22 December 2011

garvey like it's your birthday

today is steve garvey's 63rd birthday.  i am not sure how i feel about that, in the sense that if my boyhood idol is 63, i must be getting on in years too.  anyway, it was a great day for me when i found that the garv signed through the mail.  i've had a few successes with him, sending a donation to his foundation (palm desert baseball) once, and going through a paid signing another time.  most of my attempts, however, have been freebies.  so, on his birthday, here are some of the 'gifts' the nl iron man has given me.

here's the 1970 topps card i created
nicely signed, but no number inscription.  that was one of the cards i sent with the donation.  i think it looks great.

here's my second favorite garvey card, his 1974 topps
this was the actual card that i used to carry around in my wallet, just like bob costas did with a mickey mantle card.
another one of my faves, his 1981 topps card
and his 1979 topps card, with marc hill lurking.
and, of course, i sent a 1983 o-pee-chee card, too
not sure why he signed that one vertically.

and then there was his 1983 fleer card
no more wire hangers!

i also picked up a 1976 topps card
in a lot somewhere.  a little more sketchy than the others, but may well be legit.  i am pretty much out of the ttm game these days, (although i have a bunch of successes yet to share) so popeye is probably done signing for me.  besides, he probably needs a nap. 

just kidding garv!  happy birthday and here's to many more.  thanks for signing my cards!


steelehere said...

Nice collection of signed Garvey cards. Even though I'm in my early 40's, I feel old as well when I realize that my childhood hero is now 63! Happy Birthday Steve!

On a side note, I hope Steve gets a chance to become the owner of the Dodgers.

Play at the Plate said...

63? Wow, I feel old too. Nice lot of TTMs by the way.