Wednesday, February 17, 2016

El Perfecto!

The Santa Lot provides a reminder of the good old days of there being 2 majoy league baseball teams, and Dennis Martinez' perfect game...

Finally able to add another Toronto Maple Leaf (Kaberle - YAY!)

The rest:

Denny? I know when playing with the expos that Dennis can be pronounced similarly, but can't say I recall ever hearing him called "Denny" - and unless he is involved in the restaurant chain...not sure where they were using it from.

Being a die hard Leaf fan means by default having an undying hated for the Canadiens, but I don't think it translated quite the same to baseball. The Expos were never my team, but being Canadian I would have been happy with a Jays v. Expos world series (which the Jays would win of course). Accordingly, I was more than happy watching El presidente become el perfecto when he pitched the perfect game in 1991. Likely this is why I place him always as an Expo though he had a longer tenure with Baltimore from '76 to '86 I believe. Also likely because, being born in 1980 - I missed much of his Baltimore days.


Summary (900 cards):
Specific Accomplishments:
- Completed 2007-08 Upper Deck McDonald's Checklist Subset (6 cards)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers ET Star Wars Rocky KISS Clue
Toronto 11 2                
Inserts / Var Kept 37 3                
Keep 240 29                
Doubles/Sell 71 4 154 80 218 7 5 2 2 1
Doubles Inserts / Var 8 5 21            


  1. O Pee Chee generally used Denny rather than Dennis on their cards.

    1. Given it is O Pee Chee - maybe they figured Denny was more Canadian than Dennis...