Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Hall Of Fame Class Of 1991 – As Told By Autographed Baseballs….

The Hall Of Fame Class Of 1991 – As Told By Autographed Baseballs….

Last night while watching the Marlins game and working on the blog, I quickly counted my autographed baseballs.  Standing proudly at 58 signed balls, I also counted 31 Hall of Famers.

And then I started to focus in on the HOFers a bit more…

And then I saw this…

The Hall of Fame Class of 1991!!!  Pretty sweet, huh???

I never looked at my balls, LOL, this way.  But it was kind of neat to see that I could make this claim.  Who knows, maybe I have a few HOF classes in my bunch.  I’ll have to check it out…

Thanks for reading!!!

Andre Dawson 1987 Topps – Tiffany!

Andre Dawson 1987 Topps – Tiffany!

I grabbed a nice sized handful of Topps Tiffany cards from the 1980’s last week.  It is an easy way for my to add volume to the number of different Andre Dawson baseball cards that I have – so I jumped at the chance!

This one, from the 1987 Topps set, looks a little lighter than the regular Topps base card.  But nonetheless, it is another great addition to the player collection!!

YES!!!

Gary Carter 2005 Topps ‘All-Time Fan Favorites’

Gary Carter 2005 Topps ‘All-Time Fan Favorites’

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – ‘I love these sets where Topps issues new photos with their older card designs’.

And while some may say that it is done due to a lack of fresh ideas, I personally cannot get enough of them.

And this one from the 2005 Fan Favorites set of Gary Carter looks perfect.

Check it out:

See what I mean??

Bo Jackson 1988 Donruss Baseball’s Best

Bo Jackson 1988 Donruss Baseball’s Best

Well, his stats may not have been in the top 99th percentile, but Bo Jackson was coming into his own by just his second full season in the big leagues.

Blessed with immense power and blinding speed, Bo was the kind of player that you wanted to see when he came to the ballpark to do battle against your ‘home team’.

In 1988, 1989, and 1990, Donruss issued their ‘Baseball’s Best’ subset.  Rather large for a subset, the set included more than 400 cards of the best players in the sport.  And for collectors like me, it gave us opportunities to add another card to our player collections which is always a good thing.

Here is the card from Donruss’ 1988 issue:

While the bright Orange border doesn’t really help the overall look of this card, it does make the large picture of Bo stand out.

A nice addition to my Bo Jackson collection!!

Happy Anniversary Eddie Murray!!!

Happy Anniversary Eddie Murray!!!

On this day in 1995 Eddie Murray collected the 3,000th hit of his amazing baseball career!!!

In his 19th big league season while playing DH for the Cleveland Indians, Murray joined baseball’s elite group of hitters.

In the 6th inning, he smacked a single off of Mike Trombley of the Minnesota Twins and that moment became history!!!

Murray ended his baseball career with 3,225 hits which currently ranks him in 12th place in baseball history.

Congratulations Mr. Murray!!!

Finally, I Have Proof That Joe Torre Daydreams About ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

Finally, I Have Proof That Joe Torre Daydreams About ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

Andre Dawson & Fergie Jenkins 2011 Topps – Leather Nameplates!!!

Andre Dawson & Fergie Jenkins 2011 Topps – Leather Nameplates!!!

I’m not sure why so many people don’t care for these cards.  Personally, I like the originality of them.  And I really like that Topps continues to try something new with their annual releases…

So, for all of you that have jeered these manufactured leather nameplates, I ask you this – Would you rather have another subset of recycled card designs in this year’s issue?  Or would you rather have a unique and different card that looks nothing like anything else in your collection?

For me, the answer is simple.  And that is why I was so happy to pick up these bad-boys:

Enjoy!!