Daily Archives: February 19, 2013

Fergie Jenkins 2005 Upper Deck Hall Of Fame Seasons – 1974 Wins Leader

Fergie Jenkins 2005 Upper Deck Hall Of Fame Seasons – 1974 Wins Leader

In 2005, Upper Deck issued a lot of baseball cards that featured very large Golden medallions.  And I really like them!!

This one honors Fergie and his being the major league leaders in wins at the end of the 1974 baseball season with 25 victories.

The card is serial numbered as 47/50.

JENKINS 5

Joe Morgan 2012 Panini Cooperstown – My Favorite From The Set So Far!!!

Joe Morgan 2012 Panini Cooperstown

Of all of the singles that I have purposely bought, and of all of the cards that I have pulled from packs, this card of Joe Morgan is, in my opinion, the best looking card in the set.

Have a look:

VINTAGE MORGAN PANINI

With no obvious cropping, and no intentional picture selection in which you can hardly make out the player, this image is perfect for a set like this.  The Reds logo on Morgan’s helmet and jersey are hidden from view, but not in a way that takes away from any of the great action being presented.

I am loving this one!!!

Mike Schmidt 1990 Donruss ‘All-Time Great’

Mike Schmidt 1990 Donruss ‘All-Time Great’

By the time that the 1990 baseball card releases were starting to come out, Mike Schmidt was already retired from the sport.

I am so happy that a few companies decided to still include Schmidt in their 1990 releases – after all, he is one of the most accomplished players from his era, and a true baseball legend.

This card is from the 1990 Donruss set.  I especially like the ‘All-Time Great’ logo that Donruss crafted for the card.

 

I also really like that they honored Schmidt by selecting a photo of him playing defense rather than another card of him while at the plate.  Sometimes it is forgotten just how good Schmidt was at defense – this is certainly a nice way to honor it!!

Happy Birthday Dave Stewart!!!

Happy Birthday Dave Stewart!!!

Dave Stewart turns 56 years old today!!

As solid of a starting pitcher as there was during the late 1980’s, Dave Stewart was the picture of consistency and dominance.

From 1987-1990, Stewart amassed 84 wins and 35 losses – good for a 71 win percentage!  He put the Oakland A’s team on his shoulders and carried them to the playoffs in each of those seasons, culminating in 3 trips to the World Series.  And in those 3 attempts at winning the grand prize, Stewart and his teammates were victorious in 1989 when they swept the Giants.

Dave Stewart is and will always be one of the pitchers that I enjoyed watching in my youth.  His dedication to the sport, and his professional approach were admirable.  A soft-spoken man off of the field, on the field he was strictly business and his silent leadership resulted in 5 trips for his teams to the World Series.

Happy Birthday Mr. Stewart.  A true class act!!!

Sending Another Mystery Package To Andre Dawson…

Sending Another Mystery Package To Andre Dawson…

It is Tuesday morning and I am making a quick stop at the USPS to drop off a mystery package.

Getting an earlier than usual start to for a typical Tuesday, I have a special package that I personally want to ship to ensure that it is handled properly and safely as the contents are very important and personal to me.

The intended recipient?

This one is going to Mr. Andre Dawson!!!

Care to know what is inside?  Stay tuned.  As soon as it comes back, I will reveal the contents for all of us to enjoy!!!

Thanks.

Andre Dawson Autographed 1985 Fleer Baseball Card

Andre Dawson Autographed 1985 Fleer Baseball Card

I really enjoy the hunt for new cards for my Andre Dawson collection.  The number of ‘Saved Searches’ that I have linked to my Ebay account is enough to make your head spin…

And as much as I like the hunt, it does not compare to the thrill of obtaining a new card for my Dawson collection.

Whether it is a vintage issue, a modern release, or a card that features an autograph or piece of game-used memorabilia, I get excited about all of it.

So, when I came across this signed Dawson card from the 1985 Fleer baseball card set, I knew that I would want to go after it.

DAWSON AUTO 1985 FLEER

Of all of the cards of Dawson that were issued in 1985, the Fleer version is my favorite.

And as you can tell by the scan, the Blue autograph is a perfect complement to the Blue border that Fleer used for the card.

YES!!!