Sunday, January 31, 2010

1967 Topps Willie Horton Detroit Tigers

Watching the Baseball Seasons show on the MLB Network today about the 1968 season gave me the inspiration to show this addition to my 1967 Topps Autographed Baseball card set.
From the 1968 World Series Champion Detroit Tigers, today card is that of Willie Horton, outfielder. Card number 465 in the set of 609 cards.

This autograph was obtained through the mail by sending it to Willie Horton care of the Detroit Tigers on July 27, 2009. Willie signed the card with a blue sharpie and included his number 23. He returned the card 11 days later. Thanks, Willie.

Willie Horton's career lasted 18 years and while he spent 15 years with the Tigers, he also played for the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Oakland A's, Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners. During his career, he batted .273, hit 325 home runs, and drove in 1173 runs. Willie was a 4 time All-Star and was named the 1979 Comeback Player of the Year.

He was the youngest of 21 children of James and Lillian Horton and grew up in Arno, Virginia. Willie was honored by the Detroit Tigers with a statue outside of Comerica Park in Detroit in 2000 and his number 23 was retired by the Tigers in 2003. He still remains involved with Detroit Tiger baseball as an Special Assistant to CEO Dave Dombrowski. To learn more about Willie Horton's career, read his biography at

Saturday, January 30, 2010

1967 Topps Maury Wills Pirates Dodgers

The mailbox did not have any new surprises today. Therefore, I went back into my collection of 1967 Topps Autographed baseball cards and found this card of Maury Wills, third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Card number 570 out of the set of 609. This card is particularly difficult to find because it is from the 7th and last series of cards distributed in 1967.

This autographed card was purchased from a dealer on ebay in November 2009 with a certificate of authenticity. Maury Wills signed the card with a nice blue sharpie.

Maury Wills played 14 years in the major leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Montreal Expos. He played shortstop for the majority of his career where he won 2 Gold Glove Awards, the 1962 Most Valuable Player award, appeared in 5 All-Star games and won 3 World Series Championships. His career batting average was .281 with 2134 hits and 586 stolen bases, which was Maury's specialty, leading the league 6 times.

During the 1962 season, Maury Wills stole 104 bases, which set a major league record at that time, a record held by Hall of Famer Ty Cobb since 1915. In fact, Wills stole more bases by himself than each of the other team's entire totals. The next highest total for a team was 99 by the Washington Senators. He won the National League Most Valuable Player award for his efforts. To learn more about Maury Wills, read his biography at

Friday, January 29, 2010

1967 Topps Boston Red Sox Jim Lonborg Cy Young Winner

Today's entry for my 1967 Topps Autograph Baseball card set is Jim Lonborg, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. Card number 371 in the 1967 Topps Baseball card set of 609.

The autograph was obtained January 15th, 2009, 9 days after I mailed the card to his residence in Massachusetts. He returned the card with a nice blue signature and an extra inscription stating "CY Young '67." A real quick turnaround with the bonus inscription, thanks Mr. Lonborg.

Jim Lonborg's career lasted 15 years and he played for the Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers and ended with the Philadelphia Phillies. During his career, he won 157 games, had a career 3.86 earned run average and struck out 1475 batters. His best year was 1967; winning 22 games while striking out 246 batters for the American League Pennant winning Red Sox. He was voted the Cy Young Award winner that year, an award for the best pitcher of the season. During the 1967 World Series versus the Cardinals, Jim pitched a one-hit shutout in Game 2 after retiring the first 19 batters.

After his playing days were over, the Stanford University Grad attending Tufts University Dental School and practiced dentistry in Massachusetts.

As a side note, Sam Malone's character on the television show "Cheers" was based on Jim Lonborg. To learn more about Jim Lonborg's career, go to his biography at

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

1967 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers Bruce Brubaker

Today's entry for the collection of 1967 Topps Autographed cards is that of Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Bruce Brubaker. Card number 274 in the 1967 Topps Baseball card set of 609.

This card was obtained through the mail, I mailed the card to Bruce Brubaker on May 23, 2009 to his Ford Dealership he owns in Owensboro, Kentucky. I had called the dealership to verify that he accepts autograph requests. Six days later, Mr. Brubaker returned the card with a nice blue sharpie signature and his uniform number, 46.

His career only lasted 2 games in the major leagues, 1 game for the Dodgers in 1967 and 1 game in 1970 for the brewers. He pitched a total of 3.1 innings in the two appearances, giving up 2 home runs. He definitely fits the description of a player who made it to the major leagues for a cup of coffee. However, his minor league career lasted 14 years, where he won 117 games and struck out 1014 batters.

