About Tom Glavine Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Historical Tom Glavine Milestones
Tom Glavine enjoyed great success since his Major League debut with the Atlanta Braves in 1987. Over the course of 20-plus Major League seasons, Glavine has established himself as one of the greatest left-handed pitchers in the history of baseball. Glavine started his career with the Atlanta Braves on August 17, 1987 and during the 1990s became one part of possibly the most-feared pitching rotations the Major Leagues have ever seen. Three future shoo-in Hall of Famers—Glavine, John Smoltz and Greg Maddux—combined to win seven Cy Young awards over the course of eight seasons from 1991 through 1998. Glavine won his second National League Cy Young award in 1998. During that stretch the Atlanta Braves went on to win the 1995 World Series, with Glavine being named Most Valuable Player. During that Series, Glavine threw one of the most dominant and unforgettable games in baseball history as he one-hit the offensive powerhouse Cleveland Indians during the Series-clinching Game Six. After the 2002 season, Glavine took his talents to the rival New York Mets, where he continued to shine as one of baseball's best left-handed pitchers. Glavine won spots on both the 2004 and 2006 National League All-Star Game rosters, his ninth and tenth appearances respectively. Despite two Cy Young Awards, a World Series Championship where he was voted MVP and 10 All-Star Game appearances, Glavine's greatest accomplishment was yet to come. On August 5, 2007 against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on a nationally-televised game, Glavine won his 300th game, becoming the 23rd player and only fifth left-handed pitcher to achieve the benchmark for pitching greatness. A fitting finale for a Hall of Fame career, Glavine signed a one-year, $8 million contract entering the 2008 season with the Atlanta Braves, where his career started 22 years ago.
With less and less 20-game winners in Major League Baseball, there were none in 2006, Glavine's accomplishments and career resume landed him in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 2014. Glavine, entering his final season in 2008, is a shoo-in Hall of Famer and will have the value of his memorabilia ascend in the coming years. That said, here are five products we think collectors should have for their Tom Glavine memorabilia collection:
Collecting Tom Glavine Memorabilia
Tom Glavine Baseballs
: If you're looking for an investment that will increase in value in coming years look no further. Tom Glavine became just the 23rd pitcher in Major League Baseball history to win 300 games. Along with being only the 5th left-handed pitcher in baseball history to win 300 games, Glavine may very well be the last as the game's dependence on relief pitchers has become paramount in the last ten years. A baseball signed by this Hall of Famer is a great investment for fans of all ages.
Tom Glavine Jerseys
: A Glavine signed New York Mets or Atlanta Braves jersey is an absolutely essential piece of memorabilia for all Tom Glavine fans and serious baseball collectors. Glavine sums up his Hall of Fame career on a hand-signed jersey. Along with his aforementioned signature, some Glavine jerseys feature unique inscriptions, such as "300 Win 8-5-07", "Cy 1991/1998", & "95 WS MVP". This is a great addition to even the largest, most-valuable collection as its value is sure to ascend.
Tom Glavine Photos
: Tom Glavine, during his career with the Atlanta Braves, was one piece of possibly the most-feared pitching rotation in Major League Baseball history. Teamed at the front of the rotation with Greg Maddux and John Smoltz, Glavine went on to win 2 Cy Young Awards, in 1991 and 1998, respectively. An autographed photo of Glavine in action freezes time and lets fans live forever in his great era. All hand-signed, Tom Glavine signed photos are a great addition to any home, office or man cave collection.