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Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Andre Dawson Game-Used Bat Card

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Andre Dawson Game-Used Bat Card

When the dealer replied ‘$1.50″, I promptly took two dollar bills out of my pocket and thrust this card into my cargo shorts before he could make my change.

 

I am thrilled to have finally found an Andre Dawson card at a card show that I needed.  It had been months since I found a Dawson card in person that I didn’t already own – and it’s a Game-used relic card to boot!!!

A great addition my Dawson collection.  I actually own the three cards of this Upper Deck 1970’s tribute set already; this fourth card kind of finishes that little subset off for me now!!!

SWEET!!!

Andre Dawson Game-Used 2001 SP Legendary Bats Card

Andre Dawson Game-Used 2001 SP Legendary Bats Card

Hey, another game-used bat card for my Andre Dawson collection.

I really like the overall look of this card.  It has a subtle background that makes the piece of lumber really stand out as the feature of the card.  The picture that the card contains is nice, but I think if it were in color versus Black and White it would be much better. 

A nice vintage-look and feel from this 2001 SP Legendary Bats Card!!!

Andre Dawson 2008 Upper Deck Legendary Memorabilia Game-Used Jersey Card

Andre Dawson 2008 Upper Deck Legendary Memorabilia Game-Used Jersey Card

I already owned one of these, but I couldn’t resist ‘stealing’ this on Ebay for just $0.99.

Numbered 81/99, A Dawson relic card featuring that glorious Chicago Cubs pinstripe will win me over each and every time!!!

Andre Dawson 2006 SP Legendary Cuts ‘When It Was A Game’ Jersey Card

Andre Dawson 2006 SP Legendary Cuts ‘When It Was A Game’ Jersey Card

I couldn’t resist grabbing this one!!!

Numbered 26/75, I love the design of this card.  Very similar to the 1962 and 1987 Topps designs with the wood-grain border, this card pops with bright colors and a great picture of Andre Dawson.

The swatch, from a Cubs’ Gray jersey worn by Dawson, looks fantastic as the centerpiece of this beauty!

Another great addition to my ‘Ultimate Dawson’ tribute.

Gerad Sends Over Another Autograph – This Time It’s An Andre Dawson!!!

Gerad Sends Over Another Autograph – This Time It’s An Andre Dawson!!!

I have mentioned several times on this blog that one of the first readers and loyal visitors to the site is a reader by the name of Gerad.  A Cardinals fan, with a similar passion for the stars of the 1970’s and 1980’s, Gerad and I have traded countless stories, baseball cards, and autographs over the last 20 months.

So, when I got these Terry Pendleton cards back from a TTM request, I immediately put one aside for him.  And in his ‘Thank You’ email to me, he said that a surprise would be headed my way shortly.

And today, it arrived:

Sweet, huh?  A 1983 Fleer baseball card signed by ‘The Hawk’.  I didn’t have this card signed, and I am thrilled to add it to my collection honoring my favorite player of all-time!!!

I guess in this situation, we traded MVP for MVP!!!!

What a great looking and bold signature provided by ‘The Hawk’, huh???

Thanks Gerad.

The Newest Addition To My Andre Dawson Autographed Memorabilia Collection!!!

The Newest Addition To My Andre Dawson Autographed Memorabilia Collection!!!

I had wanted one of these for quite some time.  Always concerned about shipping one and then how to store it, I procrastinated for a long time before I finally gave in to my desires.

When my family and I took a quick trip to Disney World a few weeks ago I made my first move by buying it.  And when we got home, I sent it out.  And now it is back.  And it looks GREAT!!!!

What is it, you ask?

Why, it is this:

Kind of far away, but cool, huh?  Here is a more zoomed-in look:

I am thrilled to have an Andre Dawson signed mini-bat in my collection.  One day, a full-sized bat will join us too.

For now, I have no idea where I am going to keep this little guy.  But I do know that it looks great.  And that Silver Sharpie really POPS off the barrel too!!!

Andre Dawson 2005 Donruss Champions Impressions Game-Used Dual Relic Card

Andre Dawson 2005 Donruss Champions Impressions Game-Used Dual Relic Card

Now this one is a true work of art!!  I have already expressed my love for this 2005 Donruss Champions design, so adding  a few more variations if this card is a nice complement to the base version I picked up a while back.

This card, numbered 64/165, features the same great imagery and design elements as the base card.  But it’s kicked up a bit with 2 pieces of game-used relics – pieces of jersey and bat used by Andre Dawson.

Of all of the game-used memorabilia cards I have added to my collection over the last year of Andre, this one easily ranks in the Top 3.  One of these days, I will do a special post ranking them.  But if you cannot wait for that, you can always check out my full collection here.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #13 – Andre Dawson Game-Used Jersey & Bat Card

Baseball Card Show Purchase #13 – Andre Dawson Game-Used Jersey & Bat Card

Ahhh, the final card I picked up at the show – and it is AWESOME!!!

Numbered 16/50, this card comes from the 2004 Donruss Studio ‘Diamond Cuts’ set.

Featuring pieces of game-used jersey and bat used by Andre, this card is a welcomed addition to my ‘Ultimate Dawson’ collection.

Alfredo – I cannot thank you enough for pointing this one out to me!!!

Andre Dawson 2005 Topps Pristine Legends Baseball – Jersey Relic Card

Andre Dawson 2005 Topps Pristine Legends Baseball – Jersey Relic Card

I picked up this card prior to Andre’s election into the Hall of Fame.  And I am lucky that I did because it would be tough to find it now for the bargain price I paid for it…  another episode of Ebay madness!!!

The card is cool. 

Obviously it is nice to add a Game-used card of Andre with a great ‘Cubbie-Blue’ pinstripe running through it.  The card commemorates Andre’s incredible 1987 season in which he was awarded the MVP trophy.  The design is reminiscent of the 1983 Topps base set, and for a vintage collector like me that is a perfect fit.

This card immediately makes it into my ‘Ultimate Dawson’ collection.  Check out the goods here!

Andre Dawson 2009 Topps Uncirculated Autograph!!!

Andre Dawson 2009 Topps Uncirculated Autograph!!!

Andre has a small handful of certified autograph cards issued in 2009.  All were issued very late in the year, and prices skyrocketed immediately following his Hall of Fame election.

This card is made by Topps and is tagged as ‘Uncirculated’.  Issued in a heavy plastic case, and sealed with some certified holographic tape, this card has ‘never been touched by human hands’.  And while this card is not the best looking one issued of the few that came out in 2009, it is a great addition to ‘Ultimate Dawson’

Niiiicce!!!