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.


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

  2. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    Holy crap that Winfield auto is a lovely card.

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

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

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

    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.

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

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