Juan gone wild:
April 30, 2010
Juan gone wild:
Today we rely on the card companies to make graphic design errors to fulfill our error card needs but way back in the 80's all you had to do was get your younger brother to sit in for your photo and nobody asked any questions.
Dear Steve of White Sox Cards,
I really enjoy your Cards That Never Were series and, if I could, I'd like to make a request for one. As I was researching something to write about this card:
I came upon the fact that Leo coached in Japan during the 1976 season. He coached for something called the Taiheiyo Club Lions for just the one season. I can't find any cards related to this through my internet searches and think it would be a great idea for a "card that never was."
Let's put an end to this series with a sad little post about Dave's last career stop, 13 games with the Blue Jays. After Dave was released from the Angels he was signed by the Blue Jays for their playoff push. The Jays ended up losing to my beloved Twins in the ALCS and Dave retired after being released by the Jays at the end of the season.
My one and only card of Dave as a Blue Jay:
And here is a jersey card I forgot to show during The Pirates Years post. It's a card highlighting his Minor League experience at AAA Charleston. It's a little unclear if the jersey is from a Pirates game or if it is from his games with Charleston.
April 29, 2010
Dave didn't quite get a whole season in with the Angels before being released and signed with his last team, the Blue Jays.
What can I say, the man looks good in windbreaker.
Next week on The Cobra Collection: The Shocking Conclusion!...plus some cards I missed the first time through.
April 28, 2010
I love this card. Love the horizontal alignment. Love the photo. Especially love the signature.
God knows where Mike is standing but it sure isn't near 1st base. And speaking of great signatures, that "H" in Hegan has a mind of its own.
Is it too late to include Jeremy in the worst/laziest autograph contest?
In the '71 season Stargell had 48 home runs, Aaron had 47, and May hit 39.
In total we had 106 people enter the contest as being a follower of the blog. I have usernames for 105 of those people as apparently someone follows the blog anonymously.
So I went to random.org and had them list 105 numbers.
So the winner is #81. So we now go to my list of followers and #81 on the list is:
April 27, 2010
They had a 500 count box labeled "1986 Donruss" for $5 and I picked it up for the chance of getting some Diamond Kings I didn't have yet. Plus, it seemed like Donruss just wasn't around Eau Claire, WI in the mid-80's so I never really collected them until about 1988.
Overall, I think I did pretty well on the DK front:
Plus, Dave is usually smiling in his Brewers cards so that's a nice touch.
Next Time On The Cobra Collection: The Angels Years
These are three of my favorites that I've picked up from the set: