Andre Dawson 2012 Leaf Memories Buy Back Baseball Card – Serial Number 18/20
This one kind of snuck by and I was able to grab it for a very low price. And it is serial numbered to just 20 copies!!!
My guess is that the image did not call out to the everyday collectors as they probably just saw another common early-90’s Leaf baseball card of Andre Dawson.
But this very thorough collector saw the Silver stamping in the upper-left and lower-right corners. And they got me to dig in just a little deeper – and I liked what I found.
Issued in 2012 as a part of the Leaf Memories set, Leaf re-released some of their prior cards – adding the new Leaf Memories logo and then keeping the production run low.
Lucky for me that either not enough people knew about these or that they were not interested in going after them because I nabbed this one ‘On The Cheap’!!!!
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Chicago Cubs
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, dawson contract, Expos, fenway park, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, hobby, Marlins, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, silver slugger
Dwight Gooden 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen – Base
I pulled this one from one of the retail blasters that I bought when the 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen set debuted.
Of the cards that I scored, this one is easily one of my favorites. The card features a great picture of a very young Gooden.
My guess is that this portrait of Gooden was based on an image from either the 1984 or 1985 baseball season.
And at that time, there was absolutely no player in the sport as exciting as Dr. K!!!!
Posted in Dwight Gooden Collection
Tagged 1986 world series, all-star, baseball history, cy young, cy young award, doc gooden, doctor k, DR. K, Dwight Gooden, Mets, New york mets, new york yankees, pitcher, Rookie of the Year, ROY, strikeouts, world series, yankees
George Brett 1988 Donruss
Donruss, Donruss, Donruss…
You cannot give us a baseball card in which you state that the player’s position is IB and show him playing a different position in the field (3B).
This should be an error card, and it should have been corrected with either an update to the position stated on the card or with a photo of Mr. Brett playing first base.
Who do I contact at Donruss about this???
Posted in George Brett Collection
Tagged 1985 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, batting champ, batting champion, george brett, Hall Of Fame, HOF, kansas city royals, most valuable player, MVP, royals, third base, world series
Don Sutton was the winning pitcher of the first ever game played on artificial turf. On April 18, 1966, Sutton and the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Houston Astros 6-3 in the Houston Astrodome.
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged 300 wins, 300 wins club, all-star, astrodome, astros, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball trivia, bill singer, cy young, cy young award, dodgers, don sutton, Hall Of Fame, HOF, houston astros, los angeles dodgers, starting picther
Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – A Few Colored Parallels For My 2013 Miami Marlins Master Team Set
I have been trying very hard to work on the colored versions of the 2013 Miami Marlins team set.
It has been a bit rough finding the cards that I am still missing as I work to knock off a few of these, but I did end up grabbing four cards for my sets that I was seeking.
One card from the Red set, one card from the Blue Sparkle set, and two from the Gold set.
I still have a long way to go to get these sets completed but it did feel good to be able to fill four voids with these finds.
If anyone has any of these cards that they can spare, please let me know. I am sure that we can work something out!!!
Posted in Marlins Team Sets
Tagged 1997 world series, 2003 world series, 2013 florida marlins, 2013 marlins, 2013 topps, baseball, baseball card collecting. team set collecting, baseball cards, florida marlins, hobby, Marlins, marlins team set, marlins team sets, miami marlins, team collector, team set, team set builder, world series