Dustin Pedroia 2008 Bowman
Lately, I have been bringing home a lot of newly released cards of Dustin Pedroia.
So, I decided to mix things up a bit and show of the oldest card in my stack of cards that I have yet to feature.
And that card is from the 2008 Bowman baseball card set. Yep, we’re going all of the way back to 2008!!
Have a look:
Pedroia was the king of the American League in 2008 – an All-Star, a Gold Glove winner, a Silver Slugger winner, and the league MVP. He did it all.
I’d love to see him return to this form again. If he can, the Red Sox will only get better as he is the gasoline for that offense.
Gotta love ‘The Laser Show’.
Posted in Dustin Pedroia Collection
Tagged 2007 world series, 2013 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, dustin pedroia, fenway park, gold glove, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, Rookie of the Year, ROY, silver slugger, world series
Yogi Berra 2014 Topps Archives
Gotta love seeing Yogi Berra included in modern baseball card sets – I know that I do.
And he made the checklist for the newly released 2014 Topps Archives set this year.
His card was in the ’1989 Topps’ portion of the set, and the card looks great.
Have a look:
Of all of the players that Topps recycles that starred during the 1950′s, Berra could very well be my favorite. The images used of him all look great, and I really enjoy checking out those old, wool Yankees uniforms.
Another great modern card of Yogi Berra for my collection – YES!
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Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball legend, catcher, most valuable player, MVP, new york yankees, world series, yankee stadium, yankees, yogi berra
1975 Topps Set Card 197/660 – #114 – Dick Lange, Angels
Player Name: Dick Lange
Team: California Angels
Image Style: Posed Pitching
Years In The Major Leagues: 4 seasons, 1972-75
Notes From His 1975 Season: Dick Lange made 30 appearances for the Angels during the 1975 baseball season, including 8 starts. He compiled a record of 4-6 with 1 save. In 102 innings of work, Lange surrendered 119 hits and 70 runs en route to an ERA of 5.21. He also struck out 45 batters during that time while walking 53.
Notes From Career: Dick Lange pitched in 70 games for the Angels between 1972 and 1975. He amassed a record of 9-15 in that time with 1 save to his credit. Lange worked in a total of 276 innings. In that span of work, Lange allowed 298 hits and 167 runs while striking out 137 batters and giving up 123 walks.
Posted in 1975 Topps Baseball Card Set
Tagged 1975 baseball cards, 1975 topps, angels, baseball, baseball cards, california angels, dick lange, pitcher, relief pitcher, starting pitcher, topps, topps set
Happy Birthday Charles Johnson!!!
Charles Johnson turns 43 years old today.
Charles Johnson means a lot to Florida Marlins fans, and the people of Miami.
Johnson is a local product, having played his college baseball at the University of Miami. He was drafted by the Marlins during the first round of the 1992 draft. And a few years later, he was the starting catcher for the team – his team.
Johnson played in the big leagues for 12 seasons; 7 of which were in Miami. He helped lead the team to the 1997 World Series with his stellar defense. In total, Johnson collected four Gold Glove Awards for his defensive excellence at catcher.
Johnson is a 2-time All-Star and collected 940 hits during his career including 211 doubles and 167 home runs.
Happy Birthday CJ!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Florida/Miami Marlins
Tagged 1997 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, catcher, charles, chicago white sox, dodgers, florida marlins, gold glove, johnson, los angeles dodgers, Marlins, white sox
Manny Machado 2014 Topps Archives
No, I am not trying to turn myself into a ‘Machado Super-Collector’. At least not yet…
But, when I saw this card, I had to grab one for my collection.
As you see below, the colors and the Topps 1986 design are simply a perfect match.
Have a look:
First off, you have the three main colors of the card – Black, Orange, and White. It all just works well toegther – from the lettering on the top of the card to the bill on Machado’s helmet and everything in between.
And the image selection is sweet too. Not only did Topps give us an image that works, but they centered it perfectly. We’ve all seen #13 make this sign after connecting for a home run, and Topps captured it perfectly.
Nicely done, Topps. Nicely done.
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Tagged 2013 gypsy queen, 2013 topps, A&G, all-star, allen & ginter, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, glove stories, gold glove, gypsy queen, manny machado, orioles, third base, topps, topps allen & ginter
Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL ROY – Base
I am just now digging into the Topps Series 2 release.
And my boy, Mr. NL ROY, has two cards in the base set. That translates to a lot of singles for this collector to chase down. I MEAN A LOT!!!
So, I started with the easiest – the base card.
As I mentioned, Jose has two in the set. This is the one that celebrates his winning of the 2013 NL Rookie Of the Year Award.
I’ll show off the ‘other’ base card next time around.
Posted in Jose Fernandez Collection
Tagged 2013 all-star, 2013 ROY, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball news, florida marlins news, Florida/Miami Marlins, jose fernandez, jose fernandez relic, jose fernandez relic card, Marlins, marlins baseball, miami marlins, pitcher, rookie, Rookie of the Year, rookie phenom, ROY, starting pitcher
Andrew McCutchen 2012 Topps Heritage
I like the Topps Heritage brand of baseball cards because of the homage it pays to the cards that paved the way for the hobby.
But, I don’t dig too deep into the set. I grab my Marlins team set and cards for my modern player collections and then I am out.
I just grabbed this card from the 2012 Heritage set of Andrew McCutchen.
I like the card. The colors are nice. And I really like the inset image in the bottom, right corner. I just wish that ‘Cutch’ was giving us a little more personality in the main image.
For a guy whose smile lights up a ballpark, you would never know it when holding this piece of cardboard…
Posted in Andrew McCutchen Collection
Tagged 2013 NL MVP, all-star, andrew mccutchen, baseball, baseball cards, gold glove, gold glove award, most valuable player, MVP, pirates, pittsburgh pirates, rookie, rookie cards, silver slugger, silver slugger award, topps