Daily Archives: January 23, 2009

Who Knew Randy Johnson Had It In Him??? Humor, That Is…

Randy Johnson has never come across as a funny guy.  And by seeing the little that we have seen of his personality he could surely be classified as ‘un-friendly’ by some.  I guess that’s why this commercial works so well…

Johnson’s ability to captivate us for 30 seconds is undeniable and it’s nice to see that even some of the ‘harder’ players have a side that can make us laugh out loud(LOL)!!!!

Busting Open A Pack Of 1990 Donruss – Pack 1

I received 4 packs of 1990 Donruss in the contest I won on the Autographed Cards blog.

Here are the results from Pack #1

Mark Gubicza, Ron Robinson, Kevin Mitchell, Tom Browning, Mauro Gozzo, Will Clark, Luis Aquino, Lenny Dykstra, Gary Pettis, Mark McGwire, Bill Doran, Lee Mazzilli, Lee Smith, Mike Devereauz, Ryne Sandberg, and Les Lancaster

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Great Cards From Jason At ‘The Writer’s Journey’

A few weeks ago I sent Jason, the lead writer of ‘The Writer’s Journey’, some cards of his favorite team – The Cincinnati Reds.  Included with those cards was a signed Chris Sabo rookie card that I knew Jason would enjoy.  Sabo is one of his favorite Red’s players of all-time, and I know how good it feels to add a card like that to your collection so I was happy to offer it up to him. 

As a token of his appreciation, Jason sent me a nice handful of cards with a Chicago Cubs theme.  He did a great job and certainly chose wisely as he gave me some incredible additions to my Cubs collection.

Check them out…

A nice assortment of Andre Dawson and Ryne Sandberg cards.  Check out Ryno’s mustache on that mini card in the top right corner – CLASSIC!!!

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 Some modern cards with a vintage twist of Cubbies that played during the 60’s and 70’s.  You can NEVER go wrong with Fergie Jenkins, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, and Bruce Sutter!!

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 A smattering of 80’s and 90’s Cubs stars like Mark Grace, Bill Madlock, Leon Durham, and others…

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 And saving the best for last, 5 awesome cards featuring my favorite old-school Cub – Mr. Billy Williams!!!  I never get tired of adding more cards of Billy to my collection.

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So, a huge ‘THANK YOU’goes out to Jason.  I think we both did a great job of adding some incredible cards with a personal touch to each others collections!!

“31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #9

 “31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #9

Andre Dawson – 1977 Topps – #473

No player better personified the title of ‘5-tool Player’ in the 1970’s than Andre Dawson.  Hitting for average, hitting for power, base running skills, defensive ability and arm strength are all areas of the game of baseball that Andre Dawson has been linked to over the course of his 21 seasons in the big leagues.  Had it not been for his first 11 seasons being played in Montreal, we have no idea how much larger of a star Dawson could have become.  As a rookie in 1977, Dawson won the league’s ROY award in which he hit .282 with 19 home runs and 22 stolen bases.  For his career, Dawson accumulated 2,774 hits with a .279 batting average.  He also managed to blast 438 home runs, steal 314 bases, score 1,373 runs, and drive in 1,591 runs.  In Dawson’s best season as a pro in 1987, he won the league’s MVP award when he hit .287 with 49 home runs and tallied 137 RBI.  After winning this award, Dawson was the first player in the history of professional baseball to win the MVP while playing for a last place team.

By the end of his career, Dawson landed in the Top 20 for the MVP award 7 times while winning the award once and finishing in second place 2 more times.  He was an 8-time All-star, 8-time Gold Glove winner and 4-time Silver Slugger winner.

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