Daily Archives: April 22, 2009

Night Owl Sends Over A Gift

A week or so ago I posted that I had added another card to my Rickey Henderson collection – The 1983 Fleer ‘Speed’ card

In that post I stated that although the second half of this 2-card set was not Rickey it was a player that I admired, Reggie Jackson, and I wanted to get that next.  That’s where Greg, from the great blog – ‘Night Owl Cards’, stepped in.  Within hours he told me that he had the card for me and today it arrived.

Neither one of these cards are going to win any awards for their design or photography, but this is a classic 2-card set featuring 2 of baseball’s biggest personalities. 


Thanks Night Owl!!!

Charlie Hough Autograph TTM Success!!!

31 days was all that it took for Charlie Hough to return these great autographs to me.  I’ve wanted to go after Mr. Hough for a while now but was waiting until I secured a card from his days with the Marlins before I tried.

Charlie Hough can be remembered for several things from his 25-year career.  216 wins/216 losses…  1986 All-star game…  3 World Series losses…

But for me, the name Charlie Hough represents Florida Marlins history.  Hough was the starting pitcher on Opening Day in 1993, the first year of the Florida Marlins.  No matter what the result was, a 6-3 win over Orel Hershiser and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Hough is a baseball legend for Marlins fans. 

I am thrilled to have this card in my collection!  Thank you Mr. Hough!! 


Happy Anniversary Frank Thomas!!

On this day in 1991, Frank Thomas hit the first home run in the new Comiskey Park.

This was an extremely fitting event as Thomas was the team’s biggest star and their greatest source for the long ball.  ‘The Big Hurt’ sent a bomb into the outfield stands that set off an enormous fireworks display for the fans to enjoy.

I find this more fitting than ever in 2009, some 18 years later.  With the grand openings of 2 beautiful ballparks in New York over the last few weeks, it’s kind of strange to say that the first home run hit at CitiField was hit by Jody Gerut of the San Diego Padres.  At least Jorge Posada had the honor of hitting the first round-tripper at the new Yankee Stadium.

Happy Anniversary Frank.  And thanks for making this a very special memory that I will never forget!! 

BREAKING NEWS – Cameron Maybin Goes Yard!!!

9:01 PM – Cameron Maybin just hit his first home run as a member of the Florida Marlins. 

Trailing 3-1 in the 8th inning, Maybin just launched a solo homer.  FINALLY!!!  Hopefully this will settle him down more at the plate.  It would be nice to see that this starts a string of better hitting for Cameron!!

Maybin3 by ej877.

For more on Cameron and his 2009 season, don’t forget to check out ‘The Maybin-Meter’ which can be found exclusively at ’30-Year Old Cardboard’!!!