Daily Archives: December 17, 2012

Andre Dawson 2012 Topps Tribute – Gold – #’d To 25

Andre Dawson 2012 Topps Tribute – Gold – #’d To 25

It has been months since I added a card of Andre Dawson to my collection from the 2012 Topps Tribute set.

It was not for lack of effort – but more an issue of availability…

You see, when the set first came out, I had a pretty easy time nabbing most of the cards.  The base card was a breeze as were a few of the other serial numbered versions.

When it was all said and done, I had a nice looking stack of cards of Andre from the set.  All that escaped me was the card numbered to 25, 5, and 1.

Well, that ends today, because I have finally scored the ‘Gold’ version that is numbered to just 25 copies.

Mine is 13/25!!!


Derek Jeter 2003 Upper Deck UD Superstars

Derek Jeter 2003 Upper Deck UD Superstars

I continue to add new cards of Derek Jeter to my collection.

And since I don’t really have a plan as to what I want this collection to become, I am mainly going for cards that I find to be physically appealing.

And that can mean a number of things:

  1. incredible photo
  2. crisp colors
  3. great graphics
  4. Silver or Gold accents
  5. nice brand logo
  6. text and fonts


As for this card, it hits on 1,2,4, and 5.

Not too shabby.  Especially when you consider that I paid just $0.18 for this bad-boy on http://www.sportlots.com.


Mike Schmidt 2012 Topps ‘Golden Moments’ – Clearing The Ivy

Mike Schmidt 2012 Topps ‘Golden Moments’ – Clearing The Ivy

This card is from the 2012 Topps Golden Moments subset.

As you can see below, it features the legendary Michael Jack Schmidt.  And it celebrates the night of April 17, 1976 when Schmidt hit four home runs in a single game against the Chicago Cubs.  Amazingly, the Cubs were beating the Phillies 12-1 before Schmidt went on a home run hitting rampage connecting for dingers in the 5th, 7th, 8, and 10th inning which led to a 18-16 victory.


Atta Boy Schmidty!!!

Rollie Fingers 1983 Topps

Rollie Fingers 1983 Topps

The 1983 Topps baseball card set is a very popular set amongst collectors from the 1980’s.

With it’s two photos and odd-colored frames and borders, the set was a far cry from the boring sets being issued by the other card companies from the day.

On top of that, the set features some very collectible rookie baseball cards – Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs, Ryne Sandberg, and Willie McGee all have their first Topps cards in the 1983 issue.

As for Rollie Fingers, his card is far from brilliant.

Far from horrible as well…

Have a look:

I’m thinking that the empty seats in the outfield that drags this one down a bit…

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – Top Ten Robert DeNiro Movies!!!

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – Top Ten Robert DeNiro Movies!!!

Last week it was Samuel L. Jackson.

And the week before that, it was Eddie Murphy.

You can say that I am on a bit of a movie kick, and I would agree 100%.

You see, as a baseball fan that can watch any two teams compete at the highest level, I rarely need to find things to watch between April and October.  But, for the months outside of that time frame, I look to movies to fill the entertainment void.

And just like with baseball, I like films from prior decades as compared to what is being churned out today.  So, you can expect a lot of non-baseball related ‘Top Ten Lists’ to keep you entertained on your Sunday nights.  But, I do promise to sprinkle in a few from time to time too.

Ok, on to my Robert DeNiro list.  Here we go:

10 – A Bronx Tale


9 – The Fan


8 – Sleepers


7 – Men Of Honor


6 – Heat


5 – The Untouchables


4 – Cape Fear


3 – Raging Bull


2 – Meet The Parents


1 – Goodfellas


Man, this guy can act; very versatile too!  And he has been making feature films since the 1960’s.  Sure, I cannot recall the last time I wanted to head to the theater to see one his new ones, but pop in any of the movies on the above list into the DVD player, and I am all in!!!

Did I miss any films featuring Robert DeNiro that you like better?  Did I miss any entirely??  Let me know.

Have a nice night!