Daily Archives: January 25, 2009

Attention Team Collectors!!!

As many of you know I recently won 20 packs of baseball cards from a  contest on the Autographed Cards blog.  Since I am more of a player/team collector, I have offered up most of the cards pulled from these packs to other team collectors.

I still have quite a bit left and would be happy to offer these cards up to any blogger or reader out there that collects these teams.  If interested, please leave a comment on this post and I will get in touch with you.  This offer is on a first come, first served basis.  If you collect more than 1 of the teams I have remaining you can ask for both but please rank them based on your preference in case someone comes in later and asks for a team that you have already chosen.  If that does occur, the person who claims the team first will be awarded those cards.

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Here is a list of the remaining team cards that I am offering up:

Kansas City Royals –

Altanta Braves – Ben(1988 Score blog)

St, Louis Cardinals – claimed by Ike’s Cards

Minnesota Twins – Claimed by Sam

Pittsburgh Pirates – Claimed by Jeffrey Wolfe

Montreal Expos –

Toronto Blue Jays – claimed by Duane

Texas Rangers –

Cleveland Indians – claimed by Bill Jordan

Seattle Mariners – Claimed by Larry

Houston Astros –

Want any of these team lots?  Just post a comment and they’re yours!!!

Searching Through A Pack Of 1989 Topps – pack 1

I received 2 packs of 1989 Topps in the contest I won on the Autographed Cards blog.

Here are the results from Pack #1

 Moose Stubing, Jim Gantner, Jack Clark, Gerald Perry, Bobby Valentine, Rene Gonzalez, Les Lancaster, Dennis Eckersley, Houston Astros Team Leader, Ken Phelps, John Morris, Richard Dotson, Curt Young, Jose Rijo, and Mike Dunne.

Nothing too impressive here…  a few manager cards, Gerald Perry, and ‘The Eck’!!!

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“31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #7

 “31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #7

Dave Winfield – 1974 Topps – #456

Dave Winfield is another prime example of a ‘5-tool player’.  With his amazing offensive and defensive skills, Winfield shined as a major leaguer for 22 seasons.  Winfield was a monster of a man.  Standing at 6 foot, 6 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds during his playing days, Winfield was physically imposing as he got in his batting stance.  And he wreaked havoc on opposing pitchers for more than 2 decades.  With a career batting average of .283, Winfield collected 3,110 hits during his career.  Add to that his impressive 465 home runs and 1,833 RBI, and you have an incredible power hitter.  But, the amazing thing about Winfield was his athletic ability.  Not too many guys his size were fast.  But Winfield was, and he proved it over and over again as he amassed 223 stolen bases during his career.  And in the field, he was brilliant!!  With his speed and an arm that launched baseballs like a cannon, Winfield was often recognized as one of the best arms in all of baseball.  Dave Winfield finished in the Top 12 for the MVP award 9 times.  He was a 12-time All-star, a 6-time Silver Slugger winner, and a 7-time Gold Glove winner. 

Dave Winfield played in 2 World Series contests – 1 in 1981 as a member of the New York Yankees, and 1 in 1992 with the Toronto Blue Jays.  Winfield ended up winning 1 championship ring in ’92 with the Blue Jays. 

Dave Winfield was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.

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