Category Archives: Andre Dawson Collection

Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Tier 1 Game-Used Jersey Relic Card – Cubby Blue!!

Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Tier 1 Game-Used Jersey Relic Card – Cubby Blue!!

Last week I showed you the first card I bought of Andre Dawson from the 2014 Topps Tier 1 set.

That card featured a White piece of jersey material with a sweet Royal Blue pinstripe accent running vertically through it.

Tonight, I take it a step further as I have another one to show off.

This time around, there is no pinstripe.  Sorry.

But, there is this…

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That’s right – an All-Blue jersey swatch.  And it’s not just any shade of Blue, it is ‘Cubby Blue’.  And it looks fantastic.

The card is serial numbered as 133/399 and it is a great complementary piece to the card I featured last week.

It’s been a while since I picked up two relic cards from the same release of Andre.  It’s nice to have been able to affordably grab these for my collection as I have seen Tier 1 relics sell for quite a bit more in the past…

Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Tier 1 Game-Used Jersey Relic Card – SWEET!!!

Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Tier 1 Game-Used Jersey Relic Card – SWEET!!!

I cannot believe that I was able to snag this card for as low of a price as I did.  And with no competition too!

The Topps Tier 1 set is a high-end product that offers relic and autographed baseball cards of both modern and royalty in the baseball world.  Boxes of this product are expensive, and they only offer 8 cards per box.  But, hits are guaranteed.  Still, I prefer to shop for singles from the in the secondary market.

And when the set dropped, I immediately started watching the relic cards of Andre Dawson to see how the would be priced and sold to see if adding one to my collection would be a possibility.

And finally, after a few weeks of watching and waiting, I nailed it!!

I brought home this beauty for less than $5.00 – and that includes my shipping fees.

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The card is serial numbered as 233/399 and as you can see in the above scan, it features a very nice piece of Cubs jersey that is punctuated by a Royal Blue, Cubs pinstripe running vertically.

I’m digging this one.  A great addition to my Dawson Game-Used collection.  Yeah buddy!

‘Ultimate Dawson’ Continues To Grow Into An Amazing Tribute To ‘The Hawk’!!!

‘Ultimate Dawson’ Continues To Grow Into An Amazing Tribute To ‘The Hawk’!!!

I have been doing a much better job of keeping my ‘Ultimate Dawson’ page updated with my latest and greatest Andre Dawson related treassures.

I invite you now to go ahead and take a tour of the Constantly Growing & Improving Ultimate Dawson!!!

Enjoy!!!

Andre Dawson And His Wildly Affordable 1977 Topps Rookie Baseball Card

Andre Dawson And His Wildly Affordable 1977 Topps Rookie Baseball Card

It is amazing to me that the most coveted baseball card from the 1977 Topps baseball set can be had pretty regularly for less than $8.00.

It is very rare to find a Hall of Famer’s rookie card at such an affordable price – especially one that was issued in the 1970′s; before collecting hit its pinnacle.

So, if you don’t have one I suggest you get one.

The price of these cards will surely go up over time – but for the time being you can bring home a classic rookie card of a legendary player at a price that can be beat!!!

And if you happen to find one that you feel is worth picking up but you just are not ready to pull the trigger let me know; I am always happy to grab a few more for my collection!!!

Here is ‘Hawk’s’ rookie card:

I LOVE IT!!!!

Andre Dawson & The Baseball Hall Of Fame!!!

Andre Dawson & The Baseball Hall Of Fame!!!

Andre Dawson’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame was a moment that I will never forget. For Dawson fans, as well as Expos, Cubs, Red Sox, and Marlins fans too, the induction was long overdue.

A popular teammate and player among the fans, Dawson played the game right. He worked hard, loved the game, and was a great teammate that attempted to put winning before everything.

The end result?

A phenomenal career that allowed him to play more than 20 seasons in the big leagues. A solid player at all aspects of the game, Dawson amasses many statistical achievements that put him on par with some of the greatest outfielders in the history of the game.

