TTM Success: Former Florida Marlins Manager Jack McKeon!!!
You may recall that a few weeks ago I sent two baseballs out in hopes of obtaining some Florida Marlins inspired autographs.
Well, ball number one has been returned home. And she is a beauty!!!
Have a look:
Signed perfectly by the former manager of the team, Jack McKeon gave me a sweet signature and a perfect complimentary inscription too!!!
McKeon took over the reigns of the team in 2003 when the Marlins were 16-22. He led them to a 75-49 record once taking over the Marlins, and a Wild Card birth into the playoffs.
And as they say, the rest was history – a few lucky breaks, and some clutch performers.
And the Florida Marlins were the 2003 World Series champions!!!
This is a great autograph for my collection. Now I just need to find Jim Leyland!!!
Thank you Mr. McKeon.
Posted in Autographs, Florida/Miami Marlins
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Andre Dawson 1991 Major League All-Stars Playing Cards – Jack of Clubs
I already have a few of these playing cards that feature major leaguers, but this one is a new one for the Dawson collection.
Issued in 1991, Dawson was the ‘Jack Of Clubs’.
And I am one step closer to 1,000!!!! Stay tuned.
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Chicago Cubs
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, dawson contract, Expos, fenway park, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, hobby, Marlins, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, silver slugger
1975 Topps MVP Commemorative – 1964 MVP’s – Brooks Robinson & Ken Boyer
In 1975, as part of their 25th Anniversary, Topps issued these fantastic MVP commemorative baseball cards – paying honor to the MVP players from each league from their first 25 years in the hobby.
This card pays tribute to the 1964 baseball season, and since I am a Brooks Robinson collector, this one will land in my collection that honors his fantastic careers.
Brooks’ numbers in 1964 were superb. Check them out – .317 batting average, 194 hits, 35 doubles, 28 home runs, 82 runs scored, and 118 RBI. Brooks was once again an All-Star in 1964, and he captured another Gold Glove Award as well.
A great card for my PC – one that pays tribute to Brooks’ most productive season in the big leagues!!!
Posted in Brooks Robinson Collection
Tagged all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, brooks robinson, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, orioles, third base
Frank Robinson 2012 Topps Series 1 ‘Gold Standard’
I have seen that most of the reviews of Topps’ 2012 inserts are mixed – some love them, some hate them.
And while I have yet to state my stance, mainly because I am not actively collecting them, I have to say that I really like what I have seen from the ‘Gold Standard’ set.
I picked up this card of Hall of Famer Frank Robinson from the ‘Gold Standard’ set – and it looks GREAT!!!
Frank has always been one of my favorite retro players to collect, and I am happy to see him featured in his Orioles uniform on this card.
This card pays honor to Mr. Robinson joining the ‘500 Home Runs Club’ – an event that occurred on 9/13/1971.
Great work Topps – Keep it up!!!
Posted in Frank Robinson Collection
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
1968 Topps Game – Jim Wynn
I’m really not too sure how Jim Wynn landed in this 33-card set issued back in 1968. Some of the other players were a little questionable as well, but it seems like each of them had a very solid 1967 campaign.
But, Wynn’s 1967 baseball season was far from spectacular. Sure, he made the All-Star team, but his numbers do not indicate excellence…
The numbers – 148 hits, 29 doubles, 37 home runs, 107 RBI, 109 runs scored, and 16 stolen bases.
On second thought, that is a pretty solid season – maybe I let the .249 batting average and 137 strikeouts (league leader) cloud my judgement…
Here is Wynn’s card:
Progress – 19/33