of the New York Mets Game-Used Museum
has made many donations to the Mets museums. When I offered her the chance to
have her picture and bio posted, here was her response:
for having my face plastered all over the Internet...gee, that doesn't really
appeal to me, in spite of my exquisite beauty. (Eileen later submitted
this picture of her drawn by one of her young friends.) A bio?
Should I tell all? Reveal the truth about everything...my many lovers, my
failed tap-dancing career (I know it was the costume...Tippy-Tap Tuna never
did catch on), those hair-raising night raids across
enemy territory? Or perhaps I should stick to the more mundane stuff...a
childhood in the nation's Atomic City, the frogs with hairnets I kept in my
bedroom, my failed marriage (shoot...that's EVERYONE'S story), my college
degrees, my years as an artist, my stint on an all-woman wallpapering crew,
my drug-pushing sister (she's a pharmacist), my teaching sister (an
elementary school teacher with an iguana that's developed an unfortunate
taste for country-western music, which he plays LOUDLY), my eventual return
to The Atomic City just in time for the first full-city evacuation (this one
fire-related) since the end of the Cold War.
"That about sums it up."
Evert is a Roberto Alomar collector from across the ocean, who kindly donated a fistful of hard-to-find Alomar cards to the New York Mets Hall of Records.
Peggy sent me this picture of her Belgian Sheepdog, Ike, along with a donation of some '60s-era Mets cards.
Greg sent me a batch of Gregg Jefferies cards to beef up my collection.
Frank donated a Mark Johnson certified autograph card to the Hall of Records. He is also one of my most active traders, and attends an awful lot of Durham Bulls games! He's pictured here with Mark Johnson himself.
Steve, a long-time Rounding Third customer and avid Minnesota Twins collector, found a fourteen-year-old John Gibbons minor league card when he was cleaning some stuff and thought of me! Apart from the gift of that card, Steve has been one of my most valued customers--always polite, pleasant, and does his own math.
Hal provided me with a pleasant surprise by sending a large batch of Robin Ventura cards to round out my collection. By his own estimation, he has 77% of the Robin Ventura cards that have ever been produced--a stunning feat in this age of multiple inserts and parallel sets!
Robert sent me a 1977 Mets yearbook and a 1984 Mets information guide to beef up my library.
Greg sent me a copy of the only card ever produced of his father, legendary Mets GM Frank Cashen.
Steve is the author who co-wrote the book "Lenny Randle: Compton to Beyond the Big Leagues" with former Met star Randle. He sent me a copy of his book, autographed by himself and Lenny, and also an autographed Len Randle baseball card. Part of his book is also reprinted, with his permission, elsewhere on this website.
Yes, this is the Joe Crawford who pitched a nice half-season for the Mets in 1997. Joe sent me a batch of his cards, including a couple from Japan, and some minor-league cards that I didn't even know existed.
Adam is a superb trader; I don't know how he puts together the deals he does, but they're very impressive. And he also gave me a Wally Backman minor-league card, autographed, just for nothin'.
Michelle started corresponding with me because of a mutual interest in John Stearns; she sent me several photographs of herself along with Mets players who also spent time with the Yankees. That's right--a Yankee fan. Nobody's perfect. Michelle also sent me the Don Zimmer mask from Tropicana Field that's in my collection. She was at the game.
Donations to the New York Mets
and Autograph Book are gratefully accepted.
The Game-Used Museum showcases game-used baseball cards,
and the Autograph Book displays certified autograph cards.
If you make a donation to either, your name will be added to this page
as a thank-you, and you may (if you choose) have your address,
email address, website, picture, and/or a short biography listed as well.
In addition, a scan of the card in the appropriate online museum
will be accompanied by recognition of your generosity.