Friday, January 9, 2015

Random Listia Autos - Part 8

On to part 8 of the random Listia autos I received from a very generous seller. Some fun ones in this batch. If you want to catch up on some past autos I've featured, click below:

First up, former Marlin Mike Jacobs. I had no idea that Jacobs hit 32 HRs in 2008. He ended his career with an even 100, which is pretty cool. He was drafted by the Mets in 1999, and made his ML debut with them in 2005, when he hit a 3-run, pinch hit homer in his first MLB at bat. He was then part of the deal that brought Carlos Delgado to the Mets. He enjoyed his best years in Florida, hitting 69 of his 100 HRs there. He has bounced around the majors and minors since then, and spent this past year at AAA Reno in Arizona's system. He hit .299 with 19 HRs and 97 RBIs, but never got the call from the D-Backs. Jerks.
You're out! An ump! An ump named Shag! Shag Crawford makes an appearance on a sweet card. He was an NL ump from 1956 to 1975, and umped in three World Series. His son, Jerry, was a long time ump, and one of his other sons, Joey, is one of the more famous current NBA refs. Very cool that his sons followed in the family biz! Sorry for the dark scan. Not sure what happened.
Here's a name many of us know! 11-year Brewer and 2011 All-Star Rickie Weeks dons his signature on this UD vintage card, which was just a silly set for Upper Deck to repeatedly release. Weeks had been a fixture in Milwaukee's lineup for the last decade, although his power numbers dipped as of late and he found himself in a platoon situation with Scooter Gennett. The Brewers did not pick up his option and he's now a free agent. I'd love to see the Yanks take a look at him for 2B in the event that Rob Refsnyder isn't quite ready yet, or to give Refs a few more weeks in the minors before his call-up.
Here's a signed card of big man David Segui from earlier in his career. Growing up, I always felt like he was a power hitter because of his stature, but he was more of a hit-for-average guy who would knock out double-digit HRs. He had a streak late in his career where he kept hitting around the .330 mark with an OBP up near .400. However, his career has definitely been overshadowed by PEDs, as he was in the Mitchell Report, and also admitted to using 'roids with the Mets. I would have expected a big dude like him to crank out more HRs while on the juice, but perhaps it helped him hit for average and stay healthy.
Boog! One of the best autos in the bunch, both in signature look and in player accomplishments. John "Boog" Powell was a perennial All-Star and MVP candidate for the O's in the 1960's. The 1970 AL MVP hit .297/.412/.549 with 35 HRs and 114 RBIs to take the crown. He won two World Series rings with Baltimore, and hit 339 HRs in his career...the same number as Tino Martinez! He keeps his legacy alive by owning Boog's Barbeque, a fixture on Eutaw Street! This is avery cool K-Mart card from 1982.
Anyone need a Tudor? Lefty journeyman John Tudor had a nice MLB career, winning 117 games in 12 seasons. In 1985, he went 21-8 for the Cardinals, and threw TEN shutouts! He was runner up to Doc Gooden the NL Cy Young Voting that year. After a 1988 mid-season trade with the Cardinals for Pedro Guerrero, he won a ring with the Dodgers, but only lasted 1.1 innings in Game 3 after leaving with injury. He hung on for two more seasons, but injuries took their toll. Still, he had a very nice career, going 112-72 with a 3.12 ERA.

I still have a healthy stack of autos to show. Stay tuned for more!


  1. Shag Crawford is both a great baseball and porn name.

  2. Nice cards! I just earlier today learned that Mike Jacobs went to the same junior college as me-- while I was there even!-- so now I might have to start collecting his cards.