Daily Archives: September 12, 2014

Eddie Murray 1991 Donruss MVP = My First Dodgers Card Of Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray 1991 Donruss MVP = My First Dodgers Card Of Eddie Murray

Well, it was bound to happen…

I have finally landed a non-Orioles card of Eddie Murray in my collection.  Prior to this card, all cards featured the Black and Orange of the Orioles team colors.

And now, I have a card that contains ‘Dodger Blue’ too.

This card is from the 1991 Donruss baseball card set, and is in the ‘MVP’ subset.



As you can see, the card features a sweet ‘MVP’ logo as the feature of the background of the graphics package.

And while many probably only recall Murray’s MVP-productivity while with the O’s, he had four tremendous seasons with the Dodgers.  The LA numbers – .278 average, 483 hits in 477 games played, 74 doubles, 65 home runs, 231 runs scored, and 282 RBI.

1975 Topps Set Card 259/660 – #120 – Steve Busby, Royals

1975 Topps Set Card 259/660 – #120 – Steve Busby, Royals

Progress: 259/660

Card Number:  120

Player Name:  Steve Busby

Team:  Kansas City Royals

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  8 seasons, 1972-76, 1978-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Steve Busby made 34 starts for the Royals in 1975.  He went 18-12 on the year with 18 complete games including 3 shutouts.  Busby worked 260 innings in ’75, allowing 233 hits and giving up 96 runs en route to a 3.08 ERA.  He was selected to his second All-Star team in 1975.

Notes From Career:  Steve Busby is a 2-time All-Star pitcher for the American League.  He has a career record of 70-54 with a 3,72 ERA.  He was a 22-game winner in 1974, and was chosen for the American League All-Star team in 1974 and 1975.


Did You Know…

Hack Wilson was the first player in the Chicago Cubs franchise to lead the National League in RBI in consecutive seasons during the 20th century.  In 1929 Wilson drove in 159 runs and then in 1930, he drove in 191.

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1979 HEADLINE: Carl Yastrzemski Joins The ‘3000 Hits Club’

1979 HEADLINE:  Carl Yastrzemski Joins The ‘3000 Hits Club’

On this day in 1979 Carl Yastrzemski collected hit #3000 of his amazing baseball career!!!

On the road and taking on the New York Yankees in front of 34,000+ Yankee fans, Carl Yastrzemski and the Boston Red Sox made this game a memorable one.  Winning easily 9-2 against their divisional foes, ‘Yaz’ and the Red Sox enjoyed both team and individual success on this historic day.

In the bottom of the 8th inning, ‘Yaz’ connected for a single off of Yankees’ pitcher Jim Beattie.  Hit #3,000 was 19 years in the making, but Carl Yastrzemksi’s dedication to the game and the art of hitting certainly helped earn him a spot in this legendary club.

Congrats ‘Yaz’!!




Incredible ‘Through The Mail’ Mail Day Courtesy Of Mr. Wade Boggs!!

Incredible ‘Through The Mail’ Mail Day Courtesy Of Mr. Wade Boggs!!

As soon as i decided to jump in and go after more baseball cards of Wade Boggs for my collection, the first thing I did was document each and every card I owned that featured him as the primary subject so I could get my ‘Boggs Checklist’ up to date and proceed with my expansion plans.

As I went through the cards I already owned, I saw that a few doubles had crept into the mix.  And they were all pretty good looking cards too.  My mind began to spin, and I started formulating my plan…

First, I went to a few of the sports autograph websites that I frequent to see if Boggs’ signing habits through the mail were still positive.  And as soon as I got that confirmation, I pulled three cards from my small stack of ‘doubles’, jotted a quick letter to Wade, and packed the cards up with a small cash donation and return self-addressed-stamped-envelope.

And off they went.

And just 2 1/2 weeks later, my three cards were returned to me and they are all signed beautifully in Blue Sharpie.

Have a look:

1988 Score – base


1991 Score ‘Dream Team’ w/HOF 05 inscription


2001 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’


I told you that they were good looking cards!!!

And even better with that bright Blue Wade Boggs autograph scribbled on each one.

I am so thrilled that Boggs is still signing so generously for his fans.  I may try to grab a few more while I can – time to go back and see what other ‘doubles’ I have that may look just as nice as the above cards.

Which one do you like the best?  My pick is the 1988 Score card – the Blue really pops!!!