Daily Archives: August 17, 2011

Andre Dawson 2003 Donruss Signature Series Certified Autograph With Inscription!!!

Andre Dawson 2003 Donruss Signature Series Certified Autograph With Inscription!!!

Such a sweet looking card with so many fantastic design elements.

From the team-themed colors to the great action photo to the incredible signature – I LOVE IT ALL!!!

And the fact that it is serial numbered as 118/150, just makes it all just a little bit better…

Take a look:

Nice, huh?  Yeah, I am really liking this one.

This makes certified autograph number 28 for my Andre Dawson collection.  Look out #30, here I come!!!

Bo Jackson 1989 Upper Deck

Bo Jackson 1989 Upper Deck

Not too impressive from Upper Deck’s debut set if you ask me…  And they were impressing everyone back in 1989!!

So, instead of harking about how little this card does for me, I thought we would take a look at all of the ways that Bo got to first base in 1989.

Here we go:

  1. 79 singles
  2. 39 walks
  3. 3 hit by pitch

Happy Anniversary Willie Mays!!!

Happy Anniversary Willie Mays!!!

On this day in 1973, Willie Mays hit the final home run of his career – #660!!

At Shea Stadium, in front of a crowd of more than 36,000 fans, the New York Mets hosted the Cincinnati Reds.  And in the bottom of the 4th inning, Willie Mays connected for the final home run of his amazing Hall of Fame career.  It was a solo shot off of Reds’ pitcher Don Gullett.  The Mets went on to lose the game 2-1.

Willie Mays had an amazing baseball career.  As one of the game’s most well-rounded players of all-time, smashing home run #660 was just another in the very long list of amazing accomplishments by the ‘Say Hey Kid’!!!

Happy Birthday Jorge Posada!!!

Happy Birthday Jorge Posada!!!

Jorge Posada turns ‘The Big 4-0’ today.

I have always had a lot of respect for catchers.  I feel that their role is the most critical one on the team due to their handling of the entire pitching staff.  A good, strong catcher is able to communicate well, be a team leader, and must be trusted by each and every member of the pitching staff.  Jorge Posada is the perfect example of this.

Posada has led the New York Yankees to 5 championship titles during his reign as their #1 catcher.  What is most impressive about this run of excellence is that the Yankees change players, and specifically pitchers, quite often.  Posada has the skills as a leader to be able to handle new pitchers added to the team while still keeping them as competitive and dominant as they need to be without skipping a beat.

Happy Birthday Mr. Posada!!!

Happy Birthday John ‘Boog’ Powell!!!

Happy Birthday John ‘Boog’ Powell!!!

‘Boog’ Powell turns 70 years old today.

The man who was beloved by the Baltimore Orioles and all of its fans is one of the most popular Orioles of all-time!!!

A 17-year bis league veteran, Powell spent 14 of his seasons with the Orioles.  He was a dynamic offensive threat that specialized in extra-base hits and driving in runs.  Over the course of his big league career, Powell collected 1,776 total hits with 620 of them (52%) going for extra bases.

Powell was a 4-time All-star player.  He won the American League’s MVP award in 1970 and also has a 2nd and 3rd place finish under his belt.

Powell competed in 4 World Series match-ups, winning three championships!!

Happy Birthday ‘Boog’!!!