Congratulations on a fantastic career Andre!!

Andre Dawson’s Jersey Deserves To Be Hanging Somewhere!!!

Andre Dawson’s Jersey Deserves To Be Hanging Somewhere!!!

Prior to shutting down their operations and moving to Washington DC to be renamed the Washington Nationals, the Montreal Expos had retired Andre Dawson’s #10 jersey. A special honor held for baseball’s elite players, this gesture by the team showed just how much Dawson meant to the team over the course of his 11 seasons North of the border.

While this was a very special acknowledgement, the lasting impact of it faded quickly. When the Expos became the Nationals back in 2005 they put the three retired Expos numbers right back into the available list of numbers that a player could select.

Overnight, the tributes to the three greatest Expos players of All-time vanished – no more tributes to Andre Dawson or Gary Carter or Tim Raines. What a terrible way to erase the impact these three players had on that franchise.

While Dawson’s greatest single season came as a member of the Chicago Cubs, he had his greatest successes while playing in Montreal. And although I would personally love to see it, I doubt that Andre’s 6 years in Chicago or 2 years in Boston or 2 years in Florida are enough to get his number retired by any of those teams.

This whole thing is a shame, and it’s terrible that what ‘The Hawk’ did for the Expos has basically been erased.

Could the Marlins?? Would the Marlins??

Andre Dawson = 2,000 & 300 & 300

Andre Dawson = 2,000 & 300 & 300

On Septmber 22, 1990 Andre Dawson became just the second player in major league baseball history to achieve 2,000 hits, 30o home runs, and 300 steals.

The first player to be in that group?? None other than Hall of Famer, Willie Mays!!

Not bad company. Not bad company at all!!!

Congratulations ‘Hawk’!!!!

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Andre Dawson’s Magnificent MVP Season Of 1987!!!

Andre Dawson’s Magnificent MVP Season Of 1987!!!

The 1987 baseball season was easily the greatest single-season in Andre Dawson’s career. In his first year with the Chicago Cubs, Dawson certainly proved his worth to the team and quickly became it’s best all-around player.

The acknowledgements that year kept pouring in – National League All-star, Gold Glove Award winner, Silver Slugger Bat, and the ultimate prize being the National League Most Valuable Player trophy!!!

And their was good reason for all of these acknowledgements. Dawson’s numbers were incredible in ’87.

Check ‘em out : 178 hits, .278 batting average, 90 runs scored, 49 home runs(career high), 137 RBI(career high), 11 stolen bases, .568 slugging percentage, .986 fielding percentage, just 4 errors made in the field, and 12 outfield assists!!!

Awesome stuff. Way to go ‘Hawk’!!!!

Andre Dawson & The Cycle

Andre Dawson & The Cycle

On April 29, 1987 Andre Dawson hit for the cycle as his Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 8-4.

Batting 3rd in the Cubs’ line-up, Dawson went 5-for-5 in the game while collecting 2 RBI.

The breakdown – Hit #1 – 1st inning, Home Run(6th of the season). Hit #2 – 3rd inning, Double. Hit #3 – 4th inning – Single. Hit #4 – 6th inning – Triple. Hit #5 – 8th inning – Single.

Not a bad day at the ballpark, huh???

An Andre Dawson Photo That Still Makes Me Cringe…

An Andre Dawson Photo That Still Makes Me Cringe…

Man this is still hard to look at… You’ve been warned!!!

The stories that followed and surrounded this beaning are legendary. From ‘The Hawk’ leaping to his feet with blood dripping from his face in an attempt to get back at Padres’ pitcher Eric Show. You also had Rick Sutcliffe knocking down Padres like bowling pins in an attempt to gain retribution for what was thought to be an intention beaning. And best of all, you had a struggling, young rookie name Greg Maddux who hit a Padre in the next inning solely to gain the respect of his teammates and locker room.