Daily Archives: December 23, 2010

Andre Dawson 2005 Topps Rookie Cup Certified Autograph

Andre Dawson 2005 Topps Rookie Cup Certified Autograph

I had been hunting this card down for quite some time, but I finally nailed it.

In the past few months I had seen this card sell for over $10 pretty regularly.  So, as each one was put up on Ebay I watched them like a hawk.

Finally, 1 of them landed in my price range and I attacked.

And here is the result:

While far from spectacular in design, it is still a beautifully signed baseball card by my favorite player.

Another great autograph for my Andre Dawson collection!!!

Enjoy.

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Johnny Bench 2008 Upper Deck Heroes – Base

Johnny Bench 2008 Upper Deck Heroes – Base

I love this set issued by Upper Deck in 2008.  And a lot of my feelings about it have to do with the incredible assortment of baseball stars that UD included.

Of them, one of my favorites is the Johnny Bench card.

Below is the base card – maybe I will try to grab a few more in the coming weeks and months ahead.

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #179 – George Foster

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #179 – George Foster

George Foster played 11 years for the Reds.  And from 1976-78, he may have been their most potent offensive threat.  Foster crushed 121 home runs in that 3-year span while driving in 290 runs.  Winner of the 1977 MVP award, Foster was the runner-up in 1976 and finished in 6th place in 1978.

During Foster’s 11-year stay in Cincy, he was a 5-time All-star.  He hit .286 during that span, along with 244 home runs, 1,276 hits, scoring 680 runs, and driving in an additional 861.  Foster was a key part of the Reds’ success and was a big reason that the ‘Big Red Machine’ was so dominant.

Foster was a member of both the 1975 and 1976 World Series championship teams.

Dale Murphy ‘Fab Five’ – Card #2 – 1987 Topps All-Star Glossy(Send-In)

Dale Murphy ‘Fab Five’ – Card #2 – 1987 Topps All-Star Glossy(Send-In)

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

Card #2 is from a special mail-order All-Star set issued by Topps during the 1987 baseball season.

Capitalizing on the popularity of the sport, Topps offered its collectors a chance to order limited edition cards directly through them.  I don’t recall if you had to redeem wrappers back then or if they inserted cards into the packs to get these sets – but I do know that I did both during my younger days of collecting.

And  the result of these special, limited offers is my 2nd favorite Dale Murphy card.

Have a look: