Daily Archives: January 29, 2009

Ripping Into A Pack Of 1990 Donruss – Pack 3

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

Here are the results from Pack #3

Mark Davis, Fred McGriff, Charlie Hayes,  Mike Davis, Kirby Puckett, Tom Foley, Ed Whitson, Luis Polonia, Andres Thomas, Terry Steinbach, Paul Sorrento, Todd Frowirth, Dennis ‘Oil Can’ Boyd, Rich Monetleone, Geno Petralli, and Ray Searage.

2 great stars in this pack that I am excited to add to my collection – McGriff & Puckett!!!

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1984 Topps All-Star Dave Winfield

1984 Topps All-Star Dave Winfield

Just 3 cards left and my Dave Winfield player collection is complete.  To see the status of all of my current player collections, click here.

I like this 1984 All-star card.  In the 80’s Topps did a pretty poor job of highlighting the All-star cards and although this card does not scream ‘THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN BASEBALL’, it is a lot better than some of their other issues during the decade – especially the 1985 version.

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Mystery Box Has Been Shipped…

Only 2 people know the destination of this box – me and the UPS driver that just picked it up.

But don’t fret, as soon as the contents of this box are returned to me I will share it will all of you.

Set your watches – the countdown begins now!!!

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“31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #3

“31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #3

George Brett – 1975 Topps – #228

George Brett played a phenomenal 21 seasons with the Kansas City Royals.  Most players fade in such a small market, but Brett thrived and the baseball world took notice of this incredibly talented and entertaining player.

Brett’s offensive game was terrific.  A contact hitter with power, Brett was a force at the plate and was a threat to the opposition each time he batted.  With a career average of .305 and with 11 seasons to his credit of batting .300 or better, Brett was a master.  Add to that his 317 career home runs and 665 doubles and you have a near-perfect example of a combined power/finesse hitter.  Brett tallied 3,154 hits over the course of his career, which was good for 150 hits per season.

In 21 years, George Brett finished in the Top 20 for the MVP award 10 times.  In 1980 he won the award and had one of the greatest offensive seasons of the decade.  While batting a remarkable .390, Brett also crushed 24 home runs while driving in 118 runs.  In addition to that, Brett was an All-star that year and earned a Silver Slugger award as well(his 1st of 3).  Brett’s offensive game was so well-rounded that it earned him 13 All-star game appearances.

George Brett played in 2 World Series championships.  Brett’s Royals team lost in 1980 to the Phillies, but won the championship in 1985 versus the Cardinals.  Brett shined in all of his post season appearances.  In 43 games, Brett collected 56 hits giving him a .337 batting average.  To top it off, he also smacked 10 home runs and drove in 23 runs.  Brett won the ALCS MVP in 1985 when he hit .500 over the course of a 7-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. 

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