Reggie Jackson 2013 Topps Update ‘Chasing History’
When I was piecing together my Miami Marlins team set from the 2013 Topps Update release a few months ago, I also picked up a few singles for my active player collections.
One of the cards that I scored was the Chasing History card of Reggie Jackson.
Have a peek:
This is Reggie’s second appearance in the ‘Chasing History’ series. First, he was featured in the Series 1 issue and now he pops up again in the Update set.
In series 1, Reggie was sporting his Yankees uniform and the card was boasting about his chase for the 1980 Home Run Crown.
This time around, the card celebrate’s Reggie’s place on the all-time Oakland A’s home run list. Reggie is third on the list behind Mark McGwire and Jimmie Foxx.
Posted in Reggie Jackson - Mr. October
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, A's, all-star, angels, Athletics, baseball cards, california angels, collection, facial hair, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mustache, new york yankees, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, reggie jackson, Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, world series, world series MVP, yankees
Joe Morgan 2013 Panini Cooperstown – Blue Crystal Parallel
I really need to step up my Panini game during the offseason and go after all of the colored parallel cards of Joe Morgan and Jim Palmer that I can find. The cards are very nice and I have put enough energy into collecting them.
Step one of that process was buying the Blue parallel of the Joe Morgan card for my Morgan PC. I have the base and the Green cards in my collection, so the Blue version makes 3. The card is serial numbered as 284/499 and because of the Blue background, it is a bit darker than what I would like.
But, I’ll gladly take it!!!
Posted in Joe Morgan Collection
Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, joe morgan, most valuable player, MVP, reds, second base, world series
Giancarlo Stanton 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter
This is easily my least favorite baseball card of Giancarlo that I have brought into my collection since announcing my desire to add him to my ‘Player Collection Roster’.
See why here:
Just an awful image…
Anyway to liven this up, I thought I would let you know that so far during his career, Giancarlo Stanton is averaging 1 home run hit out of every 4 at bats. He has 119 home runs and just 464 hits – good for 25%. At this rate, and if healthy, Stanton should reach 150 career home runs by the end of the 2014 baseball season – and he will be just 25 years old!!!
Go Get ‘Em Giancarlo!!!
Posted in Giancarlo Stanton Collection
Tagged baseball, baseball cards, florida marlins news, Florida/Miami Marlins, giancarlo stanton, home runs, Marlins, marlins baseball, mike stanton, mike stanton news, stanton homers
Frank Robinson 2005 Donruss Throwback Threads ‘Generations’ w/Andre Dawson & Gary Sheffield
These ‘Generations’ cards are pretty cool. I have a few of them in my collection, and while shopping for some stuff on Sportlots.com, I grabbed this one for my Frank Robinson player collection.
Let me tell you that, YES I already own this card in my Andre Dawson player collection. But, since the card also features legendary player Frank Robinson, I pounced on the opportunity to add it to another PC that I am building.
As a part of the 2o05 Donruss Throwback Threads set, this card features three players from three different eras that played very similarly to one another. I like the pairing idea, and I especially like to see who the card companies match up on cards like these.
The combination of Robinson, Dawson, and Gary Sheffield is a very solid one.
Posted in Frank Robinson Collection
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, american league, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball history, baseball milestones, Cincinnati Reds, frank robinson, Hall Of Fame, HOF, memorial stadium, most valuable player, MVP, National League, orioles, reds
2013 Topps Archives ‘Tallboys’ Subset – Albert Pujols
With the new 2013 Topps Archives baseball card set release, the ‘Mini Tallboys’ subset is easily one of the best parts of the issue.
The cards from this subset offer a very basic, but throwback feel that screams vintage. The set is 40 cards deep and offers a nice mixture of current players, stars from the 1980′s, and Hall of Fame legends.
This is the card of Albert Pujols from the set:
Arguably the best player in baseball this century, Pujols has amassed some incredible numbers prior to his 32nd birthday. Already a 3-time MVP winner and 2-time World Series champion, Pujols is quickly racking up statistics that mirror or surpass some of baseball’s greatest players. With a career batting average of .325, and with 2,246 hits in just 12 seasons, the sky is the limit for this talented hitter. And don’t forget about the 475 home runs and 1,434 RBI Albert has already accumulated too.
I am hopeful that ‘The Machine’ returns for a fantastic 2014!!
Posted in 2013 Topps Archives 'Tallboys'
Tagged 2006 world series, 2011 world series, 3-time MVP, albert pujols, all-star, angels, angels of anaheim, baseball, baseball cards, Cardinals, gold glove, los angeles angels, most valuable player, MVP, Rookie of the Year, ROY, st. louis cardinals, world series
1973 HEADLINE: Ron Santo Traded To The Chicago White Sox
On this day in 1973, Ron Santo was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Chicago White Sox.
After 14 glorious seasons in which he called Wrigley Field home, Ron Santo was traded to the White Sox where he would play his 15th and final season in the big leagues.
During his time with the Cubs, Santo established himself as one of the best third basemen in all of baseball. A 9-time All-star and winner of 5 consecutive Gold Glove awards, Santo was a fan favorite. As the team started to tear apart it’s core, Santo was gone along with Fergie Jenkins and Billy Williams.
In that 1 year he played for the White Sox, Santo hardly lived up to his reputation. At just 34 years of age, his prime was past him. Gone were the double-digit home runs and gone were the 80+ RBI tallies. Still, Santo enjoyed one more year in the city he loved. And the fans showered him with appreciation!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Chicago Cubs, Ron Santo Collection
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, chicago white sox, comiskey park, cooperstown news, Cubbie, Cubs, gold glove, greats of the game, Hall Of Fame, hall of fame news, HOF, Ron Santo, ron santo news, white sox, Wrigley Field
1951 HEADLINE: Joe Dimaggio Set To Retire
The power of Joe DiMaggio’s name still carries an incredible amount of weight with it more than six decades after his retirement from the game. “Joe D” personified what baseball and specifically what baseball in New York was all about during the 1930′s and 1940′s.
Amazingly DiMaggio’s legendary status was built on just 13 seasons as a major leaguer. Joe missed 3 seasons during the prime of his career due to his commitment to serve his country. Many players from his era fought in the war and it always makes me wonder what we as fans missed during those years when these guys were away from the game.
In 13 seasons, ‘The Yankee Clipper’ finished in the Top 12 for the MVP in 11 seasons. The numbers are pretty impressive: (3) 1st place finishes, (2) 2nd place finishes. Along with these honors, Joe DiMaggio compiled 2,214 career hits with 361 home runs and 1,537 RBI. Joe also made the All-Star team in each of his 13 years in the majors. WoW!!! The Gold Glove was not awarded during Joe’s playing days, but if it had been he would own quite a few as his range in the outfield was unparalleled back then.
One of the main factors of DiMaggio’s fame was due to his incredible World Series accomplishments. Joe played in 10 World Series contests, and won 9 championships!!!
And then, there is a little thing known as baseball’s grandest milestone – “The Streak”. In 1941, DiMaggio hit safely in 56 consecutive games. Since then, only 1 player has hit safely in 40+ games and nobody has come close to 50 again.
Joe DiMaggio is a true legend in the game of baseball and today we salute him for his amazing career and desire to be the best player in the game.
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tagged 1936 world series, 1937 world series, 1938 world series, 1939 world series, all-star, baseball history, baseball legend, Hall Of Fame, joe dimaggio, joltin' joe, joltin' joe dimaggio, most valuable player, MVP, new york yankees, world series, yankee stadium, yankees