Monthly Archives: April 2009

Cards From Ortega – Part 2 – Andre Dawson Triple Memorabilia Card – WoW!!!

And now, the crowned jewel – A 3-piece game used memorabilia card of Andre Dawson.

This card is sweet, and trust me it looks much better in person too. 

Numbered 37/100, this card has it all.  Game Used bat – check.  Game Used Jersey – check.  Game Used hat – check.

1 thrilled fan – check!!! 


Thanks again Alfredo, this is easily one of my favorite Andre Dawson cards.

Jorge Cantu Autograph TTM Success!!!

Sweet!  These signed Jorge Cantu cards were returned to me in 63 days.

Cantu’s signature is really nice.  I don’t think that the scan does it any justice as it really has some bold and strong curves that really add to the overall look.  And on these 2 cards, it pops!!

I like Cantu.  He’s a very quiet player, but he produces at a rate that is comparable with the stars of the Marlins team.  I also really like the fact that he accepted a position change this off-season just to help the team.  His move from 3rd base to 1st base allows the Marlins to inject a solid defender in Bonifacio at third while also adding quite a bit more speed to the offense.  Guys like these are very easy to like, and Cantu leads that class for me!!

Thanks Jorge!


Rickey & Reggie = Speed & Power

 The puzzle is complete.

Admittedly, it was not very hard to put together as it only had 2 parts.  But a puzzle is a puzzle and this one is a work of art!!!

I have been trying to think of other players that played during this era that when just their first name is mentioned you know who is being discussed.  And for the life of me I cannot think of any bigger stars in 1983 than Rickey & Reggie. 


Joe Mauer & Joe Nathan ‘Take It Outside’

A pretty entertaining commercial featuring 2 of the Minnesota Twins best player – Joe Mauer & Joe Nathan!

‘Take It Outside’ guys…  Enjoy!!

Cards From Ortega – Part 1 – Billy, Fergie, and Andre – Oh My!!!

He did it again.  The gifts keep coming from Alfredo of the blog ‘My Past Time, I Love It’

And what a great trio of cards they are.  All Donruss Diamond Kings.  All Chicago Cubs Legends.  All Players that I Love!!!

‘Sweet Swinging’ Billy Williams, Ferguson ‘Fergie’ Jenkins, and ‘The Hawk’ Andre Dawson.


And if you thought that was good, wait until you see card #4 that will be posted on the blog tomorrow!!!  Stay tuned.  And thanks again, Alfredo!

1983 Topps Super Veteran – Gene Garber

1983 Topps Super Veteran – Gene Garber

Good Old Gene Garber had a 19 season career that took him on a 5-city tour.  In his best seasons, with the Atlanta Braves from 1979-86, Garber established himself as a solid closer.  Just when the closer role became an important fixture on a club, Garber supplied that strength for the Braves.  In his 7 seasons with the team, Garber captured 110 saves.  For his career, he has 218 total saves along with a win/loss record of 96-113.

Amazingly, as a relief pitcher, Garber appeared in 71 games during the 1975 season.  None of which were starts… 


Happy Anniversary Andre Dawson!!!

On this day in 1987, Andre Dawson hit for the cycle as his Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 8-4.

Batting 3rd in the Cubs’ line-up, Dawson went 5-for-5 in the game while collecting 2 RBI. 

The breakdown – Hit #1 – 1st inning, Home Run(6th of the season).  Hit #2 – 3rd inning, Double.  Hit #3 – 4th inning – Single.  Hit #4 – 6th inning – Triple.  Hit #5 – 8th inning – Single.  Not a bad day at the ballpark, huh???