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Dave Winfield 1988 Topps Glossy All-Star Send In

Dave Winfield 1988 Topps Glossy All-Star Send In

Here is another card from the 1988 Topps All-Star send-in set that I have scored for my vintage player collection.  This time around, the card features Dave Winfield.

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Winfield was a monster during the 1980’s.  An All-Star in nine straight seasons from 1980-88, Winfield was a staple at the All-Star Game during the decade, and rightfully so.  He did not play in 1989, but from 1980-88, Winfield had seven seasons of at least 150 hits, eight seasons of at least 20 home runs, six seasons of at least 100 RBI, along with six Gold Glove Awards and five Silver Sluggers.

He definitely belongs in this set.  And in any other All-Star set issued in the 1980’s.

A great addition to my Dave Winfield player collection!

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!

Dave Winfield 1987 Boardwalk & Baseball

Dave Winfield 1987 Boardwalk & Baseball

Topps did a lot of ‘side jobs’ in the 1980’s as they designed a lot of co-branded baseball cards for other companies wanting to get in on the collecting craze that took over the country.

Once such project was ‘Boardwalk And Baseball’.  The set was just 33 cards deep and was tagged as ‘Top Run Makers’ as the set featured only the greatest offensive players in the game.

The set was released in 1987 and sold in a factory set style, complete with a custom box.  At the time of release, the set could only be purchased at the ‘Boardwalk And Baseball’ park in Florida.

Among the stars included in the set was Yankees’ superstar, Dave Winfield.

Here is his card from the set:

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It’s a sweet one!

Each card featured that Pink & Black border, and the now famous ‘B/B’ logo that you see in the bottom, right-hand corner.  Nowhere on the front of the card do you see the Topps logo.  But, it is prominently displayed on the back…

Dave Winfield

Happy Birthday Dave Winfield!!!

Happy Birthday Dave Winfield!!!

Dave Winfield turns 62 years old today!

Dave Winfield is one of baseball’s great superstars from the 1980’s.  He was a super athlete that could have gone on to play professional basketball and football, but thankfully he chose baseball for his profession.

But, Winfield used all of his athletic skills on the baseball field.  He was extremely fast for a ‘big guy’.  And he had a canon of an arm.  Combine that with his sharp reflexes, quick hands, and super strength and you had a very, very solid 5-tool player.

In total, Winfield connected for 3,110 career hits with 540 doubles and 465 home runs.  He stole 223 bases during his career while scoring 1,669 runs.  Winfield was chosen as an All-Star 12 times and he captured a lot of individual accolades – 7 Gold Gloves and 6 Silver Slugger Awards.

He’s definitely one of my favorites.  And he also starred in the first MLB action I ever saw in person – a Yankees Spring Training game in Ft. Lauderdale during the mid-1980’s.

Happy Birthday Mr. Winfield!!

Dave Winfield 1990 Fleer Update

Dave Winfield 1990 Fleer Update

Take a look at this mighty swing:

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I love it.

And while I can appreciate how large Dave Winfield looks on this 1990 Fleer baseball card due to the card design and cropping of the image, I do wish that we got to see more of the action – especially the bat!

I want to know if he mad contact.  I want to know if it was fair or foul.  And I really want to know what kind of cleats ‘Big Dave’ was wearing back in 1990 when he was playing for the Angels.

I want the details.  Give me the detes…

Dave Winfield 1986 Fleer Star Sticker

Dave Winfield 1986 Fleer Star Sticker

Now this is the smile of a guy that loves to play the sport!!

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I wish that there were more players like this in today’s game….

Thank you, ‘Big Dave’.

1992 HEADLINE: Dave Winfield Becomes Oldest MLB Player To Drive In 100 Runs

1992 HEADLINE: Dave Winfield Becomes Oldest MLB Player To Drive In 100 Runs

On this day in 1992, Dave Winfield became the oldest player in major league history to collect 100 RBI in a single season.

At the age of 40, and playing for the Toronto Blue Jays, Winfield tallied 108 RBI by the end of the 1990 baseball season.

His efforts were rewarded very kindly – a World Series championship.  Winfield collected three more RBI in the Fall Classic as well.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Winfield!!!