Story of an Autograph: Another Amazing HOFer!
Oh, and it’s none other than the greatest third baseman of all time, Brooks Robinson! You know, he of the 16 straight Gold Glove awards and 18 All-Star selections. Mr. Robinson’s accolades stretch much longer, and include a pair of World Series championships (’66 and ’70), the ’64 AL MVP award, the ’70 World Series MVP award, and first-ballot HOF election in 1983. I had seen some recent successes with donations smaller than his usual fee (which I think was $60), so I tossed a card and ten bucks cash into an envelope and crossed my fingers. Getting this one back was a thrill, getting it back in just six days was extremely surprising.
Not only that, but Brooks actually took the time to (briefly) answer a few of the questions I posed to him.
Q: Do you have a favorite memory from your career?
A: 1966 World Series
Q: Who were some of your contemporaries who most impressed you? Are there any you think are underrated in baseball history?
A: Paul Blair
Q: Who are some of your favorite players to watch today and why?
A: Manny Machado, his offense and defense.
And finally, my favorite response of all time
Q: What did you enjoy most about the game of baseball?
A: It was my 1st love.
Oh, but it doesn’t stop there! Because not only did I land a fantastic and extremely satisfying success from arguably the greatest player at his position in baseball history, but he added an extra card! And not just any card at that, have a look for yourself:
0 Replies to “Story of an Autograph: Another Amazing HOFer!”
Very nice. Nice to see that he included a 2nd surprise card.
That's a hell of a success. I sent to him a week or so ago, although I'm worried he's probably getting slammed with requests (which happens quickly!) by now, so I'm not expecting much. Very happy you guys yours back!