Daily Archives: December 10, 2010

Fergie Jenkins 2002 Topps Archives Reserve Certified Autograph

Fergie Jenkins 2002 Topps Archives Reserve Certified Autograph

Simply stated, this baseball card that features the signature of Ferguson Arthur Jenkins is one of the finest pieces of my collection.

I won’t tell you what I paid for it, but I will say that I got an incredible steal of a card that I have been hunting for months.

Without further ado, the latest and possibly greatest addition to my autographed baseball card collection…


‘On The Road With psugator02′ – Jim Harbaugh – December 8, 2010

‘On The Road With psugator02′ – Jim Harbaugh – December 8, 2010

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hollywood, Fla.
Wednesday, Dec. 8

Got a tip about the Orange Bowl having its introductory press conference at the Hard Rock. I guess I should’ve been better prepared. I got one 8×10 of Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh walked by me at a little after 4 p.m. and signed an 8×10 of him under center while at the University of Michigan. It’s one of the best graphs I’ve seen all year. I had a photo printed for Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer but it came out too grainy so I didn’t even get it signed. I was the only grapher in attendance as Beamer stood literally five feet from me for more than 20 minutes. Not to fret as I will have many other chances to get both coaches on much better items.

Jim Harbaugh: 1/1 8×10 ..big, bold beautiful graph. Guy was dressed to the nines

Andre Dawson 1983 Topps Glossy All-Star

Andre Dawson 1983 Topps Glossy All-Star

I am getting very close to obtaining my 800th different Andre Dawson baseball card.

This one, is number #775 in the ’30-YOC’ collection and I am thrilled to bring it home.

It’s not very often that I am able to grab a vintage card of ‘The Hawk’ these days as I have pretty much every issued from his playing days.

So, when I score a card that is over 25 years old it is a mighty triumph for me and my Andre Dawson player collection!!

How sweet it is!!!

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #609 – Fred Norman

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #609 – Fred Norman

A 16-year veteran, Norman enjoyed a long and healthy professional baseball career.  Playing for 7 different teams during that time, Norman amassed a record of 104-103 while also collecting 8 saves.  Used primarily as a starting pitcher throughout most of his career, Norman also found himself in the bullpen when his team needed middle and long relief.  He has a career ERA of 3.64 and a strikeouts per 9 innings ratio of 6.0.

Norman played for the Reds for 7 seven seasons, his longest tenure with any team.  From 1973-1979, Norman was a full-time starter for the Reds and he reached double-digits in victories in each of those years.  During his time in Cincy, Norman went 85-64. 

Fred Norman was a member of both Reds championship teams in 1975 and 1976.

A Trio Of 1989 Donruss Ozzie Smith Cards

A Trio Of 1989 Donruss Ozzie Smith Cards

And this is how you knock out three cards from your Ozzie Smith needs list in one swoop!

All from the 1989 Donruss set, what you are seeing below are the base, Top vote getter All-Star, and All-Star cards.

Three great looking cards of ‘The Wizard’ and three new check marks on my Ozzie Smith list!!!