After his playing days were over, Bruce Brubaker purchased the local Ford, Lincoln Mercury dealership in Owensboro, Kentucky and also writes a column in the local paper every Sunday.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1967 Topps Bob Uecker Phillies Mr. Belvedere

Baseball and television fans will know a little about today's addition to the collection of 1967 Topps Autographed cards. It is Philadelphia Phillies journeyman catcher and Mr. Belvedere actor Bob Uecker. Card number 326 in the set of 609 cards.

This autograph was obtained through the mail and Bob Uecker returned the card with a nice blue signature after 12 days. I sent it to Bob care of the Milwaukee Brewers on May 23, 2009. Bob has been the voice of the Brewers since 1971. In 2003, Bob was honored with the Ford C Frick Award given by the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Bob Uecker's baseball career lasted 6 years and he had less than stellar statistics, career .200 batting average, 14 home runs and 74 career runs batted in. He played for the Milwaukee Braves, St Louis Cardinals (won a World Series Ring in 1964), Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves.

Most people don't remember Bob Uecker's playing days but they know him as a comedian and actor. He appeared in several Miller Lite commercials, the Mr. Belvedere sitcom and several movies including the Major League Trilogy. He is also known for his great sense of humor about his playing days. One of his more famous comments is "How do you catch a knuckleball? Wait until it stops rolling, then go to the backstop and pick it up."

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As another note, Bob Uecker turned 75 years old yesterday, January 26th. Happy Birthday, Bob!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

1967 Topps Mel Stottlemyre New York Yankees

No new autographed cards arrived in the mail today, so I went back into my collection to share this gem. It is Mel Stottlemyre of the New York Yankees, card number 225 in the 1967 Topps Baseball set of 609.

The autograph was obtained during the 2009 Spring Training season. Mr. Stottlemyre was the pitching coach for the United States team in the World Baseball Classic. The USA team was playing an exhibition game versus the Toronto Blue Jays and Mr. Stottlemyre was gracious enough to sign the card for me with a blue sharpie.

Mel Stottlemyre's career lasted 11 years, all with the New York Yankees. He made the All-Star team five times, won 164 games, had a career 2.97 earned run average, and won 20 games in a season three times.

After his playing days were over, Mel stayed involved in the game as roving instructor and pitching coach for the New York Mets, Houston Astros, New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners. He won 5 World Series Championships as pitching coach, 1986 for the Mets and 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000 for the Yankees. He still remains one of the best pitching authority in the game. Mel also had two sons, Mel Jr and Todd Stottlemyre, who also pitched in the major leagues.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

1967 Topps Phil "Vulture"Regan Los Angeles Dodgers

Today's addition to my 1967 Topps Autograph Baseball card set is Phil "the Vulture" Regan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Card number 130 in the set of 609.

This autographed was obtained on August 8th, 2009 after sending him the card care of the St. Lucie Mets, where Mr. Regan was the pitching coach. He returned the card signed beautifully with a black sharpie.

This was my second attempt through the mail to get Phil Regan's autograph. On the first attempt I mailed the card to his home address in Michigan on March 18, 2009. After the season ended and 182 days after sending the card, Phil Regan send me the card back also signed with a black sharpie. I thought it was lost forever.

Phil Regan's career lasted 13 years and played for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. Mainly used as a reliever throughout his career, he posted 96 wins, 92 saves and a 3.84 career ERA. His best season was 1966 for the Dodgers when he had 14 wins versus 1 loss. He gained the nickname of "the Vulture" from his teammate and Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
because he would come into a game late with the team losing or tied and the team would rally and win, resulting a Regan getting the Vulture win.

After his playing days were over, Phil Regan continued his involvement in baseball by being a coach, scout and eventually a Major League Manager for the Baltimore Orioles in 1995.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

1967 Topps Ron Santo Chicago Cubs

It is pretty appropriate that I blog today about a Chicago Cubs great as I am waiting for my connecting flight at the Chicago O'hare Airport. My entry today is a long-time favorite of so many Cubs fans, Ron Santo, third baseman.

Card number 70 in the 1967 Topps set of 609 cards. This autographed was obtained by sending the card to Ron Santo's company, Major Memories with a donation. I mailed the card on April 7th, 2009 and received it back 16 days later with a nice blue sharpie autograph.

