Daily Archives: July 22, 2011

A John Elway Baseball Card?? Yes, A John Elway Baseball Card!!!

A John Elway Baseball Card??  Yes, A John Elway Baseball Card!!!

John Elway was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1981 amateur draft.  A talented athlete, Elway was known for his speed on the bases as well as solid contact hitting.  He was the New York Yankees #1 prospect until the NFL and Denver Broncos came calling.

And as they say, the rest was history.  And while I would never second-guess the decision Elway made to quit baseball and play professional football, I am intrigued by the idea of would he had been as famous and celebrated of an athlete had he remained a baseball player.

Ultimately, his decision worked out well, Very Well!!!

This card comes from the 2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites set, and it becomes an instant classic for my collection.

Thanks.

 

 

Andre Dawson 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings – BLUE – #d to 100

Andre Dawson 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings – BLUE – #d to 100

This is the 16th version of the 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings Andre Dawson baseball card that I have added to my collection.

16?

Yes, 16!!!

I have base cards, colored parallel cards, Black & White cards, relic cards, autographed cards, and now I have the ‘Blue’ version of the base card!!!

Here it is:

Serial numbered as 94/100, card 16 of this collection is a nice one to add to the set.  Of the colored versions of the base card, I have the Silver, Gold, Red, Green, and now Blue!!

How many more are out there??  Who knows, but I would have to guess that there are even some more rare versions floating around out there.  And if so, I will do my best to hunt them down and bring them home!!

Wish me luck!

Greg Maddux 2006 Topps Turkey Red – FAIL!!!

Greg Maddux 2006 Topps Turkey Red – FAIL!!!

I have my share of beautiful cards from the Topps Turkey brand of baseball cards.  From Frank Robinson to Joe Morgan to Brooks Robinson to Ernie Banks to Jim Palmer – this set includes to great looking cards.

Unfortunately, this card of Greg Maddux just doesn’t do anything for me.

In fact, if this card were not of Maddux, my second favorite Cubs’ pitcher of all-time, I probably wouldn’t even keep it in my collection…

Come see why:

Pretty bad, huh?

You can’t win them all.  YUCK!

 

Kirby Puckett 1994 Donruss

Kirby Puckett 1994 Donruss

WHOA!!!  What a picture!!

Donruss gave us a beauty of Puckett in 1994, huh???  Man, oh Man, what a sweet baseball card.

The picture is so crisp and clear, and it captures Kirby perfectly at the tail end of his backswing.  A backswing that produced great baseball for more than a decade!!

When I look at this card, it reminds me of a brand new dollar bill – Crisp and Clean!!!  YES!!!

Did You Know…

Six Hall of Fame pitchers have thrown perfect games – John Ward, Cy Young, Addie Joss, Jim Bunning, Sandy Koufax, Catfish Hunter.

We will soon have to add Randy Johnson to that list – and probably Roy Halladay too!!

‘On The Road With Psugator02′ – Roger Clemens & Craig Biggio – July 20, 2011

‘On The Road With Psugator02′ – Roger Clemens & Craig Biggio – July 20, 2011

North Cobb Christian School
Kennesaw, Ga.
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20

Got a tip that Craig Biggio had been attending some of his son’s Perfect Game events. I looked up the schedule and saw that Roger Clemens had a son on the same team. I spoke to an Atlanta grapher and was told that Clemens did not attend his son’s game earlier this week. Figured it was worth a shot anyway since the venue was only 17 minutes from where I’m staying.

Roger Clemens: 2/2 (SP, ROMLB) in blue ink, 2/2 (Cliff Spohn art from Legends magazine, 8×10) in blue Sharpie, picwith (though I’m unable to post ‘cuz I lost the cord in transit)….I was at first shocked that he didn’t SS even after I asked him. However, it seems that in crowds he’ll panel baseballs. In 1-1 situations — and if you ask — he’ll SS. I stood next to an Atlanta-area grapher who got Clemens to sweet-spot two ROMLBs. The grapher then politely asked Clemens if he would sign a 16×20 that was in his trunk. Clemens said it wasn’t a problem and that he would ink it after the game. Once the game ended Biggio, who had now joined the fray, watched as the grapher gave his item to Clemens. Even though Clemens had agreed to do the 16, Biggio ratted him out. “Hey Roger….That kid you are about to sign for is selling autographs.” Clemens promptly returned the 16 to the grapher, unsigned
Craig Biggio: 1/1 (SS, ROMLB) in blue ink…I had heard some horror stories about him so I only gave him one and was very polite. “Thanks again, Mr. Biggio,” I said to him. “No problem,” he replied.