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Fergie Jenkins 2013 Topps ‘Million Dollar Chase’ Certified Autograph Baseball Card

Fergie Jenkins 2013 Topps ‘Million Dollar Chase’ Certified Autograph Baseball Card

When I tell that I have tracked this card for more than a year, I don’t believe that I am stretching my estimation of the time.  I know that when I first saw versions of this card hitting Ebay that I was going to end up bringing one into my collection of Fergie Jenkins autographs.  I have a good collection of Topps certified signed cards of Fergie, and this one is a great complement to the lot.

Way back, probably 9-10 months ago, I saw one sell for just $4.99.  And ever since that time I’ve been waiting.  Waiting for the next bargain to hit.  Waiting for the next ‘deal’ to cross my plate.

Well, that wait took us until August of 2014.

And while I did not pay as low as $4.99, I did nab this beauty for just $5.95.  Yes – $5.95!

And I am thrilled.   The card is serial numbered to just 300 total copies and mine is stamped as #143/300.

Have a look:

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I am so excited to finally bring this card into my ‘Ultimate Jenkins’ collection.

And now, I can turn my attention to the next hunt!  Fingers crossed that I can find another sweet deal like this one…

Wish me luck!

Adding Some More Depth To My ‘Ultimate Jenkins’ Tribute

Adding Some More Depth To My ‘Ultimate Jenkins‘ Tribute

While organizing pictures for the ’10’ post I did the other night that showcased the 10 signed Fergie Jenkins baseballs in my collection, I noticed some obvious omissions on my ‘Ultimate Jenkins‘ page.

So, I set aside some time to comb through that entire page with the goal of bulking it up and adding more that honors the great career of my favorite pitcher of all-time.

The results?  A few more photos!

Here they are:

Fergie Jenkins Game-Used Relic Cards

JENKINS GU CARDS

Fergie Jenkins IP/TTM Signed Cards

JENKINS AUTO CARDS

Fergie Jenkins Certified Autographed Cards

JENKINS CERT AUTO CARDS

Sweet!

All great stuff, and all stuff that deserves to be a part of the newly refreshed ‘Ultimate Jenkins’ page.

If you haven’t checked it out in a while, come see what you are missing!!!

And That Makes 10.

And That Makes 10.

If you were with me and ’30-YOC’ on Monday night, you would have seen that I scored the 10th signed baseball for my Fergie Jenkins collection.

Yes, I said 10.

All signed by my favorite pitcher of all-time.

So, since 10 is such a nice, round number, I thought it would only be fitting to show them all off to you at one time.

Sound good?

Great.  Here we go!!

Fenway Park 100th Anniversary Commemorative

JENKINS FENWAY BALL

‘Fly’ nickname ball

JENKINS FLY BALL

3,192 K’s ball

JENKINS K

284 Wins ball

fergie 284

Cy Young NL 71 ball

Fergie cy ball

Rawlings Cy Young ball

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Ferguson Fergie Jenkins w/HOF 91

FERGIE NEW BALL

Fergie Jenkins HOF 91 ball

FERGIE HOF 91

Black Rawlings ball with Gold pen and HOF 91

JENKINS BLACK

Hall of Fame logo ball with HOF 91 inscription

FERGIE HOF BALL

I LOVE IT!!!

And I still have a few more ideas that will only bolster and make this collection even more well-rounded.

The next time I hear about another Jenkins signing that I can get it on, I am all over it!!

Thanks for reading.

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Black Mini

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Black Mini

Speaking of grabbing all of the cards of my favorite legends from the GQ set, this is the Black mini card of Fergie Jenkins that I picked up with the Jose Fernandez card that I showed off last night.

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NICE!!!

Mine is #187/199 and I am getting so very close to completing this rainbow.  Just two more cards and I am done!!!

 

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – White Frame Parallel

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – White Frame Parallel

With the base and mini base cards of Fergie Jenkins from the 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen set already in my collection, it was time to start going after the ‘toughies’.

So, I shopped.  I got a feel for which of the colored parallels and mini-colored parallels are out there in abundance and which ones may be tougher to come by.

And then I found one seller offering the White framed version of several cards from the set.  And two of those players are guys that I am actively collecting.  He was ‘accepting offers’ on all of the cards, so I went after both of them.

And he accepted.

Here is the White frame card of Fergie Jenkins from the set:

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I’ll show off the other one I grabbed in a future post.

 

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Mini

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Mini

I told you that I was going to go after these Fergie Jenkins cards from the 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen set with an accelerated pace.

Here is the Mini Base card of him from the set:

 

 

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And now with the two easier cards out of the way, it is time to dig in and start tracking down the harder stuff – colored borders and serial-numbered minis!

