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Show off your favorite stuff of the new HOFers: Rivera, Martinez, Halladay and Mussina

Austin

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Aug 7, 2008
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Oahu, Hawaii
Some great TTM signers in the new Hall of Fame class.
I got Rivera, Mussina, Martinez and Baines through the mail when they were players.
I'll post picks when I get home from work.

Show off your favorite cards, autographs and collectibles from the '19 HOF class.
 
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jbone17

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Sep 26, 2008
6,716
The Riverlands.
It was May of 2016. I attended a Lakewood BlueClaws game. That evening, the Hagerstown Suns were in town. Mariano Rivera III just happened to be playing for the Nationals affiliate. The National Anthem plays and concludes. I turn around and notice a bald headed man sitting down in the luxury suite section. It's the Sandman.

I've followed Yankees baseball since the age of 6 (I'm 28 now). I stood there in awe. In the 7th inning a close friend of mine allowed me access to the area. I waited there and Mariano comes out. I politely ask for his autograph. He denies and says "Later, my friend." As soon as the game ends, he walks away from the five of us and heads down the opposite stairwell. I ran for my life. I go down the stairs and exit the ballpark. I hook a right and here comes Mariano. I'm the first one to get to him. I politely ask "Mr. Rivera, may I please have your autograph?" He laughs, cracks a smile and says "Walk with me." He takes my ball and signs it beautifully.

I took the ball back and cried. It was if I met God. To this day, holding this ball brings back that amazing memory. It's the greatest moment of my life and to see Mariano become the first unanimous selection in the history of the game's Hall of Fame is icing on the cake. This ball will never leave my site.
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BBCgalaxee

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Sep 9, 2011
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Some great TTM signers in the new Hall of Fame class.
I got Rivera, Mussina, Martinez and Baines through the mail when they were players.
I'll post picks when I get home from work.

Show off your favorite autographs and cards from the HOF class.
What's so special about a 1991 Gold Leaf Rookie Mussina?

Nothing unless it's the insanely impossible error version with a base card number instead of the insert number.

How about a Donruss Edgar rookie which isn't Edgar?20190122_200928.jpegScreenshot_20190122-200135.jpeg

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forgerelli

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Apr 4, 2013
380
These are my top 5 Mariano cards, and I think they're the top 5 Mariano cards that exist. There are some other really nice cards (logomans, patches, superfractors, etc.) but none are unique or great enough that they would crack my top 5.

2008 FINEST TOPPS TEAM FAVORITES DUAL MANTLE-RIVERA #MR 1 OF 1.jpg

2014 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS ALL-STAR JUMBO SLEEVE PATCH #TTAJSP-MR 1 OF 1 PATCH.jpg

2009 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS ALL-STAR JUMBO SLEEVE PATCH #TTAJSP-47 1 OF 1 PATCH.jpg

2003 UPPER DECK ULTIMATE COLLECTION DOUBLE BARREL #DB-PR 1 OF 1.jpg

2015 BOWMAN CHROME SUPERFRACTORS THAT NEVER WERE AUTOGRAPHS #MR 1 OF 1.jpg

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WCTYSON

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Nov 3, 2014
7,167
I was hoping to see some Rivera cards from you but I never expected to see ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ! The superfractor auto is now one of my all-time favorites. Incredible collection.

Here is my contribution to the thread:

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forgerelli

Member
Apr 4, 2013
380
I was hoping to see some Rivera cards from you but I never expected to see ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ! The superfractor auto is now one of my all-time favorites. Incredible collection.

Here is my contribution to the thread:

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That super was the most I've ever spent on a Mo. What's that Topps Pristine numbered to?

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nevermore

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Aug 7, 2008
3,171
New York
Scott, those are epic Riveras!

The 1993 Bowman is my absolute favorite Rivera card of all time. My PSA graded version has a crisp, early signature signed in fine sharpie with out smudges, streaking or bubbles. My current collection, always looking for earlier signatures.

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MaineMule

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Aug 7, 2008
5,454
Maine of course......
First post in about a year- use to love HOF announcement day but I can barely find time to collect nowadays. Hope all my old friends here are well. ;)

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MussinaPSAAuto.jpgMartinezEPSAAuto.jpg

...oh snap.....my banner needs updating, yikes.....anyone able to do that??
 

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