Friday, December 27, 2019

Christmas Gift From Mom - Randy Johnson Signed Ball and Frank Baker Signed Card

Mom gave me some nice stuff, again, for Christmas.  I am always glad to see what she is able to find.  Sometimes, she buys Christmas well in advance, say, December 26, and this year, I messed up by buying a ball I needed back in July at the National, while she had picked this Randy Johnson up in January.  Oops.

The good thing is, I can sell the Johnson I got at the National, and turn it in to a ball that I do need, and I can keep the one Mom gave me in my HOF collection.

She also picked up this 1972 Topps Frank Baker.  It is hard to see (even in person), but the Baker card is signed.  I checked out SCN, and Baker doesn't sign much at all.  His last success was 2017, and he has only signed 38% of the time.  So, Mom did pretty well in getting this card.

Baker (b. 1946) played in the majors in 1970, 71, 73 and 74 for the Yankees and Orioles.  He had 55 hits, 1 home run and a .191 batting average.

Baker is from Meridian, Mississippi, a town that Chris and I visited several years ago.  This is the town where I was able to meet up with Don McNair and hold his dad's 1930 World Series ring.  It is a really small world.

Thanks so much, Mom!  I always love to see what you're able to find!

1 comment:

Fuji said...

Hope you get big $$$ for the Johnson ball you picked up at the National... and you're able to turn the cash into another HOF autograph for your collection.