I’m so ready!

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Base

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Base

Remember that post from a few hours ago in which I praised Topps for offering new images of both modern and legendary players within their Gypsy Queen product?

Do you recall my saying that this was not foolproof?

Well, Fergie Jenkins’ card in the set proves that.

Here is the card:

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We have seen this specific image of Mr. Jenkins way too many times from Topps.  Am I excited that Fergie made the checklist?  You better believe it.  But, he has not been in a base product since 2013 and I am sure that Topps has a vault of images that they can use for these cards so I am rather disappointed that they did not take some extra care in their image selection for this one.

Will I still attempt to tackle ‘The Rainbow’?  Yes.  But, I will still wish that all of the cards contained within said rainbow featured either a new/less used image of my favorite pitcher of all-time.

1984 Topps Chicago Cubs Batting & Pitching Team Leaders Card Signed By Fergie Jenkins!!

1984 Topps Chicago Cubs Batting & Pitching Team Leaders Card Signed By Fergie Jenkins!!

Since finding vintage, new additions for my Fergie Jenkins player collection has proven to be a tough task, I have opted to see how I can do at nabbing more relic and autographed cards as I wait for new releases to include Mr. Jenkins on their checklists.

So far, that process has landed me two new autographed cards in 2014.  I showed you the first one two weeks ago.

And now, here is the other one I was able to score.  The card is from the 1984 Topps set and it is the Chicago Cubs Batting & Pitching Team Leaders card.

Have a look:

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Fergie has a great autograph!  And the Blue signature is a nice complement to the Cubs’ colors he is wearing as well as the headline of the card that claims Fergie as a ‘Pitching Leader’.

Who would have thought at a pitcher with a 4.30 ERA would be celebrated on a baseball card…

Still, a great addition to my ‘Ultimate Jenkins’ collection.

Fergie Jenkins 1983 Topps Team Leaders Baseball Card – AUTOGRAPHED!!!

Fergie Jenkins 1983 Topps Team Leaders Baseball Card – AUTOGRAPHED!!!

It has been way too long since I added a Fergie Jenkins autograph to my collection, so when I saw this one on Ebay for a super price, I decided to ‘Watch’ and see what I could do…

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Well, fast forward 6+ days and the card was mine for the very low price of $0.99 plus $2.49 shipping.  Not a bad $3.48 investment if you ask me.

As a matter of fact, the seller had a few other Jenkins autographed cards available so I scooped up another one at the same time, even getting a shipping discount for the multiple wins.

The card above comes from the 1983 Topps set and it is part of their ‘Batting & Pitching Leaders’ series.  It’s nice to see Fergie showcased on a card like this, and while he may not have been as strong as he was during his first stint with the Cubs, his 3.15 ERA in 1982 is still very, very good.

As for the other card I picked up, you’re going to have to wait for that one..  Stay tuned.

And ‘Thanks’ for reading!

The Most Unique And Rare Signed Fergie Jenkins Baseball For My Collection!!!

The Most Unique And Rare Signed Fergie Jenkins Baseball For My Collection!!!

When I tell you that I have been seeking this specific item for my Fergie Jenkins collection for more than three years, I am not exaggerating.  And when I tell you that I have never been close to obtaining it, I am stating the truth.

And I have put in my fair share of work in my efforts.

First, let me show you the ball:

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The ball is a Rawlings commemorative ball that celebrates the Cy Young Award.  Instead of the normal Major League Baseball stamping, this ball has a message of ‘Presented Annually For Pitching Excellence Honoring Cy Young’. 

These balls are no longer produced by Rawlings.  I have made dozens of calls over the years to try to get myself a brand new one for my collection.  I’ve called Rawlings.  I’ve called all of the noted sports memorabilia companies.  I’ve called the Hall of Fame.  I’ve even called the Fergie Jenkins Foundation as well.

And all of my efforts led me back to square with – with no leads…

In my time of focusing my energy on collecting all things ‘Fergie Jenkins’, I have seen two of these baseballs sold on Ebay.  Both were listed for extremely high dollar amounts, and both sold rather quickly for the exact amounts that the sellers were seeking.

And then a third ball appeared.

And I had to have it!!!

So, I nailed it!!!

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I have finally landed this exclusive ball, and it comes with the exact inscription that I would want with such a unique piece -= ‘NL CY 71’.

Between the rarity of the ball, the exclusive Cy Young stamping, the great autograph, and the perfect inscription – this is by far, the most unique and special autograph in my Fergie Jenkins collection.

A supreme addition to ‘Ultimate Jenkins’!!!!