Saturday, October 17, 2009


Ellis Valentine joined the New York Mets when he was traded by the Montreal Expos for Jeff Reardon and Dan Norman on May 29, 1981. Valentine was a superb outfielder with a tremendous throwing arm. He left after the 1982 season as a free agent and signed with the California Angels.

He is the founder of AV Light Foundation in Lancaster, California. It is a family counseling center that focuses on parenting classes, anger management, and drug and alcohol education.

Ellis Valentine signed his card from the set for my friend Gerry at a private signing on August 7, 2009.


  1. that's one of the nicest sigs i've seen.


  2. I am with you on that. Many times I have only seen Ellis add a heart for his signature. I was thrilled to get this one instead.