Daily Archives: September 13, 2011

Andre Dawson 1988 Star Company – 10 Card Set!!!

Andre Dawson 1988 Star Company – 10 Card Set!!!

It was just a matter of time before I picked up this set.  And I have to say that I think I got a pretty sweet deal on it too…

I picked up the ‘Pink’ version a few months back, and I have also scored a few of the singles, but now I believe that I have completed the set with this 10-card doozie that features a nicely shaded Green-to-Aqua border.

Enough chit-chat, let’s take a look at the cards!!!!

 

Hot stuff, right??

Yeah, I am very happy with this purchase.  And equally happy to add 10 new cards to my official Andre Dawson checklist!!!   YIPPEE!!!!

 

Kirby Puckett 1988 Topps

Kirby Puckett 1988 Topps

The 1988 Topps baseball card set offered us some fantastic action photography.

And while this card freezes Kirby Puckett right before the action takes place, you can get a sense of what is to come…

He may not look like it (especially when compared to the stature of his peers), but Kirby Puckett was a fierce offensive machine.  He was the heart and soul of the Minnesota Twins franchise for twelve seasons, and a fan-favorite as well!!

We Miss You Puck!!!

Happy Anniversary Paul Molitor!!!

Happy Anniversary Paul Molitor!!!

On this day in 1993, future Hall of Famer Paul Molitor set a major league record by being the oldest player to reach the 100 RBI tally in a single season.

At 37 years of age, Molitor still had it going as he was able to reach the 100-RBI plateau for the first time in his career, and the 16th season of his career.

The 100-RBI mark by a player older than 37 has been eclipsed several times since 1993, including Molitor doing it again in 1996 with 113 RBI at the age of 39.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Molitor!!!

 

Happy Anniversary Frank Robinson!!

Happy Anniversary Frank Robinson!!

On this day in 1971, Frank Robinson connected for the 500th home run of his amazing baseball career!!!

At home and sitting in first place in the American League East division, the Orioles were hosting the Detroit Tigers.  Robinson entered the game with 499 home runs on his resume and was looking to make history in front of the fans at Memorial Stadium.

And he delivered…

He made the faithful Oriole fans wait until the bottom of the 9th inning, but he crushed a 2-run homer for #500.  The shot came off of Tigers pitcher Fred Scherman and the crowd erupted in applause for Robinson even though his team trailed the Tigers by 5 runs and eventually lost the game by a score of 10-5.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Robinson!!!

Former World Series MVP Manny Ramirez Arrested

Former World Series MVP Manny Ramirez Arrested

WESTON, Fla. (AP)—Former World Series MVP Manny Ramirez  was arrested and charged with battery Monday after a domestic dispute at his South Florida home, police said.

Ramirez, 39, and his wife were arguing in their bedroom when he slapped her face, causing her to hit her head on their bed’s headboard, according to a police report. She told the deputy she was afraid the situation would escalate and called police.

Ramirez denied hitting his wife, according to the report, telling a deputy“he grabbed his wife by the shoulders and when he shrugged her, she hit her head.”

It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney. Jail records did not list one for him. A woman who answered the phone at a home listing for Ramirez said it was the wrong number and hung up.

Ramirez’s wife, Juliana, had red swelling on her face and a small bruise on the back of her head, the police report said. She did not want medical treatment.

Happy Anniversary Willie Mays!!!

Happy Anniversary Willie Mays!!!

On this day in 1965, Willie Mays connected for the 500th home run of his baseball career!!!

On the road in Houston to take on the Astros at the Astrodome, Mays and his Giants teammates played in front of a relatively small crowd of just under 20,000.  I wonder how many people had tickets to the game but decided to stay home since the lowly Astros were so far behind(24 games) in the pennant chase…  In today’s world of sports and the Internet, this game would have had a sold-out crowd with the anticipation of seeing history made!!

And for the 19,827 fans in attendance, they were in for a treat…

Leading off the 4th inning for the Giants, Mays blasted the 500th home run of his baseball career.  He joined the 500 HR club with a solo shot to right field.  The homer came off of Don Nottebart and it helped the Giants win the game 5-1 and extend their win streak to 11 consecutive games!!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Mays!!!