Thursday, May 6, 2010

RIP Robin Roberts


I just read that former Oriole and Phillies great, HOFer Robin Roberts passed away today.

I featured this card and a fairly lengthy post about Robin back in January, so I don't want to repeat much of what I said then. Click on the link if you want to see what I wrote about Robin's amazing career.

Robin was a great TTM signer, all you had to do was include $10 and he would sign your card. He was even nice enough to include his signed HOF induction card along with your item. Let's face it, $10 isn't bad at all for a HOF player. Think how many guys with short, relatively inconsequential careers charge that much or more for their scribble.

SCN shows that Robin signed 93% of requests sent to him over the years, and that he signed as recently as April 30. It's good to know that Robin was a nice guy to the end. Some players today could learn something from the way he interacted with his fans. Robin will truly be missed.

2 comments:

paulsrandomstuff said...

It was sad to hear about Ernie Harwell and Robin Roberts this week. I never realized Roberts had played for the Orioles - I always thought he was a Phillie for his whole career.

Collective Troll said...

Sad news... Robin was at the Rays Fan Fest this spring. I got to see him but I didn't think it would be for the last time.