Sunday, August 11, 2019

2019 National Pickup - Randy Johnson Signed Baseball

I added another baseball to my Hall of Fame collection when I picked up this Randy Johnson signed baseball from Mill Creek Sports at the National.  They are the same folks that I got the Chipper Jones and Ichiro balls from.

Johnson (b. 1963) played in the majors from 1988 to 2009 for the Expos, Mariners, Astros, Diamondbacks, Yankees and Giants.  He had a career record of 303-166 with 4,875 strike outs and a 3.29 ERA.  He led the league in strikeouts 9 times.  He had 6 seasons where he struck out more than 300 batters.  He led the league in ERA 4 times.  He won the Cy Young Award 5 times (1995, AL; 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002, all NL).  He was an All Star 10 times (1990, 1993-95, 1997, 1999-2002, and 2004).  He won the World Series with the Diamondbacks in 2001, sharing Co-MVP honors with Curt Schilling.

Johnson was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2015 when he was named on 97.3% of the ballot, his first ballot.

I priced several Johnson baseballs, and on the Sunday of the show, I got a great deal on this baseball.  It was the same price someone else quoted me on an older ball without the HOF inscription, so I had to jump on this one.

Johnson is my 145th Hall of Famer on a baseball.

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