Daily Archives: September 5, 2012

1972 Topps – 1971 NL Home Run Leaders With Willie Stargell, Hank Aaron, and Lee May

1972 Topps – 1971 NL Home Run Leaders With Willie Stargell, Hank Aaron, and Lee May

I shop for Hank Aaron cards a lot more than you would probably expect.  And while not at the same volume as I shop for Dawson or Jenkins or Palmer, he is certainly up there.

And while there are very few bargains to be found, every once in a while I do find a card at a bargain price.  And as long as the condition is solid, more often than not I will go after it.

And that is how I brought home this card:

The card is from the 1972 Topps baseball card set, and it features the National League home run leaders from the 1971 season.

As you can see, it features three guys that could really hammer the ball – Willie Stargell, Hank Aaron, and Lee May.

As for the 1971 rankings, they look something like this:

  • Stargell, 48
  • Aaron, 47
  • May, 39

Fergie Jenkins 2009 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts

Fergie Jenkins 2009 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts

Now this is a fun baseball card!

As you can see, the card looks like a postage stamp.  And while I have no idea how/why Upper Deck came up with this design, I do think that it is cool that another major American hobby can be integrated onto a baseball card like this one has been.

For now, I will stick with just cards.  But I am going to have to see who else is featured in this set.  I really like the look of these.

And the fact that this card is serial numbered as 45/550 make it just a little more cool, and rare too.

Have a look:

2009 O-Pee-Chee Moments Featuring Alex Rodriguez & Derek Jeter – April 6, 2008

2009 O-Pee-Chee Moments Featuring Alex Rodriguez & Derek Jeter – April 6, 2008

I really like multi-player baseball cards.  My preference is for the Topps rookie cards of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, league leader cards, and the Fleer ‘Superstar Special’ subsets.

It does seem that every brand at one time or another has tried to cash in on these kinds of cards, but in my opinion, many of they do not work nearly as well.

This card of Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez is just one of those examples:

See what I mean.  Not too thrilling, huh??  There is just not enough going on for me.  There is nothing to celebrate or commemorate.  The card is just blah, blah, blah.

Rollie Fingers 1985 Donruss

Rollie Fingers 1985 Donruss

Of all of the Black-bordered baseball card sets that came out in the 1970s and 1980s, I believe that the 1985 Donruss set is my least favorite of the bunch.  It is either that set or the 1987 Donruss set that followed a few years later.

Still, sometimes the image that is used on the card can help turn it around.

And while I cannot stand a close-up picture that shows us just the player’s face, it is Rollie’s mustache (once again) that has drawn me in.

Come see why:

Don’t get too close, it may grab ahold of you as well and once it does, you cannot get away…

🙂

Sending Another Package Over To Andre Dawson With Hopes Of Adding Some More Great Autos To The Collection

Sending Another Package Over To Andre Dawson With Hopes Of Adding Some More Great Autos To The Collection

I was so inspired by the great card that I showed you last night that I want to go after more.

So, I packed up a few things, wrote a very complimentary letter, enclosed the materials needed to have the items returned back to me, and dropped in a donation.

And this morning on the way in to work, I will be stopping briefly at the Post Office so I can put this in the mail.

And as soon as the return mailer comes back, I will show the contents off to all of you.

Stay tuned.  And wish me luck.  Thanks.

A Package From Drew Inspires An Impromptu ‘Fab Five’ List

A Package From Drew Inspires An Impromptu ‘Fab Five’ List

I recently completed a trade with Drew, of the blog Drew’s Cards.  I sent him a stack of 2012 Topps Archives Yankees and he sent me a stack of Marlins cards in return.

As a matter of fact, he sent me so many Marlins cards that there are just too many to scan.

Here is the proof:

I told you.

So , what I decided to do was put together a quick ‘Fab Five Cards From Drew’ to break down all of the cards into the five that I like the most.

So, starting with number five, here we go:

5 – 2010 Topps Legendary Lineage featuring Mark Teixeira & Logan Morrison

4 – Gary Sheffield 1998 Pinnacle Inside – I am a sucker for cards that feature batting donuts in the photo

3 – Hanley Ramirez 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Sticky Fingers’ – I miss the guy, what can I say???

2 – Brad Penny 2004 Upper Deck Vintage ‘2003 World Series Highlights’

1 – Javier Vazquez 2011 Topps Black border variant – The Black border with the dark background is SWEET!!!

There you have it, another ‘Fab Five’ in the books.

Thank you Drew.  I look forward to more trades in the near future!!!

 

Andre Dawson 2006 Fleer Autographics ‘Greats Of The Game’ Certified Autograph

Andre Dawson 2006 Fleer Autographics ‘Greats Of The Game’ Certified Autograph

Friends, I have a lot of Andre Dawson baseball cards in my collection.  And among my full collection, I have a very healthy stack of autographed cards too.

So, when I tell you that this is one of the cleanest and sharpest looking cards in my collection that sports an Andre Dawson autograph, take my word for it – IT IS A BEAUTY!!!!

This card does not appear on Ebay too often. When they do come up for bids, I usually watch them just to get a sense of what the final sales prices are.

But this time I took the plunge.

And I think that I have scored one of the best looking Andre Dawson certified autograph baseball cards around.

Here it is:

 

Do You Agree??