Daily Archives: December 21, 2011

UP FOR GRABS – Bob Feller 2001 Topps Archives!!!

UP FOR GRABS – Bob Feller 2001 Topps Archives!!!

I thought that this baseball card would make a nice holiday treat for the readers of this blog.

And since the response to my last giveaway of a Carl Yastrzemski card went so well, I thought I would try it again.

This time, up for grabs is a 2001 Topps Archives baseball card featuring Hall of Famer, and baseball legend, Mr. Bob Feller!!

Here is the card:

I resisted giving this one up, as I would love to have it in my collection.  But a good home is better than no home so I am willing to part with it and pass it on to another collector that I know will cherish it.

To be eligible for the card, simply leave me a comment saying that you want it, and I will put your name into the hat.  I’ll keep this post ‘sticky’ through Friday, and will announce the winner of the card Saturday morning.  To make my selection, I will use one of the many web-based randomizer tools found on the web.

Get going – if you want in, let me hear it!!!

Andre Dawson 1989 Bowman – Tiffany!

Andre Dawson 1989 Bowman – Tiffany!

Another gorgeous Tiffany baseball card for my Andre Dawson collection.

This one comes from the 1989 Bowman set – the return of a legend!!!

Just as shiny and nice as all of the other Tiffany cards I have scooped up, I am starting to wonder how these stack up against the Score and Fleer counterparts…


Eddie Murray 2011 Topps Lineage

Eddie Murray 2011 Topps Lineage

Man, I am digging this set.  Topps Lineage is exactly why I still keep an eye on the new releases – Thank You Topps!!!

I recently scooped up this card of Hall of Famer, Eddie Murray.  And she is a beauty.

Have a look:

Brimming with team-themed colors, this card screams Baltimore Orioles – which happens to be my favorite Murray-era.   And the uniform Murray is sporting in this photo is exactly the era that I prefer – the 1980s!!!

Oh, and don’t forget that cure little logo in the lower-right hand corner of the card – my favorite bird!!!

A Trio Of Dwight Gooden 1985 Donruss Highlights Baseball Cards!!!

A Trio Of Dwight Gooden 1985 Donruss Highlights Baseball Cards!!!

What kind of splash did Doc Gooden make in 1985?

The answer is very easy – Enough of a splash to garner 3 cards in the 1985 Donruss ‘Highlights’ set!!!

Here are the cards:

From left to right, these cards commemorate the following:

  • Mets rookie record for wins in debut campaign with 17
  • Pitcher of the Month award in September, 1985
  • Most strikeouts by a rookie in debut season with 276

What an unreal season!!!  Congratulations Doc!

Did You Know…

The oldest pitcher to record a save in the World Series is Dick Hall.  At age 41, Hall’s and his Baltimore Orioles teammates won Game 2 of the 1971 World Series, making him the oldest pitcher to collect a save during the Fall Classic.