Daily Archives: June 27, 2009

Can Anyone Tell Me More About This Andre Dawson Card???

 I picked up this card recently in an Andre Dawson ‘oddball’ lot.

The graphics screams 1988 Donruss, and the brand logo and year stamp confirm it.  But for the life of me, I cannot figure out what set this card is a part of.

I am hopeful that one of my readers can help me with this…

Here is the card front.  Again, it looks exactly like the ’88 Donruss base set with the Blue being replaced by this Day-Glo Orange.

dawson front

And the back looks nothing like the back of the base set from the same year.  The ’88 base set is printed horizontally, and has a different overall design while still featuring ‘The Hawk’s’ stats. 

dawson back

It should be noted that the bottom of this card mentions Andre’s All-star appearances so I am leaning towards believing it is part of an All-star subset…  but I don’t know for sure…

Please help!!!  Thanks.

Mariano Rivera’s Race To 500 Saves!!! Part 14

Mariano Rivera’s Race To 500 Saves!!! Part 14

There was no need for ‘Mo’ to even warm up last night as the Yankees dominated the Mets en route to a 9-1 victory.

Rivera sits for another night with 499 career saves as he waits for his chance to become just the second player in baseball history to capture 500 career saves!!!


Peter Gammons Is The Man!!!

I like it when a person that is normally known for their calm and professional demeanor shows us a different side.  I especially like it when they allow us to laugh at them and find humor in it too.

Peter Gammons gets the job done!!!

Happy Birthday Jeff Conine!!!

Jeff Conine turns 43 years old today.

Jeff Conine has been affectionately given the tag of ‘Mr. Marlin’ by the team’s fans.  A testament to his playing days in South Florida, Conine’s performance and winning ways as a member of the Florida Marlins has solidified him as their most decorated player and one of it’s favorites.

A member of both World Series championship teams in 1997 and 2003, Conine was a key cog in the Marlins franchise for 8 seasons.  Today, Conine holds a position in the front office with the team and also does some television work for the local channel that covers ‘The Fish’.

For his birthday, I think it would be fitting to give Mr. Marlin the honor of the first retired jersey in franchise history.  I know that these types of honors are normally held for players of a Hall of Fame type caliber, but Conine is certainly the greatest Florida Marlins player(so far)!!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Marlin!!!