Joe Morgan 2006 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts – ‘Legendary Materials’
I was able to snag this card on the cheap – and considering that it is limited to just 99 copies, I think I got a steal!!!
Paying just $2.10 for this beautiful Joe Morgan Game-Used jersey card was a no-brainer!!! And it is a fantastic addition to my Joe Morgan baseball card collection.
Have a peek:
While a car d with this much Bronze coloring normally would be too offensive for my liking, this one is actually pretty solid in my opinion. And what all of this extra Bronze does is allow for that sweet, Red swatch under Morgan’s photo to POP!!!
Posted in Game Used/Memorabilia Cards, Joe Morgan Collection
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Andre Dawson 1955 Upper Deck – Collector’s Choice – GOLD
A little old-school here, but hardly vintage. Still, it is nice to grab another card that I was missing for my Andre Dawson collection.
This card is the Gold parallel version of Andre’s Collector’s Choice card from the 1995 issue.
I like the Gold border, it makes for a nice subset to collect.
And that Golden Dawson autograph is devine!!!
Posted in Autographs, Chicago Cubs
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, Marlins, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, silver slugger
Fergie Jenkins 2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia
A little boring (OK, a lot boring) but still another card I can add to my Fergie Jenkins checklist.
And the list is really starting to shape up nicely if I do say so myself…
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Fergie Jenkins Collection
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, cy young, cy young award, donruss, Fergie Jenkins, Fergie Jenkins Collection, fleer, Hall Of Fame, HOF, philadelphia phillies, phillies, pitcher, rangers, rookie, rookie card, texas rangers
Dwight Gooden 1986 Donruss Highlights
Well, ‘Doc’ was featured in the 1985 Donruss Highlights set 3 times. And while his sophomore season in the majors may not have been as surprising as his rookie campaign, he was still unreal in 1986!!
This card commemorates Dwight Gooden’s pitcher of the mother performance in April, 1986. During the month, Gooden went 5-1 in 6 starts. Not a bad head-start to his 17-6 season!
Posted in Dwight Gooden Collection
Tagged 1986 world series, all-star, baseball history, cy young, cy young award, doc gooden, doctor k, DR. K, Dwight Gooden, Mets, New york mets, new york yankees, pitcher, Rookie of the Year, ROY, strikeouts, world series, yankees
Happy Birthday Sandy Koufax!!!
Today, Sandy Koufax turns 77 years old.
Koufax’s name is often mentioned in the same breath when people speak of the greatest pitchers of all-time. Truth be told, during his 12-year career with the Brooklyn and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Koufax did not shine until the last 6 seasons he played. But boy did he shine… From 1961 to 1966, Koufax won 3 Cy Young awards and finished in 2nd place 1 time. He also won an MVP award and finished 2nd twice for that honor. It can be easily argued that Sandy Koufax was elected into baseball’s Hall Of Fame for this short, but incredible 6-year span.
So what do you get a guy that has so many accolades to his credit? Sandy Koufax retired at the age of 31. In today’s game there are players that have yet to hit their prime by 31… I would love to see what Sandy could have done with 5 more seasons. So that is my gift, 5 more healthy seasons as a pitcher for the Dodgers.
Happy Birthday Mr. Koufax!!!
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