Sunday, March 22, 2015

Signature Sunday

Grant Jackson had a pretty impressive track record in baseball, playing from 1965 to 1982 and winning a World Series with the Bucs in '79.  Despite retiring at age 39, Jackson apparently dusted off the spikes for another go-round in the Senior League in the late 80's.  
I still really like the concept of the Senior League, but maybe I'm just a sucker for nostalgia.  Either way, cards from the various Senior League sets are among my favorites to get signed.  The uniforms and logos fall somewhere between beer league and independent minor league.  Seems pretty fitting for the players they had in the league.


  1. I was always fascinated by the Pacific Senior League set when I was a kid, so I always grab singles when I see them. A cool idea that just never really caught on; I guess it only really works in sports like golf where physical skill sets don't play as heavy of a role.

    1. I've always been interested in leagues that were an "alternative" to the mainstream - USFL, XFL, Senior League, ABA, and even the Federal League going way back. With the amount of revenue and media stronghold the major sports have today, I don't know that any real alternative will ever have a prayer.

      But it is cool to see them immortalized on cardboard.

  2. The Senior League sets are pretty awesome, with some nice names tucked into the checklists among all the also-rans.