Friday, September 3, 2010
2003 Upper Deck Vintage, Bobby Doerr
#163 Bobby Doerr
Here is a card that I got signed through the mail in 2008. I sent two cards to Bobby on the 28th of October and I had them back on the 3rd of November. That's quite a turnaround considering the cards were shipped from Kansas to Oregon and back.
Bobby played his entire career with the Red Sox and he played from 1937 to 1951. During that time, he was one of the best second baseman to play the game, both offensively and defensively. He hit over 20 home runs three times, including 27 in 1948 and 1950. He had more than 100 RBI six times with a career high of 120 in 1950. He made the All Star team nine times and to top it off, he had a .980 fielding percentage for his career. Unfortunately, Bobby had to retire at the young age of 33 because of a back injury.
In 1986, Bobby was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He is the oldest living member of the Hall and he is one of the best TTM signers out there. If you have never sent him a card to sign, you are missing out on an easy to get 'graph.
I've looked into getting a pre-1950 card of Bobby to get signed, but those things tend to go for $30 or more on ebay and I'm not going to spend that on one card just to get signed. I'll just be content with this one and my '08 Goudey.