Daily Archives: January 19, 2010

Andre Dawson 2006 Fleer Greats Of The Game – Bat Relic Card

Andre Dawson 2006 Fleer Greats Of The Game – Bat Relic Card

I have 2 of these base cards – 1 in my Greats of the Game Cubs set and 1 in my Andre Dawson player collection.

When I found this relic card on Ebay with the low price tag of just $1.99, I pounced on it.  And now, it is finally at home in my collection. 

I love the card, I love the theme, and now I need to get myself the one featuring a piece of a game-used jersey.

I may have to do a little research to see what some completed sales are priced at, but it would be a ton of fun to not just have the completed base card set, but to also have the completed bat relic set and the game-used jersey card set too. 

Very Cool!!!

Let me think about it…

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #34

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #34

1974 Topps – Card #600 – AKA – ‘The Bill Madlock Rookie Card’

Ron Cash – A utility player, Ron Cash’s major league career lasted just 2 seasons.  And while spending time at first base, third base, and in the outfield, Cash was never able to solidify his status as an everyday player.  Having competed in just 34 games, Cash compiled a solid .297 batting average alongside 30 hits, 11 RBI, and 14 runs scored.

Jim Cox – A second baseman with a solid glove, Cox played 4 seasons in the big leagues.  Appearing in 110 games and collecting 307 at-bats, Cox managed to collect just 66 hits, 3 home runs, 3 RBI, while scoring 33 runs.  His low .215 batting average and inability to get on base at a consistent level is what led to his downfall.

Bill Madlock – One of the most consistent and undervalued hitters of the 1970’s and 1980’s, Bill Madlock was solid at the plate.  His lifetime batting average of .305 is impressive and it also includes six seasons of hitting .325 or more.  Madlock won 4 batting titles during his career and amassed 2,008 hits.  He was a 4-time All-star and finished in the Top 18 for the MVP six times.

Reggie Sanders – While playing in just the 1974 baseball season, Sanders’ career was a short one – just 24 games.  He had 105 plate appearances and managed 27 hits, 3 home runs, 10 RBI, and 20 strikeouts.  While playing first base in all 24 games, Sanders committed 3 errors and retired with a .987 fielding percentage.

1992 Donruss Greg Maddux

1992 Donruss Greg Maddux

At a boxing or UFC or WWE wrestling match you hear the crowd chant ‘Boring, Boring, Boring’ where there is a lull in the action.

I feel like doing that when I see this Greg Maddux card from the 1992 base set.

Truly boring, this card offers nothing special to the collector.  No new graphics.  No new font styles.  No new pictures of one of the best pitchers in the sport.  Instead they seemed to regress with this card design.  A very lazy top and bottom header style.  Drab and dull font and text sizes.  And a picture of Maddux that we have all seen a million times before.

Maddux 92D

Am I happy to add this card to my Greg Maddux collection?  Of course.  Will it crack into my ‘Fab 5’ when my collection is complete?  Not in this lifetime!!!!

Dan Uggla Will Be Wearing A Marlins Uniform in 2010 – YES!!!!

I am thrilled to learn that my favorite second baseman will play at least one more season for the ‘home’ team this year.

Hearing the news on Monday afternoon that the Marlins re-signed Dan Uggla to a 1-year contract solidifies the Marlins’ offense and ensures that players like Hanley Ramirez, Cody Ross, and Jorge Cantu will continue to get opportunities to shine in 2010.

The best home run hitting second baseman in the game today, Uggla has crushed 121 homers while driving in 360 RBI in his first 4 years in the majors.

I look for 2010 to be another power-full year for the slugger, and I hope to see that he is rewarded with a long-term contract offer after this upcoming season is complete.

Congratulations on the contract Dan.  Now get ready to ‘Go Get ‘Em!!!!’

Go FISH!!!