Daily Archives: June 10, 2010

Haul #3 From “The Andre Dawson Firesale”

Haul #3 From “The Andre Dawson Firesale”

It’s that time of the week again.  Time for me to show off the cards that I picked up during the third round of the “Andre Dawson Firesale”.

Let’s get right to it…  This time I grabbed three more cards for my Dawson collection.

Here they are:

1987 Fleer Baseball’s Best – Autographed

1997 Donruss Press Proof – numbered 1/500 – Autographed

2004 Leaf Certified Cuts Game-Used Jersey Card – Numbered 91/100

And there you have it – 3 incredible additions to my Andre Dawson collection.

My fingers are crossed for the next round.  Hopefully I have more great stuff to show you!!!


Ernie Banks 2008 Upper Deck Heroes – Beige

Ernie Banks 2008 Upper Deck Heroes – Beige

I don’t know why Upper Deck issued an alternate version of this card in the same color as base card.  When it comes to availability of color options, it seems as though their choices were limitless.

Nonetheless, I have now added the Beige parallel of this card to my collection as I continue to push towards capturing the Ernie Banks 2008 Upper Deck Heroes Rainbow.

Numbered 77/299, here is my Beige parallel:


Dale Murphy 1990 Score

Dale Murphy 1990 Score

Score did it again – another great card of Dale Murphy!!!

If you’re counting at home, that’s three great cards of the former 2-time NL MVP from Score in their first three releases.

And while I am not crazy about the vivid Green border of this card, there is no escaping that the photo used by Score on this baseball card is a great one of ‘Murph’.  While other card companies continued to push posed portaits of Dale Murphy upon us, Score took it to the next level by giving us great action shots.

An awesome addition to my Dale Murphy player collection!! 

Happy Anniversary Kevin Brown!!!

Happy Anniversary Kevin Brown!!!

On this day in 1997, Florida Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Brown threw a no-hitter!

On the road in San Francisco to take on the Giants, Brown and his teammates suited up to play in front of a small crowd of just over 10,000 spectators.  But for those in attendance that stayed throughout the duration of the ballgame, history was witnessed.

In a battle of a 1st place team(the Giants) and a 2nd place team(the Marlins), it was 1 player that dominated the action from start to finish.

Throughout the night, Brown was amazing.  He needed just 98 pitches to complete the game, allowing no hits in the process.  Brown struck out 7 batters on the night while pitching almost flawlessly.  He walked nobody, and faced just 28 batters.

The Marlins gave Brown all of the offensive support that he needed to remain confident on the hill.  Tallying 9 runs, Edgar Renteria, Charles Johnson, and Moises Alou provided the firepower enabling Brown to remain calm during the course of the game.

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Mr. Brown!!!

I have watched a handful of no-hitters on television.  This is the first one that I can recall watching the entire game.