Category Archives: Andre Dawson Collection

An Amazing Andre Dawson “Mail Day” For 30-YOC!!

An Amazing Andre Dawson “Mail Day” For 30-YOC!!

Friends, I have had a lot of great ‘mail days’ since I started this blog.  There have been great purchases.  There have been incredible trades.  There have been fantastic gift.

But, today’s ‘Mail Day’ is just a tad more special, and a tad more unique.

I sent a package to Andre Dawson a few weeks ago, after all of the MLB All-Star and HOF induction festivities were done.

And on Saturday, that package was returned to me with two great items enclosed.

For starters, I was able to add another signed baseball to my collection, that would be Andre Dawson signed ball #18 for my collection.

As with all of the balls in my Dawson collection, I sought out another unique inscription – this time going for a career achievement.

Have a look:

DAWSON HITS BALL

Yep, it is a ball celebrating Andre’s 2,774 career hits.  And it is a perfect complement to my other achievement balls.

The next item is the one that I am really excited about.

Are you ready?

You sure?

Buckle Up…

DAWSON AUTO 1977 ROOKIE

Yessir, that is a 1977 Topps signed rookie card.

I have wanted a signed rookie card in my collection for a very long time and I have no idea why I waited as long as I did to get this one done. But, now that it is home, I can officially scratch it off of my ‘Want List’.  And trust me when I tell you, it  has been on that list for years!!

Two fantastic items – two great additions to the collection that honors my favorite baseball player of all-time!!

Happy Monday.

Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Yes, I find this year’s release of Allen & Ginter to be a complete snooze-fest.

But, I am thankful for the fact that my favorite Hall of Famer, Mr. Andre Dawson, has a spot on the A&G checklist.

If I play my cards right, I should be able to add 6-7 new cards of ‘Hawk’ to my collection from this release, and hopefully for not too much money as well.

This is his base card from the set.  It put me back a whole eighteen cents.

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And now, I am ready to dig a bit deeper and try to rescue the mini and related parallels.  And if I am really luck, the relic card too.

Wish me luck!

Andre Dawson 2005 Upper Deck SP ‘Glory Days’ Red Border Game-Used Patch Card!

Andre Dawson 2005 Upper Deck SP ‘Glory Days’ Red Border Game-Used Patch Card!

I’ve got a small stack of cards featuring Andre Dawson from the 2005 Upper Deck SP set tagged as ‘Glory Days’.

I’ve always been a fan of the card design and colors – I’ve got the base card, some serial number cards, a relic card, and even a certified autograph card.

Well, now I have a card that features a sweet patch too.  The card is serial numbered to just 50 copies, with mine being #40/50.  It’s a Red-border parallel and the Red is a perfect complement to the patch that is featured on the card.

Have a look:

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I’m really digging this one.  The card is so nice, and it all looks very good put together as UD did in 2005.

I really like how the Red from Dawson’s jersey and helmet pop as they are a much lighter shade of Red than the jersey patch and Glory Days border.

A fantastic addition to my Andre Dawson relic collection, indeed!

1989 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson Collects Hit #2,000 Of MLB Career

1989 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson Collects Hit #2,000 Of MLB Career

On this day in 1989, Chicago Cubs All-Star outfielder Andre Dawson collected the 2,000th hit of his major league career.

On the road in Houston to face the Astros, Dawson entered the game needing just 1 hit to reach the milestone.

And that hit came pretty quickly.  In the second inning, Dawson connected for a line-drive single to the outfield off of Astros pitcher Jim Clancy.

On the day, Dawson was 3-for-4 with 2 singles, a double, a stolen base, and a run scored.  Sadly, the Cubs lost the game 6-5.

Happy Anniversary, Andre!!!

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1981 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson Connects For Career Home Run #100

1981 HEADLINE:  Andre Dawson Connects For Career Home Run #100

On this day in 1981, Andre Dawson and the Montreal Expos played host to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Dawson entered the game with 99 career home runs and did not need long to make an impact and make history in the same swing.  In the bottom of the first inning, and with Jim Bibby on the mound, Dawson connected for a home run to give the Expos a 1-0 lead.

On the day, Dawson went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run.  He had 1 RBI in the game and scored 2 times.  His 2 hits helped raise his batting average to .328.

Congratulations on #100 Andre.  Happy Anniversary!!

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Andre Dawson 2004 Leaf Limited “Spotlight”

Andre Dawson 2004 Leaf Limited “Spotlight”

What is cool about chasing down baseball cards of Andre Dawson is that after doing so for almost six years I still uncover ‘new’ cards that I did not know existed.

Like this one here:

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The card comes from the 2004 Leaf Limited set, and it is tagged with the title of ‘Spotlight’.  You can see that headline running upwards vertically in the upper-left corner of the card.

Now, I have the base card of Andre from this set and it has been in my collection for years.  But, I never knew of this ‘Spotlight’ version until it popped up on Ebay recently and managed to end up in my shopping cart.

The ‘Spotlight’ cards from this issue are serial numbered to just 50 copies.  The one I scored is number 35/50.

I LOVE IT!!

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

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

First, I gave you the single relic card that offered up the White jersey swatch with the Blue pinstripe.

Then, I posted the single relic card that had a full ‘Cubby Blue’ swatch as the centerpiece.

And now, I have another great card of Andre Dawson from the 2014 Topps Tier 1 set to show off.

This one features two piece of game-used jersey.  Yes, I said TWO!

And trust me when I tell you, it looks fantastic.

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Each of the dual relic cards from the 2014 Topps Tier 1 set are stamped and serial numbered to 50 copies.  The one that I grabbed of Andre is numbered as 45/50.

I don’t know how these keep landing in my lap, but for the price that they are, I am not complaining.  My relic card collection of Andre is growing rapidly as is my admiration for the Tier 1 product.

Yeah Buddy!