Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Tier 1 Game-Used Jersey Relic Card – Cubby Blue!!
Last week I showed you the first card I bought of Andre Dawson from the 2014 Topps Tier 1 set.
That card featured a White piece of jersey material with a sweet Royal Blue pinstripe accent running vertically through it.
Tonight, I take it a step further as I have another one to show off.
This time around, there is no pinstripe. Sorry.
But, there is this…
That’s right – an All-Blue jersey swatch. And it’s not just any shade of Blue, it is ‘Cubby Blue’. And it looks fantastic.
The card is serial numbered as 133/399 and it is a great complementary piece to the card I featured last week.
It’s been a while since I picked up two relic cards from the same release of Andre. It’s nice to have been able to affordably grab these for my collection as I have seen Tier 1 relics sell for quite a bit more in the past…
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Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Series 2 – Highlights: Youngest With 2 Opening Day HR’s – Red Foil
Last week I showed you the base card, so now I can move on and show you another version…
This time around, it is the ‘Red Foil’ card that I have to offer up.
As you can see, the Red Foil design is a little more than just a border color change. The entire card’s surface gets the foil treatment with the exception of the player’s image and the team logo.
I like it – it has a nice 3-D effect.
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Tagged 2012 baseball season, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball news, big league debut, bryce harper, bryce harper debut, bryce harper news, major league debut, nationals, nationals news, Rookie of the Year, ROY, washington nationals, washington nationals news
Joe Morgan 2000 Topps Stars
I did a thorough shopping trip on Sportlots.com and found one seller that had a handful of Joe Morgan baseball cards that I ‘did not’ have in my collection.
You see that I said, ‘did not’. That is because I scooped them up. All of them!
The majority of the cards are from the very early 2000′s – and each of them was purchased ‘blind’.
I’ll unveil the cards over the next few weeks. This is card #1:
This card comes from the 2000 Topps ‘Topps Stars’ set. It is done primarily in Sepia tones and has a double-image look.
Certainly not the best looking card of Joe Morgan that I have scored as of late, but another card for the collection none-the-less.
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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
1975 Topps Set Card 199/660 – #156 – Dave Kingman, Giants
Player Name: Dave Kingman
Team: San Francisco Giants
Position: 1st Base
Image Style: Posed Batting
Years In The Major Leagues: 16 seasons, 1971-86
Notes From His 1975 Season: The 1975 baseball season was Dave Kingman’s first with the New York Mets. He played in 134 games for the club, hitting .231 with 116 hits in 502 at-bats. Of his 116, Kingman connected for doubles, 1 triple, and 36 home runs. He was responsible for driving in 88 runs for the team while also scoring 65 times.
Notes From Career: Dave Kingman played for 6 different teams during his 16-season MLB career. He is a career .236 hitter with 1,575 hits, which includes 240 doubles and 442 home runs. Dave Kingman was selected as an All-Star three times during his career. He led the league in home runs hit twice and RBI three times. Kingman received votes for MVP in five different seasons.
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Tagged 1975, 1975 baseball cards, 1975 topps, A's, all-star, Athletics, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, dave kingman, giants, home runs, Mets, New york mets, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, san francisco giants, topps, topps set, topps set build
Happy Birthday CC Sabathia!!!
CC Sabathia turns 34 years old today.
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride, CC Sabathia always ranks as on the sport’s great pitchers, but he never quit gets the credit from the media for the tremendous efforts he has put into his 14+ season career.
Winning games at a 64% clip, Sabathia is a 6-time All-star and has won at least 13 games in 11 of his 14 seasons.
A dominant pitcher with very good control, CC hovers around the 2.8 K:walk ratio on a regular basis. And with a World Series championship under his belt, it should not be long before talk of him being one of the best of his generation starts.
It sounds like CC will be put on the shelf for the remainder of the 2014 baseball season. Hopefully he can recover from his injuries and return to All-Star form in 2015.
Happy Birthday CC!!!!
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Tagged 2009 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, brewers, C.C. Sabathia, cleveland indians, cy young, cy young award, indians, milwaukee brewers, new york yankees, pitcher, starting pitcher, world series, yankees
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’.
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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
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!!!
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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.
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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