Daily Archives: December 21, 2010

A Very Sweet 11-Card Andre Dawson Star Subset From 1988!!!

A Very Sweet 11-Card Andre Dawson Star Subset From 1988!!!

Adding 11 new cards to a collection that features close to 800 different cards is tougher to do than one may think.  And you player collectors out there know exactly what I am talking about…

So , when I saw this set of Dawson cards hit Ebay last week, I immediately followed the auction.  And I was amazed to grab it as the lone bidder for just $2.00.

Star began issuing baseball cards in the mid-1980’s in an attempt to grab some of the booming business that the hobby became.  With cards that were very simple and basic in design, they never were able to solidify their spot in the hobby and were soon gone.

But, they did do some nice work – and this 11-card set starring ‘The Hawk’ is proof of that.

Enjoy!!

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Bob Gibson 2005 Upper Deck Classics

Bob Gibson 2005 Upper Deck Classics

I love this set, and I love how Upper Deck gave us a nice modern-looking baseball card design while still offering a sweet vintage picture.

This card, from the 2005 Upper Deck Classics set, features legendary pitcher Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals.

One of the greatest pitchers from his era, and of all-time, Gibson was dominant on the mound.  his ‘tough as nails’ approach to the game mixed with his spectacular pitching and defensive skills earned Gibson quite the reputation back in the 1960’s.

A great looking addition to my vintage baseball card collection!!

Tony Perez 2001 Topps Stars

Tony Perez 2001 Topps Stars

I bought this card at a recent baseball card show, and I guess that I must have misplaced it as I just found it on my desk.

Issued in 2001 as part of their ‘Stars’ set, Topps really did a nice job with this card.

I will let it speak for itself….

Told Ya!!!

Dale Murphy ‘Fab Five’ – Card #4 – 1989 Bowman

Dale Murphy ‘Fab Five’ – Card #4 – 1989 Bowman

Now that my Dale Murphy collection is complete, it is time to show of my favorite five cards from the set.

Card #4 is from the 1989 Bowman set.

I am, and always have been a ‘sucker’ for the full-body action shot.  And with so many cards in my Dale Murphy collection containing portraits of his during his playing days in Atlanta, it was kind of hard to find a great one of him at the plate.

But this one from the 1989 Bowman set does the job.

Shot during the later stages of Murphy’s playing days in Atlanta, this picture features him in a more modern uniform.  Nonetheless, it captures the 2-time MVP very well as he prepares to take a hack at what the pitcher offers up.

‘On The Road With psugator02′ – Dennis Rodman – December 16, 2010

‘On The Road With psugator02′ – Dennis Rodman – December 16, 2010

Thursday, December 16
Mardis Gras Casino
Hallandale, Fla.
5:20-6:10 p.m.

I have to send a shout-out to my boy Sal. He’s new to the board, but he is officially cool enough to hang with “The Gator” (I know he’s laughing as he reads this LOL). I’ll admit I doubted him a bit. His text said “The Worm” was going to be doing a radio show from a local casino. I turned on the station and couldn’t find anyone talking sports, nor did I hear Rodman or any mention of him. Sal is pretty good with his info, though, so I called the station and got the station manager’s number. Dude couldn’t have been cooler as he told me “The Worm” would be at the casino from 5-6.

I jetted down the turnpike and arrived about 5:15 p.m. Only about 10 people were gathered in the poker room listening to the show. Don’t think Rodman or the host even talked sports…mostly banging women, going to strip clubs, etc. But it was pretty entertaining. As I stood there and listened I befriended Rodman’s manager, a University of Florida grad. Once Rodman finished up he said he was in a hurry and wouldn’t have time for pictures. I asked him again for the picwith, telling him that A.J. promised he’d do it. The first grapher who took the picture chopped off both our heads, so I had a poker player I had been talking to take the second pic and it came out beautifully. Rodman also stopped to sign a few graphs. I was first in line and he told me that he would do two — and only two — of my magazines, which was fine. One was a dupe anyway, and the other was a duel with Jordan and if he had done that then I would’ve felt obligated to get MJ LOL.

As Rodman walked away he asked if he’d see me again at the next event (this one at a strip club). A strip club? Why of course. Rodman even tweeted me. Check it out:

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@psugator01 at mardi Gras casino. My man Mark Cooper from Coral Springs High School