Daily Archives: October 19, 2010

TTM Success: Sandy Alomar, Jr.

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!!!

Broder’s National League All-Stars Starring Andre Dawson, Darryl Strawberry, and Eric Davis

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!!!

Gary Carter 1987 Fleer

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!!!

Josh Johnson 2010 Topps ‘Opening Day’

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…

Did You Know…

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’….