TTM Success: Sandy Alomar, Jr.
I guess that Mr. Alomar is finally getting around to his mail now that the 2010 baseball season is over.
I sent these two cards to him in the middle of February right as Spring Training kicked off. And while they took more than 8 months to get returned back to me, the autographs look fantastic!!!
See what I mean…
Thank you Mr. Alomar! It was well worth the wait!!!
Posted in Autographs
Tagged 1997 world series, all-star, autographed baseball cards, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, catcher, cleveland indians, indians, Sandy Alomar Jr, spring training
Broder’s National League All-Stars Starring Andre Dawson, Darryl Strawberry, and Eric Davis
Kind of a fun oddball card here.
Without being stamped with a year of production, I am guessing that this card was issued, and the photo taken, sometime around 1985/86.
I don’t know much about the Broder releases, but from what I can gather through my web searches, Broder was making unlicensed baseball cards in the 1980’s and into the 90’s.
Kind of revolutionary… Kind of illegal…
Either way, a great card of three of my favorite outfielders of the 1980’s!!!
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Darryl Strawberry Collection, 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
Gary Carter 1987 Fleer
Why wouldn’t Gary Carter be flashing a huge smile in 1987?
He just made the very successful transition from the Expos to the Mets. And more importantly, he just collected his first World Series championship!!!
Posted in Gary Carter Collection
Tagged 1986 world series, all-star, baseball, catcher, Expos, gary carter, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Mets, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, New york mets, silver slugger, world series
Josh Johnson 2010 Topps ‘Opening Day’
The 2010 regular season is a wrap, and the Florida Marlins have been on vacation for close to a month already.
This card brings back some great memories of the 2010 season for me. I was at the Marlins’ home opener this year against the Dodgers. And while the season started a few days prior, this was my first ‘opener’ experience. The crowd was alive and the scene was more like a football game than a Marlins’ game as people were out tailgating and the crowd was pretty large by Marlins’ standards.
JJ got the start that night, and Andre Dawson threw out the ceremonial first pitch. And although the Marlins fell to the Dodgers, it was fun to see excitement in Miami about their baseball team.
I just wish that feeling lasted through all 162 games…
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
Mike Piazza is the only player to drive in 100 or more runs in a season while playing for three different teams. In 1998 Piazza started with the Los Angeles Dodgers and drove in 30 runs in 37 games before being traded to the Florida Marlins. With the Marlins, Piazza appeared in just five game and drove in five runs before being traded to the New York Mets where he collected 76 RBI to give him a total of 111 for the season.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Grand Slam Trivia’.
My take – excellent trivia question to spew the next time the guys are playing a round of ‘Top This One’….
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball trivia, catcher, Did You Know...., dodgers, Florida/Miami Marlins, Hall Of Fame, HOF, los angeles dodgers, Marlins, memorabilia, Mets, mike piazza, New york mets, Rookie of the Year, ROY, silver slugger, sports trivia