Finally, My First Certified Autograph Of Jim Palmer!!!
I declared my intent to become a ‘Jim Palmer Super Collector’ in the middle of January. And since that formal announcement, I have added some great Jim Palmer baseball goodies to my collection that honors his fantastic career.
And now, I can finally smile and show off my first Jim Palmer certified autographed baseball card.
Have a look:
Palmer is far from cheap. Certainly not the most expensive, but definitely not the cheapest either…
After bidding on a handful, but not yet ready to take a double-digit plunge, I scored this one.
Not too bad for $9.99.
And that sweet Blue autograph really pops too!!!
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Tagged 1966 world series, 1970 world series, 1983 world series, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, collection, cy young, cy young award, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jim palmer, jim palmer autograph, jim palmer certified autograph, orioles, pitcher, world series
1979 Topps Montreal Expos Team Card Featuring Mr. Andre Dawson!!!!
This is the 4th of five Montreal Expos team cards that was issued by Topps while Andre Dawson suited up for the team.
You can see Andre in the second row of the photo, in the third position from the left. He is proudly wearing #10.
Here is a close-up:
Just one more team card to go!!!
Thanks for reading.
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Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, dawson contract, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, hobby, Marlins, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, silver slugger
Frank Robinson 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings – Hall Of Fame Heroes – RED
In my book, any time that you can bring home a baseball card featuring Frank Robinson it is a good day.
And when that card depicts Robinson as a member of either the Cincinnati Reds or Baltimore Orioles, the day is even better.
So, as you can see, today is a pretty solid day!!!
But, you know what could make it even better???
If this card’s ‘Diamond King’ logo was Orange!!!
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Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, american league, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball history, baseball milestones, Cincinnati Reds, frank robinson, Hall Of Fame, HOF, memorial stadium, most valuable player, MVP, National League, orioles, reds
Jim Abbott 1989 Donruss Baseball’s Best
From what I have been able to see, not too many players made it into the ‘Baseballs Best’ set issued by Donruss in their first big league seasons – and the set was pretty large too.
But, Jim Abbott such a reputation before hitting the majors that he deserved the added attention given to him by the major card companies.
From the Olympic success and the collegiate dominance, Abbott was indeed one of ‘Baseballs Best’!!!!
It’s too bad that the photo cannot be classified that way….
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Tagged authentic, autograph collecting, autographs through the mail, baseball, college baseball, gold medal, gold medalist, jim abbott, michigan wolverines, new york yankees, no hitter, olympics, pitcher, sports autographs, TTM, ttm autographs, ttm success, university of michigan, wolverines, yankee stadium, yankees
My First Time – Ron Santo – June 26, 1960
The Setting – Forbes Field. Pittsburgh, PA.
From Santo – ‘I came up in the second inning and my knees were shaking, really shaking. That first pitch was a curveball, but I get right back in there and rip a single on the next pitch’.
The Boxscore – Cubs 7, Pirates 6. Santo goes 2-for-4 with 3 RBI.
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Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, big league debut, Chicago Cubs, chicago white sox, comiskey park, cooperstown news, Cubbie, Cubs, gold glove, greats of the game, Hall Of Fame, hall of fame news, HOF, major league debut, Ron Santo, ron santo debut, ron santo news, white sox, Wrigley Field
I Would Be Happy To Take Those 2012 Miami Marlins Cards Off Of Your Hands!!!
I have a strong case of ‘Marlins-Fever’ and I am in the mood to collect.
So, if you have any Miami Marlins baseball cards that you want to part with, please let me know. Hopefully we can work something out that benefits us both.
I am looking for any and all Marlins cards from the following releases:
2012 Topps Series 1
2012 Topps Heritage
2012 Topps Opening Day
2012 Topps Tribute
2012 Topps MLB Stickers
2012 Topps Museum
My goal is to build all of these Miami Marlins team sets – so anything that you have that can assist me with this process, I would be very grateful.
Thanks for reading!!!!
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Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball news, batting champion, carlos zambrano, florida marlins, gaby sanchez, hanley ramirez, heath bell, jose reyes, josh johnson, lead-off hitter, logan morrison, mark buehrle, Marlins, marlins franchise, marlins news, miami marlins, miami marlins news, mike stanton, ozzie guillen, showtime, showtime franchise