Where Vintage is King and All Conditions and Brands Are Welcome!
Monday, March 22, 2010
A Nitty Gritty Contest...
I had a promised a little contest over here if this page reached 25 followers. It is currently at 26 so I figure I owe you guys. I am giving away some serious cards on my other page. I am gonna start slow here with one card. The last 4 cards I have posted here have been of Hall of Famers, I am one person who believes that this player belongs in the Hall of Fame, too. He holds the NL record for playing in 1207 consecutive games, he was a 10-time All Star who started the game 9 times, once as a write-in. He owns a .338 career postseason batting average with 8 doubles, 3 triples and 11 homers in October. He also had 31 RBIS and a couple of steals. He was part of 5 NL Pennant winning teams over his career and was a World Champion with the Dodgers in 1981. He won 4 Gold Gloves, topped the 200 hit plateau 6-times and paced the NL in hits twice. He won the NL MVP Award in 1974, was the All Star MVP and the NLCS MVP in 1978 and won a second NLCS MVP in 1984. He took the Roberto Clemente Award in 1981 and the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 1984. He was one of the most consistent hitters and fielders in the National League throughout his 19 year career. His 2,599 hits ranks him 75th of all time. He topped the 300 mark 16 times over his career and owns a lifetime .294 average. He appeared on the HOF ballot for the maximum of 15 times, achieving his highest support of 42%, his first year on the ballot in 1993. He is currently in Hall of Fame limbo. I should have mentioned that I was speaking of first baseman Steve Garvey, but I figured that you guys are smart and could figure that out. The card of him that will serve as prize is a 2002 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic game used bat card. This is from the days when the back of the card actually said “On the front of the card is an authentic piece of a bat used by Steve Garvey in an official Major League Baseball game.” I will try and throw in a few extras with this for whomever the randomizer chooses. Thanks to everyone for reading. To enter, just comment with your name. Be sure that you are following this blog and that it is on your blogrolls. To enter you must comment on this post. There will be 2 days to enter. I put up a poll to go along with it, when the poll closes, so does the contest. The poll question is "Does Steve Garvey belong in Cooperstown?". Thanks! If you keep reading, I will keep on posting. A different vintage card EVERY day. Good luck! Later.
i machine metal for a paycheck, i announce roller derby for reasons other than a paycheck. i put out records, still waiting for the paycheck...i spend a lot of time sitting in front of the computer... i go by a few different names; marck bacontowne, sinkhole marck, side of bacon, mister gin n juice and now you can call me Collective Troll