4. Yes, 4. I dropped these packages off at the Post Office this morning and am eager to see if any come back and who may return these to me first.
I won’t drop the names yet, but I will offer a few hints.
In these 4 packages, you have the following:
- 3 Hall of Famers
- 3 Guys that called Wrigley Field home at some point of their careers
- 1 World Series champion
- 1 member of the 500-HR club
- 4 Gold Glove players
- 2 MVPs
Any guesses? You’ll just have to sit back and wait. I promise to share the goods as soon as they are returned back to me.
Wish me luck!!!
Roughly 2 weeks ago I got an email from Steve from the blog ‘Wait ‘Til Next Year’. He sent me a link to an auction on Ebay in which a seller had a few of these 1970 Topps-esque baseball card panels featuring some of my favorite players.
A few months ago Steve got the Andre Dawson card as a single and I was immediately drawn to the design. I inquired about it but forgot to follow up and look for one myself. Luckily Steve came to my resuce.
I had to get one and I am thrilled with the end product. Check it out:
Where else are you going to find such a sweet display of baseball greats like this? On this panel, you’ve got 5 current Hall of Fame players, 1 player going into the HOF this summer, and 2 more guys that will surely end up in the Hall.
This is a great piece, and I will look for a way to display this group of baseball superstars proudly!!
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Chicago Cubs, Rickey Henderson Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1970 topps, Andre Dawson, baseball, baseball cards, carlton fisk, george brett, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jim thome, kenny lofton, nolan ryan, rickey henderson, robin yount, ryne sandberg, topps
On this day in 1994, Eddie Murray broke Mickey Mantle’s record of hitting switch-hit home runs in the same game. Mantle’s record of 10 was dropped down to second place as Murray accomplished this incredible feat for the 11th time in his career.
It was 15 years ago that ‘Easy Eddie’ blasted a home run from both the left and right sides of the plate. And the rest is baseball history!!
Anytime you can surpass a record set by Mickey Mantle you’ve accomplished something grand in baseball. Congratulations Eddie. You are 1-in-a-million!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Eddie Murray Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball milestones, eddie murray, Hall Of Fame, HOF, home run, home run record, mickey mantle, orioles