Tommy John Selling Limited-Edition Signed MRI Photos for Charity

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMay 4, 2014


Tommy John's name will forever be attached to elbow surgery, and now the former pitcher is taking advantage of his injury for a good cause.

According to's Darren Rovell, John is selling a collage consisting of four MRIs of his own elbow. John and the late Dr. Frank Jobe, the doctor who performed the now-popular surgery in 1974, have signed the collage.

There will only be 99 collages available. Each print will go for $1,295, and the proceeds will go to John's "Let's Do It" Foundation. 


The images were taken by a doctor who examined John's shoulder two years ago. John's agent, Kim Berger, took 100 prints to Jobe last year to have him sign the images. Now, the images will be up for sale with the autographs of both Jobe and John.

One of the collages was given to the Los Angeles Dodgers before Jobe passed away in March at the age of 88, with the team dedicating its training center to the influential doctor.

Tommy John surgery is one of the most dreaded operations in all of sports, but getting a collage signed by the original patient and doctor would make quite the collectible.