November 15, 2014

A Few Words On Dan Gladden

Dan Gladden is the very definition of a Fan Favorite. He roamed the outfield for the Twins two World Championships in 1987 and 1991 and and graced a Sports Illustrated cover or two or three. I doubt he would ever have to pay for his own drink in a bar in the Twin Cities again. He was a perfect choice for the Fan Favorites autograph set of Topps Archives from last year and I finally got around to picking one up.

2013 Topps Archives #FFA-DG Dan Gladden Fan Favorite Autograph
I had totally forgotten that he played in Japan for the Yumiri Giants during the baseball strike in 1994-1995 and found that he has a Japanese card floating out there somewhere. I stole this image from the Japanese Baseball Cards blog and I've added this card to my long term want list as I doubt I'll ever stumble upon it at a card show.

Here are a few more Gladden cards that I recently received from Spiff in a trade:

1990 Donruss #22 Dan Gladden Diamond King
1989 Donruss #391 Dan Gladden

1990 Classic Baseball #148 Dan Gladden
And one last thing, did you know that Dan's daughter is married to Gary Gaetti's son? How great is that!

1 comment:

defgav said...

Nice cards. That's pretty cool about his daughter and Gaetti's son!