All Time Set: RustyWilly's Dave Winfield Collection
My favorite ballplayer! A neighborhood kid had some '87 Topps baseball cards that a group of us were flipping through. I recall spotting a Winfield card. What a great baseball name WIN-FIELD. He became my favorite player. The rookie card was issued the year I was born and his middle name was the same as my first name - Mark. Little did I know at the time that this guy was no ordinary ballplayer! When I was a college freshman in 1992, the Colorado Rockies allowed me to drop off an item for signing when they hosted "Big Dave" in Denver for the innaugural Branch Rickey Award. He personalized a black-and-white 8X10 for me and it's still one of my favorite pieces of memorabilia. Pretty cool of the ballclub to help a poor student out who didn't quite have the $1000 to attend the corporate event.
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