Dale Murphy 2005 Upper Deck ‘Lasting Legends’ Game-Used Jersey Card
This relic card may be one of my favorites!!!
Here is the card:
Now, let me break it down for you:
- Any card featuring Dale Murphy in an action pose gets praised at ’30-YOC’
- The Beige marbled background gives the card a vintage feel and allows for the other color elements to pop
- Bronze lettering looks great on the Beige background
- The old-school script is a winner
- The Light Blue jersey relic takes me right back to Murphy’s MVP winning seasons of the 1980’s
This card is the perfect addition to my Dale Murphy collection!!!
Posted in Dale Murphy Collection, Game Used/Memorabilia Cards, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1982 MVP, 1983 MVP, all-star, atlanta braves, back-to-back, back-to-back MVP, baseball, baseball cards, braves, dale murphy, game used card, gold glove, jersey card, memorabilia card, most valuable player, MVP, relic card, silver slugger
Frank Robinson 1973 Topps
I like how Topps threw us a curve-ball with this card by laying the card out horizontally when most of this set was vertical.
1973 was Frank Robinson’s first year with the California Angels. But since Topps had no pictures of the Hall of Famer in an Angels uniform, they substituted the image with one from his season with the Dodgers. Yes, Frank Robinson played 1 season with the Dodgers – 1972.
’73 was a pretty solid year for the slugger – He crushed 29 doubles and 30 home runs. He also knocked in 97 runs while scoring 85 times. Robinson had a .489 slugging percentage that year, and his efforts landed him in 15th place for the AL MVP award.
Posted in Frank Robinson Collection
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, american league, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball history, baseball milestones, Cincinnati Reds, frank robinson, Hall Of Fame, HOF, memorial stadium, most valuable player, MVP, National League, orioles, reds
Andre Dawson 1996 Fleer Ultra ‘Gold Medallion’ Edition
I already had the base version of this card in my collection, so adding the ‘Gold Medallion’ version was an obvious move to make.
And let me tell you, the scan of this card does not do the Gold justice. This card is Bright, Bright, Bright!!!
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
Paul Molitor 1990 Donruss “Baseball’s Best”
Now this is a great looking baseball card!!!
While the 1980 set was not my favorite, or even in my tope 5 issues of the decade, every once in a while I find a card that stands out for me. And this card of Paul Molitor is one of them!!!
A full photo will win me over 99% of the time. If it is an action shot or a pose that I recall fondly from when I watched these guys play during their primes, it is a card that will be considered strongly for my ‘Fab 5′ series as well.
The Purple and Yellow colored banners that Topps employed for this card are fair, and I would think that a Brewers’ combo of Blue and Yellow would look better, but the effect that the Yellow has on the card makes the Yellow accents of Molitor’s uniform stand out. And speaking of Molitor’s uniform, I am a sucker for those old Brewers jerseys, helmets, and logos. Just check out that batting helmet – Priceless!!
Molitor had another fine year in 1980 – he made the All-star team for the first time, which would be his first of seven appearances with the American League squad.
Another great addition to my Paul Molitor collection – YES!!!
Posted in Paul Molitor Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1982 world series, 1993 world series, 3000 hits, all-star, baseball, blue jays, brewers, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, milwaukee brewers, minnesota twins, Paul Molitor, rookie, stolen bases, topps, toronto blue jays, twins, world series, world series MVP