Wednesday, January 8, 2014

1st Goal of 2014 COMPLETE: HOF Autograph

One of my 2014 Collecting Goals was to add another signature of a Pirates Hall of Famer.
With the voting for the HOF today, it seems even more fitting to show off this new card I purchased.
2013 Cooperstown Signatures Goose Gossage
I recently grabbed this ON CARD AUTOGRAPH of the Hall of Famer for $13 shipped.

While Goose was eventually inducted into the HOF, he pitched only one season for the Bucs in 1977 at the age of 25.  In 133 relief innings (yes you read that correctly), Goose went 11-9 with a 1.62 ERA and a 3.08 strikeout to walk rate.  That earned the young reliever his 3rd All-Star appearance, while grabbing 26 saves (third highest in NL).

This is my first autographed card of Goose and I'm happy to have him wearing the black and yellow uniform.   I've previously grabbed an autographed photo of Goose and his only licensed card to wear a Bucs uniform on a Hostess card.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats. Love it that Goose takes his time signing. Great signature.