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Sunday, February 14, 2010
1967 Topps Fred Valentine Washington Senators
This autographed card was obtained with a through the mail (TTM) request to Fred Valentine at his home in Washington D.C. I mailed him the card on April 7, 2009 and he returned it 9 days later with a nice personalized message and black sharpie signature. Thank you, Mr. Valentine.
Fred "Squeaky" Valentine's career lasted for 7 seasons between 1959 and 1968. His career starting with the Baltimore Orioles in 1959, then he went to the Washington Senators from 1963 to 1968 before ending his career back with the Orioles at the end of 1968. In a total of 533 games, Fred Valentine hit 36 home runs, drove in 138 runs and had a career average of .247. Fred Valentine also played quarterback at Tennessee State University and was an All American. He had four offers from pro baseball teams and three offers from pro football teams, and chose Baltimore as it was the "best" offer. He was teammates at Tennessee State with George Altman, card number 87 in the 1967 Topps Baseball set. I will post a blog about George Altman's autographed card in the near future. To learn more about Fred Valentine go to his biography by clicking here.
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