Card of the Day: Uljana Semjonova 1993 Action Packed Basketball Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary #64

Scott Rolen Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Bat Arrives

The Cooperstown Bat Co. has been making Hall of Fame Induction Bats for a long time.

When I heard that Scott Rolen is getting inducted this year I knew that I had to grab one for my collection. I sold my Goose Gossage 2008 Hall of Fame Induction Bat that I picked up in Cooperstown to make room for the Scott Rolen bat.

In 1996 I attended my first card show at a mall in Lebanon, PA. Scott Rolen at the time was about to make his MLB debut or had just made his MLB debut. That day he signed autographs for show attendees. Over the next few years I was able to meet him at some other shows in Harrisburg, PA.

The Scott Rolen bat came out really nice. It measures 34″ long. Scott Rolen played for the Phillies, Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Reds so it makes sense the bat would be red. Engraved on the bat are his career stats, Induction logo, facsimile signature, and jersey number.

When comparing the Scott Rolen bat to my old Goose Gossage bat I noticed that they changed the serial numbering. Both are limited to (500) bats. All of the Goose Gossage bats have “1 of 500” printed on them. The actual number out of (500) is on the bottom of the knob. Scott Rolen’s bat has the actual number out of (500) engraved on the bat with nothing on the knob. My bat is “009 of 500”.

Harrisburg Senators vs. Altoona Curve – Gregg Mace Life Size Bobblehead Hall of Fame Induction

It was a hot night for a baseball game in Harrisburg, PA. The Harrisburg Senators (AA of the Washington Nationals) took on the Altoona Curve (AA of the Pittsburgh Pirates). At the end of the night the Senators won 2-1.

One of the main attractions on City Island is the Harrisburg Senators Life Size Bobblehead Hall of Fame. Each year they induct a new member. On July 23, 2022 we saw former WHTM ABC-27 Sports Director Gregg Mace get inducted. In 2019 he passed away. He never missed a Senators opening day from 1987 to 2019. The first 1,000 fans through the gates received a replica bobblehead.

On August 27, 2022 the Harrisburg Senators are scheduled to give out a Playeros de Harrisburg Iguana bobblehead. Although they haven’t posted any pictures of that bobblehead on social media yet, I did see some images of it around the ballpark. It looks really cool.

Cheeseburger, fries, and a dish of chocolate ice cream for dinner.

Altoona Curve
Harrisburg Senators 3B Omar Meregildo
Harrisburg Senators SS Gilbert Lara

Card of the Day: Darick Hall 2018 Bowman Chrome Prospect Atomic Refractor Auto

Card of the Day: Honus Wagner 1992 St. Vincent Baseball Hall Of Fame Heroes Stamps #11

Card of the Day: Naomi Osaka 2019 Topps International Tennis Hall of Fame #50

Card of the Day: Jesse Owens 1991 Impel U.S. Olympic Hall Of Fame #1

Card of the Day: Pete Sampras 2019 Topps International Tennis Hall Of Fame #15

Card of the Day: Mike Schmidt 2001 Upper Deck Hall of Famers – The Endless Summer #3

39th Ephrata Lions Club’s Sports Card Show To Feature Hall Of Fame Infielder Tony Perez

I haven’t attended the Ephrata Lions Club Sports Card Show since 2015.  Not because I couldn’t, but because their autograph guests were people I already had signatures from – Jim Palmer and Brooks Robinson.  Their next show is scheduled for March 24, 2018 and will feature Baseball Hall Of Famer Tony Perez.  I don’t have Perez on any of my bats, so I’ve put the show on my schedule.  If you’re in the area, I highly recommend checking it out.  Dealer tables usually take up a couple of basketball courts.  Lots of Phillies, Eagles, and Steelers items.  For more information, please check out their website.

This show has been around for 39 years.  Not many have been able to continue for that long.  I might even take some Sports Card Info pins to hand out.