Saturday, July 11, 2009

Dennis Eckersley Jersey Card

Here's a card for my Hall of Fame Game Used / Relic / Autograph collection that I picked up on ebay. $0.50. Yep, fifty cents. Shipping? $1.50. Cheapest one, yet.

2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic, Dennis Eckersley
(Card # CM-DE)

Dennis Eckersley started with Cleveland and then went on to Boston, the Cubs, Oakland, the Cards and then returned to fininsh his career with Boston. He pitched for 25 seasons. In 17 of them he had more wins than losses. About half way through his career he went from a starter to being one of the best relievers of his time. While with the A's in 1989 he helped win the World Series with a save in game four. He was selected to the All-Star game six times. He won the American League MVP award in 1992.

Looking back on photos of Eckersley, he was a leader in the flowing mane movement of the 1980s.

He's also the pitcher that gave up the famed Kirk Gibson Home Run in game one of the 1988 World Series. Thanks, Dennis.


  1. First off... I love the A's, and Eck is one of my favorite players from back in the day. I've blocked out the memory of him giving up the homer to Gibson.

    Secondly... after seeing so much of this stuff (07 Sweet Spot) busted on youtube... I've come to realize that this relic set is one of the best out there. I love the design... the player selection... and the fact that they're affordable.

    Keep up the cool blog.

  2. I was seriously going to give you this card for serving as Gint-A-Cuffs Commissioner.