Thursday, August 2, 2012

1982 Fleer Autograph

At the beginning of the 1987 season I sent this card to Tim Wallach c/o The Montreal Expos at Olympic Stadium along with a SASE.  I was still in school at the time.  All summer I waited with no response, literally checking the mail on a daily basis.  Sometime in September, right after school had started back up, this card arrived back in the mail.

It immediately became my most prized possession.  Other kids in the neighborhood tried sending cards to their favorite players, Mattingly, Boggs, Pete Rose, but none of them ever got one back.  This card remains my most prized item of sports memorabilia.  The signature isn't great (due to the almost waxy surface of '82 Fleer), it's sun faded, and dinged, but I don't mind any of that.  It may as well be a '52 Mantle as far as my collection goes.

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