Paul Molitor 2004 SP Legendary Cuts ‘Historic Swatches’
You don’t get to see too many pictures of Paul Molitor in the field on the modern issues. More known for his ability to dominate the game with his offensive skills, it’s nice to see a different shot of Molitor on this card.
And adding to that great in-the-field photo is a very well done design that includes Gold accents throughout the card.
Check it out:
An instant classic!!!
Posted in Game Used/Memorabilia Cards, Paul Molitor Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1982 world series, 1993 world series, 3000 hits, all-star, baseball, blue jays, brewers, game-used, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jersey card, memorabilia card, milwaukee brewers, minnesota twins, Paul Molitor, rookie, stolen bases, topps, toronto blue jays, twins, world series, world series MVP
Andre Dawson 1993 Topps – Base & Variations
I nabbed all 4 of these beauties at the same time. And while they all appear to look the same, they are indeed unique.
The top card is the base card from the 1993 Topps set.
The three cards in row 2 are variations of that same base card. Slightly different, here is what you are seeing in row 2:
Left – 1993 Topps Gold
Center – 1993 Topps Florida Marlins Inaugural Set
Right – 1993 Topps Colorado Rockies Inaugural Set
4 new additions to my Andre Dawson collection – 4 great additions to my Andre Dawson collection.
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, dawson contract, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, hobby, Marlins, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, silver slugger
Tim Raines 1983 Fleer
There is next to nothing exciting to say about this baseball card of Tim Raines from the 1983 Fleer set.
So, instead of dwelling on that fact, I will jump right into the 1983 baseball season and show off a few highlights that Mr. Raines gave us.
And here they are – 720 plate appearances with 97 walks and 70 strikeouts. 183 hits gave him a .298 batting average and aided his .393 on-base percentage. 32 doubles, 8 triples, and 11 home runs along with 71 RBI. 90 stolen bases and 133 runs scored.
In that ’83 season, Raines made the All-star team for the third season in a row. He also finished in 5th place for the NL MVP award that year – his highest ranking season of his career!!
Posted in Stars from the 80's, Tim Raines Collection
Tagged 1996 world series, all-star, baseball history, chicago white sox, Expos, montreal expos, new york yankees, stolen base, stolen bases, tim raines, world series, yankees
Contest Players & Their Picks!!!
Thanks to everyone that submitted picks in my ‘MVP For A Day’ contest.
Below is the list of contestants and their selections for MVP.
I threw myslef into the contest but I am not eligible for the prize – I just wanted to see how Dan Uggla stacked up against these guys…
Good luck everyone!!!
And don’t forget, the contest winner will walk away with this:
Ernie Banks 2008 Upper Deck Heroes – Black
As you may have read last night, I picked up a ‘U Pick 10’ lot of these 2008 UD Heroes cards on Ebay a few weeks ago. Strictly seeking out the Ernie Banks card for my rainbow, I nabbed a bunch of high quality players that will enhance my personal collection and a few other collectors that I am friendly with as well.
And as I mentioned, the main reason for grabbing this lot was to add another card to my Ernie Banks set.
So, without further ado, here is the Black version of the 2008 Upper Deck Heroes set featuring Mr. Cub himself, Hall of Famer Ernie Banks!!!
Posted in 2008 Upper Deck Heroes Ernie Banks Rainbow
Tagged 2008 UD heroes, 2008 upper deck, 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR, 500 HR club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, collecting a rainbow, Cubs, Ernie Banks, ernie banks rainbow, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, Mr. Cub, MVP, upper deck heroes, upper deck heroes rainbow, Wrigley Field
Ron Santo 1968 Topps All-Star
What a great looking card, huh??
This card is from the 1968 Topps set, and it pays tribute to Ron Santo’s selection to the National League All-Star team during the 1967 baseball season.
A closer peek at the ’67 season reveals – 176 hits, 23 doubles, 31 home runs, 98 RBI, 107 runs scored, and Santo’s 4th consecutive Gold Glove trophy.
Santo finished in 4th place for the MVP award in ’67 – his highest finish during his 15-season big league career.
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Ron Santo Collection
Tagged 1962 topps, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, Cubbie, Cubs, gold glove, greats of the game, Ron Santo, topps, Wrigley Field
After hitting just one homer from 1992 to 1995 and later sitting out the entire 1999 season, Kevin Elster smacked three home runs in the first game as San Franciscos’ Pac Bell park on April 11, 2000. Elster connected in the third and fifth inning against Kirk Reuter and in the eighth against Felix Rodriguez, leading the Dodgers to a 6-5 win.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’.
My take – Awesome Trivia!! If you were to ask me this question, and even tell me the year, Kevin Elster would not be in my top 500 choices…
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, Did You Know...., dodgers, giants, kevin elster, los angeles dodgers, pac bell park, rookie phenom, san francisco giants, sports trivia