Daily Archives: January 28, 2012

Andre Dawson 2005 Upper Deck ‘Signature Decades’ Certified Autograph – SWEET!!!

Andre Dawson 2005 Upper Deck ‘Signature Decades’ Certified Autograph – SWEET!!!

One of the major collecting goals that I have laid out for myself in 2012 is to get to 1,000 unique Andre Dawson baseball cards.  I have more than 60 holes to fill to reach that point, so I have some work to do.

And in order to get to that 1,000-mark, I would really like to add a few more certified autographs to my collection.

The latest score is a beauty!!  Coming from the 2005 Upper Deck brand, this card comes from their ‘Signature Decades’ set and pays homage to the stars of the 1980s.  I am thrilled that Andre was chosen as a player to represent that decade by Upper Deck.

And I am even more thrilled to be able to call this card mine.

Here it is:

Awesome, huh??  Another perfectly signed baseball card by ‘The Hawk’!!

The colors of this card are spectacular.  Andre’s autograph really pops too against that White background.  And I am really digging the horizontal look too!!!


Jim Palmer 1983 Topps Sticker

Jim Palmer 1983 Topps Sticker

Kind of a fun little oddball sticker here….

Stickers were all the rage in the 1980s – from Garbage Pail Kids to Scratch & Sniff.  I had my share, but being a big baseball fan, my favorites were the Fleer team logo stickers.  Those sweet stickers adorned every single one of my notebooks during my time in elementary and middle school!!

And I had a bunch of these too – just cannot recall if I had the Palmer back then.

But I do now!!!  Have a look:

Gaylord Perry 2010 Topps Tribute

Gaylord Perry 2010 Topps Tribute

Gaylord Perry pitched for 22 major league seasons, with ten of them being played in San Francisco.

During his time in San Fran, Perry established himself as one of the National League’s solid starting pitchers.  In ten years, he amassed a 134-109 record while making 283 starts.  And once he became a full-time starter with the club, he pitched more than 200 innings in each campaign, including leading the league in 1969 with 325.1 innings and in 1970 with 328.2 innings pitched.

During that ten year span with the Giants, Perry was named an All-Star twice, while also being  a runner-up for the Cy Young Award in 1970.

Dennis Eckersley 1984 Fleer Update

Dennis Eckersley 1984 Fleer Update

The 1984 Fleer baseball card design may very well be the most boring of all issues during the 1980s.  With just two horizontal stripes of Royal Blue  running at both the top and bottom of the card, there was very little time or thought put into this one.

But, every once in a while, a simple graphic design works.  And if you happened to be a Chicago Cubs player during the 1984 baseball season, then you had the best looking cards in the ’84 Fleer set.

Proof of that is in this card of newly acquired Cubs’ pitcher, Dennis Eckersley.

Take a peek:

Ah, perfection!!

A Special Package Is Being Mailed To Andre Dawson This Morning!!!

A Special Package Is Being Mailed To Andre Dawson This Morning!!!

I am expanding a bit with my Andre Dawson autograph collection this year.  I have a few new tricks up my sleeve, and I am ready to get down to it!!!

This is the first of what I hope will be many shipments that I send Andre’s way this year.  And when returned, I am hoping that I have some great stuff to show off to the ’30-YOC’ faithful.

Here is the package:

A flat bubble mailer, there are no hints this time around.  Just wait with me and as soon as the items inside are returned to me, they will be shared with you.

I promise.

Wish me luck!