I recently made a couple more minor league-heavy orders online, so expect to see a bunch of them on the blog over the next couple weeks. Included was what I believe to be a complete run of Mark Fidrych's minor league cards (for a great price, too). I'd be tempted to nickname them "Baby Bird" cards, but in fact they are post-MLB cards (not pre-), so that doesn't really fly [pun].
Love old school minor league cards!
This pair is from 1997.
As far as his playing-days MLB cards, I've got most of them. Well, the mainstream ones, anyways. He's got some oddballs I need (1977 Kellogg's, 1977/78 MSA Discs [and variations], 1978 Sportscasters, and all his OPC cards). Also need his 1977 Topps ERA Leaders card shared with John Denny. And surprisingly I need all his 1981 cards (Topps, Donruss, Fleer). I guess I don't technically have "most" of his mainstream cards after all.
I've got some post-career cards, though I'm sure there are plenty I'm missing.
I don't have a certified autograph of his (yet), but I do have a signed 1978 Topps card I got in a package from Tony L. two or three years ago. I believe it was a TTM success from when Tony was young. Love this card! Mr. Fidrych tragically passed several years ago at the age of 54 in a farming accident.
Rest in Peace, Bird.
Enjoy your weekend, everybody!