Andre Dawson 2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Patch!!!
This is the first patch card I have added to my collection.
Coming from the 2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic set, and numbered 184/200, this card adds another dimension to my Andre Dawson player collection.
I have seen and read quite a bit about the fascination or dissatisfaction people have with manufactured patches. While I am still up in the air as to how I feel about this relatively new addition to the hobby, I am very happy to have secured a card like this of Andre.
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Chicago Cubs, Stars from the 80's
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, baseball, baseball cards, bat card, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, Game Used/Memorabilia Cards, gold glove, hat card, hobby, jersey card, Marlins, memorabilia card, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, silver slugger
Darryl Strawberry 1988 Donruss All-Star
An extension of the base set, Donruss released a subset in 1988 honoring the players that made the All-star team during that year.
With the exact same design of the base card, and adding a league specific All-star logo in the bottom-right corner, this small subset was chock full of the game’s best players.
Darryl Strawberry had a monster of a season in 1988. Finishing in second place in the MVP vote to Kirk Gibson, Straw’s numbers were some of the best he put up in any single year. Crushing 39 homers while driving in 101 runs and scoring 101 runs made Darryl the Mets’ biggest offensive threat. With a slugging percentage of .585 and 29 stolen bases added to his already impressive numbers, it is easy to see why ‘Straw’ was one of the game’s brightest stars in the late 1980’s.
Posted in Darryl Strawberry Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1986 world series, 1996 world series, 1999 world series, all-star, darryl strawberry, dodgers, los angeles dodgers, Mets, New york mets, new york yankees, Rookie of the Year, ROY, silver slugger, world series, yankees
In 1981, Fernando Valenzuela became the only player to win the Rookie of the Year and Cy Young Award in the same season.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
My take – And “Fernando-Mania’ was born!!!
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, cy cyoung, Did You Know...., dodgers, Fernando Valenzuela, fernando-mania, los angeles dodgers, pitcher, Rookie of the Year, ROY, sports, sports trivia