At one time I had a card signed by Jamie Moyer in every uniform of every MLB team he played for. I also had collected every Randy Martz card, and brought them to him when he was coaching our local Indy League team, the Gateway Grizzlies. I asked if he would sign his cards, and he said "Every card ever!" Several of the players came over to look at his cards while he was signing, it was a cool experience!
Other than that, I collect AAGPBL and Ne.gro League autographed items, which are lesser known eras of baseball history, but have always interested me!
That is awesome, @katester44 ! I had no idea he was from your area! He went the distance in my first game at Wrigley in 1988, have liked him ever since!Moyer went to high school about 25 minutes from where I grew up. He was more than a couple years ahead of me, but know that he pitched against our school back in the day.
The "behind the scenes" collection I have is - Phil Hughes (Yankees/Twins). When the Trenton Thunder was a Yankees minor league affiliate, my dad worked for them for 6 or 7 years, so I followed just about everyone that came through the system at that time. I hitched my wagon to Hughes as the guy I thought had the most long term potential.
Toby Harrah. I'm related to him. He's my dad's cousin and met him a few times as a kid whenever he came to Tiger Stadium to play. Been a fun year for me since he's got an auto card in this years Topps Heritage, and also featured in the new Topps X Spotlight set.
The only thing us Giants fans remember is this:The only player I started to collect was Ruben Rivera. I remember pulling his 95 Bowman Foil card. Should have never read the back. Compared him to Clemente, Mantle & Mays. Rates plus-plus in every tool. "Prodigious Power...Game-Altering Speed....Wondrous arm" 94 minor leagues 33 HR's 101 RBI 48 SB's. Ranked as high as #2 MLB prospect. Unfortunately, probably the only thing he'll be remembered for is selling Derek Jeter's glove.