Daily Archives: December 27, 2009

A Pair Of Andre Dawson 2004 Sweet Spot Classic Cards!!

A Pair Of Andre Dawson 2004 Sweet Spot Classic Cards!!

Produced by Upper Deck, and part of their Sweet Spot Classics Famous Firsts set, these 2 cards are SWEET!!!!

The card on the right, featuring Andre in ‘Cubbie Blue’ is numbered 413/1987 and honors his incredible 1987 MVP season with the Cubs.

The card on the left, with Andre in White, is serial numbered 552/1990 and it pays homage to an incredible feat Andre achieved in 1990.  On May 2, 1990, Andre was the first player in major league history to be intentionally walked 5 times in a single game.

2 great cards, 2 awesome additions to my collection!!!

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #28

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #28

1965 Topps – Card #526 – AKA – ‘The Jim “Catfish” Hunter Rookie Card’

Rene Lachemann – Lachemann’s major league career lasted just 3 seasons and 118 games.  A career .210 hitter, Lachemann amassed 59 hits during his playing days including 9 home runs, 9 doubles, 23 runs scored, and 29 RBI.

Johnny Odom – ‘Blue Moon’ Odom enjoyed a 13-season career and was selected as an All-Star during the 1968 and 1969 seasons.  Starting 229 games during his career, Odom retired with a 84-85 record.  He was a member of the Oakland A’s World Series championship teams in 1972, 1973, and 1974.  In those 3 championship match-ups, Odom was 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in 17 innings pitched.

Skip Lockwood – Lockwood’s career spanned 12 seasons and 5 major league clubs.  A pitcher, Lockwood was used in both starting and relief roles during his playing days.  He has a career record of 57-97 with 68 saves. 

Jim Hunter – Hunter’s Hall of Fame resume includes a 224-166 record.  Catfish pitched for 15 seasons in the big leagues and was an 8-time All-Star.  He won the Cy Young award in 1974 when he went 25-12 with a 2.49 ERA.  Catfish won 5 World Series rings – 3 with the Oakland A’s and 2 with the New York Yankees.