Andre Dawson 2005 Donruss Leather & Lumber Certified Autograph!!!
Another certified autograph for this collection, and this one is a doozie…
Coming from the 2005 Donruss ‘Leather & Lumber’ set, the autograph appears to be applied to some kind of feaux-leather. It could be paper made to look like real leather, but I don’t believe that is correct – I think it is actually synthetic leather.
Still, very cool in my opinion.
The card is serial numbered as 98/128, and I am really liking the minimal design. For me, the autograph and picture of Dawson wearing his old Expos uniform is enough to make me smile!!
Have a look:
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Johnny Bench 2001 Upper Deck Decades – Award Winners – 1972 NL MVP
Out of sheer respect for Mr. Bench, I will not call this card a ‘FAIL’.
It is not his fault that his likeness was captured to awkwardly. I don’t really know what it is – the odd angle, the strange stance, but something just feels odd about this card…
The trophy looks great though, huh??
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Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, 1981 topps, 1981 Topps Record Breakers, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, collection, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Johnny Bench, most valuable player, MVP, record breakers, reds, topps, world series
A Trio Of George Foster Baseball Cards From 1984 – Topps, Fleer, & Donruss
The 1984 baseball season was a solid one for George Foster. And even though he was no longer posting 50-home run seasons, he was still contributing to a New York Mets squad that was infused with both young and veteran talent.
Foster mashed 22 doubles and 24 home runs in 1984 while appearing in 146 games. He would score 67 runs for the team while also driving in 86.
Here is the trio of major-branded cards issued in 1984 that featured Mr. Foster:
I like them all – and that is why I wanted to show them all of to you at the same time!! George Foster was such a throwback to the 1970s that I bet if you showed either of these three baseball cards to a person that was not familiar with them, they would guess that these were issued during the 70s, not the 80s.
LOVE THEM ALL!!!
Posted in George Foster Collection
Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, george foster, giants, Mets, most valuable player, MVP, New york mets, reds, san francisco giants, world series
Don Larsen 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites
This baseball card pays tribute to Don Larsen and his 1960 baseball season. It also pays homage to the great 1960 Topps baseball card design – certainly one of my favorites from the decade of the 1960’s.
As for Larsen, 1960 was a rough one. He is pictured in his Yankees uniform for this card, but he was actually a member of the Kansas City A’s in 1960. During that first season with his new team, Larsen posted a 1-10 record, yes, 1-10. He made 22 appearances during that campaign, and only worked in 83 innings.
The 1960 season started the downturn of Larsen’s major league career. In the six seasons that followed, Larsen would pitch for six different clubs.
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Tagged baseball, baseball cards, brooklyn dodgers, don larsen, new york yankees, no hitter, perfect game, world series, world series hero, world series history, yankee stadium, yankees
Happy Birthday Tom Glavine!!
Tom Glavine turns 46 years old today.
For me, there is only one question left for Tom Glavine. And that question is – What Hall of Fame class will he be part of?
Looking back at the players that have retired in the last few years, Glavine is one of the most highly decorated and respected of the group. He seems very likely to be a 1st ballot entrant into the Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible.
Already the owner of 305 victories, 2 Cy Young Awards, 10 All-star team selections, 4 Silver Slugger Awards, and a World Series championship, Glavine had done everything needed to solidify himself as one of his era’s greatest pitching talents.
Happy Birthday Mr. Glavine!!
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Tagged 1995 world series, all-star, atlanta braves, baseball, baseball cards, braves, cy young, cy young award, Mets, New york mets, tom glavine, world series, world series MVP