Daily Archives: April 22, 2012

Unique Card #980 Of My Andre Dawson Player Collection – 1985 Topps Tiffany!!!

Unique Card #980 Of My Andre Dawson Player Collection – 1985 Topps Tiffany!!!

Friends, we are getting close.  Very Close.  I can almost smell and taste #1,000!!!

But, before we get there, I still have to show off a few more additions to my Andre Dawson player collection.

My latest pick-up comes from the 1985 Topps Tiffany set.

A little shinier, and with a back that is a lot brighter, the ’85 Tiffany card is simply a re-print of the 1985 Topps base card – just a little more glossy and vivid.

Have a look:

Mike Schmidt 1992 Kellogg’s Corn Flake All-Stars

Mike Schmidt 1992 Kellogg’s Corn Flake All-Stars

I’m not certain that this baseball card can be labeled as ‘vintage’, as it is just twenty years old.

But, it does take me back to all of those great Kellogg’s baseball cards of the 1970s and 1980s. 

And to be honest, there is not much difference between these sets that spanned three decades…  All of the Kellogg’s cards offered us extra cards of our favorite players, and those 3-D holograms hold a special place in the heart of most ‘oddball’ collectors.

Here is the card of Schmidt from the 1992 set:

Fergie Jenkins 2005 Upper Deck MVP – ‘Batter Up’

Fergie Jenkins 2005 Upper Deck MVP – ‘Batter Up’

There’s my buddy – the only Canadian-born member of the Baseball Hall of Fame!!

And this card looks fantastic!!

Issued by Upper Deck in 2005 as part of their ‘Batter Up’ set, the card features a great vintage shot of Fergie from his second stint with the Chicago Cubs.

I really like the color choice for their border design.  And all of the little filigree elements that they tossed in to fill the empty spaces are not a distraction – they actually give this card a nice vintage flare.

A great addition to my Fergie Jenkins player collection.

BATTER UP!!!

Gary Carter 2004 Fleer Greats

Gary Carter 2004 Fleer Greats

There’s the ‘Kid’ chugging to first base after what appears to be another hit!

The 2004 Fleer Greats set has brought us some fantastic looking baseball cards. 

And while this one of Hall of Famer Gary Carter brings us back to his playing time in Montreal when he wore those great Expos Powder-Blue uniforms, I do wish that the picture gave us just a but more of the action.

Have a peek:

It’s a great photo – I just wish it was not so zoomed in…

Enjoy.

Lee Smith 1987 Fleer

Lee Smith 1987 Fleer

Look at how close the Cubs logo of the Fleer baseball card and Lee Smith’s jersey come to lining up.

Almost perfect!

Speaking of ‘almost perfect’, Smith was pretty outstanding during the 1987 baseball season.

His numbers include:  62 appearances, 4-10 record, 36 saves, 96 strikeouts in 83 innings of work, and a 3.12 ERA.