Monday, July 26, 2010

More Andre Dawson

It was a classy speech from a classy man. He had some really nice things to say about the Cubs and Cubs fans. He said, "I never knew what it felt like to be loved by a city until I arrived in Chicago. You are the reason I kept playing the game. I can't thank you enough for what you gave to me. You were the winds beneath the Hawk's wings."

He also repeated this phrase several times: "If you love the game, it will love you back." Check out his speech here if you haven't heard it yet.

Today I've got more Star cards of Andre Dawson from 1988. But I'm at a loss as to what set these belong to. They have 1988 copyright date on them but they are numbered from 60 - 71, which means they are part of a larger set. I've scoured the Standard Catalog and found only Star Platinum in 1988 that has Andre Dawson cards #61-70. But the Platinum cards have that label on the front. So I'm not sure what I've got here.

Did anyone collect these when they came out? Does anyone have any ideas?

These look a bit better than yesterday's pink cards; its hard to not look better than baseball cards in pink! They have the exact same descriptions on the front as the pink set. There is one less card because the pinks had a checklist, these don't.

The information on the back is the exact same as the pink set, too. The top card is from the pink set, the bottom is from today's

As you can see here, word for word they are identical; its just presented in a different format.

Thankfully, the pictures are all different too. So go ahead and take a look at ten more cards of Hall of Famer Andre Dawson.

They should have shown him as an Expo, since up to 1988 that was the only team he had post-season experience with.

Has anyone ever seen a card with veritcal printing but a horizontal picture? It looks very weird.

Why show him in an Expos uniform when he won the NL MVP as a Cub?

1 comment:

  1. Wasn't Star the company that got in trouble by "discovering" cases and cases of Michael Jordan "rookies" a few years ago that were never distributed? They sold a ton of them on the home shopping networks. It turned out that they weren't distributed in 1984 because they only printed them recently. So, it wouldn't shock me if copyright dates don't make all that much sense.