Don Carman Success

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I had a success from Don Carman find its way home last week, and I was excited, as it was his 87 Topps, which is the set that made me love baseball cards, and his 90 Donruss, another awesome card. I dont have the exact dates, but it was somewhere in the 9-12 month range, since I am not actively collecting any more. I did frame these two cards along with his famous list of quotes for reporters. "You saw the game, take what you need" was his general statement when he would point at the list hanging above his locker! Here is a copy of what he wrote out and posted:

1. I'm just glad to be here. I just want to help the club any way I can.
2. Baseball's a funny game.
3. I'd rather be lucky than good.
4. We're going to take the season one game at a time.
5. You're only as good as your last game (last at-bat).
6. This game has really changed.
7. If we stay healthy we should be right there.
8. It takes 24 (25) players.
9. We need two more players to take us over the top: Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig.
10. We have a different hero every day.
11. We'll get 'em tomorrow.
12. This team seems ready to gel.
13. With a couple breaks, we win that game.
14. That All-Star voting is a joke.
15. The catcher and I were on the same wavelength.
16. I just went right at 'em.
17. I did my best and that's all I can do.
18. You just can't pitch behind.
19. That's the name of the game.
20. We've got to have fun.
21. I didn't have my good stuff, but I battled 'em.
22. Give the guy some credit; he hit a good pitch.
23. He, we were due to catch a break or two.
24. Yes.
25. No.
26. That's why they pay him _____ million dollars.
27. Even I could have hit that pitch.
28. I know you are but what am I?
29. I was getting my off-speed stuff over so they couldn't sit on the fastball.
30. I had my at 'em ball going today.
31. I had some great plays made behind me tonight.
32. I couldn't have done it without my teammates.
33. You saw it... write it.
34. I just wanted to go as hard as I could as long as I could.
35. I'm seeing the ball real good.
36. I hit that ball good.
37. I don't get paid to hit.


Another fun story from several years back that gives you an idea of what a great and kind person Don is:

http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2006/12/the_autograph_man.html

Thanks for reading, God Bless!

Kevin Mc
 

KCLJ520

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Thanks a lot guys! I thought those were fun stories and wanted to share!

God Bless,

Kevin Mc
 

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