Daily Archives: November 3, 2011

Willie McCovey 2004 SP Legendary Cuts ‘Significant Swatches’ Game-Used Jersey Card

Willie McCovey 2004 SP Legendary Cuts ‘Significant Swatches’ Game-Used Jersey Card

I have a small stack of Willie McCovey relic cards in my collection.  I am a fan of his, and consider him to be one of the more underrated superstars from his era.

As for the relic cards of him that I own, none of them feature a Grey wool swatch and none of them cost me just $0.99.

Until now!!!

Check out this beauty that I paid less than a buck for:

I am so excited to have this card in my collection.  Equally, I am just as excited to see it featuring a truly vintage piece of jersey!!!

SWEET!!!!

Andre Dawson 2011 Topps Update – 60 Years Of Topps!!!

Andre Dawson 2011 Topps Update – 60 Years Of Topps!!!

This card comes from the Update set of the 2011 Topps set.

As part of the ’60 Years Of Topps’ set, this card features Andre Dawson as a member of the Chicago Cubs, while the card from Series 1 featured him in a Montreal Expos uniform.

Both cards look great. but if I had to choose my favorite of the duo, it would be this one from the Update set.

What can I say, I am a sucker for Dawson in a Cubs uniform.  He an I both lived in Chicago at the same time…

Bo Jackson 1991 Topps Stadium Club

Bo Jackson 1991 Topps Stadium Club

Bo Jackson was not the most gifted defensive outfielder in the sport.  But what Bo did have was insane speed.  And that speed allowed him to quickly correct mistakes in the field giving him chance to make plays that most others could not.

While known more for what he did at the plate and on the base paths, Bo did make some remarkable plays in the outfield – and most of them were due to his amazing athletic ability.

The 1991 Topps Stadium Club captures that pretty well…

Have a peek:

UP FOR GRABS – Carlton Fisk 2001 Topps Archives

UP FOR GRABS – Carlton Fisk 2001 Topps Archives

By now you all know that the Topps Archives sets issued in the early 2000’s are a ’30-YOC’ favorite.  I love the theme, I love the vintage looks, and I love that Topps took the time to honor the players that paved the way for today’s stars.

I have a lot of cards from these sets, and most remain prizes in my collection.

Sadly though, this one of Carlton Fisk is pretty dreary.  Sure, I like the 1972 Topps design – what vintage collector doesn’t.  But, I cannot stomach this photo.  At all.

Have a look:

So, if you want this card in your collection, simply say so.  The first person that asks nicely gets it.

Enjoy.

Happy Birthday Dwight Evans!!!

Happy Birthday Dwight Evans!!!

Dwight Evans turns 60 years old today.

Evans wore the Boston Red Sox uniform for 20 years!  And in that time, he became known as one of the sport’s greatest defensive outfielders of all-time.  The winner of 8 Gold Glove awards, ‘Dewey’ was a fan favorite due to his desire to stop the other team from collecting hits and runs.  A 3-time All-star, Evans was also known for his power at the plate.  During his career he crushed 385 home runs – good for 4th place in Red Sox history.

Happy Birthday Mr. Evans!!!

30-Year Old Cardboard’s ‘Pick The Award Winners Contest’ – The Players And Their Picks

30-Year Old Cardboard’s ‘Pick The Award Winners Contest’ – The Players And Their Picks

I cannot wait for this one to get going.  The 2011 major league baseball award winners will start getting announced right around November 14th and based on who you all have selected as your winners, this contest is wide open for everyone to win!!

Good luck to you all.  Here is a list of the player and their picks:

Player NL ROY AL ROY NY CY AL CY NL MVP NL MVP 2ND AL MVP AL MVP 2ND
Jacob Kimbrel Hellickson Halladay Verlander Braun Kemp Elsbury Bautista
Lost Coll. Kimbrel Walden Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Verlander Bautista
Jordan Kimbrel Pineda Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Verlander Granderson
Zach Kimbrel Hellickson Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Granderson Verlander
Matt D Freeman Hellickson Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Verlander Cabrera
Night Owl Kimbrel Pineda Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Granderson Ellsbury
Q Kimbrel Hellickson Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Elsbury Verlander
Charley Kimbrel Walden Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Granderson Ellsbury
John B Kimbrel Hosmer Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Verlander Ellsbury
Josh Kimbrel Hellickson Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Verlander Ellsbury
Jason Kimbrel Nova Kershaw Verlander Fielder Kemp Granderson Verlander
Tommy D Kimbrel Trumbo Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Elsbury Verlander
Chunter Kimbrel Hellickson Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Verlander Bautista
Caelleai Kimbrel Trumbo Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Cabrera Bautista
**30-YOC Kimbrel Hosmer Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Verlander Granderson

And just as a reminder, you could win this 1983 Donruss Tony Gwynn rookie card if you have the most correct selections.