It all started with a box of keepsakes my father kept on his closet shelf, far from the dirty hands of his only son. The box was full of magic, as far as I was concerned, and I spent many a day staring at it on that ledge, just out of my reach, hoping he […]
Got a bunch of mail for the postman today. Letters going to: John Montague, Jim Sundberg, Brian Downing, Jose Morales, Eric Soderholm, Rick Sweet, Jim Dwyer, Elias Sosa, Mike Sadek, Dave Revering, Dave Roberts, Leon Roberts, Bob McClure, Greg Minton and Andy Messersmith. That’s 15 more, but who’s counting?
Stein spent 14 years playing in the majors, compiling a .267 career batting average and hitting 44 home runs along the way. He came up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1972 but did not see regular action until 1975 while playing for the Chicago White Sox. Stein hit .270 that season in 76 games […]
Wilson played in 224 major league games, appearing first for the Chicago White Sox in 1950 and finishing with 98 games for the Kansas City A’s in 1955. Wilson connected on 32 home runs in 654 big league at bats, but he struggled to put the bat on the ball, hitting just .222 during his […]
Sporting News’ Rookie Pitcher of the Year in 1974, D’Acquisto pitched for 10 seasons in the big leagues, mostly for the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres. He had his best season as a rookie for the Giants in what was his second year in the big leagues. He came up in 1973 and […]
An all star in 1951, Westlake belted 127 home runs during a 10-year stretch in the big leagues from 1947-1956. He came up with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1947 and played in 112 games, hitting .273 with 17 long balls for the Bucs that season. He remained a starting outfielder for Pittsburgh until his all-star […]
Wagner served as a backup infielder for three teams from 1976-1984. He came up with the Detroit Tigers in 1976 and played in 39 games. He enjoyed the best year of his career with Detroit in 1979, hitting .274 in 75 games. Wagner was dealt to the Texas Rangers in 1981. He spent three years […]
Six cards came back with autographs but no questionnaires. Two more came back with bad addresses. Here’s a rundown of our most recent failures. I like to send out old Diamond King cards from time to time because I think they look cool autographed. Unfortunately their return rate is pretty low. The occasions where they […]