Another wonderful game-used memorabilia card featuring my favorite player…
Coming from the 2006 SP Legendary Cuts series, this card pays special tribute to Andre’s incredible MVP season of 1987. The card notes on the bottom – ‘1987 Cubs – First player on a last-place team to be named MVP’. And it sounds good to me too…
And while not numbered, this card has a great-looking design. The Gold accents peppered throughout the card bring an aura of royalty to the design. And the large, White jersey swatch could only be improved by adding a Cubs’ pinstripe.
Check it out:
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Chicago Cubs, Game Used/Memorabilia Cards, Stars from the 80's
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Just a quick entertaining clip of one the most exciting players in the game…
Posted in Baseball Commercials/Videos
Tagged 5-tool player, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball commercials, baseball video, cleveland indians, grady sizemore, indians, leadoff hitter, outfielder, sports commercials
Ty Cobb holds the career record for stealing home plate. He did it 54 times.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged all-star, base stealing, baseball, baseball cards, baseball milestones, baseball record, baseball records, detroit tigers, georgia peach, Hall Of Fame, HOF, stolen bases, tiger stadium, tigers, ty cobb
Mark McGwire hit the first home run of his major league baseball career on this day back in 1986.
Before ‘The Bash Brothers’. Before #71. Before the steroid allegations. Before all of this, Mark McGwire was an athletic;y gifted player with a skill of hitting the long ball.
And on this day 23 years ago, home run #1 of 583 was smacked into the outfield seats of Tiger Stadium. I doubt that the 20,000 fans in attendance thought much of this young kid from the opposing team. To them he was the enemy. And nobody knew that just 1 year later he would set the rookie record for home runs in a season with 49. And nobody there thought for a second that this guy was going to be the one to rescue the sport in 1998 when the game and it’s fan base were both spiraling downward…
But he did it. Mark McGwire became ‘Big Mac’ right in front of our eyes. And most of us enjoyed the thrilling ride that he took us on.
And it all started on this day back in 1986.
Happy Anniversary Mark McGwire!!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1989 world series, 500 home runs, 70 home runs, A’s, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, Cardinals, home run record, Mark McGwire, oakland A’s, Oakland Athletics, Rookie of the Year, ROY, sammy sosa, st. louis cardinals, world series