Bat Day at Tiger Stadium, 1967
No, they weren't getting ready to riot. This great shot is from the Tigers bat giveaway day at Tiger Stadium in 1967. There are a lot of happy kids in those stands.
WOW! This PSA 10 Alan Trammell / Paul Molitor rookie card sold on ebay this week for $8,100.00! This card is known for having print marks that look like black and red smudges; making PSA 10 grades extremely difficult. In fact, there are only 13 graded 10's, compared to over 300 graded 9's. Prices for a PSA 10 have been jumping; in 2009 a PSA 10 Tram sold for "only" $2250. This is the only basic Tram card that I don't have in a PSA 10. It looks like I'm going to have to just learn to love my PSA 9...
Cecil Fielder & The Chicken
I love this card. Back in the 90's the San Diego Chicken used to make the rounds to the major league stadiums. I happened to be at this game. Between innings the Chicken would do different skits, one including taking care of Cecil Fielder. The look on Cecil's face is classic.
1984 Tigers Trainer Pio DiSalvo
Pio DiSalvo was the Tigers trainer during the 80's, including the 1984 World Championship team. He signed this 1977 Eansville Triplets card for and included the note below.
I've been collecting tickets and stubs from the Tigers 1984 season. My set is over 75% complete. Finding away game stubs, especially from the west coast, are the biggest challenge.
This game from Boston on August 8 1984, was not one of the Tigers best. Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd pitched a complete game shutout against the Tigers, giving up seven hits. Starting pitcher for the Tigers, Glenn Abbott, was shelled, giving up 5 runs in only 2/3 of an inning. He didn't make it out of the 1st inning.
Please let me know if you have any 1984 Tigers ticket stubs for sale or trade!
Castellanos is trying to be the Tigers starting 3rd baseman in 2014. He is considered one of the top prospects in the Tigers organization. I'm working on the Topps "rainbow" for Castellanos. Click on Detroit Tiger Type Sets at the top of the page for more info.
Caption: Dated 7/81975: "About three weeks ago a (tomato) plant mysteriously stuck its head up through the gray gravel warning track in front of the fence in straightaway centerfield. Tigers' centerfielder Ron LeFlore make sure the eight inch tall plant continues to grow as he uses a watering can to feed the plant."
For some reason I was never able to get Tettleton's autograph through the mail (TTM) or at a show. This was a great photo and an "on card" autograph that I just recently picked up.
When Tettleton played for the Tigers, it seemed like he was always hitting the winning homerun in the bottom of the 9th. Back in the early 90's the Tigers strategy was to overpower everyone - great hitting but very little pitching.
Harvey Kuenn was a 8 time All Star for the Tigers in the 1950's. He went on to manage the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1980's.
Dan Gonzales played for the Tigers for only a short time; 7 games in 1979 and 2 games in 1980. Finding cards with Gonzales are a challenge, finding a signed card is quite tough. He's on the wantlists of many Tigers autograpgh collectors.
Thoughts and findings of a lifetime Detroit Tigers fan and collector