Since I was in the army and served in Iraq three tours, Bob Feller will always be a United States hero more than a baseball player. Feller was the first major league player to volunteer and enlist in the military in World War II. Feller just recently died in 2010, he was a decorated war hero and he still was able to get a total of 266 career wins! I am sure glad I was able to get an autograph of this great American!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Vintage Autograph Find! Bob Feller
I got a diamond in the rough a few months ago when I found a Bob Feller autograph. I was searching a common box at a small card shop and it had a group of 1992 Conlon Collection cards. Each card in the box was 25 cents. I picked out these two cards below, so for 50 cents I got a classic Cardinal great Johnny Mize and an (un-certified) Bob Feller autograph card! This is a real auto pulled from a pack, but in 1992 Conlon didn't think to have it certified, thus it holds less of a value. Still I was able to get an autograph of a member of the hall of fame, and one of the best pitchers to ever pitch for 25 cents! Goes to show if you take a little time and do some searching you may find that card that slips through the cracks and gets lost in the shuffle, today it was this Feller!