A Very Special Ticket Stub!!!
The title of this post says it all. And I have no intentions of drawing this out more than that…
I have secured a ticket stub from the baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets held on April 23, 1989. The game was played at Shea Stadium, and it was a historic game for this fan and collector.
No, I was not there…
But if I was, I would have witnessed Andre Dawson’s 300th career home run.
Yes, that’s right, this ticket stub is from the game where ‘The Hawk’ belted the 300th home run of his Hall of Fame career!!
Here it is:
The blast came in the top of the 7th inning off of Mets’ pitcher Ron Darling. And while the Cubs lost the game 4-2, they were on their way to a division title that season.
You know, as I get more and more involved with my collecting of Andre Dawson baseball cards and memorabilia, it is finding a gem like this that makes losing out on tons of auctions so much easier to handle.
I am thrilled to add this piece of Andre Dawson history to my collection!!!
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Chicago Cubs
Tagged 1989 baseball season, 300 career home runs, 300th home run, all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, andre dawson tickets, baseball, baseball cards, baseball tickets, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, Expos, gold glove, hobby, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, New york mets, ron darling, shea stadium, silver slugger, Ticket Stubs
Fergie Jenkins 2005 Upper Deck SP ‘Lasting Legends’ Game-Used Jersey Card
Quite possibly my favorite set of relic cards, I cannot say enough about how much I enjoy this brand and issue.
The cards themselves capture each one of these legendary players in a perfect way. And the bold colors that Upper Deck utilizes works perfectly with the muted tones in the background.
And that Bronze lettering and frame surrounding the jersey just tops it all off!!
I told ya, I told ya!! Pure Fergie Jenkins Perfection!!!
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Fergie Jenkins Collection, Game Used/Memorabilia Cards
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, cy young, cy young award, donruss, Fergie Jenkins, Fergie Jenkins Collection, fleer, game-used, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jersey card, memorabilia card, philadelphia phillies, phillies, pitcher, rangers, relic card, rookie, rookie card, texas rangers, topps
Joe Morgan 1983 Donruss
Hey, welcome back to ’30-YOC’!!!
Today, we’re going to play everyone’s favorite game – ‘How Close Was The Photographer?’
That’s right, simply lock in your answer as we guess how far away from Mr. Morgan the photographer was when he took this picture.
- 18 inches
- 3 feet
- 10 feet
- 20 feet
Good Luck to you all!!!
Jeez, now this is a CLOSE-UP!!!!
Posted in Joe Morgan Collection
Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, joe morgan, most valuable player, MVP, reds, second base, world series
A Trio of 1969 All-Stars Starring Bob Gibson, Willie McCovey, and Brooks Robinson
I could not resist adding these three cards to my collection.
All purchased from the same seller on Ebay, I think I really got a great deal on these three beauties from the 1969 Topps set.
And it doesn’t hurt that these are three of the guys from that era that I truly value and admire for what they did for the game of baseball!
Three tremendous additions to my collection of vintage baseball cards:
Posted in Bob Gibson Collection, Brooks Robinson Collection, Willie McCovey Collection
Tagged 1964 world series, 1967 world series, 1969 topps, 1969 topps all-star, 3000 k’s, 3000 strikeouts, 500 home runs, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, bob gibson, brooks robinson, Cardinals, cy young, cy young award, giants, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, home run, mccovey cove, most valuable player, MVP, orioles, pitcher, Rookie of the Year, ROY, san francisco giants, st. louis cardinals, third base, topps, willie mccovey, world series, world series MVP
Dale Murphy 1990 Fleer – ‘Players Of The Decade’
You better believe that Dale Murphy was one of the best players of the 1980’s. In fact, Fleer thought the same thing and that is why they named him to their ‘Players Of The Decade’ team…
During the 1980’s, Murphy was selected to 7 All-Star teams. He also won 5 Gold Gloves, 2 Silver Slugger awards, and 2 MVP Trophies!!
Murphy connected for 24 or more homers in 9 of the 10 seasons played in the 1980’s. In addition to that, he scored 77 or more runs 8 times, drove in 77 or more runs 9 times, and even stole 10 or more bases 6 times.
And he did all of this while playing for one of the worst teams in baseball…
Atta Boy Murph!!!
