Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Welcome to Cooperstown to the Two New Inductees

Wow, posts two days in a row!  Work is super slow this week so I took off a little early today and decided to post a welcome to the two newest members of the Hall of Fame.  A little over 2 weeks ago, Cooperstown welcomed two new baseball legends into the ultimate baseball museum with Alan Trammell's and Jack Morris' Veterans Committee election.  Personally I am excited about the induction of both, I feel my childhood era of the 80s is underrepresented.  Both players failed through 15 years of baseball writer elections and were considered by most as borderline HOFers.  While I understand and appreciate those that advocate for a smaller HOF with only the elites, I am a fan of a bigger HOF that celebrates a broader spectrum of baseball heroes.

I have put together a solid collection of autographs of Hall of Famers and quickly decided to add these two newbies into my collection.  I did a quick eBay search and found copies of one of my favorite autograph sets for each player.

Alan Trammell - 2003 Donruss Signature Series Legends of the Summer Auto

Jack Morris - 2003 Donruss Signature Series Legends of the Summer Auto
They look really nice together, don't they?  I think it is fitting that these two Tigers legends who both debuted in the 1978 Topps set are enshrined together.  I remember watching both with admiration play for the Tigers (and Morris later with the Blue Jays and Twins) play in All-Star games and playoff series.  Congratulations to both players on being recognized for their Hall of Fame careers.

That brings my Hall of Fame Auto collection up to 94 different players.  I sense a 2018 goal of reaching 100 as a strong possibility. 


  1. Yeah, 100 is definitely within reach. This could be the largest HOF class in some time, and hopefully you already have autos of the other guys who will get the call on January 24th. Trammell and Morris are a nice start though.

  2. Nice. I'm not the biggest sticker auto fan, but I'd make the exception for these two autos. They kinda look like they're part of a Tigers dual booklet.