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    February Pickups

    One of the focuses on my collection are baseballs tied to WWII. They don't turn up all that often, and so I was excited when this baseball turned up on eBay.

    It's from a 1944 game between the Air Force and Naval Hospital in Hawaii and includes Hall of Famers Pee Wee Reese, Joe Gordon and Red Ruffing among the 8 autographs.

    I'm pretty confident I overpaid, but I'm pleased to have won it.

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    Awesome baseball pickup. Those sigs look to have held up great over the last 70 years or so. Congrats.

    I got these 2 Jim Thome cards in the last few days:

    1998 Topps Tek pattern #4 (Only need 7 more patterns to finish the 90 card set)
    2001 Fleer Showcase- Showcase Sticks GU Bat (One of the nicer GU bat cards)

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    Matsui patch:



    2 more for the HOFers who played for the Pads PC:




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    Quote Originally Posted by madbull34 View Post
    Matsui patch:



    2 more for the HOFers who played for the Pads PC:



    Man, I always forget about Piazza and the Padres. Sick card though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by psj View Post
    Man, I always forget about Piazza and the Padres. Sick card though!
    Thanks. Now need to find a Rickey Henderson auto in a Pads uni.

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    Cool pickups!
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    I love stuff like this for players who just had brief appearances with a certain club, especially if it is a team you personally collect. However, despite being a very nice card, it just looks wrong! Piazza will always be a Dodger to me, nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmopar View Post
    I love stuff like this for players who just had brief appearances with a certain club, especially if it is a team you personally collect. However, despite being a very nice card, it just looks wrong! Piazza will always be a Dodger to me, nothing else.
    At least they used a patch from a Padres uniform! Seems like we attract the final years of superstars.

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    Odd since he went in as a Met

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    Steve Garvey!

    I think a lot of teams do over enough time as well though. I know the Dodgers have collected their fair share of aged former superstars (A. Vaughan, Cuyler, Maglie, Wilhelm, Colavito, Boyer, F. Robinson, B. Powell, G. Carter, E. Murray, R. Henderson, G. Maddux to name a few over the years).

    I remember the 80s Mariners always seemed to pick up a few of the fan favorite type players at the ends of their careers when I was younger and still going to games frequently. It was fun to see some "bigger" names, as the M's really had no serious talent for a number of years. Guys like Willie Horton, Bobby Valentine, Jeff Burroughs, Al Cowens, Gaylord Perry, Richie Zisk, Steve Yeager, etc.
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    At least they used a patch from a Padres uniform! Seems like we attract the final years of superstars.
    Quote Originally Posted by elmontny View Post
    Odd since he went in as a Met
    I'm guessing he probably had Dodger and Met cards from the same set

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    some pulls this weekend
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    bought this Jan 25th. finally showed from Taiwan today. best one I've seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelstepper View Post
    bought this Jan 25th. finally showed from Taiwan today. best one I've seen
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    Got this awesome looking Jim Thome card in a few days ago. These beautiful cards remind me of the 98 Tek diffactors except their not on acetate.

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    This month has started off pretty well so far....









    Thanks for the look!

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