Daily Archives: October 26, 2010

Joe Morgan 2001 Fleer ‘Greats’ – Autograph!!!

Joe Morgan 2001 Fleer ‘Greats’ – Autograph!!!

Roughly two weeks ago I hooked myself up while cruising around Ebay.  I found a seller that was unloading a big stack of 2001 Fleer ‘Greats’ autographed cards – and at very low prices…

In total, there were probably 8-9 cards that I was very interested in.  Ultimately I settled in on 4 of them – and I paid just $22.00.

Card #2 from that buy is this card of Joe Morgan.

This is the first Morgan autograph of my collection and I am so thrilled to finally bring his autograph home.  I have been wanting to pick up one of his certified autos for some time now, and this card looks incredible in person. 

Andre Dawson 2002 Donruss Diamond Kings

Andre Dawson 2002 Donruss Diamond Kings

I’ve got a pretty solid collection of Andre Dawson Diamond Kings in my collection.  From 1986 to 2005, I have bunches and bunches.

But the 2002 Diamond King eluded me for quite some time…  Until now…

I have finally landed one.  Check it out:

Far from outstanding, I really don’t feel very strongly about this card.  It is not a bad card by any means, but these Diamond Kings are supposed to be special, and I just don’t see it…

But I am excited to add some new cards to my Andre Dawson collection.  From here, this one will get added to my list and then filed away with its cousins…

Dale Murphy 1990 Donruss “Baseball’s Best”

Dale Murphy 1990 Donruss “Baseball’s Best”

While I like the ‘Baseball’s Best’ subsets issued by Donruss, sometimes the change in the color of the border just does not agree with me.

And while this shade of Blue works for some of the other player’s cards that I have nabbed from this set, it does nothing for this card of Dale Murphy…

Did You Know…

In 1948, St. Louis’ Stan Musial led the National League in nine major offensive categories, but he did not win the NL’s Triple Crown because the one category he did not win was home runs.  Musial topped the NL with a .376 batting average, 230 hits, 46 doubles, 18 triples, 131 RBI, 135 runs, 429 total bases, a .450 on-base percentage, and a .702 slugging percentage.  He did hit a career high 39 homers but finished behind the 40 homes of New York’s Johnny Mize and Pittsburgh’s Ralph Kiner.

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’

My take – WoW, truly amazing numbers from ‘Stan The Man’!!!

Happy Anniversary Edgar Renteria!!!

Happy Anniversary Edgar Renteria!!!

On this day in 1997 your single in the bottom of the 11th inning in Game 7 of the World Series was the game winning hit that delivered the Florida Marlins their first ever World Series title!!!

Another boyhood dream was realized when under the ultimate amount of pressure you shined and your team and the fans of the Florida Marlins reaped the benefits.

I was at Game 1 of this World Series and the atmosphere was incredible.  I could only imagine how much more intense it was on this night when the championship was finally won. 

Happy Anniversary Edgar!!!

‘On The Road With psugator02′ – October 24, 2010

Saturday, Oct. 22
Roger Dean Stadium,
Jupiter, Fla.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m.
Perfect Game showcase

It was a beautiful day for baseball. And for someone who loves the game, you couldn’t really ask for much more, with the country’s top prospects all in one place. If only I had been able to see into the future. I was overly prepared. But unfortunately I didn’t see any surprises (unlike last year when a few Hall of Famers showed up).

Brandon Nimmo: 1/1 (Francisco Lindor dual 8×10 with a silver Sharpie that took a crap)
Brandon Sedell: 1/1 (white sheet)…figured I’d get him on something since he played in the 2010 Aflac All-American Baseball Classic and has committed to the University of Florida
Francisco Lindor: 11/11 (10 USA cards, dual 8×10 with Nimmo)
Chet Lemon: 3/3 he didn’t have many good things to say about the state of the Yankees. this guy is so knowledgeable that he should be working in MLB in some capacity.
Albert Almora: 10/10 (USA cards)….thought he might do them during the game but he said to wait. Glady did them all after the game. While making small talk, he informed me that Manny Machado, the top pick in the 2010 draft, is his cousin.
John Cangelosi: 5/5 saw that he stole 87 bases in ’83 so I asked him if he still had wheels and he laughed.
Dylan Davis, pictured above with yours truly: 11/11 (10 cards, SS of GU Perfect Game ball)…..quiet and shy kid. He has committed to play baseball at Oregon State so I asked if he ever thought of attending one of the elite baseball schools like Miami. He said he’d rather play closer to home so his family can attend his games. So friendly that felixpie and I both got pics-with.
Lance McCullers: 1/1 (SS of ROMLB)….projected to be a top pick in 2012. Has committed to play at the University of Florida. A coach saw that I was waiting for Lance so he shouted, “McCullers, get over here. One of your fans wants your autograph.” I really doubt that he’ll ever play a day of college baseball.
BITS OF TID: Spoke briefly to Collin Yelich of the OC Boxers, whose brother Christian was a first-round pick of the Florida Marlins last year. … Never saw Pudge Rodriguez, Steve Garvey, Lance McCullers, Dante Bichette, Alex Fernandez or Dwight Smith. All are ex-MLB guys who have sons playing in the event. … JoMarcus Woods, Courtney Hawkins, and Hayden Hurst all chose not to make the trip. … A shout-out to outfielder Lewis Brinson, who hooked up with one of the local teams. According to a Marlins’ scout, Brinson might get taken in the first round of the 2012 draft if he can fill out. I teach at Coral Springs High, while Brinson attends the school. … Would’ve gotten Daniel Norris on a baseball but he had changed numbers so I missed him. … Bumped into someone on the way out who looked vaguely familiar. I asked him his name: Ken Norman.