The End To My Darryl Strawberry Saga – I Bought A Signed Ball!!!!
If you have been following ’30-YOC’ over the last few weeks than you know that I have been very excited about an upcoming signing with Darryl Strawberry that is happening at my local mall. In case you missed it, you can re-read that story here.
And once I found out what the shop was charging for Darryl’s autograph, I did a little Strawberry inspired homework. And you can read all about that here.
While nowhere close to life or death drama, I tossed and turned for a few nights about this and then I finally pulled the trigger:
A great addition to my signed baseball collection, I really think that I made the right move by buying this ball. I am a big Strawberry fan and supporter, but with the money I saved by going this route, I can possibly scoop up another signed ball soon.
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
1987 Topps Reggie Jackson – Turn Back The Clock
Taking it back to a little old-school with this one…
This card is from the 1987 Topps subset called ‘Turn back The Clock’. Featuring a glimpse of Reggie’s 1977 card on this one, the shot of Reggie from back then screams 1970’s.
From the butterfly-collared undershirt, to the large Afro hiding under his helmet, to the slick looking sunglasses Reggie is proudly sporting – it all scream 1970s, and it all exudes the “King of Cool”, Mr. Reggie Jackson!!!
Posted in Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1973 world series, 1974 world series, 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, A’s, all-star, angels, Athletics, baseball cards, california angels, collection, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, mustache, MVP, new york yankees, oakland A’s, Oakland Athletics, reggie jackson, Reggie Jackson – Mr. October, world series, world series MVP, yankees
2 More Andre Dawson Diamonds Kings From The 2005 Set!!!
Yeah baby – 2 more incredible additions to my growing 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings set of Andre Dawson cards.
This brings my Diamond Kings collection from 2005 to a total of 14 cards – 11 base and parallel versions, 2 Game Used cards, and 1 certified autograph.
I wonder how many other versions are still out there for me to go after…. If they’re out there, I will hunt them down – Dont you worry!!!!
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 1991 Bowman
Just look at that follow-through…. My back aches just watching Paul Molitor taking this hack at the plate!!!
Molitor is one of the most underrated hitters of his era, actually in all of baseball for that matter.
The numbers don’t lie – 3,319 hits, 605 doubles, 114 triples, 234 home runs.
And to have done all of that over the course of a 21-season major league career and still not get recognized for it in the manner that he should be is very upsetting.
That is one of the main reasons that I went after this collection – to honor the greatness that he gave his fans and the sport of baseball while he wore the uniform!
An awesome addition to my Paul Molitor collection!!!
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
Happy Birthday Eddie Matthews!!!
Eddie Matthews had a solid 17-year professional baseball career. And while his individual achievements and team success were on par with the biggest stars of his era, it was his quiet approach to the game that kept him out of the limelight. Playing alongside Hank Aaron for most of his career kept the spotlight off of him as well…
Still, Matthews was quite the slugger, and he put up very impressive numbers. Clubbing 512 home runs during his career, Matthews hit 25 or more home runs in 11 consecutive seasons, and 12 in total. A run-producer, Eddie knocked in 100 runs five times while also scoring 100 or more runs 8 times.
Matthews was a 9-time All-Star and perennial candidate for the MVP award. He was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978.
He helped lead his 1957 Braves and 1968 Tigers teams to World Series championships.
Happy Birthday Eddie Matthews!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tagged 1957 world series, 1968 world series, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, all-star, atlanta braves, baseball, baseball cards, braves, detroit tigers, eddie matthews, Hall Of Fame, HOF, milwaukee braves, tigers
If you took a poll in my house, Cody Ross would be the favorite player.
I know, I know, I am an Andre Dawson guy, tried and true, but my 4-year old loves Cody and my wife likes him as well.
We met Cody during the 2009 baseball season and he was so friendly and outgoing towards us. And when we told him that my son’s very first Marlins’ basbeall game would be the next afternoon, he gave my son a huge ‘High Five’ and my little guy has been hooked on him since.
So now, when I am watching a game on TV, if it catches his attention he asks where Cody is. He wants to see Cody. He wants to ‘High Five’ Cody again.
As a matter of fact, in my son’s room on his corkboard are pictures of our family, his classmates, trips we have taken, and 1 autographed baseball card – of Cody Ross!!!
Cody – We are so thrilled to see how well you are playing and helping the Giants win in the playoffs. And while I am not cheering for any specific team to walk away with the World Series championship this year, I am hoping that you reach that goal.
Best of luck Cody!!! ‘High Five’!!!!
Posted in Random Baseball Thoughts
Tagged 2010 baseball season, baseball, baseball cards, baseball playoffs, cody ross, fan favorite, favorite player, Florida/Miami Marlins, giants, Marlins, outfielder, san francisco giants