Daily Archives: January 2, 2009

The First Baseball Card Show of 2009!!!

Yep, it’s that time of the month again.  No, not that one….  WHEW!!!!  Last month was a bust due to my malfunctioning garage door… hopefully this time will be more positive!

The first weekend of the month is here which means that there is another baseball card show in Dania Beach.  I’ll be heading there on Saturday to do a little shopping.

My goals for this show are simple:

  1. Add more cards to my player collections
  2. Find cards I can send out for autographs through the mail
  3. Work on the 1983 Topps Super Veterans subset
  4. Find the 2008 Goudey Andre Dawson base card

Wish me luck.  And Stay tuned for a full report on Monday!!!

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Happy Birthday David Cone!!

David Cone turns 46 years old today.

David Cone is best known for pitching a ‘Perfect Game’ for the New York Yankees in 1999.  But Cone was much more than a 1-trick pony…  Cone won the Cy Young Award in 1994 as a member of the Kansas City Royals.  In that season, he went 16-5 and tossed 3 shutouts.  Never known as a dominant pitcher, Cone struck out 132 batters in 172 innings while only walking 54.

Cone is also the owner of 5 World Series rings.  Winning titles in 1992(with Toronto) and then with the New York Yankess in 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000, David Cone was a great part of the Yankees Dynasty that closed out the millennium.

If I were to give David Cone 1 gift for his birthday it would be for 1 more postseason.  1 more shot at aonther ring.  1 more shot to add more to his legacy.

Happy Birthday Mr. Cone!!!

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“31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #30

 “31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #30

Lance Parrish – 1978 Topps – #708

Lance Parrish was a stud catcher for 19 seasons in the big leagues.  A 7-time All-star and 3-time Gold Glove winner, Parrish captured the hearts of Detroit Tiger fans with his passion for the game and desire to win.  A leader on their 1984 World Series championship team, Parrish helped lead the Tigers as the anchor of their amazing infield.  With a career batting average of .252 with 324 home runs and 1,070 RBI, Lance Parrish was a solid contributor at the most difficult position. 

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