Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Collection: Tommy John 1999 Greats of the Game

Did you know that it was Mark McGwire that finally convinced Tommy John to retire after 26 years of playing Major League Baseball? 
"When your dentist's kid starts hitting you," Mr. John told reporters, "it's time to retire!"
You see, Tommy John's dentist happens to be Mark McGwire's father.  He was 46 years old when he finally decided to hang them up.

The quote above is from an article written by Scott Simon at NPR.

Featured here is a 1999 Fleer Greats of the Game Autographed Collection card of Tommy John in my collection.

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