Monday, January 18, 2010

Virtual Bike Tour of Baseball Sites - Arkansas City Kansas

I had a long layoff from the gym over the holidays. First, I got a bad cold around Thanksgiving which cost me a week. Then things got busy at home. Then it was just one excuse after another. But no more excuses for awhile. I got back last week. My next stop is a little detour to Arkansas City Kansas, the birthplace of Darren Daulton. Click on the map to get a better look.I'm taking the easy way for this post and just posting a mess of Daulton cards, pretty much one for each year of his career.

1985 Fleer Update #33
1986 Donruss #477
1987 Topps Tiffany #636
1988 Tastykake
Tastykake is a local Philadelphia pastry company. They used to publish these cards as give aways at Vet Stadium back in the 1980s.

1989 Upper Deck #448
1990 Leaf #369
1991 Topps #89
1992 Studio Heritage #13
1993 Upper Deck Iooss Collection #17
1994 Ultra Phillies Finest Autograph #2
This Daulton autograph is one of my favorite cards.

1995 Topps Embossed #61
1996 Stadium Club#106
1998 Topps #218
I'm using this Topps card to represent his 1997 season as he retired at the end of 1997. Daulton was traded to the Marlins in July of 1997. He went 7-18 with 1 HR in the 1997 World Series as the Marlins beat the Indians for the Championship.


MMayes said...

I like your tour. You may not be able to do this at the gym, but what I've found works to help me pass the time on the treadmill is to buy DVD collections of old ballgames. I'm going through the 1979 Series right now. You can find them on ebay pretty reasonable and I know they have (through A & E Home Entertainment) '75, '79, '86, '01, '05-'09 and selected other games (Yankees games from the late 90's, Essential Games of Shea Stadium and Busch Stadium, Cubs games and Cal Ripken Games).

capewood said...

MMayes, that's a good idea, but like you say, won't work well at the gym. Another thought might be to record games on the MLB Channel. Saturday night I caught part of a 1989 Phillies-Pirates game. The score was 11-11 in the 8th inning.

Rickster said...

Hmm, think he was married to a Hooter's girl at one time and think there may be a married set in the future, ala Nancy and Ray Knight. Any thoughts

capewood said...

Yes indeed he was married to a Hooters girl. I even have a Hooters trading card featuring her. I posted it here:

Sorry, I don't know how to turn that into a link in a comment.

Rickster said...

Easy to find! Enjoyed the comments made about Mitch Williams by Daulton. Thought he was the best up to that point. Not a Phillie Phan, but love the Tigers. Still say they had the best team money could buy last year and still not win it. Oh well, as the artful Dodger used to say, "Wait till next year!"