I’m still getting back cards that I mailed out during spring training.
Mike Napoli went 7-for-20 with two home runs and 10 RBI in the World Series last year for the Texas Rangers. So far in 2012, he’s already hit seven home runs in 18 games.
My other recently received autographs are from a pair of long-retired shortstops.
Bud Harrelson is a two-time All-Star and a member of the New York Mets Hall of Fame. Though he was known for his defense, I was surprised to learn that Harrelson only won one Gold Glove award during his career. After retiring as a player, Harrelson became a coach and manager for the New York Mets and is now a part-owner of the Long Island Ducks independent baseball team.
Dick Groat is an eight-time All-Star and was the National League MVP in 1960. He was also a college basketball star and played one season in the NBA.
What autographs have you gotten recently?