Steve Garvey wins the award for having more of his "Probable Hit Locations" field shaded in than anyone else.
No one thought Tony Gwynn would have a Hall of Fame career at the end of 1982. I remember hosting a table at a baseball card show early in 1983. Someone who knew more than the rest of us went through all of my commons and purchased about 30 Tony Gwynn rookie cards for about $.03 each. Rats!
Eric Show was one of the nicest players I ever met. The entire Padres team was very good about signing actually. They, along with the Astros, were my favorite teams to get signatures from. What happened to Show a decade later was a complete surprise to me. I would have never guessed it.
Finally, we have Renie Martin who, after reading his scouting report profile, makes a mark next to the comment that he isn't anything special as a baserunner. I'm not sure if Martin thought that line was funny or simply disagreed but didn't want to deface my book too much by crossing the line out.
I hope you have enjoyed this brief preview of some of the 500+ autographs in this book. I also have The Scouting Report: 1984 (about 50% autographed) and The Scouting Report: 1985 (about 30% autographed), but this site took more than the few hours I anticipated to put up so the other autographed books probably won't see time on the internet. None are for sale. Sorry. There are just too many memories in them for me. But if you would like to purchase some of my duplicate autographs see this page.
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