Saturday, October 17, 2009
#273) ELLIS VALENTINE
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.