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May 2019 acquisitions

baberuthfan

Member
Aug 12, 2008
313
florida
Thank you very much. Is that where lefty owned a bowling alley?? I never expected to own a single signed baseball of grove but the price was too good to pass up


Niiiice! I'm very jealous but congrats!!
I know I've told this story on the boards a few times in the past but I was born and raised in Norwalk, Ohio which was where Lefty lived the last 14 years of his life. He lived with his son and daughter-in-law at 52 Parsons St. from 1961 until he passed away on May 22nd, 1975.
I played my little league years in the Lefty Grove Baseball League which was named after him and is still there to this day. I was too young to appreciate him then and never met him but in hindsight it was pretty cool growing up in a town where the man who many consider the greatest left-handed pitcher of all time lived the final years of his life. I had a buddy in high school who lived right beside of him and would talk to him on occasion but again we were both too young at the time to really have a sense of appreciation or admiration for what he had accomplished in life.
He's only one of three players that I actually collect and I'd love to pick up a single signed baseball of him at some point in the future.
Congrats again on a truly great pickup!!

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Randy Shields

Well-known member
Aug 20, 2008
1,844
OH-IO
Thank you very much. Is that where lefty owned a bowling alley?? I never expected to own a single signed baseball of grove but the price was too good to pass up
I saw what your winning bid was. I'd say that's a pretty good price especially with a pretty bold auto compared to a lot of others and seeing what some sellers have their fixed ones priced at with most not being single-signed.
So after he retired he returned to his hometown of Lonaconing, Maryland and opened Lefty's Place, which was a duck pin bowling alley & pool hall.
Here's a picture of it. Unfortunately it was destroyed by a flood in 1996.

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tb3nn3tt

New member
Jul 23, 2018
20
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I'm a fan and a believer... got 1 chrome auto, 1 refractor auto, and 1 EEE auto for $18 delivered!
 

madbull34

Member
Sep 10, 2009
918
San Diego, CA


Had an open redemption from 2013 Topps Tribute WBC Heroes auto of Kenji Johjima. Since it's been so long I figured Topps would never make this card. They sent this replacement the other day. Wish they would've contacted me for some sort of replacement preference. Oh well.

 

jbhofmann

Active member
Mar 12, 2009
6,914
Indiana
Got in on Gleyber before his HR uptick and then lots were hard to come by.

Ohtani is a black and thought it had room to grow, but he’s struggling right now.






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WCTYSON

Active member
Nov 3, 2014
7,128
Got in on Gleyber before his HR uptick and then lots were hard to come by.

Ohtani is a black and thought it had room to grow, but he’s struggling right now.

Nice Gleyber collection. If you would consider moving the Ohtani black, reach out and we can try to strike a deal.
 
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