Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Collection: Steve Garvey Greats Autograph

You can never have too many Steve Garvey autographed cards in your collection.  After all, he was the face of the organization for so long.  Here is my 2004 Fleer Greats autographed card of the man once called "Mr. Clean."  Per the BaseballLibrary:
Garvey projected his Mr. Clean image to the nation in a TV interview before the 1974 World Series when he explained that "I always try to act as though there is a little boy or a little girl around, and I try never to do anything that would give them a bad example."
Of course, no one could every live up to a moniker like that.  As you know, Garvey would face a scandal after retiring from the game that included infidelity and the fathering of several children with other women.  Hence, the Sons of Steve Garvey.  Doh!  Anyway, I find it a little ironic that the man with a squeaky clean image only to be undone by a sex scandal would also be called "Senator" in the Dodger clubhouse due to his interest in politics. 

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