Bagwell Bonanza #2 / Story of an Autograph #1: 1991 Upper Deck #755
We’ll start off with one of my earliest and most favorite autographs, Jeff Bagwell on this 1991 Upper Deck rookie card. I didn’t originally intend this to be a crossover post, but we’ll go ahead and count it as Bagwell Bonanza #2, I suppose.
The Person: Jeff Bagwell
The Item: 1991 Upper Deck #755, RC
How Was It Obtained?
This one is up among my most favorite autographs not only because it’s from my boyhood hero but also because I got it way back in February of 1992. Bagwell was fresh off his amazing rookie season and had just garnered the 1991 NL Rookie Of the Year award. The Astros held a FanFest for what I believe was the first time, and my father took me to meet some players and have a pretty fun afternoon. I don’t quite recall if he shelled out $5-$15 for me to get Bagwell and a few others, or if I had access as a standing member of the “Astros Buddies Club,” but I do remember getting this gorgeous signature and a baseball signed (that’ll come later in the series). As with many players, Jeff’s early signatures were a little more thorough and elegant than subsequent years.
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I'm with you on Wagner. While I don't know if he's a Hall of Famer when it comes down to it, I hope he is able to stay on. It sounds like he will.
The rule of 10 has killed chances for guys like Kenny Lofton (who I think is a HOF-er) and it looks like it will for Jim Edmonds, too.