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I haven't done much with my Tigers collection lately. I had been holding out hope to find this Sports Illustrated dual signed, but figured I should take this opportunity to at least get Al Kaline. This took less than a month via his Michigan address, but returned from Florida. I included $10 (well worth it!).

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9 hours ago, mbrieve said:

I haven't done much with my Tigers collection lately. I had been holding out hope to find this Sports Illustrated dual signed, but figured I should take this opportunity to at least get Al Kaline. This took less than a month via his Michigan address, but returned from Florida. I included $10 (well worth it!).

1956 05 Kaline.jpg

That's actually a pretty good Al signature for the $10. Usually on freebies (or when you aren't paying full price), he really slops it, such that the sig does not really match his "paid" version. But this one is nice. 

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I finally got back this 16x20 from a signing in Russia. I never got the chance to get it  done before his departure from Detroit, so I’m very glad to finally get it signed!

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On 3/7/2018 at 9:24 PM, stanpapi said:

That's actually a pretty good Al signature for the $10. Usually on freebies (or when you aren't paying full price), he really slops it, such that the sig does not really match his "paid" version. But this one is nice. 

Yes, my thoughts exactly. Wasn't expecting a great signature, but very pleased for the $10 + stamps investment.

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Neither are technically Tigers successes, but I figured I would share anyway...

I kept poor records for both of these, but I would say 3 weeks for Sandberg and just over a month for Selleck.

 

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My friend Dave (detroittiger fan) asked me to post these photos of Kaline and McLain. 

"Both these 50-year-old photos were signed for me in the last two weeks.  The first is dated 9/14/68 and shows Denny leaping out of the Tiger Stadium dugout right after Stanley scored the winning run (on a Horton single) in the 9th inning to give McLain his 30th win.  Kaline is helping him since in all the excitement Denny hit his heat on the concrete top of the dugout when he left the dugout, almost knocking him out.  Wouldn't it have been something for McLain to have missed his own celebration, an event that had not occurred since Dizzy Dean won 30 games in 1934, and has not been been accomplished since (and may never be again!)."

Does that photo look familiar?  It should.  It was on the cover of SI the following week!

The second photo, taken three days later (9/17/68), shows Denny and Al celebrating in the dressing room right after the Tigers beat the Yankees to win the American League pennant.

Denny signed the photos for me in person, and Al signed them TTM. 

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2 hours ago, mbrieve said:

My friend Dave (detroittiger fan) asked me to post these photos of Kaline and McLain. 

"Both these 50-year-old photos were signed for me in the last two weeks.  The first is dated 9/14/68 and shows Denny leaping out of the Tiger Stadium dugout right after Stanley scored the winning run (on a Horton single) in the 9th inning to give McLain his 30th win.  Kaline is helping him since in all the excitement Denny hit his heat on the concrete top of the dugout when he left the dugout, almost knocking him out.  Wouldn't it have been something for McLain to have missed his own celebration, an event that had not occurred since Dizzy Dean won 30 games in 1934, and has not been been accomplished since (and may never be again!)."

Does that photo look familiar?  It should.  It was on the cover of SI the following week!

The second photo, taken three days later (9/17/68), shows Denny and Al celebrating in the dressing room right after the Tigers beat the Yankees to win the American League pennant.

Denny signed the photos for me in person, and Al signed them TTM. 

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Really nice!

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