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What’s good for the Goose …

Posted in HOF Auto with tags , , , , , on August 21, 2015 by Cardboard Icons

I like autographs. Who doesn’t.  I also appreciate when autographs on well-designed cards show up in our hobby. 

Like many others I like to gather autographs of Hall of Famers.  I have many of the same guys you likely do too, none of the super rare guys who are deceased.  

Well, Goose Goossage was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008 yet his signature is one that was not in my collection. Shame on me.

But there is a positive to this.  If I had owned Gossage’s auto, I likely would have overlooked this sweet 2015 Panini Cooperstown autograph featuring HOFer Rich Gossage posing with a goose.  What’s also pretty near about this is that Rich signed this on-card, so he knew he was signing a card with a goofy picture. Love it.

On a side note, I like what Panini did with the Cooperstown brand this year. 

Card of the Day: 1958 Topps Roger Maris rookie card

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

**Note: With the All-Star game taking place this week at Yankee Stadium, I will spend the next several days showcasing cards from my Yankee collection.

One of my favorite baseball movies of all time is Billy Crystal’s *61, the tale of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle’s chase for Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record. I know what you’re thinking: A Billy Crystal movie is one of your favorites? Yes, it’s true. I’ve got an odd taste for movies. I’m not a big horror or action flick guy. I’m all about comedies and sports movies, particularly ones involving baseball. But *61 is actually a neat little movie that came about in the wake of the Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire chase for Maris’ record in 1998. It’s no Emmy winner, but it did draw more attention to the record Maris set in 1961. Continue reading