Friday, January 15, 2010

1958 Topps

1958 Topps continued to expand its card production by releasing 495 cards each measuring 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 (inches). The fronts of these cards feature a color player photograph with the players name located at the top and his position and team along the bottom border. The teams logo can also be found on the front of these cards. The backs contain a short bio, statistics and a baseball cartoon. Checklist were included on the backs of team cards. Variations on card 33 that feature either player or team names in yellow letters, instead of the more common white letter variation.

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7 Dale Long $18
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33A Cal Neeman (WT)$14
33B Cal Neeman (YT)yellow tm name $48
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41 Dave Hillman $14
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66 Lee Walls $14
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80 Dick Drott $14
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91 Chuck Tanner $18
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99 Bobby Adams $14
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122 Walt Moryn $10
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135 Moe Drabowsky $10
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144 Bobby Morgan $10
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159 Taylor Phillips $10
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184 Elvin Tappe $10
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201 Jim Bolger $10
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209 Bob Anderson $10
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221 Jerry Kindall $10
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241 Dick Littlefield $10
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261 Turk Lown $10
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281 Sammy Taylor $10
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310 Ernie Banks $110
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327 Chicago Cubs Team $18
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342 Jim Brosnan $12
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363 Don Elston $10
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384 John Goryl $10
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411 Tony Taylor $12
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430 Bobby Thomson $12
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449 Gene Fodge $10
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461 Ed Mayer $10
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467 Glen Hobbie $10
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482 Ernie Banks $48
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Congratulations Andre Dawson

Andre Dawson Finally a Member of Baseball's Hall of Fame. Congratulations, Andre! It's about time!
Dawson received 420 of 539 votes in results announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, 15 more than the 75 percent necessary to gain election. The eight-time All-Star outfielder was 44 votes short last year.
Known for his strong arm in right field, he had a .279 career average and 314 steals Dawson hit 438 homers with 1,591 RBIs in a career that spanned from 1976-96. Nicknamed "The Hawk," he was voted NL Rookie of the Year in 1977 with Montreal and NL Most Valuable Player in 1987 with the Chicago Cubs, the first member of a last-place team to earn that prize.
Rookie Card
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First cub card 1987 Topps Traded
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Ron Santo, Dave Kingman, Lee Smith belong in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Unfortunate for these cub players they will never get in if they played for the East or West coast teams they would of long ago been inducted into the hall. Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) which is mostly comprised of east and west coast members are very bias toward Midwest teams. I would say half of the Yankees and Giants if they played for the cubs wouldn’t be in the hall.