30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Friday, October 5, 2012

Sports Card Trifecta #17: Chipper Jones

"Ultimately, three errors cost us the ballgame.  Mine probably being the biggest." -Chipper Jones

Papa Fuji raised me to take responsibility for my actions.  I guess Chipper's dad did too.  Which just adds to the long list of reasons, I consider him to be a class act and a great ball player.

For nearly two decades he's given baseball fans everything we could ask for:  hard work, solid hitting, dedication, and loyalty.

And when he announced that he would be retiring at the end of the season, I knew my Sports Card Trifecta collection would be incomplete without his presence.  So in honor of his final game and the end of an era, I present to you my newest sports card trifecta:

Memorabilia Card:  2004 Cracker Jack "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" #CJ



Rookie Card:  1991 O-Pee-Chee #333



Autographed Card:  1998 Bowman's Best Autographs #5


Sayonara Chipper!  Thanks for the memories.

4 comments:

  1. Glad he was honest about it, but he always has been up front. Class act-will miss him tremendously. Now, if only MLB/Joe Torre and umpire Sam Holbrook would show the same kind of integrity and admit that it was a horrible call. MLB Sucks

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  2. A very nice trifecta for a classy player...

    great post to honor a great player!

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