Mike Schmidt 2005 Upper Deck Classic Materials Game Used Jersey Card
A game-used jersey card of Mike Schmidt – YES!!!
The colors of this card look great. The border color is an almost perfect match for the Phillies’ batting helmet that Schmidt is wearing in this photo. And even though the swatch of jersey used on this card is a rather boring, White one, it looks great on this very colorful baseball card.
An excellent addition to my collection!!
Posted in Game Used/Memorabilia Cards, Mike Schmidt Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1980 world series, 1983 world series, 3rd base, 500 home runs, all-star, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mike schmidt, most valuable player, MVP, philadelphia phillies, phillies, silver slugger, world series, world series MVP
Andre Dawson 2005 Playoff Tools Of The Trade – Red
Since adding more of the 2004 Tools of the Trade cards to my Dawson collection is a longshot due to scarcity, I figured picking up a few from the 2005 set would appease me. And it worked!!
I love these cards!!
Numbered 125/250, this beauty is the ‘Red’ version to this multi-colored set. The design is impeccable, and I find these cards as irresistable today as I did when I first ran into them months back. Between the great use of color, excellent image choices, and powerful graphics, the ‘Tools of the Trade’ set is a favorite at ’30-YOC’!!!
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Chicago Cubs, Stars from the 80's
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, hobby, Marlins, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, silver slugger
Greg Maddux 1992 Bowman
And here we finally have it. More than 30 cards into my Greg Maddux collection and I finally got a card of the ball sailing from Maddux’s hand towards the batter!
There is only so much you can do with cards featuring pitchers(especially from guys in the AL). But anytime you get a card with a picture of the ball flying through the air it is a great break from the ‘Ho-Hum’ that pitchers often offer us.
And while the 1992 Bowman design is far from brilliant or unique or delightful, this card earns an A+ for having an incredible photo!!!
I am thrilled to add this ‘Bad-Boy’ to my 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, gold glove, greg maddux, world series
In 1979, Willie Stargell and Keith Hernandez became the first and only players to ever share the MVP award.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged 1971 world series, 1975 topps, 1979 world series, 1982 world series, 1986 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, Cardinals, Did You Know...., first base, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, keith hernandez, Mets, most valuable player, MVP, New york mets, pirates, pittsburgh pirates, power hitter, rookie, sports trivia, st. louis cardinals, topps, willie stargell, world series, world series MVP