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Old 02-02-2013, 10:47 PM
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I got one from Frank Tanana and the late Darrell Porter
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:46 AM
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Rick Horton and Cal Eldred signed with verses for me one year during a Cardinal Caravan event. They seemed to enjoy when I said the verse back to them and thanked them for including it
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:50 PM
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Literally hundreds of players do this. The one that always stands out to me was Paul Byrd, who would fill the card with verses and inscriptions such as "God Bless".

Another was Joe Winkelsas who pitched briefly for Atlanta and Milwaukee. His signature eventually became a huge bible verse with only "Wink" written very small underneath. But Wink was easily the most religious ballplayer I've ever met.

Alvin Davis added "PTL" for "Praise the Lord" and Bernie Williams adds "SDG" for "Solo a Dios la gloria" which translates roughly to "Only to God, the Glory." Tony Batista wrote the lengthiest inscription I've ever seen. I couldn't begin to recall it from memory, but he wrote out an entire passage, in Spanish, which took up the entire bottom half of the card.

Other I can recall adding verses, at one time or another, were:

Mark Eichhorn
Micah Owings
Oddibe McDowell
Jerry Gleaton
Bill Sampen (now a minister)
Scott Fletcher
Phil Bradley

I know there are tons more but I cannot immediately recall their names.

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:59 PM
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Back in the day when I sent out cards for autographs (in the 1970s-early 80s), I got two back with Bible verses. Both from the Padres; Dave Roberts signed my card and sent back a signed tract testimonial, and Eric Show signed my 1984 Topps card with a Bible verse.
Eric Show wow what a memory. His claim to fame is giving up a record breaking hit to Pete Rose.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:15 AM
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Folks---I started this thread and was aware players sign with quotes all the time. But is anyone aware of other cards that came from the manufacturer with the quote(s) in/on the original card ? I was just wondering if that was unusual

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:50 AM
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The very first In Person autograph I ever got with a Bible verse was the Astro's Rob Andrews back in 1980 or so
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:02 AM
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The only one I received in the mail was from Braves' pitcher Jose Alvarez. He explained in a letter he was not signing the Topps card I sent because of the "Garbage Pail" issues.

But I still have the nice letter he sent.
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