Friday, November 1, 2019

untitled post for November 1st, 2019


I wanted an on-card Padres auto from Dave Winfield and ended up scoring this one. It's pretty cool.


Goose Gossage has a lot of similarities with Dave Winfield:

- Spent the lion's share of their careers with the Yankees.
- Put in some time quality in San Diego.
- Won a World Championship once.
- Bounced around with a few different teams near the end of their careers.
- Formidable facial hair.
- Hall of Famer

Goose here is my 50th 2003 Topps Retired auto. There are 70 left in the set for me to track down. Snatched this one up recently for a fair price. It's not a refractor, but still.


Tough times at Baseball Card Breakdown HQ as our official mascot and licensed card-sniffer Annie Lou is currently at the emergency vet and in rough shape. Please send her some good vibes.


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  1. I hope all goes well for Annie (and y'all too).

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  2. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    Holy crap that Winfield auto is a lovely card.

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  3. Poor dog! Hope all goes well!

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  4. Prayers for Annie Lou's quick recovery! Those cards ain't sniffing themselves!

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  5. Just saw this post, hope all is okay and keeping you and Annie in my thoughts...

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  6. Sending Annie and your family all of the positive vibes I can muster. She's a beautiful dog. Hope she makes a speedy recovery.

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    1. As for Winfield... I'm kinda surprised they didn't include him as a Padre in at least one of those Topps Retired autograph sets from the 2000's. Oh well... that card you picked up is nice.

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  7. Get well Annie Lou! Hugs and ear scratchies...

    Is that white jersey an airbrush job on Winfield? Just looks weird.

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