By now I am hoping that you’ve checked out the newest page I have created on this blog – ‘Ultimate Dawson’. If not, you should click here
to check it out – I promise that it is worth it!!!
Now that I am completely organized again with my Dawson collection, I want to add a few more autographs to my ‘Inscription Set’. That is where you come in…
One of the next inscriptions I want to add is ‘438 Home Runs’. And when I send these kinds of requests to ‘The Hawk’, I try to find a card that matches the theme of my requested inscription. So, I am going to leave this post as a ‘sticky’ and give the readers of ’30-YOC’ an opportunity to help me choose the card I send to match this inscription.
The choices are below. Just submit your vote into the comments section of this post and the card with the highest tally will be mailed to Andre!!!
1991 Upper Deck
Thank you for your help!!!
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Autographs, Chicago Cubs, Stars from the 80's
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, bat card, certified autograph, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, Expos, Game Used/Memorabilia Cards, gold glove, hobby, jersey card, memorabilia card, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, silver slugger, TTM, ttm success
1990 Upper Deck Greg Maddux
Maddux is almost as famous for his fielding skills as his pitching greatness. As the winner of 18 Gold Glove award, he will go down as one of the greatest fielding pitchers of all-time!!
And with that being said, Upper Deck tried to show us a different side of Maddux with their 1990 issue. Instead of the standard, on-the-mound photo they gave us one of him displaying his fielding ability. It’s just too bad that this picture is boring…
Give me one of him chasing down a runner. Give me one of him diving for a pop-up. Give me one of him back-handing a line drive…
Upper Deck had a great concept for this card. It’s just too bad that the photo doesn’t deliver the message that they most likely intended.
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Greg Maddux Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1995 world series, 300 wins, 3000 strikeouts, all-star, atlanta braves, baseball, baseball cards, braves, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, cy young, cy young award, gold glove, greg maddux, world series
Pitcher Lefty Grove won the ERA title nine times – more than any other player. Some others who have won the title multiple times are Roger Clemens with seven wins, Walter Johnson, Sandy Koufax, Christy Mathewson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, and Pedro Martinez win five each.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, Christy Mathewson, cy young, cy young award, Did You Know...., ERA title, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Hall Of Fame, HOF, lefty grove, most valuable player, MVP, pedro martinez, pitcher, Roger Clemens, sandy koufax, sports trivia, starting pitcher, Walter Johnson