Leave it to Alfredo…
As many of my fellow bloggers and blog surfers know, Alfredo of the blog ‘My Past Time, I Love It’ is one of the most, if not the most generous member of our baseball card collecting family!!!
So when he told me that a package was headed my way, I knew it would be something good. And as usual, Alfredo did not disappoint…
Onto the cards:
2 great cards of one of my favorite Cubs – Mr. Billy Williams
2 beauties featuring Mr. Cub himself – Ernie Banks. Man that Goudey mini looks great!!!
Pretty cool cards of 2 home run hitting legends that I happen to collect – Reggie Jackson & Darryl Strawberry
And last but certainly not least, 2 cards of Andre Dawson in his Florida Marlins uniform. The Upper Deck card is a new one for my collection – and gets me one step closer to card #400!!
Thank you Alfredo. Once again, you have surpassed any and all expectations of what I could have expected!!!
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Billy Williams Collection, Chicago Cubs, Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, Stars from the 80's
Tagged Andre Dawson, baseball, baseball cards, Billy Williams, collecting, collection, darryl strawberry, Ernie Banks, hobbies, hobby, reggie jackson
1990 Topps Darryl Strawberry
I have documented several times on this blog my dislike for the 1990 Topps design. But every once in a while, I find a card from that set that actually appeals to me.
This is one of those times…
See what I mean?
While still containing the components of what I don’t like about this card’s design, it is not overwhelmed by them. I love the full-body action shot that Topps gave us of Darryl. And the colors work very well as the Mets’ team colors are incorporated throughout. Of all of the design elements on the card, my favorite would be the Orange stripe that borders the picture on both the left and top. Just that little flash of Mets’ Orange does a great job of tying the card and its color scheme together…
Posted in Darryl Strawberry Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1986 world series, 1996 world series, 1999 world series, all-star, darryl strawberry, dodgers, los angeles dodgers, Mets, New york mets, new york yankees, Rookie of the Year, ROY, silver slugger, world series, yankees
On this day in 1961, Billy Williams was awarded with the Rookie of the Year award in the National League.
In that ’61 campaign, Williams starred in 146 games for the Chicago Cubs. And once he earned that starting job in left field, he kept it for fourteen years!!!
During his ROY season, Williams hit .278 while collecting 147 hits. In a display of his all-around offensive skills, ‘Sweet Swinging Billy Williams’ connected for 20 doubles and 25 home runs. He also scored 75 runs while driving in 86. And amazingly, as a 23-year old rookie, he only struck out 70 times in 584 plate appearances.
Happy Anniversary Mr. Williams!!!
Posted in Billy Williams Collection, Birthdays & Anniversaries, Chicago Cubs
Tagged all-star, authentic, autobiography, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, Billy Williams, Billy Williams Collection, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, MVP, Rookie of the Year, ROY, Wrigley Field
Bo Jackson turns 47 years old today.
Vincent Edward Jackson was one of the most exciting players to debut in major league baseball during the 1980’s. A 2-sport athlete that built a strong following at the University of Auburn, Jackson was a star before he made his professional debut.
And although his career was cut short due to a football injury sustained while playing in the NFL, Bo Jackson offered us some incredible highlights while in the big leagues. An All-star during the 1989 season, Bo was wildly popular for his ability to crush home runs(141 in 8 seasons), chase down everything in the outfield, and his breaking of bats.
Happy Birthday Bo!!! And thanks for the memories that will last a lifetime!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Stars from the 80's
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball card show, baseball cards, bo jackson, bo knows, chicago white sox, collecting, collection, football, hobbies, hobby, kansas, LA raiders, nike com, nike shoes, oakland raiders, raiders, royals, white sox