Here’s a nice little 3-card set featuring a certain favorite player of mine.
The cards are from the 2004 Donruss Elite subset called ‘Passing The Torch’. I don’t know how many color backgrounds are in this set, but I was able to stock up on the primary colored ones during this ‘go-round’.
Each of these is serial numbered, so it appears that the circulation of this set was fairly limited. The Blue card is numbered as 206/250. The Green is 83/500. And the Red is 38/1000.
If there are more colors available, I will go after them. Anyone know for sure about these??? If so, please educate me!!!
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Chicago Cubs, Stars from the 80's
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, Expos, gold glove, hobby, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, silver slugger
The only pitcher to save three All-star games was Dennis Eckersley, in 1988, 1990, and 1991.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
My take – Just another cool stat about one of the most dominant and well-rounded pitchers from the last 30 years! Eck is cool!!!
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged 1988 world series, 1989 world series, 1990 world series, 50 saves, all-star, ‘the eck’, basebal history, baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, boston red sox, cleveland indians, closer, cy young, cy young award, dennis eckersley, Did You Know...., most valuable player, MVP, oakland A’s, Oakland Athletics, pitcher, relief pithcer, sports trivia, world series
On this day in 1977, you hit 3 consecutive home runs in the World Series and earned the nickname “Mr. October”.
Considered to be the greatest individual offensive performance in baseball’s World Series history, you became an even bigger star on this night!!!
Happy Anniversary Mr. October!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1977 world series, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, mr. october, MVP, new york yankees, reggie jackson, Reggie Jackson – Mr. October, world series, world series MVP, yankess