Daily Archives: May 3, 2011

Fergie Jenkins 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Signatures

Fergie Jenkins 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Signatures

Man, no matter how many times I scan this card, the scan just doesn’t do the card justice…

The scan comes out way to dark.  And while there are some very heavy, dark elements of design in this card, they’re not nearly as dark as what this scan shows:

I like the Gold accents that Upper Deck added to the card – and they really help break up all of the dark coloring.

Oh yeah, this card is serial numbered  as 112/125 – and I paid just $5.50!!!

YES!!!

Kirby Puckett 1987 Donruss ‘Opening Day’

Kirby Puckett 1987 Donruss ‘Opening Day’

Since card is known as ‘Opening Day’ and since it was issued in 1987, I thought that we should take a closer look into how Kirby fared during Opening Day of 1987…

At home and facing the Oakland A’s at the Metrodome, the Twins won the ballgame 5-4.  Puckett went 3-for-5 collecting a single, a double, and a home run.  He scored two runs and drove in two runs.

A very solid start to his 1987 baseball season!!

Did You Know…

Hall of Famer Mel Ott was the youngest member of the Hall of Fame when he made his debut in the big leagues.  Ott was just 17 years and one month old was he debut with the New York Giants in 1972.  Playing all 22 of his season with the Giants, Ott collected 511 career home runs and was elected into Cooperstown in 1951.

1980 Headline: McCovey Homers For The Last Time!!!

1980 Headline: McCovey Homers For The Last Time!!!

On this day in 1980, slugger Willie McCovey hit the final home run of his amazing career.  Spanning 22 years, McCovey blasted 521 round-trippers during his playing days.  His 521 ranks on the all-time list at 18th place in major league history.

The shot, a blast off of Expos’ hurler Scott Sanderson, came in the 4th inning of the ballgame and was the difference in the Giant’s 3-2 win that day.

Happy Anniversary Mr. McCovey!!

Another Fantastic Picture From The Andre Dawson Signing!!!

Another Fantastic Picture From The Andre Dawson Signing!!!

In case you missed it, I met up with my buddy Andre Dawson about 10 days ago.  If you want to re-read that incredible story, you can do so by clicking here.

Well, as I mentioned in that post, Mobil brought ‘The Hawk’ out to meet the fans.  They also had a photographer on site, and he snapped this picture of my favorite baseball player of all-time signing a Sports Illustrated magazine for me.

Here is the pic:

Thank you Stevie!

Oh, by the way, there’s a little cameo of the world-famous ‘psuGator02’ in the picture as well…

Great Times!!!