Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lanny McDonald 8x10 Go Flames GO!!!!

I received my signed Lanny 8x10 today. People, this is a great
program, the NHL Alumni sends these photos to the players, you pay the
shipping and get the photo signed. This took a whopping 2 1/2 weeks
to return. Photo in my sports photos....66 Goals one season, lost
scoring race to some guy named Gretzky....
* Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - 1983
* King Clancy Memorial Trophy - 1988
* His number 9 is retired by the Calgary Flames.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tristar Hidden Treasures Baseball Amos Otis

I really thought this one would be a no namer cause I have pulled some
really cool ones before, McLain, Winfield and Musial. So I opened my
Tristar package series 3 and pulled a Amos Otis, KC Royal, 5x All
Star, 3X Gold Glove, a bunch of top 10 stats including, batting
average and AS voting. 1971 League Lead-Steals and 2x LL Doubles. Not
too too bad....More Tristar to come. Photo in my Sports stuff, signed
with inscr 5x AS. Hey better than Winfield and Musial! Here's a review of Otis from www.baseballlibrary.com
Originally signed by the Red Sox, Otis was drafted by the Mets and went to the Royals with pitcher Bob Johnson in a lopsided December 1969 trade for third baseman Joe Foy. Foy was gone from the majors within 2 years, while Otis starred in centerfield with Kansas City for 14. During his tenure, one of the most popular chants in Royals Stadium was "A-O, A-O." The dapper Otis was criticized at times for a casual demeanor, lack of aggressiveness, and one-handed catches, but he won three Gold Gloves and three times was named Royals Player of the Year. He tied for the American League lead in doubles his first full year, 1970, and led in 1976. In 1971, the speedster stole five bases in a September 7 game and captured the league stolen-base title (52). In 1975 he tied an AL record by stealing seven bases in two consecutive games, April 30 and May 1. He batted .300 twice and hit for power, with a career-high 26 HR in 1973. He starred on four Kansas City division champions. When the Royals won their one AL title, he led all players in the 1980 World Series with 11 hits. He left the Royals in 1983 as their all-time leader in several offensive categories, including runs, hits, and RBI. (FJO)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Ken Dryden HOF Canadiens

NHL Alumni has a program where you send a pic or card, plus $10 for
shipping and they will contact the person for you. In 4 weeks, I received my signed Ken Dryden 8x10. $10 is cheap for what you get. His stats:
Calder Memorial Trophy
Conn Smythe Trophy (1971)
First All-Star Team Goalie (1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
Second All-Star Team Goalie (1972)
Vezina Trophy (1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)