Sunday, January 2, 2011

1988 Donruss Greg Gagne



Who is this? former Minnesota Twins shortstop Greg Gagne
What is this? An autographed card from the 1988 Donruss set
Where'd I get it? Last year, I wrote to Gagne and asked him to sign it.
How much did it cost? Postage, basically


Why is this so special? Greg Gagne was the shortstop for two World Championship Minnesota Twins teams. He spent 15 seasons in the big leagues - 10 with the Twins, 3 with the Kansas City Royals and 2 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. During that time, he appeared in 1,798 games and had 1,440 hits.

Last year, he was inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame.

It's a bit difficult to read Gagne's signature, but his initials seem recognizable enough. It looks like he may have included a Bible verse inscription, but I can't quite make it out.

Here is a 1994 Pinnacle card picturing him with the Royals that he signed for me last year as well:

3 comments:

Scott Crawford said...

Looks like it might be John 3:16.

I loved this guy's Twins teams.

Paul said...

That was my thought, too... I just can't make out enough to feel very sure about it.

mmmrhubarb said...

Greg is a real standup guy. Not sure he's Twins' HOF quality, but he sure provided a solid SS while he played. Plus I love hearing his Boston accent when he visits the radio booth.