Daily Archives: April 8, 2009

Wicked Andre Dawson Cards From ‘WickedOrtega’

Alfredo, from the blog ‘My Past Time, I Love It’ sent me another package.  And just like the last one, this one was GREAT!!!!

He chose to focus on one player this time and he certainly delivered quality card after quality card.  Check out the newest additions to my Andre Dawson collection…

4 sweet Dawson cards from his days with the Expos!!

4 sweet Dawson cards from his days with the Expos!!

 

And 8 beautiful cards of Andre wearing that Good Old Cubbie Blue!!!

And 8 beautiful cards of Andre wearing that Good Old Cubbie Blue!!!

Thanks Alfredo!!!

Happy Anniversary Jim Abbott!!!

On this day in 1989 you made your major league debut with the California Angels.

Prior to this you had already conquered Little League, High School baseball, Collegiate Baseball, and even The Olympics.  Yet this day stands alone.  On this day you stood toe to toe with the best baseball players in the world and you were their peer.  Disability or not, you made it to the major leagues defying odds and hurdling obstacle after obstacle that was thrown your way.

On this day, I salute you Mr. Abbott!! A true baseball hero and icon!!!!

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My Andre Dawson ‘Fab 5’ – Card #3

Now that my Andre Dawson player collection is complete I wanted to take the time to show off my favorite 5 cards from this set.

Card #3 – 1978 Topps

What can I say?  ‘The Hawk’ is like the Mona Lisa; No matter where you are in the room, when you see this card it’s like Andre’s eyes are following you…

On a serious note, I love this ’78 Topps card of Andre Dawson.  For starters, you have the ever famous Topps Rookie Cup which is used to celebrate the best rookies from the prior season(Dawson was the ROY in 1977).  You also have a very basic card design with a minimal border.  This allows for a larger picture which is always a good thing.  I love the old-school Montreal Expos uniforms and Andre wore it well.  And of course, you get that famous ‘Hawk-like’ stare that us Dawson fans have grown to love over the years. 

It looks like Spring Training was the time most card companies got their ‘posed’ portraits done back in the 70’s and 80’s…

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