Chipper should be assured a spot in the baseball hall of fame. He has never been accused of using PED's or steroids. He has always remained out of trouble and is considered a hero in the Atlanta area. His numbers are strong, as he accumulated 468 HR's and 2726 hits, both more than respectable. He was an 8 time all star and won the national league MVP in 1999. He appeared in 93 post season games, appeared in 3 world series and won in 1995.
I always found him to be a great autograph signer at the ball park. It was rare to not see him sign before a game. I always enjoyed how we would talk to all fans with a smile and make everyone that said something to him feel unique and special with his replies.
If you're a true fan of baseball his autograph is a must have. If you don't have one, I recommend finding one now, before he is inducted into the hall of fame in 5 years. His price is high and will only increase. As 8x10 of today, an autographed 8x10 photo will run a fan about $169, balls cost about $200, then premium items start at $350 and up.
He is making a rare public autograph appearance in Chicago the first weekend in August. Pricing there starts at $149 and goes up from there. If you cannot make that, I recommend ordering a piece through the mail, as you will still save money after shipping.
|My first Chipper Autograph from spring training 2002.|