Daily Archives: February 9, 2011

Andre Dawson 2005 Upper Deck ‘Classic Materials’ Game-Used Jersey Card

Andre Dawson 2005 Upper Deck ‘Classic Materials’ Game-Used Jersey Card

This is my second Andre Dawson card from this set.

The first one featured ‘The Hawk’ in his Expos uniform, and now I have the one of his wearing ‘Cubbie Blue’ too.

I really enjoy the design of this set of cards issued by Upper Deck in 2005.  The same design was also used on their ‘Retro Rookies’ set which happens to be one of my favorite modern-day issues.

Anyway, here is the card:

And in case you wanted to see the Expos version, here is a link.


Fergie Jenkins 2002 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts

Fergie Jenkins 2002 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts

Oh man.  Oh man, Oh Man, Oh man.

This is a fabulous looking, beautiful baseball card!!

I don’t know how this one passed me by over the last few years, but I am absolutely thrilled to now own it!!!

Upper Deck chose a fantastic photo for this card – I wish that it was one that they used more often…

Take a look and enjoy – I am, and will!!!

Happy Birthday John Kruk!!!

John Kruk turns 50 years old today!

A man with one of the largest personalities in baseball during his playing days, Kruk was always a fan favorite.  Although Kruk did not look like the prototypical baseball player, or athlete for that matter, he was as talented a hitter as there was in the late 80’s.  In Kruk’s 10-year playing career, he hit .300 or better 7 times.  And when he retired from the sport, he left with a career batting average of .300 while amassing 100 home runs and 592 RBI.

But for Kruk’s birthday I want to give him something else.  Something nobody else may think of to give him.  I want to give him 1 more double.  I mean, who wants to retire from the game with 199 doubles when 200 sounds so much better?  So, ‘Krukkie’ my gift to you is 1 more ‘2-bagger’. 

Happy Birthday & Enojy!!!

Joe DiMaggio estate signs licensing deal

Joe DiMaggio estate signs licensing deal

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) — Joe DiMaggio‘s estate will license his name for clothing, baseball memorabilia and other products, agents in the deal say.

Trading cards, bats, T-shirts and jerseys will be sold for the 70th anniversary of the Yankee great’s 56-game hitting streak this spring, Michelle Alfandari of MODA Licensing told the New York Post. Long-term plans call for a whole line of products, focused on men’s clothing and accessories but ranging from food to fragrances.

“Joe’s style, grace and elegance transcended sports,” said Elizabeth Kanna of Dominant Players, which will manage the branding strategy. She said the deal is worth unspecified “millions and millions.”

Another licensing firm recently won the rights to the image of DiMaggio’s one-time wife Marilyn Monroe.

Some of the merchandise will target men in their 20s — born decades after the slugger retired in 1951. DiMaggio died in 1999.

Morris Engelberg, the estate’s lawyer, told the Post, “When Joe was on his deathbed, he gripped me by the tie and said ‘You better protect my name.’ I think the reality is that I probably held back too long — I owed it to the children and family.”