Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Archives – Gold Foil Version
With this card, I am exactly half-way to where I want to be with my collection of Fergie Jenkins cards from the 2014 Topps Archives set.
Fergie has four cards in this release – and this Gold version of his base cards is the second one that I have now hauled in.
The Gold cards are serial numbered to 199 copies. Mine is #95/199.
Have a look:
When I posted the base card a week or so ago, I blasted Topps for giving us another card with the same image of Fergie that we have seen on other recently released products. So, I am not going to do that again.
But, I will say that even with the Gold border color added to the cards as an extra piece to the puzzle, I am not overly thrilled…
I want truly unique images. Or at least ones we have not seen in recent years.
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Fergie Jenkins Collection
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1975 Topps Set Card 200/660 – #500 – Nolan Ryan, Angels
Player Name: Nolan Ryan
Team: California Angels
Image Style: Posed Pitching
Years In The Major Leagues: 27 seasons, 1966, 1968-93
Notes From His 1975 Season: Nolan Ryan appeared in 28 games for the California Angels. He started all of the games, and amassed a record of 14-12 with 10 complete games and 5 shutouts. In 198 innings of work, Ryan compiled an ERA of 3.45 as he allowed 152 hits and 90 runs in that span. Ryan struck out 186 batters in 1975, averaging 8.5 per 9 innings pitched. Ryan was selected to the AL All-Star team in 1975.
Notes From Career: Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan is one of the most accomplished pitchers in major league history. He has a career record of 324-292 with 222 complete games and 61 shutouts to his credit. In 5,386 innings of work, Ryan struck out 5,714 batters (MLB high) while walking 2,795 (MLB high). He has a career strikeout per nine innings pitched ratio of 9.5:9 and also a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.4:1. Ryan was selected as an All-Star 8 times, and finished in the Top 10 for the Cy Young Award 8 times. He became a World Series champion in 1969 while with the Mets and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 capturing 98.8% of the votes cast.
Posted in 1975 Topps Baseball Card Set
Tagged 1975 topps, 1975 topps baseball acrds, 1975 topps set, 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, topps, topps baseball
Happy Birthday Don Drysdale!!!
Don Drysdale had a very stellar 14-year baseball career that ultimately landed him among the greatest pitchers from his era.
Starting 465 games during that span, Drysdale earned a record of 209-166, while throwing 167 complete games including 49 shutouts.
His dominance continued into the post-season as he helped lead the Dodgers into 5 World Series championship match-ups, and 3 titles.
Drysdale was a 8-time All-Star and winner of the 1962 National League Cy Young Award. He is a member of the 1984 Hall of Fame class.
Happy Birthday Mr. Drysdale, they don’t make them like you anymore!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball legend, cy young, cy young award, dodger stadium, dodgers, Hall Of Fame, HOF, los angeles dodgers, pitcher starting pitcher, world series
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…
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Chicago Cubs, Game Used/Memorabilia Cards
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, autographed baseball, autographed baseball collection, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, helmet, hobby, HOF, Marlins, mini helmet, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, signed 8x10, signed 8x10 photo, signed helmet, signed photo, signed picture, silver slugger
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.
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
1975 Topps Set Card 198/660 – #206 – 1968 Most Valuable Players
Player Name: Denny McLain, Bob Gibson
Card Number: 206
Team: Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals
Image Style: reprint baseball cards
How they got there:
Denny McLain was both the Cy Young Award and MVP Award winner in the American League in 1968. McLain started 41 games, going 31-6 with a 1.96 ERA. He pitched 336 innings that season while allowing 241 hits and 86 runs. McLain struck out 280 batters in ’68 while walking just 63.
Bob Gibson was both the Cy Young Award and MVP Award winner in the National League in 1968. He was also a Gold Glove winner. Gibson started 34 games for the Cardinals in 1968, going 22-9 with 28 complete games and 13 shutouts. He had an ERA of just 1.12 during the season while working in 304 innings. Gibson struck out 268 batters while walking 62.
Posted in 1975 Topps Baseball Card Set
Tagged 1964 world series, 1967 world series, 1968 world series, 3000 k's, 3000 strikeouts, baseball, baseball cards, bob gibson, Cardinals, cy young, cy young award, denny mcclain, detroit tigers, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, MVP, pitcher, st. louis cardinals, starting pitcher, tigers, world series, world series MVP
1970 HEADLINE: Willie Mays Joins The ’3,000 Hits Club’
On this day in 1970, Willie Mays collected the 3,000th hit of his baseball career.
At Candlestick Park battling against the Montreal Expos, Mays entered the game with 2,999 career hits and was looking to make history in front of his home crowd. In his first at-bat in the first inning Mays drew a walk. But then in the bottom of the second Mays connected for a single and made history as he joined the 3,000 hits club. The hit came off of Expos’ pitcher Mike Wegener, whose career lasted just 2 seasons. For the game, Mays went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
This is just one of the many milestones that Willie Mays conquered during the course of his amazing Hall of Fame career. One of the sport’s most decorated players, Mays’ all around skills led him into many elite groups in baseball history – and the 3,000 hits club is certainly near the top of that list!!!
Congratulations Willie Mays!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tagged 1954 world series, 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, 600 hr, 600 hr club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, giants, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, MVP, new york giants, san francisco giants, say hey, willie mays, world series
Roberto Clemente 2014 Topps Archives
Now this is what I am talking about.
If you read my post the other night about the new Archives card of Frank Robinson, you recall that since the card design that was used for Robinson’s card was issued during his playing days, I thought that the image should be linked more closely to the time. But, it was not.
So, I suggested that the card would either be better had it featured an era-appropriate image or shift Robinson to a design that was issued after his playing days were done so there were ‘No Rules’.
Well, when Topps designed the Roberto Clemente card for the set, they nailed it.
Have a look:
The card design for the card is from the 1980 Topps set. Obviously, this set was released well after Clemente’s playing days so using any image works.
I LOVE IT!!
And it is a ‘Batting Cage Card’ too!
Posted in Roberto Clemente Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball hero, baseball legend, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, MVP, pirates, pittsburgh pirates, Roberto Clemente
Two first basemen in Boston Red Sox history have won the American League MVP Award. Jimmie Foxx did it in 1938, and then 57 seasons later Mo Vaughn accomplished the feat.
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged AL MVP, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball trivia, boston red sox, Did You Know...., Hall Of Fame, HOF, jimmie foxx, maurice vaughn, Mo Vaughn, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, red sox trivia
1974 Headline – “Welcome To The 3,000 K’s Club, Mr. Gibson”
On this day in 1974, Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals became just the second pitcher in major league history to record 3,000 strikeouts in his career.
Joining Walter Johnson, Gibson reached this milestone 51 years after Johnson was the first pitcher to claim 3,000.
Gibson’s 3,000th victim was Cesar Geronimo of the Cincinnati Reds.
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Mr. Gibson!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Bob Gibson Collection
Tagged 1964 world series, 1967 world series, 3000 k's, 3000 strikeouts, bob gibson, Cardinals, cy young, cy young award, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, MVP, pitcher, st. louis cardinals, world series, world series MVP