Daily Archives: June 24, 2011

Andre Dawson 2011 In The Game (ITG) ‘Heroes and Prospects Memorabilia’

Andre Dawson 2011 In The Game (ITG) ‘Heroes and Prospects Memorabilia’

Man, way back in March I was able to grab the Tim Raines card from this set.  You can see that card here.  At the time the seller also had the Andre Dawson card, but I got outbid on it within the last few seconds of the auction’s end.

This time around, I would have none of that…  Bidding higher than I normally would for a ‘base’ relic card, I scooped this one up for a respectable price.

And I am thrilled to have it.  The card looks fantastic in person – and next to the Raines card, they are a solid, solid team!!!

Check it out:

Joe Morgan 1967 Topps – Vintage Greatness!!!

Joe Morgan 1967 Topps – Vintage Greatness!!!

Oh yeah, Baby!!!  Some great vintage stuff right here.

We’re taking you all the way back to 1967 folks.  Back to when life was simple.  Back to when records were on vinyl and milk cost you a quarter.

And back to when one of my favorite baseball players of all-time was a member of the Houston Astros!!!

The 1967 Topps design is a very basic, but very classic one.  With just the player name and position in the header and the team name in the footer, the main attraction to the card is able to take center-stage.  And what a picture it is!!

Kirby Puckett 1989 Topps All-Star

Kirby Puckett 1989 Topps All-Star

Now this is an All-Star card!!

I always liked the All-Star cards from the 1989 Topps set.  With a great headline that immediately draws your eye, there is no mistaking what this card is all about – and the guys deserve the extra attention!!

As for Kirby Puckett, he was fantastic in ’89.  My favorite stat from that season?  .339.  .339 is what Kirby hit over the course of the year – and for his amazing efforts, he was awarded with hist first and only batting title!!

Way to go KP!!!

My First Time – Trevor Hoffman – April 6, 1993

My First Time – Trevor Hoffman – April 6, 1993

The Setting – Joe Robbie Stadium.  Miami, Florida.

From Hoffman – ‘I made the team out of Spring Training, but I didn’t get into a game until Game 3.  I was the last guy out of the bullpen to see action.  My mom, my dad, my brothers were all there – and of all teams to open up with, it was my hometown Dodgers’.

The box score – Dodgers 4, Marlins 2.  Hoffman faced just one batter with two outs and the bases loaded.  He struck out Eric Davis.


1979 Headline – ‘Rickey Henderson Debuts For The A’s’

1979 Headline – ‘Rickey Henderson Debuts For The A’s’

It all started on this day 32 years ago…

Rickey Henderson’s debut with the Oakland A’s on June 24, 1979 is when it all began.  In the game, Henderson’s A’s team took on the Texas Rangers in Oakland, CA.  The A’s lost the game 5-1, but Rickey gave us a glimpse of what was to come..

In the game Henderson batted lead-off and went 2-for-4 with a single and a double.  He also picked up the first stolen base of his career, which as we all know was just the start of his amazing run as the game’s greatest lead-off hitter!!

Happy Anniversary Rickey!!! 

LAST CALL: If You Want To Send Gary Carter A ‘Best Wishes’ Card, Now Is The Time To Act!!!

LAST CALL:  If You Want To Send Gary Carter A ‘Best Wishes’ Card, Now Is The Time To Act!!!

OK everyone, I have set a deadline for when I am going to pack up the cards I have received to be routed to Mr. Carter.

You have until July 7th to get me your cards.   I will pack them up that evening and put them in the mail on Friday morning, the 8th.

So, that leaves you with roughly ten more days to get this going.  And I am really hoping that a few more cards making it into the postal stream so I can increase the size of the package I am sending.

If you want more details or need my address so you can mail your card to me, email me at bapple2286@hotmail.com for all of the info.

Thanks again to all of those that have participated in this.  And for those of you that want to, get it in gear and make it happen!!!

Did You See What New Marlins’ Manager Jack McKeon Said About ’30-Year Old Cardboard’???

Did You See What New Marlins’ Manager Jack McKeon Said About ’30-Year Old Cardboard’???