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Old 12-05-2012, 03:19 PM
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I do not collect minor League cards but a friend sent me these. Is James Ramsey the future Tim Tebow of baseball ? And who could not root for a guy with the name Roughned Odor to make it to the big show ? The scans are not good, but the 5 biblical quotes are 1 Cor 10:31, Romans 6:13,Galatians 2:20, 2 Cor 4:5, and Romans 8:28.

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:31 PM
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I like that's he personalized them to a greater degree than most. I think it'd be neat if more players took the time to share something even more personal about themselves like this.

And amen on rooting for someone with a name like his!

I can't think of anything else I'd include, but if I were a ballplayer I'd like to do something similar. Maybe I'd add Metallica to the bottom of them

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Old 01-20-2013, 02:32 PM
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This phenomenon is not new. When I used to go to spring training in the 80's and 90's, there were LOTS of players that would sign cards and balls with bible verses. A few that come to mind are Sid Bream and John Wetteland. I believe John Burkett did this for a while as well.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:57 PM
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Previously I had seen Bible verses on cards via personalized autographs by a player , Bream being one, I just had not seen them come from the manufacturer that way. But I am normally just a Topps/Fleer collector myself
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:38 PM
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A lot of Bryce Harper's autos have Bible verses on them. That is a sweet name.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:05 PM
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you see alot of this with eldred, mark eichhorn, david robinson etc.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:04 PM
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Tommy Herr sent me a bible pamphlet back in the 80's along with an autograph.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:58 AM
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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.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:20 PM
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I would get alot when going in person for autographs. I'd often ask the player what the verse was as I was truly interested. One player didn't know. Some would write the Bible citation but it would be too scribbled to make it out which defeats the purpose.
Then notoriously bad signers like Bryce Harper shouldn't put verses. If you are going to be nasty and turn lots of folks down and then put a verse when you sign it doesn't encourage people and speak highly of the player and his beliefs.
There wasn't a great correlation between who put a verse and who was nice to fans. That is unfortunate
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:32 AM
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I remember being an 8 year old kid at the old Kingdome in Seattle and waiting for my favorite player at the time for an autograph, Tim Foli. He signed three cards and a ball for me, and on all of them he listed Romans 8:28, like mentioned above. I thought that was pretty cool, and couldn't wait to get home and look the verse up. Great memory. When I wrote my first hunting book I put that verse at the begining of the book as an homage to Mr. Foli.
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