Million Dollar Question – Carlos Gomez: Love OR Loathe??

Million Dollar Question – Carlos Gomez:  Love OR Loathe??

By now, you have to have an opinion on this guy.  He has been involved in far too many ‘fiery’ incidents and has gained way too much attention for his antics.

First, it was against the Braves last year:

And then it was this past weekend in Pittsburgh:

So, tell me - Carlos Gomez:  Love OR Loathe??

Since I don’t know the guy personally I will not go in that direction.  Instead, I will say that he is an immature player with a lot of talent.  Ultimately, a veteran on the Brewers needs to sit him down and set him straight.  I just don’t know if they have someone on the team that will/can do that.  And if someone does, will he listen?  That remains to be seen.

Ultimately, I lean towards ‘Loathe’.  This guy is going to tick off the wrong guy really soon.  And when that happens, and the right guy is on the mound, he is going to get plunked.  This needs to happen.  I don’t want him hurt, and I don’t want him injured.  But he needs to be put on his back.

But, the last thing that needs to happen is another brawl.  I would hate to see a teammate or opponent get hurt in a fight because of this guys antics.

How about you?  Where do you stand on this?  Is it even possible to be neutral in this conversation??

Let me hear it!!

Dustin Pedroia 2009 Topps Chrome

Dustin Pedroia 2009 Topps Chrome

Gotta love the shininess of the Chrome product put out by Topps.

But, if there is one player in the sport that could find a way to even make a Chrome baseball card dirty it would be Dustin Pedroia.  He has no regard for a clean uniform and something tells me that by the time he applied the tag to the baserunner on this play his uniform pants from the knees down were covered in clay…

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Great card!!

Reggie Jackson 2008 Topps Triple Threads – Green

Reggie Jackson 2008 Topps Triple Threads – Green

While the design is far from the best that the Topps Triple Threads product has offered us over the last few years, the colors used on this card of Reggie Jackson from the 2008 set certainly work with his Oakland A’s garb.

The card is the Green version from the 2008 Triple Threads set, and it is serial numbered as 101/240.

Have a look:

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Again, I like the colors, but the design is a bit bland in comparison to Triple Threads’ designs that followed.

I will say that the Green bar that sits in between the two Black bars at the top of the card adds a nice touch.

And any time you can add a serial numbered Reggie Jackson card to your collection, it is a nice bonus!

1975 Topps Set Card 80/660 – #644 – Bill Fahey, Rangers

1975 Topps Set Card 80/660 – #644 – Bill Fahey, Rangers

Progress: 80/660

Player Name:  Bill Fahey

Card Number:  644

Team:  Texas Rangers

Position:  Catcher

Image Style:  Posed Action

Years In The Major Leagues:  11 seasons, 1971-72, 1974-77, 1979-83

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Fahey played in 21 games for the Rangers in 1975.  He got 37 at-bats and connected for 11 hits, good for a .297 batting average.  Of his 11 hits, Fahey had 1 double, 1 triple, and 9 singles.

Notes From Career:  In 11 seasons, Bill Fahey appeared in 383 games.  He split time between the Rangers, Padres, and Tigers on his way to collecting 225 career hits with 75 runs scored and 83 RBI.

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Did You Know…

During the 1995 Major League All-Star Game, Marlins’ outfielder Jeff Conine became just the 10th player to hit a home run in his first All-Star Game at-bat.

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2014 Topps Series 1 “Topps All Rookie Cup Team” – Willie McCovey

2014 Topps Series 1 “Topps All Rookie Cup Team” – Willie McCovey

Topps’ All-Rookie Team means a lot of different things to a lot of different collectors.  But, one thing is for certain – If your card is tagged with the All-Rookie Team logo, you did something during your first season in the big leagues to make yourself stand out from the rest.

And for that reason alone, I can totally support a set of cards that picks ‘The Best Of The Best’ from these teams.

In 2014, Topps issued a subset in their Series 1 release that took one player at each position, naming them to the ‘Topps All Rookie Cup Team’.

Representing the catcher is Willie McCovey:

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Willie McCovey’s major league debut in 1959 was fantastic.  His numbers in 54 games played was enough to draw the attention of major league baseball as he was awarded with the Rookie Of The Year Award.

His numbers in 1959:  .354 batting average, .429 on-base percentage, 68 hits in 192 at-bats, 9 doubles, 5 triples, 13 home runs, 32 runs scored, 38 RBI, and just 35 strikeouts.

Not bad for a 21-year old kid.

Bryce Harper 2012 Topps Chrome ROOKIE CARD!!!

Bryce Harper 2012 Topps Chrome ROOKIE CARD!!!

After that horrible card of Giancarlo Stanton that I just showed off a few hours ago, I had to jump in and find a really sweet card to show off after so I could balance out the mood at ’30-YOC’.

And I think I did just that!

Here is Bryce Harper’s rookie card from the 2012 Topps Chrome baseball card set:

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I LOVE IT!!!

The colors are fantastic and the action is supreme!  Another great Bryce Harper rookie card for my collection.  YES!!