Monday, July 7, 2008

A Quadruple Threat

I ran across this image on a recent Google search. I've never really seen a card with four different aspects to it, in person. This has a game-used bat, a game-worn jersey, a game-worn hat and an autograph. The only thing that seems to be missing is the strand of hair.

Normally, I avoid most things that are attached to the Cubs. In this case, I can't ignore the Expos factor. When I was growing up, I loved the Expos. Probably because no one else really cared. I was rooting for an Expos/White Sox World Series in 1994. But my joy would have to wait another eleven years for the White Sox half. The Expos didn't get off so lucky.

As much as I try, I can't really get into rooting for the Nationals. Maybe if they were allowed to take the Senators name, it would be easier. There was just something about a French-Canadian baseball team that seemed odd. I instantly fell in love with them. It didn't hurt that the Expos produced some great players. The other teams around the majors just reaped the benefits of the Expos farm system.

Andre Dawson is one of those guys that you just had to love. He did a little bit of everything, but everything he did usually turned out well. I was always fascinated by his signature. It seemed so perfect. I bet he aced penmanship in school.

The other thing that I like about this card is the presence of the Expos. I rarely see cards of Expos anymore. Especially cards with game-used items. I think that the Expos budget was used on this card alone. This could have made four great cards. Instead, it makes one superior card.


Wax Heaven said...

I know someone who would die to have that card. A little too much going on but pretty cool nonetheless.

White Sox Cards said...

I believe I know who you are talking about. If I actually had the card, it would be his already.