Daily Archives: December 17, 2008

My 3 Cubs : Billy, Ernie, & Fergie

My 3 Cubs : Billy, Ernie, & Fergie – #31/50

Saving the best for last – This is card #9 of my recent 9 card purchase of some modern Billy Williams cards.

Naturally when I first saw this card I had to have it.  My 3 favorite Cubs that played during the generation prior to mine.  It’s another of the low serial numbered cards I have added to my Billy Williams collection.  This one is #31/50.  By the way, Fergie wore #31 so that’s kind of neat…  and cheesy at the same time I know!!!

When I received this card, it dawned on me that this may have been designed for autographs.  If you look at the design, there is an awful lot of room next to each guy’s image that would be a prefect spot for a signature. 

If anyone knows for sure or has seen or even has an image of a card like this signed I would love to see it.  I probably could never afford it, so I’ve settled for this card I bought for $2, but I would really enjoy seeing that image.

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Ticket Stub #17 – Marlins vs. Nationals – 4/21/2007

 Ticket Stub #17 – Marlins vs. Nationals – 4/21/2007

Miami, FL – Dolphin Stadium

Marlins 9, Nationals 3

We got another set of 4 free tickets to the Coors suite for this game.  It was an awesome night with perfect weather.  This was my first opportunity to see 2 of the Marlin’s talented young players – Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla and they did not disappoint!!

Washington Nationals AB R H RBI BB SO AVG NOTES
Lopez 5 1 2 0 0 1 0.308  
Belliard 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.284  
Zimmerman 4 1 2 1 1 0 0.231  
Young 3 1 1 0 1 1 0.290  
Kearns 2 0   0 1 1 0.261  
Church 4 0 2 1 0 1 0.299  
Rivera 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  
Schneider 4 0 0 1 0 0 0.169  
Flores 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  
Snelling 3 0 0 0 1 1 0.231  
Chico 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  
Speigner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  
Jimenez 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.083  
Wagner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  
Restovich 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.400  
  33 3 7 3 4 6    
                 
Florida Marlins AB R H RBI BB SO AVG NOTES
Ramirez 4 2 1 2 1 1 0.364 HR
Uggla 3 3 2 0 2 0 0.235  
Boone 4 1 1 1 0 2 0.308  
Willingham 5 0 3 1 0 1 0.270  
Borchard 4 0 0 0 1 1 0.224  
Ross 5 1 2 2 0 1 0.314  
Olivo 4 0 1 0 1 1 0.224  
Wood 3 1 1 1 2 0 0.214 HR
Sanchez 1 1 0 0 2 1 0.000  
Lindstrom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  
Reed 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  
Messenger 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.000  
  35 9 11 7 9 9    

To increase attendance, the Florida Marlins introduced ‘Super Saturdays’ during the 2007 season.  After the game, fans would be treated to fireworks and a concert.  The band that performed on our night was Cheap Trick.  Although I am not a big fan of theirs, I knew enough of the songs that they played to really enjoy the show…  and watching from the suite was an added bonus!! 

For those of you not familiar with their work, here is a video to enjoy.  For me, this band falls into the category of ‘I didn’t know it was them that sang that…’.  If you listen to their Greatest Hits CD you would probably react similarly…

Enjoy!!!