1992 Fleer Greg Maddux
Does this look like a poster to you? Yeah, me too! The design of this 1992 Fleer baseball card screams early 90’s sports poster!!!
I actually like this card quite a bit. While the design is relatively simple, the colors are bold and work very well together. The green border allows for the Cubs’ colors of Red, White, and Blue to really stand out. And that Green also compliments the wonderful Wrigley Field Ivy wall perfectly.
Lastly, that little part of Maddux’s left arm that goes over the Green border gives this card some depth. The feeling of Maddux hurling the ball off of the mound would be lost if that small, but important design element had been missed.
Great job Fleer!! An instant classic for my Greg Maddux player collection!!!
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, fleer, gold glove, greg maddux, world series, Wrigley Field
President Truman was the first U.S. President to two first pitches, one left-handed and one right-handed, on April 18, 1950.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged baseball, baseball cads, baseball trivia, Did You Know...., first pitch, harry s. truman, president truman, presidential first pitch, sports trivia, truman first pitch, us president
Lenny Dykstra turns 47 years old today!!
As one of the grittiest players to play the game in the 1980’s and 90’s, you couldn’t help but enjoy watching Dykstra suit up each and every day. With an unparalleled style, ‘Nails’ was the supreme competitor and often put his body on the line solely in the effort to help his team win.
In 12 seasons in the big leagues, Dykstra had a career batting average of .285 while scoring 802 runs and stealing 285 bases. His efforts assisted the New York Mets in winning the World Series in 1986.
Dykstra has fallen on some hard times in the last few years, but the strong and vibrant images of him enjoying and playing the game he loved are what remain with this fan!!
Happy Birthday ‘Nails’!!!
Now that my Eddie Murray player collection is complete I wanted to take the time to show off my favorite 5 cards from this set.
Card #3 – 1979 Topps
Yes, I know it’s a posed photo from Spring Training. And yes, they tend to be my least favorite kind of photograph used on a baseball card.
But this 1979 Topps Eddie Murray card was the first card I picked up of Murray since I got back into the hobby. I found this ‘Bad-Boy’ resting quietly in a bargain bin at a card show sometime in early-2009 and I paid just $1 for it. Not too bad of a deal for a 2nd year card of this Hall of Fame legend!
The 1979 design was rather dull, but it did offer a nice, big photo – and that always works for me. I also like the retro Topps logo used on this card!!
Posted in Eddie Murray Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball milestones, eddie murray, Hall Of Fame, HOF, orioles, switch hitter