Monday, January 31, 2011

Signed 8x10 Cecil Fielder photo





Who is this? former Detroit Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder
What is this? An autographed 8x10 photo
Where'd I get it? I got it signed at an autograph show in Secaucus on Saturday
How much did it cost? $35


Why is this so special? Cecil Fielder was one of my favorite players in the early 1990s. He played a little bit for the Toronto Blue Jays in the late 1980s, but I don't think anybody other than die-hard Blue Jay fans noticed.

He went to Japan and played one season for the Hanshin Tigers, becoming a slugging superstar. Then he came back to America and joined the Detroit Tigers. He was a 3-time All-Star and two-time American League home run champion, hitting a career-high 51 in 1990.

Later in his career, Fielder was traded to the New York Yankees and won a World Series ring with them in 1996. He retired with 319 major league home runs during a 13 year career. He and his son Prince are the only father-son duo in Major League Baseball history to have 50 home run seasons.

Fielder has a neat autograph - he signed the big, looping "C" first, then filled in the rest of his first name. Next was the big, stylized looping "F," and finally the rest of his last name.

3 comments:

Dan said...

Sweet sig! I was at Yankee Stadium when he hit Nos. 50 and 51 in 1990. It was so cool at the time because 1) the Tigers trounced the Yankees, 10-3, and 2) 50 homers meant something in 1990. It hadn't been done since George Foster's 52 in 1977 (I turned 1 three weeks before he hit No. 50).

zman40 said...

That is a great looking signature. I got him on a card TTM in the early '90s and while yours and mine look similar, mine is much more cramped on the card.

Paul said...

My friend got a card signed at the show on Saturday, and Fielder's signature didn't look as good. It needs to be big to avoid looking scribbly.

I've got a Diamond King card that was signed when Fielder was an active player. I should dig it out sometime to compare...