Posted in Dale Murphy Collection
Tagged 1982 MVP, 1983 MVP, all-star, atlanta braves, back-to-back, back-to-back MVP, baseball, baseball cards, braves, dale murphy, gold glove, most valuable player, MVP, silver slugger
1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #362 – Will McEnaney
McEnaney played in the major leagues for 6 seasons, 3 with the Reds. And boy, did he have good timing!!
McEnaney called Cincinnati home during the 1974, 1975, and 1976 baseball seasons. Perfect timing to be part of one of the most celebrated dynasties in all of baseball’s history.
A middle reliever pitcher, McEnaney saw plenty of action with the Reds. He appeared in 149 games for the team while compiling a 9-9 record during that time. His ERA as a member of the squad was 3.64 in 349 innings pitched. He struck out 89 batters while walking 55.
McEnaney earned two World Series rings with the team. In those 2 match-ups, he made 7 appearances in relief while throwing in 11 innings. In those games, he helped the team with his very low 1.59 ERA.
Posted in 1976 Cincinnati Reds Team Set
Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 topps, 1976 world series, baseball, baseball cards, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, pitcher, reds, relief pitcher, reliever, starting pitcher, will mcenaney, world series
Pudge Rodriguez turns 39 years old today.
Still a favorite of all Florida Marlins fans, Pudge Rodriguez should go down as one of the greatest players from his era!!
With a resume that includes 1 Most Valuable Player Award, 7 Silver Slugger awards, 13 Gold Gloves, and 14 All-star games, one has to wonder where Pudge ranks in the conversation about the game’s greatest catchers.
Through the 2010 baseball season, Rodriguez has tallied 2,817 hits, 1,340 runs scored, 309 home runs, 1,313 RBI, and he even has 127 stolen bases to his credit.
As he continues to climb towards a few more baseball milestones, it seems like his election into baseball’s Hall of Fame is inevitable. One thing is for certain: He has my vote!!!
Happy Birthday Pudge!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tagged 2003 world series, all-star, baseball cards, basebll, catcher, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, ivan rodriguez, Marlins, most valuable player, MVP, nationals, pudge rodriguez, rangers, texas rangers, washington nationals, world series
Signing Results: Hall Of Famer, Mr. Brooks Robinson
This signed baseball makes a great addition to my collection.
And the process of how I obtained this ball was virtually painless. Mr. Robinson does two signings a year through ‘The Dugout Zone’ in Baltimore. I just missed their cut-off for orders last Spring so this time around I signed up for their e-newsletter to ensure that I did not miss out.
My transaction was handled perfectly, with constant communication throughout the entire process.
And now, I am very proud to show this one off to you all:
Sweet, huh? That’s the signature of one of the greatest defensive infielders to ever play the game.
I am thrilled to add this signed baseball to my collection.
This is now ball number 42!!
Posted in Autographs, Brooks Robinson Collection
Tagged all-star, autographed baseball collection, autographed baseballs, Autographs, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball autographs, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, brooks robinson, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, orioles, signed baseball, third base
My Banks, Robinson, Schmidt Upper Deck Heroes Set Is Coming Along Nicely…
Since I had to take a break from the Ernie Banks Upper Deck Heroes set a few weeks back because of card availability, I have started to get a nice grasp of the other cards from that set that feature Mr. Cub.
And since they also feature two other baseball legends in Mike Schimdt and Frank Robinson, the journey continues to be fun.
To date, I have 4 of these three-player cards in my stash, and as I gather up more, I will do my best to show them off to you.
Here is how that set looks today:
Already in my possession are the base, Charcoal, Red, and Green cards. Hopefully I can find a few more versions to add to my collection as the weeks pass.
And hopefully some of the more rare Ernie Banks parallel versions hit the market too!
Posted in 2008 Upper Deck Heroes Ernie Banks Rainbow
Tagged 2008 UD heroes, 2008 upper deck, 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR, 500 HR club, all-star, american league, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball milestones, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, collecting a rainbow, Cubs, Ernie Banks, ernie banks rainbow, frank robinson, Hall Of Fame, HOF, memorial stadium, mike schmidt, most valuable player, Mr. Cub, MVP, National League, orioles, philadelphia phillies, phillies, reds, upper deck heroes, upper deck heroes rainbow, Wrigley Field
Gary Carter 1985 Donruss
Man, if the photographer that shot this photo would have zoomed out just a little bit more, this could be my favorite picture of Carter on a baseball card.
But since, he didn’t you kind of get a very crowded looking shot….
Take a look:
See what I mean??
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