Saturday, September 26, 2009

1989-90 Pacific Senior League, Steve Henderson

#5 Steve Henderson

Here is a card that I got signed in Baltimore a couple of weeks ago. Steve is the Rays hitting coach. The only autographs that I got from the Rays were from the coaches and three out of the four coaches that signed for me I had gotten autographs from in Kansas City. That was the case with Steve here.

Last summer, he signed three cards for me. He played for four Major League teams during his career and I got a card signed by him as a Met, a Mariner, and an Athletic. He also played for the Cubs, but I don't have a card of him from then. Now, I have a card signed by him as a Pelican of the short-lived Senior League.

Back in the spring, I saw one of these cards on Paul's Random Stuff. I left a comment about how cool those cards were and Paul pointed out that you could usually find them on ebay for cheap. Why I was too stupid to think of that is beyond me, but luckily Paul showed me the way. So, I ended up buying this set for a buck plus shipping. It even has a $16.95 price tag, which is kind of funny.

I went most of the summer without getting one of these cards signed (I should have had a Dennis Leonard card signed, but I forgot about this set). But in the past month, I have accumulated five of them. So, that's what will be shown on here for the next few days. They are kind of cool and are definitely different.


Collective Troll said...

I like it! I swore off ebay, but I will keep an eye for that set, I thought the senior league was a cool idea. They were great for autograph hunters at least. I haven't seen a Rays card of Henderson, that may be the closest thing.

zman40 said...

I guess this would probably be the closest thing. Didn't the Rays wear these unis a few years ago for a turn back the clock night?