Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Featured autograph - Dale Murphy

Dale Murphy - I got this autograph card and probably one more signed through the mail about nine years ago. I have to dig it out somewhere, but I think he also responded to my letter that I sent to him.

From what I've read about him and from the cards I've flipped through over the past 20 years - I do know Murphy was an early to mid 1980s 'superstar' whose Major League career started to careen off course in his 30s.

Maybe if he'd maintained some of the numbers he'd put up in his peak - he'd be a Jim Rice sort of Hall of Fame inductee without receiving the 'hate' from 21st century baseball pundits, since by all accounts Murphy was a 'nice guy' during his playing career.

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