Keith Hernandez 1989 Bowman
When I picked up this baseball card of Keith Hernandez, I bought it ‘on the blind’ during a little spree on Sportlots.com.
Being the dedicated player collector that I am, I was going after stacks of cards for the new PC’s I am working on, and that list included Mr. Hernandez.
When I shop at Sportlots.com, my lone goal is ‘cheap’. Buy what I need for a very low price and get out unscathed. And that is exactly what I did, bringing home more than forty new cards for my collection including a healthy stack of cards of Hernandez.
And I have to say that once my cards arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to see a 1989 Bowman baseball card that featured a photo that was not a posed, head-shot!!!
Have a look:
Posted in Keith Hernandez Collection
Tagged 1975 topps, 1982 world series, 1986 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Cardinals, first base, gold glove, keith hernandez, Mets, most valuable player, MVP, New york mets, rookie, st. louis cardinals, topps, world series
Jim Palmer 2002 Topps Tribute – 250 Career Victories Commemorative
I recently did a little shopping on CheckOutMyCards.com and while there I spent some time shopping for cards to add to my Jim Palmer player collection.
I scored some new stuff – and all of it was of the more rare variety.
This card is from the 2002 Topps Tribute set and it commemorates Palmer’s 250th career win.
Check it out:
I love the vintage image and I am also a big fan of the Tribute brand of cards.
This one is a great addition to my Palmer PC!!!
Posted in Jim Palmer Collection
Tagged 1966 world series, 1970 world series, 1983 world series, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, collection, cy young, cy young award, game used card, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jersey card, jim palmer, memorabilia card, orioles, pitcher, world series
Billy Williams 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen – FINALLY!!!
In my opinion, it took Topps waaaaaay too long to put Billy Williams back into a base card. Yes, he has had a few relic and certified autographed cards recently, but as a budgeted collector, it has been a while since I was able to afford a ‘new’ card of Mr. Williams.
Thankfully, that all changed when he was added to the 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen checklist.
Here is the card:
I really like the image that Topps selected for this card. It features a very young Williams, and the background is reminiscent of the early 1960′s as well.
Williams does not have a White paper or Blue paper framed card in the GQ set, so now I need to shift my focus to the minis…
Posted in Billy Williams Collection, Chicago Cubs
Tagged 1961 rookie of the year, 1961 ROY, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Billy Williams, Billy Williams Collection, billy williams day, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, MVP, Rookie of the Year, ROY, Wrigley Field
Carlton Fisk 1987 Donruss
I don’t know who is more upset – Carlton Fisk at the photographer for getting to close while snapping pictures or me at Donruss for using this image on a baseball card…
Posted in Carlton Fisk Collection
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, carlton fisk, catcher, chicago white sox, fleer, fleer greats, Hall Of Fame, HOF, pudge, red sox, white sox, world series
Time To Unveil The ‘HR Derby’ Winner!!!
And the winner of my ‘HR Derby’ contest is – JEFF B!!!
With 25 Home Runs selected, JEFF B came the closest to the total number of home runs hit in the majors on Wednesday which was 26.
Congratulations, JEFF B!!! I will send you an email so I can get your address so I can mail out your cards.
Here is a look at how the scoring broke down:
And here is a peek out how the players did compared to the final tally:
|# Of HRs
And one last look at the prize:
Big thanks to everyone that participated in this contest. The next one is just around the corner… Stay tuned.
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged 30-year old cardboard, 30-YOC, 30-YOC contest, all-star, all-star game, all-star game mvp, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, contest, contest time, most valuable player, MVP, pick the player, prizes, win a prize
I Have Completed My 2012 Topps Archives ‘Cloth Stickers’ Set And It Looks G-R-E-A-T!!!! Check it out!!!
As we rapidly approach the release of the new 2013 Topps Archives set, I am very excited to announce that I have completed one of the two subsets from last year’s set that I had been working on - ’77 Cloth Stickers.
I decided to build this set just a few months ago, but thanks to some great trades and donations plus a few card show purchases, I was able to wrap this one up rather quickly.
The set features a solid mix of both vintage and current ball players, and Topps did a great job of staying true to the original design from the ’77 set. I especially like that Topps chose age-appropriate images of the legends in the set as many of them could have been from 1977.
Here is a look at the complete set:
The set looks really, really nice. And I am strongly considering putting this one in an album versus leaving them in penny sleeves and top loaders. I think that showcasing the set in this manner will do the set a lot more justice this way.
I cannot wait to see what surprises the 2013 Archives set may bring!!!
Posted in 2012 Topps Archives '1977 Topps Cloth Stickers'
Tagged 1977 cloth stickers, 1977 topps, 1977 topps cloth stickers, 2012 topps, 2012 topps archives, 2012 topps gypsy queen, archives deckle edge, archves cloth stickers, baseball, baseball cards, gypsy queen moonshots, subset collecting, topps deckle edge, topps subset
Derek Jeter 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Hometown Heroes’
When I found this card, I decided to take my knowledge of Kalamazoo, Michigan to the next level.
So, without further ado, here are the ‘Top Five’ things I learned:
5 – The Alligator Sanctuary
4 – Home to the Gilmore Car Museum – The Nations’s Premier Automotive History Destination
3 – Home to four casinos
2 – Caruso’s Candy Kitchen – your source for homemade candies and chocolates with an operating soda fountain
1 – Home to Yankees’ Derek Jeter!!!
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Tagged 1996 world series, 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball legend, captain, derek jeter, derek jeter news, New York, new york yankees, news, Rookie of the Year, ROY, shortstop, world series, yankees
Nolan Ryan 1999 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #25 – 1992 Topps Design
One of my 2013 collecting goals was to complete the 1999 Topps Nolan Ryan Commemorative baseball card set. The set features a re-print of each of Ryan’s base cards issued by Topps from his rookie season to his final season.
This is the 25th card in the set, a re-print of Ryan’s 1992 Topps baseball card:
As for Ryan’s 1992 baseball season, Ryan was still chugging away at the age of 45. He started 27 games for the Rangers and compiled a 5-9 record. He still had the skill and velocity to strike out batters as he racked up 157 K’s in 157 innings of work, good for a 9.0 K:9 innings ratio!!!
Posted in 1999 Topps Nolan Ryan Commemorative Set
Tagged 300 wins, 5000 strikeouts, 7 no-hitters, all-star, angels, astros, baseball, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, california angels, Hall Of Fame, HOF, houston astros, Mets, New york mets, no hitter, nolan ryan, rangers, starting pitcher, texas rangers
Vince Coleman 1991 Upper Deck
Vince Coleman had wheels, and I am sure that he was able to cover a lot more ground than the average outfielder from his era.
Did that translate into Gold Glove defensive performance? Not exactly.
But, I will give credit to Upper Deck for providing us with a card that shows another way that Coleman used his speed on the baseball diamond.
Posted in Vince Coleman Collection
Tagged hobby, hobbies, baseball cards, baseball, Mets, collection, collecting, rookie, NY, New York, Vince Coleman, St. Louis, Cardinals, stolen bases
Only two brothers have hit home runs in the same World Series Game. During the 1964 World Series, with the Yankees and Cardinals battling for the championship, brothers Clete and Ken Boyer each launched home runs.
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged 1964 world series, baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, busch stadium, Cardinals, clete boyer, Did You Know...., ken boyer, new york yankees, sports trivia, st. louis cardinals, world series, world series history, world series trvia, yankee stadium, yankees