Description Rich "Goose" Gossage had a 22-year baseball career as a closer with the most notable stops with the New York Yankees (1978-83, 1989) and San Deigo Padres (1984-87). Gossage backed up his significant mustache and gruff demeanor with a blazing fastball that helped lead the American League in saves. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008. Gossage's autograph is on a 1979 Topps baseball card (#225) as a New York Yankee. The autograph was made using a blue ballpoint pen. We guarantee all of the autographs we sell to be authentic. If one of the major authentication services (Beckett, JSA, or PSA/DNA) will not certify the autograph, you may return the item within 30 days of the authentication for a full refund. Contact us for more details.