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Fergie Jenkins 2002 Topps Finest “Certified Autograph Issue”

Fergie Jenkins 2002 Topps Finest “Certified Autograph Issue”

When I tell you that I have oohed and aahed over this baseball card for more than two years, it is not an exaggeration.

Heck, I even remember the first time I saw it.

It was on Wax Heaven.  Amazingly, someone sent the card to Mario as a gift.  And while Mario was, and is not, a Cubs’ or Fergie Jenkins fan, he was happy to have it.

Or so I thought…

More than a year after getting, Mario ‘Paid It Forward’ and sent it to Charlie, of ‘Hawk To The Hall’ fame.

And I have to imagine that Charlie still has the card, as he is a Cubs and Jenkins fan.

So, I immediately wanted one of my own.  And after seeing dozens come and go I got mine.

And I have to say the wait was certainly worth it – Hell, it made the journey that much more fun…

And here it is – FINALLY!!!

Fergie Jenkins 2010 Panini Century Collection Certified Autograph

Fergie Jenkins 2010 Panini Century Collection Certified Autograph

If I was in charge of handing out awards for baseball cards, this one would get the award for the worst design issued in 2010. 

It’s just dull.  And boring.  And unoriginal.

If it has just one thing going for it, it may as well be an autograph of my favorite pitcher of all-time.

All is not lost…

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!!!!

Fergie Jenkins 2004 Topps Chrome Certified Autograph Issue!!!

Fergie Jenkins 2004 Topps Chrome Certified Autograph Issue!!!

A new gem for my Fergie Jenkins collection!  This card is an absolute beauty and one that I am extremely excited about adding to my Fergie Jenkins collection.

This is my first on-card autograph of Jenkins – and even though he is wearing a Phillies’ uniform in the picture being featured on this card, I will let it slide because it looks FANTASTIC!!!

VineLine Ferguson Arthur Jenkins Commemorative Coin

VineLine Ferguson Arthur Jenkins Commemorative Coin

I love adding these little pieces of memorabilia to my collection.

This one, issued in 1991, was created by VineLine, the official newspaper of the Chicago Cubs.  Done as a commemorative piece celebrating Fergie Jenkins’ induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the coin is oversized and made of Bronze.

I have seen a few of these on Ebay before, but I finally found one unopened and in great condition.  I paid a pretty low price too – but I am sure glad that I did!!!

Here is the full piece:

And now a close-up of just the coin.:

The only info I am missing is how these were distributed.  Were they giveaways?  Sold as souvenirs??  If anyone has the details, please share – inquiring minds(at least mine) would like to know.  Thanks!!

Fergie Jenkins 2001 Donruss Signature Series Certified Autograph!!!

Fergie Jenkins 2001 Donruss Signature Series Certified Autograph!!!

Hell Yeah!!!

Another great addition to my growing collection that pays tribute to the baseball career of Fergie Jenkins – and this time it’s an autograph!!!

The card, issued in 2001 by Donruss, is from a set tagged as ‘Milestone Marks’.  The card is serial numbered as 77/149 and celebrates the 3,000th strikeout of Fergie’s career.

From the back – “A consistent pitcher with remarkable control, Jenkins is Canada’s first member of the Hall of Fame.  A hard-throwing right-hander, he strung together six years with at least 20 wins and finished with 3,192 strikeouts, resting 11th on the all-time strikeout list.”

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – A New Fergie Jenkins Card For The PC!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – A New Fergie Jenkins Card For The PC!!!

While attending these monthly card shows, I am always on the look out for new Andre Dawson or Fergie Jenkins cards.

And while most of those journeys result in nothing new for the PC, this time I was able to find a card for my Fergie Jenkins collection that I did not have.

From the 2005 Upper Deck Classics set, one of my favorites, this card is the Silver parallel to the base version that I already had.

Numbered as 221/399, I am thrilled to have found a new Fergie at this show!!!

Fergie Jenkins 2001 Topps Archives

Fergie Jenkins 2001 Topps Archives

Another great addition to my Fergie Jenkins collection!!

This one, from the 2001 Topps Archives set, is a replica of the 1984 Topps set that debuted 17 years prior.

I have to say that I am thrilled that Fergie gets recognized still in today’s baseball card releases.  Obviously I think that he is worthy of the attention, so as a collector of everything Fergie-related, these new issues keep me actively pursuing his baseball cards.

Thank You Topps!!

Fergie Jenkins 2003 Topps Shoe Box Collection

Fergie Jenkins 2003 Topps Shoe Box Collection

Gotta love those modern issues to pay tribute to the cards that feature the greatest players in the game’s history.

And this one, from Topps’ 2003 ‘Shoe Box Collection’, pays homage to Fergie Jenkins’ 1966 rookie card.

I have the original – issued more than 44 years ago, and now I have a pretty sweet card to set next to it!!

Fergie Jenkins 2002 Topps American Pie – ‘PERSEVERANCE’

Fergie Jenkins 2002 Topps American Pie – ‘PERSEVERANCE’

Would you like to share a slice of American Pie with Fergie Jenkins??  LOL

The card is nice, and I love the ‘Perseverance’ theme.

And since Fergie has certainly persevered both during his baseball life and afterwards, it is nice to see that he was included in this set.

But, man I wish that Topps used a better picture…