Daily Archives: March 19, 2014

Andre Dawson 2013 Topps Five Star – Silver

Andre Dawson 2013 Topps Five Star – Silver

I have been keeping my eyes on every single Andre Dawson 2013 Topps Five Star auction that his Ebay.  And if the starting price is right, I am watching it – like a ‘Hawk’.

I have lost out on tons of them.  I have not even been able to bid on many.

But, I finally scored.

I nabbed the ‘Silver’ version of his base card from the set.  The Silver cards are serial numbered to 75 copies.  Mine is 71/75.

Check it out:

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I’d really like to grab one of the autographed cards of Andre next.  Hopefully one lands in my price range in the near future because these are so, so nice!!

Wish me luck.

Joe Morgan 2003 Fleer ‘Fall Classic’

Joe Morgan 2003 Fleer ‘Fall Classic’

There he is – the 1975 & 1976 NL MVP, Mr. Joe Morgan!!

And I love this card of him from the 2003 Fleer Classic baseball card set.

The set celebrates the great heroes of the postseason, and Mr. Morgan is certainly one of them.

While the batting average may not show it, Morgan delivered during World Series play in a very productive way.  In 23 career games, Morgan delivered 20 hits – with 9 of them being for extra bases.  He had 4 doubles, 2 triples, and 3 home runs.

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Go Get ‘Em Joe!

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Topps – Red Border Parallel

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Topps – Red Border Parallel

I tell you what, the Red border color of the 2014 Topps Series 1 set looks fantastic with the Pittsburgh Pirates team colors of Black & Yellow.

Don’t believe me?

Check out the Andrew McCutchen card that I recently pulled from a pack:

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I TOLD YOU!!!!

The Red is a great additional color to the Pirates’ look.  I am digging it!

1975 Topps Set Card 47/660 – #251 – Fran Healy, Royals

1975 Topps Set Card 47/660 – #251 – Fran Healy, Royals

Progress: 47/660

Player Name:  Fran Healy

Card Number:  251

Team:  Kansas City Royals

Position:  Catcher

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  9 seasons, 1969, 1971-78

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Healy hit .255 in 56 games for the Royals in 1975.  He was primarily used as a back-up catcher in ’75 but still helped produce offense with his 16 runs scored and 18 RBI.

Notes From Career:  Healy played for three teams during his 9-year career.  He appeared in 470 regular season games and left the sport with a clean, .250 batting average.  He connected for 332 total hits including 60 doubles and 20 home runs.

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1975 Topps Set Card 46/660 – #565 – Joe Torre, Mets

1975 Topps Set Card 46/660 – #565 – Joe Torre, Mets

Progress: 46/660

Player Name:  Joe Torre

Card Number:  565

Team:  New York Mets

Position:  3rd Base

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  18 years, 1960-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:   1075 was Torre’s first season with the Mets.  In 114 games, he hit .247 with 89 hits.  Of his hits, 16 were doubles, 3 were triples, and 6 were home runs.  Torre drove in 35 runs for the Mets while scoring 33 times.

Notes From Career:  A 9-time All-Star, batting champion, and League MVP, Joe Torre has a solid 18-season career.  He 2,342 hits in 2,209 career games.  He connected for 344 doubles and 252 home runs en route to 996 runs scored and 1,185 RBI.

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Million Dollar Question – Does Opening Day In Australia Excite You??

Million Dollar Question – Does Opening Day In Australia Excite You??

No build-up is necessary for this one – a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ question.

And my answer is simple – No.

Baseball is America’s past-time.  People in America take off the day from work and skip school to attend Opening Day.  I don’t know how popular our game is in Australia, but I do not believe that it ranks very high.

Am I for making the sport more appealing in other countries?  Sure.  But, not at the expense of the fans it already has?  I don’t know if these games between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks count has home games for either team, but one of these two fan bases is losing home games and a chance to be at Opening Day.  And that sucks.

Why on Earth would MLB advocate this???  SMH.

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