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Tommy-Joseph---Heritage Tommy-Jospeh-Bowman

Philadelphia Phillies catching prospect Tommy Joseph included a few extra cards when he signed the stuff that my friend Bart mailed to him, so Bart passed them on to me. For a young guy, Joseph actually had a pretty decent autograph. Both cards were made before Joseph was traded from the San Francisco Giants organization, so the minor league one shows him as a Richmond Flying Squirrel – that’s my favorite Eastern League team nickname.

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Because the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a guy that forges his own swords & sais are cool.

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About Paul Hadsall

I'm the former editor of a weekly community newspaper and current contributor to Hot Stove Baseball. I've been a New York Mets fan for most of my life and I've been blogging about them, minor league baseball, baseball cards and autograph collecting since 2007. Contact me at paul@randombaseballstuff.com

4 responses

  1. If ever you feel one day and need to get away for the day, the Flying Squirrels play directly across the street from the Richmond Greyhound terminal. I am planning on making the journey this season as I never been to a game in Virginia.

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  2. Those Cubs cards do look pretty cool. Hopefully it will be a successful enough promotion that other teams will do something similar.

    Meanwhile, I’m making a mental note to go after the Dave Kingman and trying to think of other former Cubs I might be interested in… Catch me on the right day and I might go after any cards on mid-70′s designs, regardless of who’s on them.

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    • Paul says:

      I love the 1972 Topps design – enough so that I’m overlooking my dislike of mini cards to collect the inserts in this year’s Topps Series 1 set. The other designs from that decade don’t do too much for me. The 60s cards still feel like classics, and the 80s ones inspire nostalgia, but the 70s don’t quite do either. Ah well, at least they make more sense than resurrecting 1990s designs.

      Also, I’m not quite sure how I feel about Steve Trachsel appearing in the Cubs set. I hope their fans remember him more fondly than I do.

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