It took just 8 days for Jeff Reardon to return all 4 cards I sent him – and they are signed perfectly!!
Reardon lives roughly 40 miles North of me. It’s nice to see how quickly these cards came back.
Jeff Reardon enjoyed a solid 16-year career in the big leagues and was a big-time closer for more than a decade. While playing for 7 teams, he collected 367 saves and compiled a record of 73-77. Back when 30 saves was something to brag about, Reardon was surpassing that goal regularly. In total he had 7 seasons of 30 or more saves, with 3 of them reaching the 40-mark.
Jeff Reardon has a neat signature. I have never seen a ‘J’ like that before and if you examine it closely it kind of looks like a ‘J’ and a ‘G’ are written on top of each other…
Thanks for the great autographs Mr. Reardon!!!
Posted in Autographs, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1987 world series, all-star, authentic, autograph collecting, autograph hunting, autographed baseball cards, Autographs, autographs through the mail, baseball, baseball cards, Expos, free autographs, Jeff Reardon, minnesota twins, montreal expos, pitcher, sports autographs, starting pitcher, TTM, ttm autographs, ttm success, twins, world series
While no Andre Dawson cards were part of this great package, Charley, creator of the blog ‘Andre Dawson for the Baseball Hall of Fame’, sent me a large group of cards that are a perfect fit for me and my player collections.
Starting with a big handful of Eddie Murray wearing the team colors of the Baltimore Orioles, LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, and New York Mets.
From there he put together a nice collection of Greg Maddux cards from his playing days with the Atlanta Braves…
…as well as a nice stack of cards with Maddux wearing his ‘Cubbie Blue’.
And lastly, 2 cards to help me complete my Greg Maddux player collection!!
Thanks for the great cards Charlie. This was a nice way to celebrate one Hall of Famer and another surefire Hall of Famer as well!!!
I hope you like the package of cards I put together for you…. 🙂
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Eddie Murray Collection, Greg Maddux Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1995 world series, 300 wins, 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, 3000 strikeouts, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, all-star, atlanta braves, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball milestones, braves, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, cy young, cy young award, eddie murray, gold glove, greg maddux, Hall Of Fame, HOF, orioles, switch hitter, world series
Andre Dawson 1988 Fleer Baseball’s League Leaders
I picked up this ‘oddball’ in a recent shopping bonanza on www.sportlots.com.
The card is rather dull, and I battled between showing it off or just throwing it into a top-loader and into my Dawson collection.
I decided to show it to you, but for a different reason. I want to show you what NOT to do if you are a baseball card company.
I am only going to examine the top 1/8 of the card because that is enough to classify this little subset as a failure…
There is so much crap going on in that little header space of the card that the collector just gets lost in what Fleer has tried to present. First you have the pinstripes, which are a nice baseball themed addition, but their coloring and thickness don’t really add anything to this specific design. And then there is the text. 2 colors and 3 sizes is just too random. It looks pasted together and nothing flows.
Am I happy to add this card to my collection? Of course – I am always excited to add a new Andre Dawson card to my PC. But this card is bad, really bad!! And that is not the ‘bad’ that once meant good either… 🙂
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
In 1931, Chick Hafey of the St. Louis Cardinals became the first batting champion to wear glasses.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
My take – Just a personal ‘Thank You’ to Mr. Hafey for helping keep us ‘bespectacled’ guys on par with the rest of the world!!!
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged 1926 world series, 1931 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, batting champion, Cardinals, chick hafey, Did You Know...., Hall Of Fame, HOF, sports trivia, st. louis cardinals, world series