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Reggie Jackson 2001 Upper Deck ‘Legends Of New York’ – ’78 Banner Seasons

Reggie Jackson 2001 Upper Deck ‘Legends Of New York’ – ’78 Banner Seasons

I’ve got a few cards from this set, and they are all pretty nice.  The images are sharp and clean, and while done in Black and White, you don’t feel like the lack of color takes away from the image used.

Also, that Blue ‘Yankees’ nameplate is done in a felt, fuzzy material.  Remember some of those wacky stickers we used to have as kids?  Yeah, that material is on this card too.

Check it out:


Happy Birthday Ken Griffey Sr!!!!

Happy Birthday Ken Griffey Sr!!!!

Senior Griffey turns 64 years old today.

Ken Griffey enjoyed a very successful 19-year major league career.  Littered with both team and individual achievements, the elder Griffey tasted success from his early twenties into his early forties.

At the team level, Griffey was a proud member of one of baseball’s grandest dynasties – Cincinnati’s ‘Big Red Machine’.  He competed in the playoffs 3 times during his 12-year stay with the Reds, and he walked away with 2 World Series championships!

On an individual level, Griffey was a 3-time All-star, with each appearance coming from his time in Cincy.  He sports a lifetime batting average of .296 with 2,143 career hits.  In total, he scored 1,129 runs, drove in 859 RBI, and crushed 152 home runs.  A solid base runner, Griffey stole 200 bases too.

A talented and speedy defender, Griffey spent time playing all three outfield positions as well as first base towards the end of his career.  He even did a little DH’ing when he played in the American League.

A marvelous 19-year baseball career!!  Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Ken Griffey!!!

1975 Topps Set Card 67/660 – #278 – Paul Lindblad, A’s

1975 Topps Set Card 67/660 – #278 – Paul Lindblad, A’s

Progress: 67/660

Player Name:  Paul Lindblad

Card Number:  278

Team:  Oakland Athletics

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  14 seasons, 1965-78

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Lindblad appeared in 68 games for the A’s in 1975.  He put together a record of 9-1 with a solid 2.72 ERA in 122 innings of work.  Of the 499 batters that Lindblad faced, he struck out 58 while walking 43.
Notes From Career:  Paul Lindblad appeared in 655 regular season games during his career.  He finished with a 68-63 record with 64 saves and 1 shutout on his resume.  He appeared in the postseason three times during his playing days making it to the World Series twice.  And each appearance resulted in World Series wins – in 1973 with Oakland and in 1978 with the Yankees.


Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Reggie Jackson 2014 Donruss

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Reggie Jackson 2014 Donruss

The lone modern card of a legend of the game that I scored at the card show came from the new 2014 Donruss release.

And had it not been for the fact that this card was sitting on the top of a stack of cards from that set, I more than likely would have missed it altogether.

The star?

Reginald Martinez Jackson – Yessir, Reggie!



I like the look of this one.  It is the first one that I have seen with the Blue border accents and it works nicely with the Yankees colors and ‘New York’ banner on the bottom of the card.

And the image works too because you don’t get the sense that it was solely chosen due to the fact that the Yankees logo has been removed from Reggie’s jersey and cap.

A very nice addition to my Reggie Jackson collection.

Derek Jeter Moves Into Eighth Place On The All-time Hits List Passing Paul Molitor

Derek Jeter Moves Into Eighth Place On The All-time Hits List Passing Paul Molitor

From CBSSports.com

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter moved into sole possession of eighth place on the all-time hits list on Sunday. He singled in the third inning to tie Paul Molitor, then he singled again in the fourth to jump over him.

