Coming Soon: Darryl Strawberry Signing!!!
While cruising through the mall this afternoon with my wife and kids, the memorabilia store pulled me in yet again.
This time, it was this poster that did it to me:
And you better believe that I am going to be there!!!
Darryl, I’ll see you on the 15th!!
Posted in Autographs, Darryl Strawberry Collection
Tagged 1986 world series, all-star, autograph collection, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, darryl strawberry, Mets, New york mets, Rookie of the Year, ROY, signed baseball, signed baseball collection, world series
Tony Perez 2005 Upper Deck SP ‘Lasting Legends’ Game-Used Jersey Card
This is one of several ‘Lasting Legends’ cards that I picked up from this set. And I have to say that this one of Hall of Famer Tony Perez looks great!!
The colors of the card’s design work perfectly with the colors of the Reds uniform and helmet that Perez is wearing.
Between the vintage effect with the marbled background and the bold and beautiful Copper accents, this series of cards may be one of my favorites.
Check it out:
Posted in Game Used/Memorabilia Cards, Tony Perez Collection
Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, all-star, baseball, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, Florida/Miami Marlins, game used jersey, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jersey card, Marlins, memorabilia card, reds, relic card, tony perez, topps, world series
Wade Boggs 1987 Donruss
I have this image engrained in my head from all of the Red Sox games I watched as a kid. And with Boggs being my favorite member of the squad, I paid particular attention to when he was at the plate.
So, while I can still picture those days that took place more than 20 years ago, I really don’t care for the picture that they used to show Boggs at bat.
Actually, let me correct that last statement. The photo used on this 1987 Donruss card is exactly what I recall of Boggs. The fierce look of concentration. His holding the bat high in th air. The right elbow cocked and ready to unload…
All great memories of watching this classic hitter at the plate. I just wish that the card’s photo was cropped better to show that to us….
Posted in Wade Boggs Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, batting champion, batting title, boston red sox, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, hobbies, hobby, HOF, new york yankees, rays, red sox, silver slugger, tampa bay rays, wade boggs, world series
Josh Johnson 2010 Topps Heritage
I picked this card up for a quarter. I like the old-school designs of the ‘Heritage’ brand that Topps issues every year.
I wonder if they told JJ to cross his arms and hold the ball that way. My guess is a Yes….
Posted in Florida/Miami Marlins
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, cy young, cy young award, Florida/Miami Marlins, josh johnson, Marlins, pitcher, pitching staff, starting pitcher
Happy Anniversary Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden!!!
On this day in 1986, Dwight Gooden recorded the 200th strikeout of his 1986 season. And while there was a lengthy list of pitchers that had accomplished that feat prior to ‘Doc’, he was the first pitcher in major league history to collect more than 200 K’s in his first three big league seasons.
Amazingly, with all of the fireballers before his era, Gooden was the first. Not Nolan Ryan or Tom Seaver or Bob Gibson or Jim Palmer.
Here is a closer look at those three historic years:
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to Dwight Gooden!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Dwight Gooden Collection
Tagged 1986 world series, all-star, baseball history, 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