Daily Archives: October 29, 2010

Andre Dawson 2006 Topps Co-Signers Certified Autograph!!!!

Andre Dawson 2006 Topps Co-Signers Certified Autograph!!!!

Hey, it was about time for me to snag a new Dawson autograph for the collection.  And I am really happy and proud to show off this one:

Brimming with team spirit, this card’s photo and color scheme show off the Expos team colors of Red, White, and Blue very proudly.

The design is very clean and basic, but the sharp and detailed colors of Dawson’s uniform really stand out vividly against the muted background.

This Dawson certified autograph is the 20th of my collection – YEAH!!!!

The Checklist Is Built. Let’s Do It!!!

The Checklist Is Built.  Let’s Do It!!!

Yessir, I am ready. 

It took very little time to build and now I am ready to move on to my favorite phase – collecting.

I am going to go after the full 1976 Topps team set of the Cincinnati Reds.  And while this team set has substantially fewer cards than the ’75 set, the challenge to complete it while not spending a ton of money remains.

The Reds’ roster was loaded with offensive superstars, and there are several cards in this set that will be heavily over-priced.  Lucky for me, I am a disciplined shopper…

I cannot wait to get this going.

Here is the checklist I will be looking to conquer:

Card # Player
24 Geronimo, Cesar
48 Concepcion, Dave
77 Borbon, Pedro
104 Anderson, Sparky
128 Griffey, Ken
155 Billingham, Jack
179 Foster, George
211 Carroll, Clay
240 Rose, Pete
259 Chaney, Darrel
283 Rettenmund, Merv
300 Bench, Johnny
325 Perez, Tony
362 McEnaney, Will
390 Gullett, Don
420 Morgan, Joe
444 Nolan, Gary
461 Bench, Johnny
462 Rose, Perez, Morgan
469 Eastwick, Rawley
491 Crowley, Terry
514 Driessen, Dan
518 Flynn, Doug
538 Darcy, Pat
561 Carroll, Tom
579 Kirby, Clay
599 Zachry, Pat
609 Norman, Fred
627 Plummer, Bill
652 Armbrister, Ed
208T Lum, Mike
338T Bailey, Bob

 

Don’t worry, I’ll post each and every card from this set as I obtain them.

Wish me luck!!!

Ozzie Smith 1993 Bowman

Ozzie Smith 1993 Bowman

It’s not too often that you see a picture of Ozzie Smith taking a mean rip at a ball, but that is what Bowman gave us with this 1993 issue.

What I do notice is that even though Ozzie appears to have produced a mighty swing at the pitch, his bat is perfectly level and in control. 

That is the sign of a truly disciplined hitter – his technique is flawless…

Did You Know…

Joe Carter is the only player to have three consecutive 100-RBI seasons while playing with three different teams.  Carter drove in 103 runs in 1989 for the Cleveland Indians, 115 runs in 1990 for the San Diego Padres, and 108 runs for the 1991 Toronto Blue Jays.

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’