Saturday, April 23, 2016

What's in the Box, Part 3: Andre "The Hawk" Dawson


Updated 17 January 2017

Judging from the contents of the box, in the mid-to-late 1980s, I apparently loved Andre "The Hawk" Dawson. The defining Hawk moment for me was his getting beaned in the face in 1987. In looking up the incident, funnily enough, I see it happened on my thirteenth birthday. I always wished growing up that we got WGN so I could watch these games as I was also a big Ryne Sandberg fan, as I have mentioned. But we didn't. I might have been able to watch the game live. 1987 was the year of The Princess Bride, Spaceballs, Robocop, *batteries not included and The Lost Boys, among so many other films. I am quasi-embarrassed to say it, but I think for our birthday party that year we saw Adventures in Baby Sitting. It was Elisabeth Shue, I was 13. Shut up... It's not like I would have collected Elisabeth Shue trading cards. I don't think so, at least. Anyway, we might have seen Innerspace. Can you fathom that the brilliant Withnail & I and amazeballs Spaceballs came out within a week of one another? Back to Andre... I remember a few weeks later when it was the cover of Sports Illustrated. I coveted this issue of SI because I thought the cover was amazing.

The box that I brought home last Christmas has a healthy chunk of Andre Dawson cards. I don't have a ruler handy, but it's probably 4-6 inches high and consists of Donruss, Fleer, Topps and others from when Dawson played with the Montreal Expos (1976-1986) and Chicago Cubs (1987-1992). I'll list them all below and include some photographs... The number in parentheses after the card number indicates the number of copies of the card I have.

Donruss:
1986 Donruss (Diamond Kings), Card #25 (2)
1986 Donruss, Card #87 (2)
1988 Donruss (Diamond Kings), Card #9 (9)
1988 Donruss All-Stars, Card #36 (3)
1988 Donruss, Card #269 (25) (this is obscene!)
1988 Donruss Bonus MVP's, Card #BC-10 (4)
1989 Donruss All-Stars, Card #36 (6)
1989 Donruss, Card #167 (1)
1989 Donruss Bonus MVP's, Card #BC-8 (4)

Fleer:
1988 Fleer, Card #415 (1)
1988 Fleer Star Stickers, Card #79 (3)
1988 Fleer Superstars, Card #13 (2)
1989 Fleer, Card #422 (1)
1989 Fleer Baseball All Stars, Card #11 (3)
1989 Fleer Heroes of Baseball, Card #12 (3)
1989 Fleer League Leaders, Card #12 (3)
1989 Fleer Super Stars, Card #12 (3)

Topps:
1980 Topps, Card #235 (1)
1985 Topps, Card #420 (1)
1987 Topps Traded, Card #27T (1)
1988 Topps, Card #500 (6)
1988 Topps All Star, Card #401 (5)
1988 Topps Glossy All-Star, Card #18 (1)
1988 Topps Mini Leaders, Card #43 (2)
1988 Topps Sticker Backs, Card #13 Andre Dawson (2)
1988 Topps Stickers, Card #148 Andre Dawson (Lou Whitaker) (1)
1988 Topps Rite Aid Team MVP's, Card #2 (1)
1989 Topps Record Breaker, Card #4 (11)
1989 Topps, Card #10 (5)
1989 Topps All-Star, Card #391 (8)
1989 Topps Glossy All-Star, Card #18 (5)
1989 Topps Mini Leaders, Card #3 (4)
1989 Topps Ames 20/20 Club, Card #13 (1)
1989 Topps UK Minis, Card #21 (1)
1989 Topps Stickers Backs, Card #48 (Jose Lind and Lee Smith) (1)
1989 Topps Stickers, Card #54 (Dave Henderson) (1)

Other card makers:
1987 Classic Update Yellow, Card #124 (1)
1987 Leaf, Card #212
1988 Leaf, Card # 126 (4)
1988 Woolworth Baseball Highlights, Card #8 (1)
1988 Score, Card #4 (2)
1988 Sportflics, Card #3 (1)
1989 Classic Travel, Card #37 (1)
1989 Pacific Cards & Comics Series II (unlicensed), Card #5 (5)
1989 Singles Superstars, Card #11 (5)
1989 Woolworth Baseball Highlights, Card #11 (3)

Here are some photographs of all the cards... I really need to get a scanner...

Donruss and Fleer cards
Other makers
Topps cards & stickers & two 7-11 coins

In working on this list, I decided to join the Trading Card Database as I can provide a couple of images, which I hope to load over the weekend or next week. Sometimes the hero has to come to the rescue, am I right?  Here are the cards I am uploading.



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