Saturday, January 16, 2016

TTM Success from The Penguin

Anyone out there watch Gotham? I'm a big fan. Just in case you aren't familiar with the show, it follows a young Bruce Wayne after his parents are murdered. Detective Jim Gordon is assigned to the case and at the same time is trying to clean up Gotham.

Season 2 is deemed the Rise of the Villains and we learn the origin stories of Catwoman, the Joker, the Riddler, Poison Ivy, and the Penguin; among others.

Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. the Penguin, is a huge part of the show and is played superbly by Robin Lord Taylor.


While I would love to have gotten Taylor's autograph, this post is about another Penguin. 

I sent these two dime box pick-ups to Ron Cey, nicknamed The Penguin, on 1/4/16 and got them back signed just 1 week later, 1/11/16. 

Cey made 6 straight All-Star teams from 1974-79 and was a co-MVP (along with Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager) of the 1981 World Series.



So there you have it, A Tale of Two Penguins. 

What other sports - super hero related nicknames are out there. I haven't given it much thought because I want to have you answer, but off the top of my head, Shaq; among his many, mostly self-imposed nicknames, is Superman. Who else? 

9 comments:

  1. There is no other penguin except The Penguin! Glad my favorite player is still signing so efficiently.

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    1. He is definitely one of the best signers out there and was one heck of a player!

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  2. Nice! The Penguin (Cey, that is) has long been a family favorite, even though he wasn't a Cub for very long. As far as other superhero nicknames, Tom "Flash" Gordon is probably my favorite.

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    1. I knew there had to be others. Good call with Flash!

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  3. The Penguin is still cool, after all these years! Nice additions!

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  4. Autographs look great! I have yet to start watching Gotham but it's toward the top of my list. The entire Batman story has always been a favorite of mine.

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  5. Well the Mets have a slew of super hero themed guys on their team
    Noah "Thor" Syndergaard
    David "Capt America" Wright
    Matt "Dark Knight" Harvey

    There's also Cal "Iron Man" Ripken Jr. Those are just a few that I can think of

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    1. How did I not immediately think of these?

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