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My First Time – David Wells – June 30, 1987

My First Time – David Wells – June 30, 1987

The Setting – Exhibition Stadium.  Toronto, Canada.

From Wells – ‘I was out with the guys and did not get in until after 1 A.M. – imagine that!  Well, there is a message on my machine to call Doug Ault (manager) no matter what time it was.  I got the call-up!!!’

The Boxscore – Yankees 4, Blue Jays 0.  Wells takes the loss while going just four innings, allowing 9 hits and 4 runs.


1991 Upper Deck Baseball – Pack Break #8

I bring you the eigth and final pack of 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards that I ripped through this morning…

Notable – David Wells, Mark Langston, Roger McDowell, Lenny Dykstra, Pete Incaviglia 

Pick Of The Pack – Oakland A’s ace, Dave Stewart!

1991 Upper Deck Baseball – Pack Break #2

I bring you the second of six packs of 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards that I ripped through this morning…

Notable – BJ Surhoff, David Wells, Bret Saberhagen – Team Checklist, Jamie Moyer

Pick Of The Pack – Darryl Strawberry.  Just Look at that smile – Straw must have just signed his contract with the Dodgers!!!


‘Now That’s A Book I’d Read’ – Book #2 – ‘Both Sides Of The Fence’

This book is the 2nd book in this new feature at ’30-Year Old Cardboard’.

Title – ‘Both Sides Of The Fence ‘

Synopsis – The most heated rivalry in all of professional sports – The New York Yankees and The Boston Red Sox.  Dating back to the early 1900’s the games and rivalry established between these two franchises is legendary.  And with the rivalry comes stories of laughter mixed with tears as well as the thrill of victory and the heartbreak of defeat.

Jacket  Content – In the rivalry of the Yankees and Red Sox, there is a bold line separating the two teams.  The fans from ‘Beantown’ are as loyal as they come even though their overall team success is not on par with their counterparts.  And the Yankees team, armed with 26 World Championships, are the more decorated team and act as such.

This book will share the stories of the players that called both Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium home during their careers.  We will dig in deep to dissect the sport’s oldest and strongest rivalry by listening to the stories of the men that played for both teams.  In this book you will hear funny recounts of fan interaction, horror stories of players that have left one team to join their biggest enemy, and tales of the ultimate satisfaction – beating their arch nemesis(and former teams). 

207 players have done this.  Here are the stories of the most accomplished and famous men of that group.


1 – Don Baylor : Yankees(1983-85) Red Sox(1986-87)

2 – Wade Boggs : Yankees(1993-97) Red Sox(1982-92)

3 – Jose Canseco : Yankees(2000) Red Sox(1995-96)

4 – Roger Clemens : Yankees(1999-07) Red Sox(1984-96)

5 – David Cone : Yankees(1995-00) Red Sox(2001)

6 – Johnny Damon : Yankees(2006-present) Red Sox(2002-05)

7 – Rickey Henderson : Yankees(1985-89) Red Sox(2002)

8 – Mike Lowell : Yankees(1998) Red Sox(2006-present)

9 – Sparky Lyle : Yankees(1972-78) Red Sox(1967-71)

10 –  John Olerud : Yankees(2004) Red Sox (2005)

11 – Jeff Reardon : Yankeed(1994) Red Sox (1990-92)

12 – George Herman ‘ Babe’ Ruth : Yankees(1920-34) Red Sox(1914-19)

13 – Lee Smith : Yankees(1993) Red Sox(1988-90)

14 – JT Snow : Yankees(1992) Red Sox(2006)

15 – Luis Tiant : Yankees(1979-80) Red Sox(1971-18)

16 – David Wells : Yankees(1997-03) Red Sox(2005-06)