Andre Dawson 2002 Upper Deck – A Piece Of History
This card is an absolute GEM!!!
With incredible design features and superb quality, this modern-era card probably ranks in my Top 10 of cards issued of Andre since 2000.
I like how Upper Deck used both B&W and color photography together. I have seen this done in the past and it doesn’t always work – but this time they hit a home run!! I also like the timeline element that they added to the card; and I really like how they put it into the card’s design, and not just as a border.
With a nice, high-gloss finish, this card is a beauty and looks so much better in person than what the scan offers!!
A great addition to my Andre Dawson collection – YES!!!!
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‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #44
1969 Topps – Card #99 – AKA – ‘The Graig Nettles Rookie Card’
Danny Morris – A 2-year veteran that appeared in just 6 games, Morris had a very brief stint as a major league baseball player. Used in both starting and relief roles, Morris compiled an 0-2 record with a 2.81 career ERA. In 16 total innings of work, he struck out 7, walked 8, and allowed 16 hits and 9 runs.
Graig Nettles – Nettles played in the big leagues for 22 seasons. A veteran of 6 different clubs, his greatest success came as a New York Yankee during the mid-70’s. Nettles was a 6-time All-star, with 5 of those appearances coming while wearing pinstripes. His career numbers are impressive – 2,225 hits, 328 doubles, 390 home runs, 1,314 RBI, and 1,193 runs scored. Nettles played in 5 World Series contests – winning 2 titles in 1977 and 1978 with the Yankees.
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1985 Topps Record Breakers – Card #3 – Dwight Gooden
Headline – “Teenager Gooden Sets Season Strikeout Record For Rookies’
The Story – Montreal, Quebec, September 30, 1984: Mets’ right-hander Dwight Gooden has completed his first major league campaign with 276 strikeouts. The total by Gooden, who’ll be 20 on November 16th, represents a new record for rookies. The former mark of 245 strikeouts by a rookie was set by Indians’ ace Herb Score in 1955.
My added notes – While too young to understand the impact of this remarkable baseball record as s kid, I absolutely felt the impact as a baseball card collector. Gooden was a very hot commodity when I began collecting. Everyone wanted his stuff, and since he was a ‘Florida-Boy’, his following down here was probably second to only New York.
Posted in 1985 Topps Record Breakers, Dwight Gooden Collection
Tagged 1985 Topps, 1985 Topps Record Breakers, 1986 world series, all-star, cy young, cy young award, doc gooden, doctor k, DR. K, Dwight Gooden, Mets, New york mets, new york yankees, pitcher, Rookie of the Year, ROY, strikeouts, world series, yankees