- Sent: 9/21/17 | Received: 10/12/17 | 21 Days
- ’85 Topps, ’87 Topps, ’88 Topps (did not return ’84 Topps card)
- Address: Home
The Story of the Autograph
Ed Vande Berg pitched in the Major Leagues with the Mariners, Dodgers, Indians, and Rangers from 1982-1989.
He was drafted by the Mariners out of Arizona State University in 1980 n the 13th round of the draft. He represented the US in the Amateur World Series in Italy in 1978 on a team that finished second to Cuba with a 9-1 record.
He ended making his debut two years later on April 7, 1982. For most of his career he was a relief pitcher. The exception to this is 1984 with the Mariners where he appeared in 50 games but made 17 starts, two of which were complete games. He went 8-12 that year. Most times relievers don’t generally have a winning record, or at least they can have odd records, and the only year that Ed had a winning record was 1982 in his rookie season when he was 9-4. That was also the best year for Ed’s ERA. His lifetime ERA is 3.92, but that year he posted a 2.37 ERA in a league leading 78 Games. He was fourth in the Rookie of the Year voting (behind Cal Jr., Kent Hrbek and Wade Boggs – and the only pitcher to show up in the AL voting).
The Score on Ed Vande Berg – 7.5
Ed’s got a great signature and I think that would be my only flaw with it. I know that sounds dumb, but I feel like a signature is different than an autograph. Semantics maybe…. Maybe it’s just the feel of it form me. But honestly that is minor because it looks great. He signs really consistently and uses a great marker. It could be a little bigger I guess, but it fits. The ’85 and the ’87 cards really let it stand out. If you are sending to Ed, please note that it looks like he will sign 3 and keep any additional. That’s fine with me but it’s better to know going in.
Thanks Ed! Great signature… 7.5!
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