Daily Archives: October 16, 2011

Private Signing With The Fergie Jenkins Foundation – HUGE LIST OF FORMER PLAYERS ATTENDING!!!

Private Signing With The Fergie Jenkins Foundation – HUGE LIST OF FORMER PLAYERS ATTENDING!!!

Normally I reserve SUnday nights for a ’30-YOC Top Ten List’.  If you’re a frequent follower of my little blog, you know that.

But tonight, I have a special treat for you – The Fergie Jenkins Foundation is hold a golf tournament in mid-November that is hosting several former MLB All-Stars!!!

And you have a chance to add some great autographs to you collections!!!

Here are the details:

Fergie Jenkins
Foundation, Inc. November Event Mail Order


Please Mail Items & Payment (Checks
payable to the The Fergie Jenkins Foundation) to:

Fergie Jenkins Foundation

PO Box 664

Lewiston, NY 14092

*Please include SASE for return shipping


And here are the players that are attending:

Ferguson Jenkins
Cubs, Hall of Fame 1991
1971 NL Cy
Cards – $20
– $25
– $50
Kelly Gruber
Toronto Blue
1992 WS
Champ, 1990 AS, GG, SS
Cards – $10
Balls/Flats –
– $40
Dave Kingman
Cubs, Giants
442 HR’s, 3X
Cards – $10
Balls/Flats –
– $40
Lee Smith
Cubs &
7x All-Star,
478 Saves, 4X Rolaids Relief Winner
Cards – $10
– $20
– $40
Bill Buckner
Cubs & Red Sox
2,715 Hits, 80’ Batting Champ
Cards – $10
Balls/Flats – $20
Jerseys/Bats – $40
86’ World
Series Items – $30
Jesse Barfield
Toronto Blue Jays, NY Yankees
1986 MLB HR Champ, AL GG, AL
Cards – $10
Balls/Flats – $20
Bats/Jerseys – $40
Oakland A’s
72, 73, 74 WS Champ, 6X
Cards – $10
Balls/Flats – $20
Bats/Jerseys – $40
Willie Wilson
Kansas City Royals
85’ WS Champ, 80’ GG & SS
Cards – $10
Balls/Flats – $20
Bats/Jerseys – $40
Duane Ward
Toronto Blue Jays
92’ & 93 Champ, 93’ AS
Cards – $10
Balls/Flats – $20
Bats/Jerseys – $40
Meadowlark Lemon
Hall of Fame 2003
Cards – $20
(all sizes) – $40
– $75

Greg Maddux 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings

Greg Maddux 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings

I have a very healthy stack of Andre Dawson baseball cards from this set.  And a growing lot of cards of Fergie Jenkins from the same set.

So, I figured that it was time to add the Greg Maddux card to my collection!!!

The card looks pretty good, but there is one thing in the portrait that keeps drawing my eye.  Care to guess??

Have a look at the card:

Ok, now guess.

Did you get it?

Have a look at Maddux’s hat.

Ok, now focus on the brim.

Ok, right below the brim do you see that little patch of hair??  Weird, right?  Couldn’t the artist just omit that??


Reggie Jackson 1987 Donruss ‘Opening Day’

Reggie Jackson 1987 Donruss ‘Opening Day’

In his final major league season, Reggie Jackson joined the team he started his career with – The Oakland A’s.

And on Opening Day of the 1987, Reggie started for the team as their DH.

His statline – 0-for-3, with a walk and a strikeout.

Dennis Eckersley 1987 Topps Traded

Dennis Eckersley 1987 Topps Traded

Here is Eckersley’s first card as a member of the Oakland A’s.  And while he was a star on the diamond prior to joining his 4th team, it was his time with the A’s that brought Dennis Eckersley his greatest success on the field.

In 9 years with Oakland, Eck amassed 320 saves and a 41-31 record.  He was a 4-time All-Star, Cy Young Award winner, MVP winner, and he competed in 3 World Series match-ups with the team.

Smile Dennis!!!

Happy Anniversary Eddie Murray!!!

Happy Anniversary Eddie Murray!!!

On this day in 1983, Eddie Murray sealed the Baltimore Orioles World Series championship dream with a very impressive outing.

In Game 5 of the match-up, Murray and his Orioles entered the game with a 3-1 lead over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Murray proceeded to go 3-for-4 on the night while scoring 2 runs, driving in 3, and crushing 2 monster home runs.  It was his offense that was the difference, as the O’s blanked the Phillies 5-0 en route to their World Series title.

A classic performance by one of the game’s greatest hitters!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Murray!!!