Paul Molitor

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Birthdate 8/22/1956
Death Date
Debut Year 1978
Year of Induction 2004
Teams Blue Jays, Brewers, Twins
Positions Designated Hitter, Third Base

Nicknamed “The Ignitor”, 7-time All Star Paul Molitor finished with 3,319 career hits. A World Series MVP, Molitor was a first-ballot HoFer.

 

In the collection:

Primitive First Day Cover signed during rookie year

Primitive First Day Cover signed during rookie year

A creative collector took this envelope to Cooperstown and had it postmarked on August 7, 1978 a mere five months after Paul Molitor’s debut. The collector later had Molitor affix his signature to the envelope. Also attached is The Ignitor’s rookie card featuring UL Washington, Mickey Kl
Close up of signed rookie card with Alan Trammell

Close up of signed rookie card with Alan Trammell

A closer look of the card reveals a hatless Molitor in the four-panel card. The card also features UL Washington who is best remembered for sporting a toothpick while playing shortstop. Washington played his high school games with a blade of grass in his mouth and kept the habit in the minor leagues

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