The abbreviated version of the story: the nickname "Fire" Trucks is absolutely incredible, so I decided to try my luck and write to Mr. Trucks and send him a letter with two cards to sign. One of the things he sent back was this awesome business card with his own fire truck stamp. Very, very excellent, and one of the coolest things I have ever seen.
He also included a a postcard about his biography, stating that hardcover copies are currently available for $30 (check to Virgil Trucks) at his address found here. I am a big reader and ordered a copy almost immediately.
I also scooped up a few more cards on ebay and sent them to Mr. Trucks asking him to sign them, saying they would be giveaways on my blog. Maybe he signs them, maybe he doesn't, at the very least I can say he has already been very generous with his time.
If nothing else, I'll be giving away free and clear the beautiful hand-signed 1954 Bowman of Mr. Trucks at the bottom of this post. Why? Because his nickname is one of the all-time greats and his generosity is absolutely impressive. His bio deserves all the attention I can give it.
To enter: be a follower of the blog and leave a comment on this post saying you are "in." Nothing else. Fellow bloggers, please post this on your site to get more folks involved. As I will explain tomorrow, "Fire" Trucks was a great player with some really great stats and I am looking forward to getting the bio. Contest closes when I get the bio and/or other cards in the mail, whichever arrives first!