Daily Archives: November 18, 2008

And The Contest Winner Is….

Well, major league baseball’s individual awards have been handed out, so my first contest on this blog has concluded.

And the winner is….  Bailey from the blog – ‘The Nennth Inning’

NL MVP – Pujols
AL MVP – Pedroia
NL ROY – Soto
AL ROY – Longoria
NL CY – Lincecum
AL CY – Lee
NL Manager –
AL Manager – Maddon

This season’s awards featured some obvious winners as well as some puzzling ones.  But, Bailey did remarkably well and scored 7 out of 8 possible points.  We had 3 more readers with 6 points each so we certainly have some pretty educated baseball fans reading my posts!!!

Bailey – Feel free to pick from any of the cards shown below.  Either post a comment with your selection or shoot me an email to let me know your decision!!!

Thanks to all that participated and please stay tuned for more contests on ’30-Year Old Cardboard’!


Happy Anniversary Andre Dawson!!!

Happy Anniversary Hawk!!!

On this day in 1987, you were named the National League Most Valuable Player for the 1987 baseball season.  You were the first player in major league history to ever win this award while playing on a last place team.

For the season, you hit .287 with 49 home runs and 137 RBI.  In addition to that, you were and All-Star, and you won both the Silver Slugger award and the Gold Glove.  Awarding you with the MVP award in 1987 seems to have been an easy decision to make for the voters!!!!

Congratulations Andre!!!


Al Leiter Delivers Great Autographs For This Marlins Fan…

So now you probably know why I sent a few cards and a ticket stub out to Al Leiter hoping to get his autograph…. 

I am thrilled to say that after just 8 days, Al Leiter returned these cards as well as the ticket stub from his no-hitter signed!!!  What a great collection of souveniers to add to my collection from what was the greatest sporting event that I have ever seen live.





Thanks Al!!!