Cards I got signed, with story

by vrooomed - 64 cards (Last updated on Dec. 22, 2017)


1983 Donruss #606 Ozzie Virgil Front

1. 1983 Donruss #606 Ozzie Virgil


Unknown car dealership, Route 130, Burlington County, NJ, 1983. I was 13 at the time, and my parents got a phone call from a friend of theirs who was in sales at a car dealership about 30 minutes away from our house. The hot rookie pitcher (Charles "Don't call me Charlie" Hudson) and the rookie catcher (Ozzie Virgil) were going to be there to sign autographs for free. So I grabbed the only Virgil cards I had (by himself) and took them to get them signed. I got Hudson's on a piece of paper. They may have had promotional 5x7s as well, and I think I got one of each of them, but don't know where they are at this time. If they surface, they'll be added to the binders. Actual card

1983 Fleer #175 Ozzie Virgil Front

2. 1983 Fleer #175 Ozzie Virgil


Unknown car dealership, Route 130, Burlington County, NJ, 1983. See 1983 Donruss Virgil. Actual card

1983 Topps #383 Ozzie Virgil Front

3. 1983 Topps #383 Ozzie Virgil


Unknown car dealership, Route 130, Burlington County, NJ, 1983. See 1983 Donruss Virgil. Actual card

1985 ProCards Reading Phillies #2 Randy Day Front

4. 1985 ProCards Reading Phillies #2 Randy Day


Municipal Stadium, Reading, PA, June 29 or July 12, 1985. Even though Philadelphia was a lot closer, we found that going the hour and a half to Reading was a lot more enjoyable. We were able to get 3 seats 2 rows from the field for about the same price as one semi-decent seat at Veteran's Stadium. One of the days we went in 1985, we had bought the team set, and then there was a pretty big rain storm causing a delay. The players wound up under the stands with the fans. We pulled out the cards, and started finding the players. Some of the players even helped us find their cards in the set. Got 15 autographs that day! Actual card

1985 ProCards Reading Phillies #3 Marvin Freeman Front

5. 1985 ProCards Reading Phillies #3 Marvin Freeman


Municipal Stadium, Reading, PA, June 29 or July 12, 1985. See the Randy Day card. Of the 5 players who signed for me who made it to the majors, Marvin had the most success, playing in parts of 10 seasons with 4 different clubs. Actual card

1985 ProCards Reading Phillies #4 Bruce Long Front

6. 1985 ProCards Reading Phillies #4 Bruce Long


Municipal Stadium, Reading, PA, June 29 or July 12, 1985. See the Randy Day card. Actual card

1985 ProCards Reading Phillies #7 Keith Miller Front

7. 1985 ProCards Reading Phillies #7 Keith Miller


Municipal Stadium, Reading, PA, June 29 or July 12, 1985. See the Randy Day card. Actual card

1985 ProCards Reading Phillies #9 Ken Kinnard Front

8. 1985 ProCards Reading Phillies #9 Ken Kinnard


Municipal Stadium, Reading, PA, June 29 or July 12, 1985. See the Randy Day card. Actual card

1985 ProCards Reading Phillies #10 Todd Soares Front

9. 1985 ProCards Reading Phillies #10 Todd Soares


Municipal Stadium, Reading, PA, June 29 or July 12, 1985. See the Randy Day card. Actual card

1985 ProCards Reading Phillies #11 Greg Jelks Front

10. 1985 ProCards Reading Phillies #11 Greg Jelks


Municipal Stadium, Reading, PA, June 29 or July 12, 1985. See the Randy Day card. Actual card

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Comments

Dec. 7, 2017 - 8:39AM
Jd_sports

Those are cool cards with awesome storys, I wish I had some autos

Dec. 7, 2017 - 12:11PM
IfbBirdsCards

This inspires me to make a list of my signed cards, but will have to be delayed as I’m still adding cards to my collection.

Dec. 8, 2017 - 1:23AM
switzr1

Dan, you're the greatest! (Who am I to call Morena Corwin a liar?)

Dec. 8, 2017 - 7:18AM
vrooomed

David - LOL! Glad to see you looked at my list. This is one that will continue to grow and get the actual cards uploaded. It's a small part of my collection, but the fact that I have stories behind each one is what makes it so special. I honestly get the autographs for the story behind it rather than for any monetary value (else I never would have asked 75% of the players/people I have).

And, heck, Morena is right. :)

Dec. 8, 2017 - 11:23PM
kcjays

I went to high school (Lawrence, Kansas) with Steve Jeltz. I hope he became a nicer person as an adult. In high school he was a first class jerk. 

Dec. 9, 2017 - 3:09PM
Joeyd011

Great stories, looking forward in checking out this list in the future.

Dec. 17, 2017 - 3:49PM
IfbBirdsCards

AA Eastern League is where I get most of my autographs, only tried to get one Reading Phil though, and that was Preston Claiborne, see my Rejected! list to see how that turned out.

Dec. 18, 2017 - 4:37PM
C2Cigars

Your story of the Municipal Stadium, Reading, PA, June 29 or July 12, 1985.  Me & my dad would go to the Albany-Colonie Yankees games.  I'd buy three of the four seats in a box for $18.  Nobody ever bought the fourth seat, so we'd have the whole box to ourselves.

Dec. 18, 2017 - 6:20PM
vrooomed

Chuck, reason I know it's one of those 2 dates, I had actually saved my ticket stubs. These box seats were $3 each! And same, we almost always had a seat next to us empty.

Hope everyone enjoys this as much as I do. I am having a blast (from the past) going through my cards. I didn't realize I had so many cards signed! (I still have more to go!)

Dec. 22, 2017 - 9:50PM
IfbBirdsCards

I’m realizing the same thing as I’m sorting through them.

Mar. 17, 2018 - 1:14PM
USMC_2831

I'll have to check out Swami's shop sometime. I'm right in Mt. Laurel. Funny, I remember as a kid going to some auto dealership on 130 to see Larry Bowa and got a signed picture.



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