Here is the all-time hit list at the moment:

  1. Pete Rose – 4,256 hits
  2. Ty Cobb – 4,189
  3. Hank Aaron – 3,771
  4. Stan Musial – 3,630
  5. Tris Speaker – 3,514
  6. Honus Wagner – 3,420
  7. Carl Yastrzemski – 3,419
  8. Derek Jeter – 3,320
  9. Paul Molitor – 3,319
  10. Eddie Collins – 3,315

With a great season, Jeter could jump Tris Speaker to take over fifth place all-time. Jeter is retiring after the season and looks likely to call it a career with at least the sixth most hits in baseball history. That is something else.

Coming into Sunday’s game, Jeter was 2-for-11 with four walks on the season. Had he not missed almost all of 2013 with leg and ankle problems, he’d have a chance to finish his career as high as third place on the all-time hits list.

Cap Anson, who played during the 1800s, retired with 3,435 career hits, but pre-1900 hit totals are not recognized due to the unreliability of the information.

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Reggie Jackson 1984 Ralston Purina 1st Annual Collector’s Edition

Reggie Jackson 1984 Ralston Purina 1st Annual Collector’s Edition

I’m all for scooping up oddball baseball cards as I think that they absolutely have  their place in the hobby when reviewing the overall production of cards and how the country has reacted to the popularity of baseball cards since their creation.

But, I was going to put a baseball card in a time capsule to show kids 100 years from now what entertained children and adults from the 1980′s, I would not use this card of Reggie Jackson from the 1984 Purina 33-card collector’s edition set as my piece of history.

Have a look:



I love the player, but this one is just awful…  WHOA!!!

1996 HEADLINE: Cecil Fielder Captures First Stolen Base Of His Big League Career

1996 HEADLINE: Cecil Fielder Captures First Stolen Base Of His Big League Career

On this day back in 1996 Cecil Fielder stole the first base of his major league career!!!

It took 1,097 games, but he finally did it.

Congratulations Big Daddy!!!


Happy Birthday Phil Niekro!!!

Happy Birthday Phil Niekro!!!

Today, Phil Niekro turns 75 years old!!!

Still being seen around Spring Training facilities, Phil Neikro has had baseball pumping through his blood for more than 50 years. A Hall of Fame pitcher with 24 major league seasons under his belt, Niekro put on a pitching seminar through the 1960′s, 1970′s, and 1980′s. With a career record of 318-274, one has to wonder how many more victories Niekro would have notched if he had played on some of the better teams from his playing days.

In 24 seasons, Niekro only made it to the post-season twice, and neither time was to the World Series.

Happy Birthday Mr. Niekro!!!


1975 Topps Set Card 58/660 – #370 – Tom Seaver, Mets

1975 Topps Set Card 58/660 – #370 – Tom Seaver, Mets

Progress: 58/660

Player Name:  Tom Seaver

Card Number:  370

Team:  New York Mets

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  20 seasons, 1967-86

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Seaver was awarded this 3rd Cy Young Award in 1975 as he was recognized as the NL’s best pitcher.  Seaver started 36 games for the Mets and finished the season with a 22-9 record alongside 15 complete games and 5 shutouts.  He had a 2.38 ERA with a league-leading 243 strikeouts in 280 innings of work.

Notes From Career:  Seaver is often regarded to as the greatest pitcher from his era.  He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1992 and has the highest vote percentage of all-time at 98.8%.  He is a 3-time Cy Young Award winner, a ROY winner, a 12-time All-Star, and a World Series champion.  Seaver has a record of 311-205 with 231 complete games and 61 shutouts.


Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Golden Moments – ‘Seeking Separation’

Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Golden Moments – ‘Seeking Separation’

Amazingly, I still have a handful of cards from the 2012 Topps Golden Moments subset that I have yet to show off on the blog.  I guess that is what happens when you have a subset that features more than 100 cards…

Of the ones I have left, many of them offer incredible images.

This is not one of them so I will this one out of the way quickly…

Still, it does feature one of my favorite legends of the sport – Mr. October, Reggie Jackson.

Have a  look:



Reggie usually gets incredible image selection for his baseball cards so I cannot complain for too long about this one.

But, I can look forward to the next…