Saturday, April 28, 2012

1984 Wichita Eagle-Beacon Card Checklist Part #9

This update includes mostly professional baseball players.  There were 3 Hall of Fame players this time: Sparky Anderson (Baseball HOF 2000), Goose Gossage (Baseball HOF 2008), and Joe Morgan (Baseball HOF 1990).  The card pictured below is from the former baseball player Dmitri Young's collection for auction at SCP Auctions.
1959 Topps #338
George "Sparky" Anderson PSA 10 RC
Dmitri Young Collection
Pedigree

9/17/1984
Chet Lemon - Professional Baseball Player
Rick Sutcliffe - Professional Baseball Player
Tom Brunansky - Professional Baseball Player

9/24/1984
Carney Lansford - Professional Baseball Player
Roy Smalley - Professional Baseball Player
Steve Balboni - Professional Baseball Player

10/1/1984
Lee Smith - Professional Baseball Player
Rich "Goose" Gossage - Professional Baseball Player
George "Sparky" Anderson - Professional Baseball Player

10/8/1984
Steve Trout - Professional Baseball Player
Don Mattingly - Professional Baseball Player
Joe Morgan - Professional Baseball Player

10/15/1984
Calvin Peete - Professional Golfer
Sergio Lopez-Chavero - College Football Player
Art Still - Professional Football Player

Saturday, April 14, 2012

1984 Wichita Eagle-Beacon Card Checklist Part #8

This update includes 2 notable U.S. Olympic Team athletes: Carl Lewis and Mary Lou Retton. This is likely one of Mary Lou Retton's earliest known "cards". There were 2 Baseball Hall of Fame players: Gary Carter (Baseball HOF 2003) and Dennis Eckersley (Baseball HOF 2004). There were several other notable baseball players too: Kirk Gibson, Keith Hernandez, and Kent Hrbek. I've included a picture of Kirk Gibson's Topps rookie card that recently sold for over $2,000 on eBay.

1981 Topps #315
Kirk Gibson PSA 10 RC
Sale Price: $2,042.45 [2/22/2012]
8/20/1984
Valerie Brisco-Hooks - Sprinter
Carl Lewis - Sprinter / Long Jump
Mary Lou Retton - Gymnast

8/27/1984
Gary Carter - Professional Baseball Player
Jerry Koosman - Professional Baseball Player
Juan Samuel - Professional Baseball Player

9/3/1984
Bob Stanley - Professional Baseball Player
Dennis Eckersley - Professional Baseball Player
Kirk Gibson - Professional Baseball Player

9/10/1984
Keith Hernandez - Professional Baseball Player
Kent Hrbek - Professional Baseball Player
Keith Moreland - Professional Baseball Player