Daily Archives: August 4, 2012

Andre Dawson 1984 Topps Tiffany

Andre Dawson 1984 Topps Tiffany

I’ve got 1984 on the brain so I thought I would take a minute to show off another card from that set that I have added to my collection.

The card features Andre Dawson, and it is actually from the ‘Topps Tiffany’ brand.

A little more high-end.  A little more gloss to the finish.

And another great addition to my Andre Dawson collection!!

Nolan Ryan 2012 Topps Archives – 1984 Topps Design

Nolan Ryan 2012 Topps Archives – 1984 Topps Design

This card is really, really nice.

Have a look:

Being a big fan of the 1984 Topps baseball card design, I am very happy that Topps threw that look into their 2012 Archives product.  Some of my favorite cards from the set are the ones that feature the 1984 design.

And this card of Nolan Ryan is part of that joy!

As for 1984, Ryan was going strong.  He started 30 games for the Astros, compiling a record of 12-11.  Ryan pitched 183 innings and compiled a 3.04 ERA and struck out 197 batters.

In 1984, Nolan Ryan was 37 years old.  Amazingly, he pitched another ten years!!!

Happy Anniversary Tom Seaver!!!

Happy Anniversary Tom Seaver!!!

On this day back in 1985 Tom Seaver recorded the 300th win of his career!!

Battling against the most popular team in the sport, Seaver’s White Sox team was at Yankee Stadium to take on ‘The Bronx Bombers’. 

The Sox won the ball game with a 4-1 win and Seaver won the 300th game of his career at the age of 40.  Here is a quick look at his numbers from this historic event:

Innings pitched 9
Hits allowed 6
Strikeouts 7
Walks 1
K’s : Walks 7:1
Runs allowed 1

Not a bad effort for the 40-year old baseball history making machine huh?  For Seaver, it was an incredible effort and another amazing accomplishment during his brilliant baseball career.

Happy Anniversary to ‘Tom Terrific’!!!!

Happy Birthday Roger Clemens!!

Happy Birthday Roger Clemens!!

Roger Clemens turns 50 years old today.

And I have to imagine that if he wanted to, he could come back and still perform for any one of the playoff contenders out there right now!  Luckily there appears to be no interest in that happening…

I used to love watching ‘Rocket’ pitch.  To  this day I have never seen a more dominant pitcher in the game that was able to maintain that kind of success throughout the majority of their career.  As great as Dwight Gooden, Orel Hershiser, and Randy Johnson were, each of them saw a significant drop-off in their ability to out perform all opponents at some point in their careers.  But not Clemens, he was truly in a league of his own when it came to posting successful year after year.   12 years of 200+ strikeouts and 17+ wins certainly backs up that claim.

Happy Birthday Mr. Clemens!!!

Baseball Card Show Tonight!!!!

Baseball Card Show Tonight!!!!

First Friday of the month = Baseball Card Show

And I am ready to go.

I have purposely stayed away from Ebay and Sportlots.com this week to give myself a little time to build up some extra excitement for this show.

And if it is anything like the last show that I attended, I should be a happy collector when I am through.

Let’s get right down to the goals I have for this show:

  1. 2012 Allen & Ginter – I have purposely not bought any of the Jim Palmer cards; hoping to grab at least one here.  And maybe a few others from the set of the guys that I like.  I have three Marlins so far, hopefully I can scoop up a few more of them too
  2. Vintage – I will leave the show with at least one card from the 1970’s
  3. Modern Hank Aaron cards
  4. Mike/Giancarlo Stanton cards (he may be the only ‘safe’ Marlin left)
  5. Game-Used HOF relic cards
  6. Bargain Bin Beauties!!!  I am in the mood to dig, dig, dig

And there you have it.

And as you know by now, I will come home and scan each and every card that I buy.

And then I will show them all off to you on Monday with my card show recap.

Have a great weekend!!