Wednesday, September 12, 2018

2018 National Free Signer - Gregg Jefferies

For some reason, extra VIP vouchers for Gregg Jefferies were hard to come by at this year's National, so I was only able to get one card signed.  Out of the huge lot of cards of his that I had, I chose this 1991 Post Cereal card as the one I would get done.  I picked this card because it reminds me of when I first started collecting cards.  I remember getting a few of these and being really excited.  I didn't have any in the album yet, so this one was a good choice.

Jefferies (b. 1967) played in the majors from 1987 to 2000 for the Mets, Royals, Cardinals, Phillies, Angels and Tigers.  He had 1,593 hits, 126 home runs and a .289 career batting average.  He was an All Star in 1993 and 1994 and his best finish in the MVP voting was 11th in 1993.  Oddly enough, he received Rookie of the Year votes in both 1988 and 1989, finishing 6th in 1988 and 3rd in 1989.  The weirdest thing about that is, he only appeared in 29 games in 1988.  In those 29 games, he had 35 hits and a .321 batting average.  He appeared on the 2006 Hall of Fame ballot, but received only 0.4% of the vote.

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