Ron Santo's place in baseball history has been up for debate for a long time. His number 10 is retired by the Chicago Cubs and he has posted impressive career statistics of 342 Home Runs, 1331 runs batted in and a career .277 batting average. He won 5 Gold Glove awards and made the All-Star team 9 times during his 15 year career with the Cubs and cross-town rival, White Sox. Even with all of his accomplishments he has not been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

After his baseball career was over, Santo remains connected to the game and the Cubs. He has been the radio voice for the Cubs since 1990 and is involved in charitable activities related to Juvenile Diabetes. Diagnosed with diabetes at age 18, Santo has been coping with the effects of the disease for 51 years. He has had both of his legs amputated as a consequence of the disease.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

1967 Topps Ed Kranepool and Ron Swoboda New York Mets Maulers

My 1967 Topps Autographed collection was enhanced nicely when I received this card back from Ron Swoboda on September 24th, 2009. I had sent it to him 6 days earlier and requested his signature. I had previously sent it to Ed Kranepool on July 17, 2009 he returned it 7 days later. This is another great example of a card that Topps produced in 1967 showing off the teammates. Called "Mets Maulers", this card is number 186 in the set of 609.

Kranepool and Swoboda were instrumental in the Mets Miracle run to win the 1969 World Series. Ed Kranepool played 1st base for the Mets and Ron Swoboda played right field. Ed Kranepool's career lasted 17 years all played with the Mets and Swoboda played 9 years between the Mets, New York Yankees and Montreal Expos.

During the 1969 World Series, Ron Swoboda made one of the greatest catches of all-time. In Game 4, he made an amazing diving catch off of the bat of Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson. To learn more about Ron Swoboda and Ed Kranepool, click on their names.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

1967 Topps Hall of Famer Steve Carlton Phillies

Today, I am still on vacation in California, but I wanted to share this awesome addition to my collection of 1967 Topps Autographed Baseball cards. One of the all-time great left-handed pitchers the game has ever seen, Steve "Lefty" Carlton of the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies and later in his career the Minnesota Twins, White Sox, Giants and Indians.

Card number 146 out of 609 in the set, this autograph was obtained in person at the Moeller High School Baseball card show in Cincinnati, Ohio back in May 2009. See the picture below that I took of Steve Carlton autographing items for the collectors. I gladly drove from Tennessee to Ohio and paid the fee they were charging because Carlton was also one of my favorite players growing up. I learned something interesting watching him autograph items, Lefty actually writes right-handed. Who knew!

His career statistics are amazing, 329 Wins, 4136 Strikeouts, 4 Cy Young Awards, 2 World Series championships, 10 all-star appearance and the Philadelphia Phillies retired his uniform number 32. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994 with 96% of the votes. To learn more about Steve Carlton's career, go to

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

1967 Topps Herman Franks Manager San Francisco Giants

Today's entry for the Dugoutdug Sports Blog is Herman Franks, manager of the San Francisco Giants. I mailed this card to Mr. Franks on December 11, 2008 and 11 days later, I received it back through the mail with a beautiful blue sharpie signature. He was 94 years old at that time and unfortunately on March 30, 2009, Mr. Franks passed away at age 95 of natural causes. I felt honored that he signed this card of me and I will value it in my collection.

Card number 116 out of 609 in the 1967 Topps Baseball set and one of my early successes collecting autograph for my 1967 Topps Autographed set.

Herman Franks started his career as a catcher and spent parts of 11 years from 1939 to 1949 playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Athletics and New York Giants. He spent 3 1/2 years serving our country in World War II in the middle of his playing days and we all should be very grateful. He also managed the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs at the major league level.

His career stats are not very note worhty, .199 batting average, 3 career home runs and 43 career rbis. However, his impact on the sport relates more to the players he scouted and signed as well as coached throughout his career. Players like Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal, and many others. Always the intense competitor, Herman would do whatever it takes to find that advantage over the opposing team. To learn more about Herman Franks, go to his biography at

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

1967 Topps Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews Braves Astros

Today's entry into my collection of 1967 Topps Autographed Baseball cards is related to my current trip to California. Eddie's family moved to California when he was 6 years old and he lived here after his playing days were over and died in La Jolla, California, near San Diego in 2001 at age 69.

Card number 166 in the set was purchased from a reputable collector in 2009 and was the first deceased Hall 0f Famer to be added to my collection. Eddie played 17 seasons in the Major Leagues with most of his time playing for the Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, winning a World Series in 1957 versus the New York Yankees. He ended his glorious career playing for the Houston Astros and as a member of the Detroit Tigers 1968 World Series Champion team.

