Saturday, September 4, 2010
2003 Upper Deck Vintage, Jim Bunning
#190 Jim Bunning
Here is another card that I got signed through the mail in 2008. I sent this card to Jim in mid November and I got it back on the fifth of December. Jim seems like a hit or miss signer and I may have got lucky to get this card signed. It did come back wrinkled, though, and I would suspect that Jim signed the card with the ball point pin while holding it rather than laying it flat on a table.
Jim pitched in the Majors from 1955-1971 and he played for the Tigers, Phillies, Pirates, and Dodgers. He won 20 games once and 19 games four times while making seven All Star games. In 1996, Jim was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Since 1977, Jim has been involved in politics. He started out locally before getting elected to the Kentucky State Senate, then the US House of Representatives, and is currently a US Senator. He will not be seeking re-election this year.
Tomorrow would have marked the third day in a row that I posted a Hall of Famer, but I posted my George Kell autograph on the day he passed away.