13 November 2013

is there a doctor in the house?

why yes, i have two of them right here.  

back in 2002, i thought that it was awesome that mike marshall (the cy young award winner, not 'general soreness') was included in the upper deck vintage game used jersey insert set
i picked up one of those cards as quickly as i could.  as a bonus - there's a lurking davey lopes back there!  anyway, i thought that maybe there was an autographed version, too, but dr. mike marshall (he has a phd in kinesiology from michigan state) doesn't sign much.  when he does, his fee is a couple hundred bucks (or more).  needless to say, i don't have any signed stuff from marshall.

i do have a signed card from john rutherford, another former dodger who became a doctor.
that's rutherford's 1991 topps archives 1953 reprint card that he signed through the mail for me earlier this fall.  rutherford only pitched in the big leagues during the 1952 season, but at least he got to pitch in the world series (and against mickey mantle) before retiring from the game after a few more seasons in the minors.  he went on to become a doctor of osteopathy and is now retired and living in michigan.

thanks doc!

1 comment:

MrMopar said...

Jim, Thanks for the prize cards. They arrived yesterday!