Daily Archives: August 30, 2009

Andre Dawson 2005 Playoff Prestige

Very few cards issued in this decade can be labeled as a ‘Work Of Art’. 

But for this one, I have to think that it earns a vote for that category. 

I love everything about this card.  The action photo of ‘The Hawk’ is perfect.  The photographer did a wonderful job of capturing the ball just inches away from the powerful swing of Dawson.  The bold colors of the Cubs’ Blue, the Orange baseball dirt, and the Green of the artificial turf really add a nice splash of color to the card.  And I also think that the Playoff Prestige logo adds a major touch of class to the card as well…

Check it out.  It’s a beauty!!

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Did You Know…

Juan Marichal was in the top ten in ERA seven times, in the top four in wins six times, in the top four in fewest walks eight times, in the top five in innings pitched five times, and in the top two in complete games six times.  However, only once did he finish in the top ten in the Cy Young award voting, placing eigth in 1971.

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

My take – I love numbers like these.  Marichal is just another one of the great pitchers of the ’70’s that never got the credit he deserved for being a superb pitcher!!