Today's Signature Sunday post features a recent eBay win, and one of the players that I've wanted a hard signed auto of most for quite some time now, Wade Boggs:
It's unlikely that us baseball fans in New England will ever see another player who could hit for average like Boggs could. In his 11 seasons with Boston, he hit .325 or higher 9 times, and .349 or higher 6 times! He won 5 batting titles with Boston, including 4 in a row from 1985 through 1988. Boggs would have won a 6th had he simply made more plate appearances during his rookie season of 1982 (he hit .349 that year). Only Cobb, Hornsby, Carew and Gwynn also captured 4 straight batting titles in their careers. Boggs is a member of the esteemed 3,000 hit club and is enshrined in both the Red Sox and MLB Hall-of-Fame.
It feels great to finally add a Wade Boggs auto to my Red Sox collection. Though it's very early, I'd imagine this card will be in the running for my best new Red Sox card of 2013. So, how about you, have you purchased any Leaf Memories cards?
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