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Old 05-12-2018, 02:10 PM
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Default Bobby Richardson

I collect Bobby Richardson cards. Since he's from my town and been a friend for a long time. We have a breakfast group known as the ROMEO club. (Retired old men eating out.)
Bobby is a true gentleman and knows no strangers. If someone wants to meet him, he always makes the person feel like Bobby wanted to meet them.
I've always kidded him that I can afford his cards, I can't afford Mickey Mantles. Though I do have a raw 1952 Mantle Topps that I've had since a kid. Probably a 3 at best.
Always someone in the sports world coming through and I've got to meet people I never would have otherwise. Bobby has generously given me many items of memorabilia with original autographs and such.
It's nice to still be in touch with the glory days as you can mention a name and Bobby has a story about them.
Those who know or have met Bobby Richardson know what a genuine person he is.
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Old 05-12-2018, 02:48 PM
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Mike Rich@rds0n
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Do you happen to know if Bobby is still doing shows? I have a 61 magazine with Kubek, Richardson and Mazeroski on the cover (it's currently being signed by Maz), and was hoping to get him to sign it. Haven't seen him anywhere for a few years.
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Old 05-12-2018, 03:07 PM
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Some of my KofC buddies also call themselves ROMEOs for the same reason, except I think their R is for Really... ;-)
Nice story.
Current Want to Buy/Trade for List:
1930s Phoebe Phelps Caramel Pennant of Georgia Tech
1910 Painted handkerchief of GA Tech pennant girl by F. Earl Christy sold by Atlanta Toy Museum on eBay circa 2000.
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Old 05-12-2018, 03:28 PM
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Bob Andrews
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I grew up with a Dad that took me to Yankee Stadium regularly beginning in 1960. His favorite players had always been DiMaggio and Allie Reynolds but Bobby Richardson was right up there with them. Sharing those days with him is a nice memory.
My hobby blogs: Five Tool Collector 1959 Topps Baseball 1958 Topps Baseball 1960 Topps Baseball

Current Projects: 1961, 1971, 1975 and 1976 Topps Baseball, 1953 Bowman Football

Player Collections: Billy Pierce, Charles Bender, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Elston Howard, Mike Cuellar Always looking for unique Billy Pierce items
I used to care, but things have changed.
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Old 05-12-2018, 05:08 PM
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Default Mike

Bobby is not doing appearances anymore. He is in good health but wants to spend time with his many grandkids. My email is: or phone, 803 436 5933 if you want to contact me about getting your book autographed.

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Old 05-12-2018, 11:15 PM
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Bobby's son Robbie is a minister at a church near me. He was gracious enough to have his dad sign a ball for me during his last visit. I have never met Bobby, but if his son is anything like his dad and I think he is, they are both really good guys. I have only heard and read positive things about Bobby. Robbie also has some good stories of the Yankee teams when he dad played as he was around the team quite a bit growing up. We have had some good conversations.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:12 AM
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We were very fortunate to have Mr. Richardson at a photo exhibit here several years ago.

I don't know if someone tipped him off or not but as he started his speech he stopped and pointed out in the crowd saying "I see an old teammate of mine." At that point he walked out and hugged Jack McMahan, a former major league player who Bobby had played with in Denver before joining the Yankees. Jack was on his way down at that time after a season each with Pittsburgh and Kansas City.

That gesture had to mean so much to Jack who is as nice in every respect as is Bobby. Jack is a local legend who spent several years scouting for the Cardinals in the 1960's and coached local Legion teams for years.

Bobby like Brooks Robinson and several others are what you hope each of your boyhood heroes was like in real life. As a grade school kid in the early 60's buying baseball cards I love finding out about the good guys!
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:04 PM
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I love Bobby Richardson. He's a dear Christian brother, even if I've never met him. About 25 years ago I was able to get a long-wanted American Tract Society card of Bobby. I always thought that was a good picture of him. Hope some day to have it PSA-graded.

Thanks for initiating a thread of Bobby.

---Brian Powell
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:23 PM
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Quite a contrasting personality to the man who preceded him (closely if not immediately), Billy Martin. He retired at age 30 -- interestingly, the same age and year (1966) as Koufax -- was it injury or had he just had enough of the game?
Buy high, sell low.

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Old 05-31-2018, 03:43 PM
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He has written an excellent autobiography...I own it but haven't read it in about 2 years. Loved it. If I remember right, not only did he retire early, but stayed on an extra year by request of the coaching staff to help with the younger players. Class act.
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1965 Topps 423/598
1964 Topps 513/587
1963 Fleer 59/67
1963 Topps Complete
1962 Topps 457/598
1961 Topps 578/587
1960 Topps Complete
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