Monday, April 27, 2020

HOF Andre Dawson

Andre Dawson is in the Hall of Fame though some question it. Look at all the red on the back of his card! (His Baseball Reference page shows more impressive league leading statistics.) 

This specimen is the 1996 Topps base card, his last after 21 years in the major leagues with the Expos, Cubs, Red Sox, and... the Marlins?!?!?! 

Dawson was a Rookie of the Year and a MVP who also was voted to 8 All-Star games, won 8 gold gloves, and 4 Silver Sluggers. 


Is Dawson best known for his career, or this:



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7 comments:

  1. Dawson had/has deep ties to the state of Florida. I think he may have went from the playing field with the Marlins right into the front office if I remember right.
    Oh, and in these parts, he's remembered more for his powerful bat, cannon of an arm, bad knees, and contagious smile. The brawl was one bad day.

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    1. A very bad day. I remember him so vividly as a Cubs. He was probably my third favorite player behind Strawberry and Sandberg.

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  2. When I think of Dawson, I prefer to focus on his time with Carter, Raines, and the rest of those early 80's Expos.

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    1. While I watched baseball in the early 80s and collected cards, I really have no memories of him as an Expos.

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  3. Even though he wasn't anywhere near his prime by the time he got to Boston, he still could hit!

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  4. I wasn't really aware that he played with Boston until recently!

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    1. I only knew that because of Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball for SNES! Only Griffey had his real name used in the game, and most of the teams had a name theme. I had to look this up, then remembered, that Dawson was P. Revere.

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