I was finally able to knock off some huge Hall of Famers recently when I sent a check to the Columbia Antique Mall (The antique store that I visit when I go to Columbia to see my brother). I got a really good deal on this Willie Mays baseball because I bundled it with another signed ball that I will discuss later.
Willie Mays (b. 1931) is regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He played in the majors from 1951-1952, 1954-1973 for the Giants of New York and San Francisco, as well as the New York Mets. His 1973 Topps card with the Mets is one of my favorite cards in my collection.
Mays was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1979 when he received 94.7% of the vote, his first year of eligibility. I'd like to hear some of the reasons why 7.3% of the writers DIDN'T vote for him. Anyway, I'm really excited that I now have a Willie Mays ball. I've been waiting a long time to take his name off of my list.
Stay tuned to see who the other Hall of Famer was that I got.