Daily Archives: February 10, 2013

Andre Dawson 2005 Leaf Lumberjacks Game-Used Jersey Card

Andre Dawson 2005 Leaf Lumberjacks Game-Used Jersey Card

This is the first relic card of Andre Dawson’s that I own that features a completely Red swatch.  And I own A LOT of Dawson relic cards…

The piece of material has me a bit confused – Is it a patch?  Maybe the neck line of a Cubs jersey?  What else could it be? 

The back of the card does not disclose what team jersey this piece of material came from.  Dawson played for four teams during his major league career, and only one did not have team colors that included Red – The Marlins.

So, is this from an Expos, Cubs, or Red Sox jersey?

I would count out the Red Sox, as their uniforms are usually White or Grey, and the Red that is featured is usually either in the form of stripes out outlines.  This swatch is too big to be either…

So, what is it???


The only thing that I do know is that the card is serial numbered as 30/50, and it looks great!

An excellent addition to my Andre Dawson relic collection.

Stan Musial 2006 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’

Stan Musial 2006 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’

The name Stan Musial and the phrase ‘Greats Of The Game’ are a perfect blend.

And this card does a fantastic job of honoring ‘Stan The Man’ with its vintage photo, great color, and rich framing.

Have a look:


I have long been a fan of this set, and I have a lot of cards from it of Hall of Fame players.

But, with this new addition of the Musial card, I have to say that this is the best looking one of the lot!


1978 Topps – 1977 Leading Firemen Starring Rollie Fingers & Bill Campbell

1978 Topps – 1977 Leading Firemen Starring Rollie Fingers & Bill Campbell

By the time the 1977 baseball season was underway, Rollie Fingers already had a reputation for being one of the best closers in the sport from his time with the 3-time World Series championship winning Oakland A’s.

Fingers signed with the San Diego Padres during the offseason between the 1976 and 1977 baseball seasons.

And he quickly asserting his dominance against his National League foes.

Fingers led the league, and the majors, with 35 saves in 1977.  Bill Campbell, of the Boston Red Sox, paced the AL with 31 saves.

This card from the 1978 Topps set celebrates both guys.


Happy Birthday Lenny Dykstra!!

Happy Birthday Lenny Dykstra!!

Lenny Dykstra turns 50 years old today!!

As one of the grittiest players to play the game in the 1980’s and 90’s, you couldn’t help but enjoy watching Dykstra suit up each and every day.  With an unparalleled style, ‘Nails’ was the supreme competitor and often put his body on the line solely in the effort to help his team win. 

In 12 seasons in the big leagues, Dykstra had a career batting average of .285 while scoring 802 runs and stealing 285 bases.  His efforts assisted the New York Mets in winning the World Series in 1986.

Dykstra has fallen on some hard times in the last few years, but the strong and vibrant images of him enjoying and playing the game he loved are what remain with this fan!!

Happy Birthday ‘Nails’!!!

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #17 – 1970 Topps Design

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #17 – 1970 Topps Design

This is the second card that I have obtained for this set since officially declaring that I wanted to build the full set as one of my 2013 collecting goals.

This is the 17th card in the set, a re-print of Aaron’s 1970 Topps baseball card:



As for Aaron and the 1970 baseball season, Hank was still kicking ass as one of the most productive players in the National League.  In 150 games, Aaron batted .298, while collecting 26 doubles and 38 home runs.  He drove in 118 runs in 1970, while scoring 103 times.  Aaron’s on-base percentage was .385, and he struck out just 63 times in 598 plate appearances.