Daily Archives: August 3, 2011

Andre Dawson 2010 Panini Century Collection ‘Postcards’ Game-Used Jersey Card

Andre Dawson 2010 Panini Century Collection ‘Postcards’ Game-Used Jersey Card

Jeez, just weeks after I pick up my first Andre Dawson relic card from the 2010 Panini set and swear of grabbing any more, I go and break my self-imposed rules…

What is a player collector to do?  Just let the card drift by and not get bid on??

Hell No.  Especially when it can add another line to your Excel checklist of cards in your collection.

So, I see this card as more of a milestone than a great relic-card being added to my collection.

Here is the card:

And here is the Panini card that I showed off a few weeks back.  Of the two, I think that I like the ‘Green’ one better….  How about you??

Brooks Robinson 2011 Topps Kimball Champions ‘Mini’

Brooks Robinson 2011 Topps Kimball Champions ‘Mini’

Uh oh, I think I have a new favorite card of Brooks Robinson.

Before I start yapping too much about it, let me show it off first:

Sweet, huh?  Yeah, I think so too.

And while I have not picked up too many card from this set (yet), I do find all of the ones that I have added to my collection (Dawson and Stanton) to look great!

The one of Brooks is super!!  From the great picture of him playing defense to the nice portrait shot to the Champion Base Ball Fielder’ – I like it all!!

And I am thrilled to add this ‘mini’ to my collection!!!  YES!!!

Fergie Jenkins 1991 Upper Deck “Heroes Of Baseball”

Fergie Jenkins 1991 Upper Deck “Heroes Of Baseball”

Before Upper Deck started issuing their ‘Heroes’ big set in 2005, they had a few released under the same name.

Way back in 1991 – wow, 20 years ago – they issued a few cards honoring the Hall of Fame class of 1991.  And lucky for this collector, one of his favorite players of all-time is among that esteemed group.

Here is the card of Fergie from that set.

Nice, huh?  Only one thing could make this card any better…

A bright, blue Sharpie autograph!!!

One can dream…

 

Mark Teixiera Sets Major League History With Switch-Hit Home Runs

CHICAGO — Mark Teixeira homered from each side of the plate for a Major League-record 12th time in his career during the Yankees’ rain-shortened 6-0 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

Teixeira knocked a two-run homer off John Danks at U.S. Cellular Field from the right side in the third inning, then hit a solo shot from the left side off Jason Frasor in the seventh.

Growing up in Baltimore, Teixeira idolized switch-hitting Hall of Famer Eddie Murray. On this night, he passed Murray and former Yankee Chili Davis, each of whom had 11 such games.

“There’s a lot of failure in this game, there’s no doubt,” Teixeira said. “When you can put your name in the record books to something like this — being a switch-hitter is very tough, and this was a nice night for me.”

Now with a team-leading 31 homers, Teixeira has notched eight straight 30-plus-homer seasons, including his first three as a member of the Yankees.

Teixeira, who’s one behind Jose Bautista for the Major League lead in homers, is the fourth player in franchise history to go deep at least 30 times in each of his first three seasons with the Yanks. The others are Babe Ruth, Roger Maris and Alex Rodriguez.

With a 3-for-4 night, the Yankees’ first baseman has 10 hits in his last four games.

“To think that he holds the record already and he’s still fairly a young man, you’re talking about some great hitters when you talk about Eddie Murray and Hall of Famers,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “Tex is on a great streak right now, and we need him.”

1990 Fleer Superstar Special Starring Bo Jackson & Kirby Puckett

1990 Fleer Superstar Special Starring Bo Jackson & Kirby Puckett

Well, I already landed this card for mu Kirby Puckett collection a few months ago, so while on a little shopping spree with www.sportlots.com, I added another one to my cart to complete the Bo Jackson side of the equation.

Great idea for a card.  Horrible photograph…