Daily Archives: November 13, 2010

Wade Boggs 1991 Score

Wade Boggs 1991 Score

If card companies took notes of what kind of images the collectors wanted to see, they would all be better off.

And if I had to offer up an example, this shot of Boggs that was used on his 1991 Score baseball card is an extremely good example of what ‘To Do’.

Perfect color + perfect centering + action = Happy collectors!!!

A fantastic addition to my Wade Boggs collection!!!

Dale Murphy 1986 Donruss – ‘Highlights’

Dale Murphy 1986 Donruss – ‘Highlights’

Jeez, you would think that since Dale Murphy won a prestigious award like ‘Player of the Month’ that the card companies would offer us an image that shows us why…

But no, they instead give us a really zoomed in shot of Murphy’s face.

Great concept – poor execution!!!

Did You Know…

Rod Carew is the only American League player to win the batting title without hitting a home run.  Carew batted a league-leading .318 for the Minnesota Twins but did not homer in 1972 – the only season in his 19-year career in which he failed to homer.

 **factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’

Happy Anniversary Ryne Sandberg!!!

On this day in 1984, Chicago Cubs’ second baseman Ryne Sandberg won the National League’s MVP award.  He was the first Cubs player to win the award since Ernie Banks did it in 1959.

Sandberg captured 22 of the 24 first place votes cast.

His incredible numbers included – .314 batting average, 200 hits, 36 doubles, 19 triples, 19 home runs, 32 stolen bases, 84 RBI, and 114 runs scored.  Sandberg also walked away with an All-Star game selection, a Gold Glove Award, and a Silver Slugger Award.

Happy Anniversary Ryno!!!