But recently, I've made a conscious effort to add new items and show it the appreciation it deserves. Check out the latest additions to my Expos collection:
2004 Fleer Greats of the Game
Le Grand Orange was played in Montreal from 1969 to 1971 and represented the Expos in the all-star game all three years. He briefly played for them again in 1979 before getting shipped off to Texas.
2012 Topps Archives
El Presidente had some of his best years playing in Montreal. Like Staub, he represented the Expos three times in the MLB All-Star game and in 1991, he led the National League in ERA, completed games, and shutouts.
Ken Singleton played for the Expos from 1972 to 1974 with a .285 batting average and 46 home runs. Unfortunately he only has 14 cards that feature him in his Expos uniform and none of them are autographed. So this card represents the only non-certified autograph in my Expos PC. I'm not worried about it though, since I acquired it from Dion... who got it signed in person.
2012 Topps Archives #SR
He might not be Captain America, but this particular Steve Rogers is a hero in the eyes of many Expos fans. His 393 games started, 158 wins, 129 complete games, 37 shutouts, and 1,621 strikeouts are the most in franchise history.
On the flipside, he also holds most of the undesirable franchise pitching records as well: walks, home runs allowed, wild pitches, and losses.
Now I can finally focus on finding the last certified autograph I've been wanting to add to this collection:
2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #JRE
If anyone has one available for trade, I'd love to work something out.
Happy Monday and sayonara!