Happy Birthday Dale Murphy!!
Dale Murphy turns 58 years old today.
One of my favorite players as a kid, Murphy’s retirement in 1993 was the start of seeing some of my idols leave the sport of baseball.
My memories of watching Dale Murphy play are endless. Being a fan of the sport, and having no ‘home’ team to cheer for in Florida during my childhood, I drifted to the teams I was able to watch on television. WTBS, WGN, and WOR game me my baseball fix. And of the guys that I drifted towards – Murphy was prominent.
His skills as a player were endless. Whether it was delivering home runs or making incredible plays in the outfield, Dale Murphy was one of the best players in the game for more than a decade – and I enjoyed watching all of it!!
Happy Birthday Mr. Murphy!!
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Million Dollar Question – Who Is Your #1 Draft Pick In Fantasy Baseball?
The draft for ’30-YOC’ fantasy baseball is this Sunday evening. And I pretty much have my strategy in place for how I want to attack the 2014 season. Equally, I am always curious to see what others would do if they had the first pick in the draft.
Do you go with the crafty veteran that is putting up unreal numbers? Do you go with the young guy who has become elite almost overnight? Or do you go with the most consistent pitcher in the game?
For me, I tend to lead towards consistency with my picks, but I have also never been awarded with the #1 pick in any draft in which I have been a part of so I have never had to make that single, crucial decision.
Maybe this year that will change. Maybe not…
But, I am ready to have fun on draft night as I craft my roster.
What would you do if you had the #1 pick???
Bryce Harper 2014 Topps – Base
I am really surprised that I have yet to show of this card – especially since I am already in pursuit of as many colored parallels as I can affordably find.
The card featured a nice shot of Harper as he prepares for the pitcher’s offering. It is a bit too zoomed-in for me, as I would prefer to see his full bat in the shot.
But, I still like it!!!
And I am expecting huge things from Bryce Harper this year – I think this is the year he injects his name into the MVP conversation in the National League.
Go Get ‘Em Kid!!!
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Andre Dawson 2004 Leaf Certified Cuts – Numbered To 50 Copies
This card is sweet – and the scan does not quite do the coloring of the card justice. The Blue is a great match to the Cubs’ team colors.
Serial numbered to just 50 copies, mine is 15/50.
And it looks great!! The Silver accents that make up the Cubs’ logo and Leaf logo really add a nice touch while not taking away much from the overall look of the card.
And I love that Leaf kept the brick backdrop of Wrigley Field in the image. Sure, we know that because he is wearing his ‘Home Whites’ that Dawson was playing at Wrigley Field when this picture was snapped, but having it in the background is a great touch.
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Chicago Cubs
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, dawson contract, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, hobby, Marlins, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, silver slugger
1975 Topps Set Card 38/660 – #375 – Roy White, Yankees
Player Name: Roy White
Card Number: 375
Team: New York Yankees
Position: Designated Hitter – Outfield
Image Style: Posed Batting
Years In The Major Leagues: 15 years, 1965-79
Notes From His 1975 Season: White had a solid season for the Yankees in 1975 as he hit .290 while collecting 161 hits in 148 games. Of his 161 hits, White amassed 32 doubles, 5 triples, and 12 home runs. He also stole 16 bases while scoring 81 runs and driving in 59.
Notes From Career: White played his entire career as a member of the Yankees. A lifetime .271 hitter, he collected 1,803 hits in 1,881 games for the ‘Bronx Bombers’. White was a 2-time All-Star and finished in the Top 15 for the MVP on two separate occasions. He played in three World Series match-ups for the Yankees, winning titles in 1977 and 1978.
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The only player to play in the final game in the history of the New York Giants and in the first game in the history of the New York Mets is Frank Thomas (not that one). Thomas played for the Giants on September 29, 1957 and then suited up for the Mets to start the 1962 baseball season on April 11.
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Tagged baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball trivia, Did You Know...., frank thomas, giants trivia, mets trivia, new york baseball, new york giants, New york mets, sports trivia
Andre Dawson Autographed 1995 Donruss Baseball Card – SWEET!!!
That’s right – another sweet signed baseball card for my Andre Dawson player collection.
This card comes from the 1995 Donruss set, when Dawson was playing for the Boston Red Sox.
Have a look:
What I have found with many of my signed Dawson cards that features him in a Red Sox uniform is that the signature does not pop off of the card like they do from when Andre was playing for Montreal or Chicago or even Florida. It probably has to do with the cards being darker since the Red Sox cards always have Navy Blue as a primary color.
Luckily, this one looks great. And the Blue Sharpie signature truly stands out!!
Another great addition to ‘Ultimate Dawson’.
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