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This sale features a very rare Wade Boggs signed 3000 hit game ticket from August 7th 1999. The ticket itself is in nice condition and the signature is perfect. Boggs penned a full signature on this original ticket with a blue Sharpie pen. The signature is authenticated and the ticket is encapsulated by PSA. This is a very nice piece from one of the games all time best hitters. Thanks for looking and please let us know if you have any additional questions.
Wade Boggs finishing up his career with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, becomes the first player to get his 3,000thhit with a home run. Boggs milestone moment off Chris Haney at Tropicana Field. Despite, Boggs blast the Devils Rays lose to the Cleveland Indians 15-10. It ended a stretch of three milestones in three days. With Mark McGwire hitting home run #500, and Tony Gwynn getting hit #3,000 the previous two days.
Wade Boggs was born June 15, 1958, in Omaha, Nebraska. A son of a military family, Boggs moved around several times as a kid, before settling in Tampa in 1969. At Plant City High School, Wade Boggs starred in football and baseball, and was offered several scholarships but chose to play baseball when he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the seventh round of the 1976 draft.
Wade Boggs was a slash and burn hitter that did not have much power, but he moved through the Boston system and made his debut in 1982. A left-handed hitter with a good swing to the opposite side, made him the perfect hitter for Fenway Park as he often hit the ball off the Green Monster, batting .349 as he finished third in Rookie of the Year balloting. A year later Wade Boggs won his first batting title with a .361 average. This would start a six-year stretch, in which he led the American League in batting average five times, the lone exception was 1984.
Wade Boggs became a perennial All-Star, with 12 straight appearances in the mid-summer classic as he also had seven straight seasons of 200 hits. Boggs was not much of a power hitter, as he only had two seasons where he reached double-digits in an 18-year career, with 24 being his career-best in 1987, a season in which home runs were up throughout baseball.