I'm going to start the card show show-off with a bit of a trifecta from 1983! I picked these all up from the same seller for a grand total of 9 dollars! I thought it was a great deal and was quite happy. We ended up chatting with the seller for a little bit and come to find out he's Rick Probstein's dad. (For those that don't know Probstein123 is one of the biggest sports card sellers on ebay) Not sure if anyone else there knows him but I'm a fan of his dad, super nice guy and easy going when it comes to negotiating a price!
Check out these rookies!
The current manager of the Phillies Ryne Sandberg! He had a great career with the Cubs, I'm hoping his managerial career turns around. I don't think he survives this current regime without winning. He hasn't had a ton to work with but that's the way it goes. Manager gets the blame regardless.
Boggs was known for his superstitions. He ate chicken before every game (Jim Rice once called Boggs "chicken man"), woke up at the same time every day, took exactly 150 ground balls in practice, took batting practice at 5:17, and ran sprints at 7:17. His route to and from his position in the field beat a path to the home dugout. He drew the Hebrew word "Chai", meaning "life", in the batter's box before each at-bat, though he is not Jewish. He asked Fenway Park public address announcer Sherm Feller not to say his uniform number when he introduced him because Boggs once broke out of a slump on a day when Feller forgot to announce his number.
It seemed to work, he did make the hall of fame!
We got some more cool stuff, which I will be posting this week hopefully!
Thanks for reading!