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‘Ultimate Dawson’ Soars To New Levels!!

Ultimate Dawson‘ Soars To New Levels!!

If you missed it last night, I showed off my latest and greatest Andre Dawson autograph conquests  – another ball for my collection and a signed 1977 Topps Rookie card.

Here they are one more time:



I’m still thrilled at how both pieces came out and even more excited about how nicely they add quality and depth to my ‘Ultimate Dawson‘ collection.

If you haven’t been to the page recently, you should really stop by and check it out.  It is truly the greatest part of my collection – and it has been a joy putting it together, piece by piece, over the last 6 years.

I cannot wait to see what comes next!!

Thanks for reading.

Giancarlo Stanton 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen – Blue Paper Frame

Giancarlo Stanton 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen – Blue Paper Frame

Another sweet Giancarlo Stanton baseball card for the PC.

And this one is S-W-E-E-T!!!

Yep, I keep reeling them in.  This time it is another beauty from the 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen set – the Blue Paper Frame parallel.

Each of the Paper Frame cards from the 2013 issue were stamped t o just 499 copies.  Mine is number 162/499.

Check it out:



Time for me to check out how many more Stanton cards I need from the 2013 GQ release.  It cannot be too many more…

Maybe I will have another completed rainbow to show off soon.

Joe Morgan 2013 Topps Triple Threads – Base

Joe Morgan 2013 Topps Triple Threads – Base

Oh yeah, how’s about a nice Triple Threads card to show you on this fine Tuesday afternoon?!?!

This card comes to you from the 2013 Topps issue, and it features my favorite second baseman of all-time, Hall of Famer Joe Morgan.

Have a look:



I love the card.  The Red is so vibrant and it really stands out against all of the more dull colors that this card employs.

I also like how the image really shows how mush power Morgan packed into his compact swing.  He may have only been 160 pounds when he was playing in the majors, but Morgan had a very strong and quick swing – he connected for 268 career home runs, and had ten seasons with at least 14 round trippers during his 22-year career.

1975 Topps Set Card 248/660 – #622 – Rookie Outfielders With Armbrister, Lynn, Poquette, Whitfield

1975 Topps Set Card 248/660 – #622 – Rookie Outfielders With Armbrister, Lynn, Poquette, Whitfield

Progress: 248/660

Player Name:  Ed Armbrister, Fred Lynn, Tom Poquette, Terry Whitfield

Card Number:  622

Team:  Cincinnati Reds, Botson Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees

Position:  Outfielders

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

How these players fared in 1975:

Ed Armbrister – Armbrister hit just .185 in 59 games for the Reds. He was used sparingly as a reserve player, getting just 65 at-bats in those 59 games.  He had just 12 hits on the year, 1 double and 11 singles.

Fred Lynn – Fred Lynn took the AL by storm in 1975.  He was the league’s ROY and MVP with his .331 batting average, 103 runs scored, 175 hits including 42 doubles and 21 home runs, 105 RBI, and an All-Star and Gold Glove selection.

Tom Poquette – Tom Poquette did not play major league baseball in 1975.

Terry Whitfield – Whitfield played in 28 games for the Yankees in 1975.  He hit .272 for the team, collecting 22 hits in 81 at-bats.  Whitfield scored 9 runs for the Yankees in ’75 while driving in another seven.


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:


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…


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.

Bryce Harper 2014 Bowman – Base

Bryce Harper 2014 Bowman – Base

It’s not common that I grab a parallel baseball card before I grab the base card.

But, that is exactly what happened with Bryce Harper and his year’s Bowman flagship release.  The seller on Sportlots.com that I usually shop with had the parallel, but not the base.  So, I bought it and flagged the base as a ‘Next Time’.

Well, ‘Next Time’ came and now the base card is home with me and in my collection.

Check it out:




Harper has been hitting the ball really well lately, recording multiple hits in several games for the last few weeks.  It’s nice to see him hitting again, and even nicer to see that there appears to be no lingering effects from his thumb surgery.

I hope he and the Nats perform this well in the playoffs!  I’ll be watching.

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – All-Star Rookie Card – Blue Border Parallel

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – All-Star Rookie Card – Blue Border Parallel

The Jose Fernandez hits keep coming from 2014 Topps, Series 2.

This time around, I was able to haul in the Blue-border parallel of Jose’s All-Star Rookie card.

Have a look:




The card looks great, and the Blue border may be the best one used to match the Marlins color scheme.

I do kind of wish that the trophy Topps used for this series was a bit bigger…