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Did You Know…

Bill Buckner was the first left-handed Chicago Cubs hitter to lead the league in doubles at the conclusion of a baseball season.  In 1981, Buckner led the NL with 35 doubles.

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Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Museum Collection – Bronze

Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Museum Collection – Bronze

This set has been a tough one for me to tackle as not too many singles have hit Ebay since it launched months ago.

Thus far, I have the base card and the Blue card.

And now, I have the ‘Bronze’.

Have a look:

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The bronze looks nice, the way that the color is used adds to the framing of the image of ‘Hawk’ and I think that the Bronze coloring allows for the Blue of Andre’s uniform to really pop.

Hopefully I can land a few more cards from this set as they appear in the secondary market.  I’ve seen the Green version, but that is it…

Wish me luck.

Here Is My Andre Dawson 3-Card 2013 Panini America’s Pastime Career Numbers Relic Set

Here Is My Andre Dawson 3-Card 2013 Panini America’s Pastime Career Numbers Relic Set

I’ve never really tried to put together a complete relic set from a specific product of a specific player at any time.

For me, there is just too much involved with attempting to do that.  Too many cards, too many low-serial numbered cards, and more likely than not – t0o expensive to go after.

Still, I do try to grab what I can, when I can.

And I have been able to pick-up three different cards of Andre Dawson from the relic set of 2013 Panini America’s Pastime tagged as ‘Career Numbers’.

Each card is serial numbered to just 125 copies, and they all celebrate Andre’s 438 career home runs.

Here are the three cards:

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As you can see, I have grabbed the Cubby Blue, the home White, and the home White with pinstripe.

I have no idea if other versions of the same card exist. But, if they do and if they can be had affordably, I will do what I can to expand this set past three cards.

Wish me luck!

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Mini Black Border Parallel

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Mini Black Border Parallel

Nothing exceptional here, just showing off my latest and final card of Fergie Jenkins that I will be getting from the 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter set.

Unless one of the more rare versions of this card falls into my lap at an unbelievable price, I am done going after Jenkins and his remaining A&G cards.

Too boring for me…

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Sorry Fergie, it is not your fault!

Andre Dawson 2013 Panini America’s Pastime ‘Career Numbers’ Game-Used Blue Relic Jersey Card

Andre Dawson 2013 Panini America’s Pastime ‘Career Numbers’ Game-Used Blue Relic Jersey Card

I’d been hunting down this bad-boy for a few weeks, and I finally scored.

Have a peek:

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I already owned the version with the White chunk of jersey.

And then I snagged the one that has a White chunk with a Cubby Blue stripe running through it.

And now, I have grabbed the All-Blue version!

This sweet card is serial numbered to just 125 copies.  Mine is stamped as #6/125.

I don’t now if other versions of the same card exist with varying pieces of jersey, but I am definitely on the watch for them.  And if one pops up, I will do my best to bring it home.

Do you know more about the other versions?  If you do, please share the info.  Thanks.

1975 Topps Set Card 277/660 – #31 – Dave Rader, Giants

1975 Topps Set Card 277/660 – #31 – Dave Rader, Giants

Progress: 277/660

Card Number: 31

Player Name: Dave Rader

Team: San Francisco Giants

Position: Catcher

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 10 seasons, 1971-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Rader appeared in 98 games for the Giants in 1975.  He connected for 85 hits in those games, amassing a .291 batting average in the process.  Rader connected for 15 doubles and 5 home runs while driving in 31 runs and scoring 35 times.

Notes From Career:  Doug Rader played for five different clubs during his 10-year major league career.  He is a lifetime .257 hitter with 619 hits in 846 games played.  Rader drove in 235 runs during his career while scoring 254 times.  In 1972, he finished in 2nd place for the NL ROY to John Matlack.

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1996 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson’s Final Major League Game Of His 21-Season Career

1996 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson’s Final Major League Game Of His 21-Season Career

On this day in 1996, Andre Dawson played in his final major league game capping a 21-season career.

Dawson and his Marlins teammates were on the road in Houston taking on the Astros.  Regulated to a bench role in his final season, Dawson did not make start in the game, but he did make an appearance as a pinch hitter.

Dawson did not get a hit, he popped out in foul territory to record the final out of his major league career.

The Marlins lost the game 5-4 and Andre Dawson’s career was over.  Dawson was one of the most well-rounded players from his generation – a guy that displayed all of baseball’s ‘5 Tools’ en route to being a Rookie of the Year Award winner, an MVP, an 8-time All-Star, an 8-time Gold Glove Award winner, and a 7-time Silver Slugger Award winner.

Congratulations on a fantastic major league career Andre.  And ‘THANK YOU’ so much for the amazing memories!!!

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