Daily Archives: December 4, 2011

GIVEAWAY TIME ‘ Carl Yastrzemski 1979 Kellogg’s 3-D Super Stars Baseball Card!!!!

GIVEAWAY TIME ‘ Carl Yastrzemski 1979 Kellogg’s 3-D Super Stars Baseball Card!!!!

Come one, Come all!!!

Up for grabs is a Carl Yastrzemski 1979 Kellogg’s 3-D Super Stars Baseball Card!!!!

This card could be the perfect addition to your baseball card collection.  Or maybe that to a pal of yours that is either a Red Sox fan, a Carl Yastrzemski fan, or possibly both.  Or maybe you just like vintage ‘oddball’ baseball cards.  Either way, something tells me that his baseball card would look great in your collection!!

To be entered into this giveaway, simply leave me a comment on this post telling me that you want in.  It is that simple.  I will keep the post ‘sticky’ for 48 hours to allow ample time for the great readers of this site time to stake their claim.  After that, the pool will be dumped into some kind of ‘randomizer’ website and a winner will be chosen.

So, hop to it.  Put your name in the hat – the winner could be YOU!!!!

Here is the beauty that is up for grabs!!!!

Jose Canseco 2011 Goodwin Champions by Upper Deck

Jose Canseco 2011 Goodwin Champions by Upper Deck

I have no idea why I got this card.  Maybe I was drawn to Jose’s guns?!?!?

Dennis Eckersley 1984 Fleer

Dennis Eckersley 1984 Fleer

This card, issued by Fleer in 1984 as part of their base set, is Dennis Eckersley’s final card with the Boston Red Sox.

Too bad that they did now do ‘Eck’ better justice with this one…

YUCK!!!

1988 Headline: “Murray Traded To The Los Angeles Dodgers’

1988 Headline: “Murray Traded To The Los Angeles Dodgers’

On this day in 1988, the Baltimore Orioles traded the cornerstone of their franchise, Eddie Murray, to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

A 12-year veteran, with more than 2,000 hits with the club, Murray was moved as part of a youth movement to energize the aging Orioles squad.

In return for Murray, the Dodgers acquired Juan Bell, Brian Holton, and Ken Howell.  In total, these three players suited up for 215 games for the O’s.

I would say that LA got the best of that deal!!!

1984 Headline: A’s Ship Henderson To Yankees

1984 Headline: A’s Ship Henderson To Yankees

Back in the 1980’s you didn’t get same kind of media attention given to the players and teams of today.  Between the new age of provocative journalism and the players themselves providing personal updates via web-based outlets, there is very little that we miss.  But back in the 80’s things were different and that is why this trade bothers me 25+ years later…

Rickey Henderson has been traded by the Oakland Athletics with Bert Bradley and cash to the New York Yankees for Tim Birtsas, Jay Howell, Stan Javier, Eric Plunk, and Jose Rijo.

While the A’s didn’t just get bodies, they really didn’t get much in return for one of the game’s biggest stars either…

By this point of his career Rickey had solidified himself as the game’s top lead-off hitter and base stealer.  He was a scoring machine and his near .400 OBS was a key to many wins for the A’s.

Something tells me that there is more to the story, but we may never know…  But what I do know is that if an All-star gets traded in the prime of his career in 2009 we know each and every detail within hours!!