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.


Anonymous 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.