Mr. Mathews career statistics are amazing, 512 home runs, before the steroid era, drove in 1453 runs, made the all-star team 9 times, and had his uniform #41 retired by the Atlanta Braves. Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978, Eddie Mathews still remain one of the greatest third baseman to have played the game. To learn more about Eddie career, go to his biography.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

1967 Topps John Bateman Houston Astros

Since the Post Office was closed for Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, I went back into my collection to bring you this gem. This card is of John Bateman, catcher for the Houston Astros and is card number 231 out of 609. This card was obtained from a fellow collector on ebay and is the 440 autographed card in my set.

John Bateman had a 10 year career with the Houston Colt 45s/Astros, Montreal Expos and Philadelphia Phillies. He had a career average of .230, hit 81 home runs, and batted in 375 runs. Most of his career he split time with other catchers such as Jerry Grote, Ron Brand and was traded for another famous catcher Tim McCarver. He was eventually released by the Phillies to make room for Bob Boone, who went on to have a long career himself.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

1967 Topps Dick Groat Philadelphia Phillies Duke Blue Devils

Dick Groat is one of the original two sports stars, long before Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders. He excelled at basketball with the Duke Blue Devils, where he won the National Player of the Year award in 1952 and baseball where he was a 5 time all-star, won 2 World Series and was named National League Most Valuable Player in 1960.

Card number 205 in the set of 609 displays Dick Groat as a shortshop for the Philadelphia Phillies. This card was the 1st autograph that I obtained that started my desire to collect the 1967 Topps autographed set. Purchased on ebay in October 2008, I originally planned on giving it to my friend, Philip, who is a long time Phillies fan and a alumni at Duke University. However, I fell in love this the idea of collecting this set and could not part with it. I have subsequently purchased another Dick Groat autograph for my friend. Now that I collected 439 autographed for the set, this will always be the first!.

During Dick's 16 year baseball career, he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants. He won World Series with the Pirates in 1960 and the Cardinals in 1964, both defeating the New York Yankees.

Dick was elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007 and his #10 uniform has been retired by Duke University. To learn more about Dick Groat, go to

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

1967 Topps Ralph Terry New York Yankees & Mets

There are several interesting facts about Ralph Terry, pitcher for New York Yankees, Kansas City Athletics, Cleveland Indians and New York Mets. His career ended with exactly 1000 strikeouts, gave up the 1960 World Series ending home run to Bill Mazeroski, see video by clicking here, pitched in 5 World Series, and was named the 1962 World Series Most Valuable Player while pitching for the Yankees. After his career in baseball ended, he played professional golf in the 1980's. Learn more about his life by reading his biography at

This autographed 1967 Topps Baseball card was obtained from a collector on ebay and is signed in a blue ballpoint pen. Card number 59 in the 1967 set of 609 and autograph number 439 in my personal collection.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

1967 Topps Claude "Frenchy" Raymond Houston Astros

Today's prize is Canadian born Houston Astros pitcher Claude Raymond. Card number 364 in the set of 609 different cards in the 1967 Topps Baseball. This was purchased from a collector on ebay and is signed with a nice blue ballpoint pen. Autograph number 438 in the pursuit of the collection. Still 186 players to go.

Claude's career spanned from 1959 to 1971 and included stints at Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Houston Colt 45's/Astros and finished his career with the Montreal Expos in his home province of Quebec. He was named to the 1966 National League All-Star. To learn more about his career, check out his biography at

If you look closely at the card, you will realize that the editors and photographers back in the 1967 season missed a particular detail. Claude "Frenchy"Raymond had this picture taken with his fly down and this card was released without that detail being caught.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

1967 Topps Hall of Fame Billy Williams Chicago Cubs

Another addition to my collection of 1967 Topps Autographed Baseball cards. This gem came in the mail yesterday. I purchased it from a auctioneer on ebay and it was delivered quickly. Card #315 in the set, this card was signed by Hall of Fame Outfielder of the Chicago Cubs, Billy Williams. It is signed with a nice blue sharpie. This card is the 438th autograph obtained for the set out of 625 possible.

After accumulating a lifetime .290 BA with 426 homers and 1475 RBI, Billy Williams was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987. Billy was also known for his sweet swing and consistent production, he hit over 20 home runs a year for 13 consecutive years. He was also very durable and dependable evidenced by playing in 1117 consecutive games. To learn more about Billy Williams' career, go to

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

1967 Topps Davey Johnson Baltimore Orioles

Today was a successful trip to the mailbox!! The streak is broken. Today's prize is a 1967 Topps Autographed card of Baltimore Orioles 2nd Baseman Davey Johnson. Card # 363 in the set and has the 1966 Topps All-star rookie trophy.

