Daily Archives: February 10, 2011

Andre Dawson 2010 Topps Sterling, Expos – White

Andre Dawson 2010 Topps Sterling, Expos – White

Oh yeah, another incredible addition to my Andre Dawson collection.

This one, from the 2010 Topps Sterling set, is the ‘White’ version of the base card.  Numbered 31/50, the card is the ‘Expos’ version from the set.

And I have to say, this card looks great in person.  The fine details and quality card stock that Topps uses for the Sterling sets is top-notch.

And the Silver filigree adds just the right amount of flash and spark to make this card sizzle!!!

Ozzie Smith 1992 Topps Black Gold

Ozzie Smith 1992 Topps Black Gold

Honey, we’ve stuck Gold!!!    Black Gold!!

What a great looking card…

It’s been a while since I’ve seen one of these.  But I sure do enjoy looking at them – and I am really happy that Topps included Ozzie in this set so I could add another one to my collection.

Issued in 1992, I am not positive of how these cards were issued to the public – if my memory serves correct, they were part of a send-in process that Topps created to give the collectors something special to own.

And special, it is – check it out!!!

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #208T – Mike Lum

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #208T – Mike Lum

Mike Lum had a 15-year major league baseball career.  3 of those years were spent in Cincinnati with the Reds.

A utility player, Lum saw action in about half of the games that the Reds played during those three seasons.  And in that time, he collected 90 hits while amassing a .221 batting average.  Lum’s offensive resume as a Red also includes 13 doubles, 14 home runs, 59 RBI, and 44 runs scored.

Lum played for the Reds during the 1976 baseball season, but he did not make the roster that won the World Series title.

Happy Birthday Lenny Dykstra!!

Happy Birthday Lenny Dykstra!!

Lenny Dykstra turns 48 years old today!!

As one of the grittiest players to play the game in the 1980’s and 90’s, you couldn’t help but enjoy watching Dykstra suit up each and every day.  With an unparalleled style, ‘Nails’ was the supreme competitor and often put his body on the line solely in the effort to help his team win. 

In 12 seasons in the big leagues, Dykstra had a career batting average of .285 while scoring 802 runs and stealing 285 bases.  His efforts assisted the New York Mets in winning the World Series in 1986.

Dykstra has fallen on some hard times in the last few years, but the strong and vibrant images of him enjoying and playing the game he loved are what remain with this fan!!

Happy Birthday ‘Nails’!!!