Dave Winfield 1990 Fleer Update
Take a look at this mighty swing:
I love it.
And while I can appreciate how large Dave Winfield looks on this 1990 Fleer baseball card due to the card design and cropping of the image, I do wish that we got to see more of the action – especially the bat!
I want to know if he mad contact. I want to know if it was fair or foul. And I really want to know what kind of cleats ‘Big Dave’ was wearing back in 1990 when he was playing for the Angels.
I want the details. Give me the detes…
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Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, 400 home runs, 400 home runs club, 400 hrs, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, club 3000, collection, dave winfield, Dave Winfield Collection, donruss, fleer, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, new york yankees, padres, san diego padres, topps, yankees
1975 Topps Set Card 274/660 – #155 – Jim Bibby, Rangers
Card Number: 155
Player Name: Jim Bibby
Team: Texas Rangers
Image Style: Posed Pitching
Years In The Major Leagues: 12 seasons, 1972-81, 1983-84
Notes From His 1975 Season: Jim Bibby played for both the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians during the 1975 baseball season. Combined, he pitched in 36 games and compiled a 7-15 record with 6 complete games, 1 shutout, and 1 save. Bibby worked 181 innings in 1975, allowing a total of 172 hits and 89 runs.
Notes From Career: Jim Bibby is an All-Star pitcher that played for four different clubs during his 12-season career. Used as both a starter and reliever, Bibby amassed a record of 111-101 with 8 saves during his playing days. He has a lifetime ERA of 3.76 alongside 1,079 strikeouts in 1,722 innings of work. Bibby is a member of the 1979 World Series championship winning Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Tagged 1975 set, 1975 topps, 1979 world series, baseball, baseball cards, cleveland indians, indians, jim bibby, pirates, pitcher, pittsburgh pirates, rangers, starting pitcher, texas rangers, topps baseball cards, topps set, topps set build
1996 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson’s Final Major League Game Of His 21-Season Career
On this day in 1996, Andre Dawson played in his final major league game capping a 21-season career.
Dawson and his Marlins teammates were on the road in Houston taking on the Astros. Regulated to a bench role in his final season, Dawson did not make start in the game, but he did make an appearance as a pinch hitter.
Dawson did not get a hit, he popped out in foul territory to record the final out of his major league career.
The Marlins lost the game 5-4 and Andre Dawson’s career was over. Dawson was one of the most well-rounded players from his generation – a guy that displayed all of baseball’s ‘5 Tools’ en route to being a Rookie of the Year Award winner, an MVP, an 8-time All-Star, an 8-time Gold Glove Award winner, and a 7-time Silver Slugger Award winner.
Congratulations on a fantastic major league career Andre. And ‘THANK YOU’ so much for the amazing memories!!!
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Birthdays & Anniversaries, Florida/Miami Marlins
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, Marlins, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, silver slugger
1954 HEADLINE: Willie Mays Makes The Greatest Catch In Baseball History!!!
On this day back in 1954, Willie Mays made ‘The Catch’.
Often considered to be the greatest defensive play in baseball history, this outstanding catch still gets ‘air-time’ every year. The fact that this catch happened in front of a national audience during the baseball playoffs only added to its legend.
One could certainly argue that more amazing catches have been made since, but this is ‘The Catch’ that still stands out amongst all others.
Happy Anniversary Mr. Mays!!!
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Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR, 600 home runs, 600 home runs club, 600 hr, baseball, baseball history, baseball playoffs, GOAT, greatest of all times, Hall Of Fame, HOF, playoffs, san francisco giants, the catch, willie mays, willie mays the catch
Cal Ripken Jr. 1991 Upper Deck
Upper Deck gave the hobby such a great shot in the arm in 1989 when they debuted their baseball card product to the world.
And while there were very few dramatic changes made to their card designs during their first few years of existence, the 1991 product still looks great and holds up very well today.
Here is the card of Cal Ripken Jr. from that set:
Gotta love those old school low-top Adidas cleats that Cal was rockin’ back in the early 90’s!!
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Tagged 1983 world series, 3000 hits, 400 home runs, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball milestones, baseball records, cal ripken jr., gold glove, most valuable player, MVP, orioles, ripken, Rookie of the Year, ROY, shortstop, silver slugger, world series
Tony Gwynn 1995 Leaf
Often overlooked because he was such a dominant hitter during his playing days, but Tony Gwynn was a stellar defender during his early playing days.
Between the 1986 and 1991 baseball seasons, Gwynn captured 4 Gold Glove Awards for defensive excellence in the outfield. And as a National League outfielder, he had some major competition for those honors – Andre Dawson, Dale Murphy, Eric, Davis, Darryl Strawberry to name a few.
A truly gifted all-around baseball player, Tony Gwynn could do it all! And then some…
I’m happy to see Leaf honored and celebrated Gwynn’s ability to play the outfield so well with this card from their 1995 set.
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Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, batting champion, batting title, captain video, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mr. parde, padres, san diego padres, tony gwynn
1975 Topps Set Card 273/660 – #53 – Dave Giusti, Pirates
Card Number: 53
Player Name: Dave Giusti
Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Image Style: Posed Portrait
Years In The Major Leagues: 15 seasons, 1962, 1964-77
Notes From His 1975 Season: Guisti pitched in 61 games for the Pirates in 1975. He amassed a record of 5-4 with 17 saves through the seson. Giusti pitched 91 innings during the season while allowing 79 hits and 38 runs. At the end of the 1975 campaign, he sported an ERA of just 2.95 while giving up 42 walks while striking out 38 batters.
Notes From Career: Dave Guisti pitched for five different major league clubs during his 15-season career. A strong reliever, he has 145 career saves with a record of 100-93. In 668 games played, Guisti worked 1,761 innings allowing 1,654 hits and giving up 764 runs. Guisti was selected as an NL All-Star in 1973 and is a member of the 1971 World Series champion Pirates team.
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Tagged 1971 world series, 1975 baseball, 1975 cards, 1975 topps, all-star, astros, baseball, baseball cards, Cardinals, houston astros, pirates, pitcher, pittsburgh pirates, relief pitcher, st. louis cardinals, starting pitcher, topps baseball cards