Daily Archives: January 27, 2012

I Am Proud To Announce That My Bo Jackson Player Collection Is Now Complete!!!

I Am Proud To Announce That My Bo Jackson Player Collection Is Now Complete!!!

That’s right folks, another player collection from the ’30-YOC’ roster is complete and in the books.   Not a bad way to start off the collecting year, huh??

This collection of Bo Jackson really brings back some great memories from my youth.  I spent a good amount of time collecting Bo as a kid, and still have some very vivid memories of watching him at the plate, in the field, and on the base paths.

Bo Jackson was a player unlike any other – he truly helped take excitement about baseball to another level.  And his effect on sports marketing and advertising should be noted as well.

So, here is it.  A full collection of every major brand release of Bo Jackson baseball cards from his time with the Kansas City Royals:

And remember, as I do with all of my newly completed player collections, next week I will unveil my ‘Fab Five’ cards from the set.  The fun begins next Monday.

Thanks for reading!

Reggie Jackson 2009 Topps ‘Legends Of The Game’

Reggie Jackson 2009 Topps ‘Legends Of The Game’

Topps did it right with this baseball card of Reggie Jackson!!!  As part of their ‘Legends of the Game’ series issued in 2009, this set contained all of the great stars, so naturally Reggie was a solid choice for them.

And I am very excited to see him in his Angels uniform too.  While he was much more successful during his tenure in Oakland and New York, his career with the Angels should not be forgotten, and I happy that Topps awarded us with a card to honor that time of Reggie’s career.

Here is the card:

 

Now all we need is some more card featuring Reggie in his Orioles uniform.  The time spent in Baltimore was brief – but still worthy of some cardboard in this collector’s opinion.

Kirby Puckett 1992 Topps ‘Award Winners’ – GOLD!!

Kirby Puckett 1992 Topps ‘Award Winners’ – GOLD!!

It’s quite simple really, in 1992 Kirby Puckett had three cards in the Topps set: base, ‘Award Winners’, and Gold.

And as a player collector with a slight pattern of obsessive compulsive disorder when it comes to collecting, I figured that I should have all three versions in my collection that honors Puckett.

Well, now that goal is complete.  You see, I already owned the base and Gold versions of the card.   And now I have obtained the ‘Award Winners’ version too.

Have a look:

Did You Know…

At the age of nineteen, Boston Red Sox slugger Tony Conigliaro hit 24 home runs.  This tally of 24 round-trippers stands as the most home runs hit in a season by a teenager in the major leagues.

1982 Headline: Cubs Obtain Phillies’ Sandberg

1982 Headline: Cubs Obtain Phillies’ Sandberg

On this day in 1982, Ryne Sandberg became a Chicago Cub.

The Cubs sent Ivan DeJesus to the Phillies for Sandberg and Larry Bowa.  Prior to the trade, Sandberg played in 21 games for the Phillies and made 6 plate appearances.  For the record he has 1 hit as a Phillie and a batting average of .167.

What the Cubs got over the next 15 major league seasons was brilliance.  Sandberg immediately filled a void at second base and quickly became the star and leader of the team.  With excellent defense, superb base running, and skill at the plate, Sandberg’s talents made #23 a fan favorite very quickly.

During his time in Chicago Ryne Sandberg was a 10-time All-star, 9-time Gold Glove winner, and a 7-time winner of the Silver Slugger trophy.  He also won the National League MVP award in 1984 due to his .314 batting average, 200 hits, 114 runs scored, 19 triples, 19 home runs, 84 RBI, and 32 stolen bases. 

Sandberg was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.  His #23 waves proudly in the air above Wrigley Field!!!

Thank you Philadelphia!!!

 

If You Haven’t Seen The ‘New & Improved Ultimate Dawson’ You Are Missing Out!!!

If You Haven’t Seen The ‘New & Improved Ultimate Dawson’ You Are Missing Out!!!

Alright everyone, I have spent a lot of time with my camera and I think that you are going to enjoy the results of those efforts.

I have added a bunch of new pictures to my ‘Ultimate Dawson’ page, and I am very happy with the results.  Click here to check out the new look.

This collection is always a work in progress, but I will continue to add to it as I acquire new cards, autos, and memorabilia that is worthy of being shown off.

In the meantime, head over to ‘Ultimate Dawson’ to see what a dedicated player collector can do with some intense focus while sticking to a tight budget.

Just as a teaser, here is a picture of my signed baseball card collection of ‘The Hawk’.

Thanks for reading!!