But, they are expensive.  And there are plenty of them available so I am in no rush to add one to my collection.

Instead, I have focused on another image of Rose that I like, possibly even better.  I have seen it multiple times, and each time it gets my senses tingling.  I’ve never acted on it because of the cost it would take to get Pete to sign it for me would more than likely be higher than what I would want to pay.

And then I found a signed version of it.  And it was right in my price range!!!

Have a look at this:

DAWSON AND ROSE

Are you kidding me?  Pete Rose and Andre Dawson?!?!?!

I scooped this signed 8×10 from an extremely reputable seller on Ebay.  The certificate accompanying the photo gives me a lot of confidence that the autograph is 100% real.  I did a lot of investigative work before purchasing this one – and now that it is home, I am thrilled with how it came out!!!

And you have to know what’s next…  I need to get it signed by Andre Dawson.  And once completed, it will be a centerpiece of my collection – FOR SURE!!!

I have a few things going on with my collection right now that prevents me from sending this out immediately, but I can be a patient man when I have to be.

Once some of the pending projects I am working on are complete, I will definitely be sending this one off for autograph #2!!!

And I will let you know when that happens…  Stay tuned.  And thanks for reading!

Pete Rose Is Out. Dick Butkus Is In!!!

Pete Rose Is Out.  Dick Butkus Is In!!!

Written by Norm Clarke of ‘Las Vegas Review-Journal’

After a seven-year run, Pete Rose is switching teams again.

Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader, but an outcast for his many scandals, Rose has left the Field of Dreams memorabilia store at the Forum Shops at Caesars for what he hopes will be greener pastures.

“It was a mutual thing. He wanted to try something different. He’s a deal maker,” said Jim Nagourney, vice president of Stars Live, a division of Field of Dreams.

Rose, rumored to be heading for Luxor, turned his firebrand style and controversies into a $1 million-a-year business for most of his seven years at Field of Dreams.

Nagourney said NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus has been filling in for Rose, and the hope is he will move into the 15-weeks-a-year schedule Rose had.

Rose, who turns 70 on April 14, left “on good terms,” Nagourney said. “It was an enormous success” for both parties. Pete’s a friend of everybody in our company.”

Butkus, an eight-time Pro Bowl selection who played with the Chicago Bears from 1965 to 1973, got off to “a dynamite start,” Nagourney said. “He’s extraordinary with the public; really cares.”

HUGE TTM SUCCESS!!! – Pete Rose Signed Baseball!!! Wow!!!

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!!!

I sent a 1985 Donruss card to Pete Rose more than 6 months ago and have yet to receive it back.  And between the many blogs I surf and the autograph websites I frequent, I continued to see successful returns from ‘Charlie Hustle’.  So this time I decided to send a ball and a check for Mr. Rose as I have been dying to add his great autograph to my collection.

And now I am thrilled to announce that ‘Mystery Package #2’ has returned home safely and it is AWESOME!!!!

With the help of a check that I wrote, Pete Rose signed this baseball for me and even added #4256 for his career hits total as an inscription.  I know that adding a check to my letter increased my odds of getting this ball back with Rose’s signature, but I hope that the emotional letter I sent also pulled its weight too.  In my head it certainly helped.

In just over a month I am thrilled to have this ball back home and will proudly display it with the rest of my collection.  This one certainly ranks near the top for me!!!

On to the spoils…

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