Monthly Archives: November 2008

Dave Winfield 1989 Topps

Dave Winfield 1989 Topps

The 1989 Topps design has quickly become one of my favorites from the 1980’s.  I like the style, I like the incorporation of the team’s colors, and I like the photography.  Well, most of the time I like the photos that they used.  This base card does nothing for me…  Who wants to see ‘Big Dave Winfield’ sitting on the bench?   Come on, show him making a pay in the outfield or hitting a ball over the fence or running the base paths.  Don’t show me a Hall Of Fame player riding the pine…  give me a break!!!

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Happy Birthday Bo Jackson!!!

“Bo knows Birthdays”

46 of them to be exact.  That’s right, the great Bo Jackson turns 46 years old today.

Arguably the most exciting player in the major leagues over the last 30 years, Bo Jackson brought an enthusiasm to the game that baseball’s biggest stars couldn’t compare to.  Bo was not the best hitter, best fielder, or best base runner, but he was incredible to watch. 

For Bo’s birthday, I would love to give him a career that was injury free and strictly focused on baseball.  I in no way want to take away any of the ‘2-Sport’ phenomenon that Bo caused by playing baseball and football, I just want to see how good he could have become if he focused on just 1 sport.  He may not rank amongst the best of all-time, but his highlight reel would be worthy of that ranking!!!

Happy Birthday Bo!!!

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1989 Donruss Andre Dawson

1989 Donruss Andre Dawson

Even while taking practice swings with a donut on his bat Dawson looks fierce!!!  I could not imagine being a pitcher as ‘The Hawk’ stares you down during a 1-on-1 duel!!!

Happy Birthday Mariano Rivera

Happy Birthday ‘Mo’!!!

Mariano Rivera turns 39 years old today.  Arguably the greatest closer in major league baseball history, Rivera’s career is a picture of greatness. 

After 14 years in the majors, Rivera has amassed 482 saves ranking him second all-time.  In just 14 years in the big leagues Rivera has finished in the top 5 for the Cy Young award 5 times while being voted onto 9 All-star teams.

With 4 World Series championship rings in his pocket, what can you possibly give Mariano Rivera that he doesn’t already have???  A ring for his thumb of course…  So I give ‘Mo’ one more shot in the World Series.  Maybe we’ll see the Yankees again in the fall classic in 2009….

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Black Friday Sale for the Baseball Card Collector!!!

Check this out…  I received an email from www.checkoutmycards.com providing me with a $3 flat fee for shipping on any orders placed on Black Friday – November 28.

If you have never checked out this site, today is as good a time as any since the reduced shipping fee is only effective today.

Follow this link to get your $3 shipping. 

http://blog.checkoutmycards.com/2008/11/26/black-friday-special-3-flat-shipping/

Happy Shopping!!

Happy Birthday Dave Righetti!!!

Happy Birthday ‘Rags’!!!

Today, Dave Righetti turns 51 years old.  This former Rookie of the Year award winner was one of baseball’s most dominant relievers in the 1980’s.  Righetti is one of the very few pitchers that was converted to a closer after spending the first 3 full seasons as a starter for the New York Yankees.  It seems to have paid off as ‘Rags’ finished hi career with 252 career saves.

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Happy Thanksgiving From ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

Just 1 post today… 

Enjoy whatever you may have planned for the day.  Thanksgiving means different things to different people.  For me, it’s a nice afternoon with my family and some extra time to hang out with my wife and play with my 2 sons during a time that I would normally be at work and them at day care.  And maybe I’ll get to sneak in a little football too…

Have a great day!!!!  Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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