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’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Sports Films’

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Sports Films’

We all love movies.  Some of us prefer comedies, some prefer drama, and others prefer action.  But something tells me that the all members of the ’30-YOC’ faithful love sports movies.

So with that, I present to you my next ‘Top Ten’ list – ‘Top Ten Sports Films’.

And away we go….

10.  Raging Bull – Deniro and Pesci are fantastic in this film.  Black & White just adds to the drama.

9.  The Rookie.  Typical Disney film, with a great ending.  Dennis Quaid pulls of a nice acting job on this one – very believable.

8.  Field Of Dreams.  While not too high on my list, this film offers one of the most recognizable catch phrases is sports film history.  “If you build it, he will come”.

7.  Dodgeball.  I had to throw a comedy into the mix and Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller were hilarious from start to finish in this one. 

6.  Hoosiers.  A classic film – my favorite Gene Hackman film of all-time.  If this is on and I am flipping channels, I stop here every time.

5.  Million Dollar Baby.  Clint Eastwood, enough said.  Hilary Swank, enough said.  Morgan Freeman, enough said.  Wow, what a cast!!

4.  Remember The Titans.  Another great job by Disney.  Denzel Washington pulls off a great job as a very believable head football coach.

3.  Major League.  A very funny cast – Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Tom Berenger, Wesley Snipes, and a handful of great secondary players.  So funny…  Winning!

2.  Rocky III.  Oh man, with memorable performances from both Mr. T & Hulk Hogan in this one, this film was so close to the top spot.  Easily my favorite Rocky film of all-time – by a wide margin!!

1.  White Men Can’t Jump.  Woody & Wesley are a perfect match in this comedy/sports film.  With a ton of hoops action and a handful of memorable scenes between these two actors/athletes, this film still holds up today – almost 20 years after its release.  Oh, and Rosie Perez was so hot in this film!!!

And there you have it.  Another ’30-YOC Top Ten’ list in the books.  I hope you enjoyed it.

Next week’s preview??  How about ‘Top Ten Wrestlers From The 1980’s’.

Stay tuned.  And enjoy!!!

Andre Dawson 2008 Upper Deck ‘Glory Days’ Game-Used Patch Card

Andre Dawson 2008 Upper Deck ‘Glory Days’ Game-Used Patch Card

Oh man.  Oh man, Oh man, Oh man, Oh man….

I am so excited to show this one off.  I don’t own too many ‘patch’ cards, but I have now added another one to my Andre Dawson player collection.

This one, coming from the 2008 Upper Deck ‘Glory Days’ set, is fantastic! 

Bright and Bold, the card’s Maroon frame and Copper corner accents just scream ‘Art’.  And the smaller Copper accents peppered throughout the card’s design just help tie it all together.

And then you have a very nice profile shot of Dawson wearing his old Expos uniform. 

And of course, the whole card is capped of by a Game-Used patch placed right in the center!!

Serial numbered 09/50, this card very possibly ranks as one of my favorite Dawson relic cards…

Check it out:

Truly a great addition to my Andre Dawson collection!!  YES!!!

Jim Palmer 2002 Fleer ‘Fall Classic’

Jim Palmer 2002 Fleer ‘Fall Classic’

Jim Palmer is one of my favorite pitchers of all-time.  If I had to rank my favorite hurlers, he would easily have  a spot in the Top 5, most likely resting in the Top 3.

And when it comes to my favorite World Series heroes, Palmer ranks just as high.  A veteran of 6 World Series match-ups during his 19 big league season, Palmer often found himself competing for championships – he truly is a winner!

In six World Series contests, Palmer won three championships.  His overall record in World Series play is 4-2 with a 3.20 ERA.  He threw 124 innings in the Fall Classic, giving up just 23 runs while striking out 44 and walking 31.

Jim Palmer = Fall Classic.  And now I have the card to prove it!!!

Wade Boggs 1990 Topps All-Star

Wade Boggs 1990 Topps All-Star

The 1990 baseball season was Boggs’ ninth year in the majors.  Amazingly his appearance as an All-Star in 1990 was his 6th.

So, what did Boggs do in 1990 to earn a spot on the American League roster?  Let’s take a look at the numbers…

713 plate appearances, 87 walks, 68 strikeouts, 187 hits, .302 batting average, .386 on-base percentage, 89 runs scored, 44 doubles, 5 triples, 6 home runs, and 63 RBI.

I would certainly say that Wade Boggs was All-Star worthy in 1990.  Do you agree?

As for the card, I find the 1990 Topps design to be one of the worst that I have ever seen.  Way too busy, with way too much going on with their border graphics and colors, the card draws your eye to look at everything but the player being featured…