577 – 1987 Topps – Dann Bilardello

577 – 1987 Topps – Dann Bilardello

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The Seattle Mariners drafted Dann Bilardello in the third round of the initial 1978 free-agent draft. He did not sign, and the Los Angeles Dodgers selected him with the 7th overall pick of the secondary phase of the same draft. Bilardello played his college baseball for Cabrillo Junior College. Previously, he played prep baseball for …

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217 – 1987 Topps – Chris Codiroli

217 – 1987 Topps – Chris Codiroli

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The Detroit Tigers drafted Chris Codiroli with the 11th overall pick of the 1978 free-agent draft. Codiroli played his college baseball for San José State University. Previously, he played prep baseball for Archbishop Mitty High in San José, California. He debuted as a September call-up on September 11, 1982, drawing the start for the Oakland …

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Suicide Prevention PSA – Please Seek Help

Suicide Prevention PSA – Please Seek Help

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For music fans of a certain age, the last few months have been disastrous. It’s obviously old news by now that Soundgarden front-man Chris Cornell hanged himself in May. On June 19, 2017, Chester Bennington of the rock outfit Linkin Park went out the same way.  For each day they represent one of the over 117 …

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415 – 1987 Topps – Bobby Witt

415 – 1987 Topps – Bobby Witt

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The Cincinnati Reds drafted Bobby Witt out of Canton (Massachusetts) High School in the 7th round of the 1982 free-agent draft. Witt instead opted to attend the University of Oklahoma. In 1985, the Texas Rangers drafted the college junior in the 1st round with the 3rd overall pick. He debuted the following year, drawing the …

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220 – 1987 Topps – Joe Carter

220 – 1987 Topps – Joe Carter

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The Chicago Cubs drafted Joe Carter with the second overall pick of the 1981 amateur draft. He played college baseball for Wichita State University. Prior to college, he played his prep at Millwood High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He made his major league début for the Cubs on July 30, 1983. In his début, he entered …

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594 – 1987 Topps – Rick Anderson

594 – 1987 Topps – Rick Anderson

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The New York Mets selected Rick Anderson with the 580th selection of the 1978 amateur draft. Prior to being drafted, Rick played college baseball for the University of Washington. Prior to that, he played prep baseball for Cascade High School in Everett, Washington. He drew the start in his major league début on June 9, …

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Washington Senator Gil Coan Signed Photo

Washington Senator Gil Coan Signed Photo

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The Washington Senators signed Gil Coan as an undrafted free agent in 1944. Prior to joining the Nationals at the age of 22, he attended Mineral Springs High School, in Mineral Springs, North Carolina. He made his Major League Debut for the Senators on April 27, 1946. In his début, he pinch hit for relief …

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270 – 1987 Topps – Jody Davis

270 – 1987 Topps – Jody Davis

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The New York Mets drafted Jody Davis in the third round of the 1976 Amateur Draft. Davis played his college baseball for Middle Georgia College. Prior to college, he played prep baseball for North Hall High School, in Gainesville, Georgia. He made his Major League Debut for the Chicago Cubs on April 21, 1981, drawing …

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150 and 608 – 1987 Topps – Wade Boggs

150 and 608 – 1987 Topps – Wade Boggs

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The Boston Red Sox drafted Wade Boggs with the 166th pick of the 1976 Amateur Draft. Boggs played college baseball for Hillsborough County Community College. Prior to college, he played prep baseball for Plant High School, in Tampa, Florida. He made his Major League Debut for the Red Sox on April 10, 1982, drawing the …

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157 – 1987 Topps – Danny Darwin

157 – 1987 Topps – Danny Darwin

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The Texas Rangers signed Danny Darwin as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 1976. Bush played his college baseball for Grayson County Community College, earning Junior College All-American Honors. Prior to college, he played prep baseball for Bonham High School, in Bonham, Texas. He made his Major League Debut for the Rangers on September …

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