Monday, March 16, 2020

HOF Dave Winfield

I used to regularly post beer on the blog. I don't think it was that popular, so I've decided to bring it back. 

These six beauties are:
Three Heads Brewing: The Kind (IPA, bottle, 6/8%)
Genesee Brewing Company: Spring Bock (German Bock, can, 5.2%)
Founders: Mosaic Promise (APA, can, 5.5%)
Brewdog Elvis Juice (IPA, can, 6.5%)
Sloop Brewing: Super Soft (IPA, can, 6%)
Sly Fox: Softly Falling Darkness (Oatmeal Stout, can, 5.9%)

The Super Soft has to be one of the absolute best can designs I've ever seen. I'll think of both Charmin and Care Bears when I drink it, as well as unicorns, rainbows, and show ponies. NE hazy IPA's are generally repulsive, but I thought I'd give it a go. 

Now for a baseball card.

Recently got this 1995 Topps Dave Winfield card for my Hall of Fame project, which, since it has been a while since I posted something about it, I will remind you that the project is to have the last base Topps card (if possible) of each Hall of Fame player. The project if faulty, I'll admit, because sometimes Topps didn't issue a card for a player with their last year's stats on it. Dave Winfield is a prime example because although he appeared in 46 games in 1995, he was not given the courtesy of a 1996 Topps card.

Dave Winfield played baseball for 22 seasons, breaking into the big leagues in 1973 for the San Diego Padres. After the 1980 season, he left the Padres and the National League for good playing for the Yankees (most notably) as well as the Angels, Blue Jays, Twins, and Indians.

His smile is among the most infectious in baseball.

Winfield was a 12 time All-Star, a 1992 Word Series Champion with the Blue Jays, won 7 Gold Gloves, 6 Silver Sluggers, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2001, which was his first ballot. Winfield went in with Kirby Puckett, Bill Mazeroski, and Hilton Smith. Mazeroski and Smith were selected by Veterans.

The best thing about collecting Hall of Fame Players last cards is that you can get them very reasonably priced. On average I pay less than .20 cents per card. Am I cheap? Or am I practical?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Replies
    1. Nice one Julie!

      As for the beer... I don't drink it very often, but if I saw some of those cans... I feel like I'd have to give them a shot.

  2. You're right about Winfield's smile... kind of remind of Lindor's in that they both are contagious.
    We have Founders in my local stores, although I don't think I've tried any yet. I've heard of Elvis Juice. You'll have to let me know how that one is!

  3. MLB Network was showing the pine tar game from '83 and the second inning featured big Dave absolutely murdering a baseball over the centerfield fence and into monument park. He had worked it to a 2-0 count, and even the takes looked dangerous. The dugout camera caught up with him as the Yankees were taking the field and he flashed a big smile and a kind of "you see how far that went?" look, it was pretty awesome.