Daily Archives: June 19, 2009

Mariano Rivera’s Race To 500 Saves!!! Part 6

Mariano Rivera’s Race To 500 Saves!!! Part 6

Stuck on save #497, Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees bring their 2-game losing streak to Miami for a 3-game series against the Florida Marlins.

Will ‘Mo’ rack up a few more saves en route to #500 while the ‘Bronx Bombers’ spend Father’s Day weekend in South Florida?  Stay tuned to ’30-Year Old Cardboard’ to find out….

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‘The Yankees Are Coming, The Yankees Are Coming’!!!

It’s very rare that you get a lot of baseball chatter in South Florida during the month of June.  And if you do, it usually revolves around the Miami Hurricanes and their attempt at winning the College World Series.

But talk about the Florida Marlins has increased tremendously in the last few days and there is 1 reason, and 1 reason alone…

‘The Yankees Are Coming, The Yankees Are Coming’!!!

That’s right, the most popular team in major league baseball is headed to South Florida for a 3-game series with my Marlins.  The Marlins have done very well during this season’s Inter-league match-ups against the powerhouses of the American League East(they’tr 4-2) and I hope that trend continues throughout the weekend.  As we all know the Yankee roster is stacked with baseball talent, and it will be nice to watch these guys play a few games, but I am counting on our boys from South Florida to pull out a few victories.

‘Go Fish’!!!

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Did You Know…

Nolan Ryan is the only pitcher to have his number retired on three different teams: the California Angels, the Houston Astros, and the Texas Rangers.

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**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’

My take – This is an impressive fact.  While I try to favor players that stay with 1 team for the duration of their careers, Ryan continued to prove that he was worthy of a roster spot and impressed us with his dedication throughout his career.

1984 Nestle Andre Dawson

1984 Nestle Andre Dawson

Here is one of the many ‘oddball’ Andre Dawson cards that I picked up recently from www.sportslots.com.  This card was produced by Topps in 1984 and features the same content and design on the back of the card that the base ’84 version contained.

This is a nice card – the Nestle chocolate-colored border works well with the bold yellow highlights.  And the photographer caught ‘Hawk’ with a semi-smile as he posed for this picture – which is always a plus!  My personal preference for cards of Dawson from his days with the Expos include the Sky Blue colored uniforms that the Expos made famous in the late 70’s and early 80’s.  Still, it is a card of Andre and 1 that I needed for my player collection so I am happy to add it to my lot.

Dawson Nestle

Stay tuned for more Andre Dawson ‘oddballs’…