I sent this card on December 26, 2009 to Mr. Johnson care of the Washington Nationals Baseball team because he was recently hired by the Nationals as an advisor. I congratulated him for the new position with the team and requested his autograph. 18 days later, it arrives in the mailbox with a nice black sharpie signature!

My original attempt to get Mr. Johnson's autograph was not as successful. During the 2009 Spring Training, Davey was the manager the USA World Baseball Classic team and on two occasions I attended exhibition games. I was able to get Davey's attention, but he would not come over and sign the card. A manager's job is never done and he was busy directing players like Derek Jeter, Jimmy Rollins, and Ryan Braun and his coaches Mike Schmidt, Barry Larkin and Mel Stottlemyre (a success to be discussed in a later blog). Leaving a little discouraged, I decided to mail the card to him at his home address, well I thought it was his home. I later found out that the address was for another Dave Johnson, former pitcher for the Orioles in the 1980's and 1990's. The pitcher Dave Johnson returned the card with an explanation and included an autographed card of his own. I surprise success!!

Davey had a nice career as a player, but most people recognize him as a long time Major League Manager and manager of the 1986 World Series Champion New York Mets. He also managed for the Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds. To learn about Davey Johnson and his biography, go to

Did you know that Davey Johnson was the last player to get a hit off of Hall-of-Fame Pitcher Sandy Koufax? It happened in the 1966 World Series.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

1967 Topps Luis Tiant Boston Red Sox Cleveland Indians

The mailbox can unkind again today, but it will not keep me from showing you another awesome part of the 1967 Topps Autograph collection.

On January 6, 2009, I sent this to Mr. Tiant at his home in Massachusetts and 9 days later in my mail was a great surprise. Mr. Tiant signed the card in a beautiful blue sharpie! What a gem!!

Card #377 in the set, Luis Tiant was a Cleveland Indians to start his career, but made his name as a Boston Red Sox. To learn more about his life and career, check out his biography at

If you have not seen "Lost Son of Havana", I highly recommend it. Very nice movie and story.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

1967 Topps Tommy Hutton & Gene Michael Los Angeles Dodgers

The mailbox had no new autographs today to add to my 1967 Topps Collection so I went back into my set and found this gem. This is a dual signed card by Tom Hutton and Gene Michael, rookie stars of the 1967 Los Angeles Dodgers. Card #428 in the set.

I first sent the card to Tommy Hutton on January 6, 2009 and 41 days later, it showed up with great signature in blue sharpie. I debated sending it to Gene Michael, because I had heard he was a tough signature through the mail. But on July 6, 2009, I mailed it to Mr. Michael and hoped I would see it again. 103 days later, I received a great surprise in the mail, Gene Michael had returned the card with a beautiful blue signature.

Both players had long careers and are still involved in the game now. Tommy Hutton is a broadcaster for the Florida Marlins and Gene Michael managed the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs. To learn more about the players, click on their names and see their biographies on

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

1967 Topps Al Kaline Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame

Hall of Famer and Detroit Tiger Great Al Kaline signed this 1967 Topps Baseball card during Spring Training 2009 in Lakeland, FL. Mr. Kaline arrives at the ballpark in Lakeland around 8:30am each morning during Spring Training and on March 3rd he was right on time. There was about a dozen collectors waiting for him and he graciously signed one item per person.

As you can see, he signed this with a blue sharpie and has a beautiful signature. This card is #30 in the set and is one of the 434 different autographs I have collected so far. If you have any 1967 Topps autographed cards, please let me know, as I might need them to further my collection.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

1967 Topps George Scott

Here is another great success for the 1967 Topps Autographed set. George "Boomer" Scott, rookie 1st Baseman of the Boston Red Sox. Obtained January 5th, 2010 from ebay.

Card #75 with the Topps 1966 All-Star Rookie Logo. He is a member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. He also played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees during his 14 year career.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

1967 Topps JC Martin

On January 6th, this gem arrived in the mail. It is a hand-signed 1967 Topps card of JC Martin, catcher of the Chicago White Sox. Mr. Martin was so kind to sign this card after I mailed it to him. He returned the card from his home in Advance, North Carolina within 6 days. A super fast turn around.

Card # 538, yes a hard-to-find High Number.

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1967 Topps Joe Torre

Today in the mail was another great addition to my 1967 Topps Baseball Autographed set. Card number 350 for Joe Torre. Yes, the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and former manager of the World Series Champions New York Yankees. The card was obtained on ebay with a beautiful black sharpie signature.

This marks the 433th card in the set that has been autographed and I still have 191 to go to complete the set.

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