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1975 Topps Set Card 188/660 – #162 – Willie Montanez

1975 Topps Set Card 188/660 – #162 – Willie Montanez

Progress: 188/660

Player Name:  Willie Montanez

Team:  Philadelphia Phillies

Position:   1st Base

Image Style:  Game Action

Years In The Major Leagues:  14 seasons, 1966, 1970-82

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Montanez appeared in 156 games during the 1975 baseball season splitting time playing for the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants.  He hit a combined .302 for both clubs with 182 hits in 602 at-bats.  Montanez drove in a combined 101 runs in 1975 while also scoring 61 times.  He led the NL in double plays hit into with 26.

Notes From Career:  Willie Montanez played for nine different teams during his 14-year big league career.  He was named to the 1977 NL All-Star team.  He was also an MVP candidate during the 1975 and 1976 baseball seasons.  Montanez is a career .266 hitter with 1,604 lifetime hits.  Montanez never appeared in the postseason.


Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Archives – Base – BORING, BORING, BORING

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Archives – Base

Yessir, I have finally landed my first card of Fergie Jenkins from the 2014 Topps Archives set.

Here it is:



While I was thrilled to see that Mr. Jenkins’ name was on the set’s checklist, I have to say that I was pretty disappointed by the actual card itself.  Not only would I have liked to have seen Fergie featured in a card design that he has yet to be shown with (like the ’86 Topps design), but we have also seen this specific image WAY TOO MANY TIMES ALREADY!!!

Come on Topps, enough is enough – give us something new.  Fergie has been featured with the 1989 Topps design before.  And this image has been used many times before.

Give us unique and special and we will keep ripping.  Until then, I will spend my money with Sportlots.com where I can snag singles, like the one above, for just $0.18 per card.



1975 Topps Set Card 183/660 – #522 – Gary Sutherland, Tigers

1975 Topps Set Card 183/660 – #522 – Gary Sutherland, Tigers

Progress: 183/660

Player Name:  Gary Sutherland

Team:  Detroit Tigers

Position:   2nd Base

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  13 seasons, 1966-78

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Gary Sutherland appeared in 129 games for the Tigers in 1975.  He hit .258 with 130 hits in 503 at-bats.  Of his 130 hits, Sutherland connected for 12 doubles, 3 triples, 6 home runs, and 109 singles.  He also scored 51 runs for the club while driving in 39.

Notes From Career:  Gary Sutherland played for 7 different teams during his 13-season career.  He has a lifetime batting average of .243 with 754 hits.  Sutherland played in 1,031 games during his playing days – he drove in 239 runs during that span while scoring 308 times.  Sutherland never appeared in the postseason.


1976 HEADLINE: Fergie Jenkins Captures Career Win #200

1976 HEADLINE: Fergie Jenkins Captures Career Win #200

On this day in 1976, Ferguson Jenkins picked up career win number 200 of his amazing career.

Playing for the Boston Red Sox, and facing the Chicago White Sox, the ‘Fenway Faithful’ were in for a treat.

Jenkins hurled a 4-hit, complete game shutout of the White Sox.  He struck out just two batters during the game and walked none.

All of the offense that Jenkins needed for this win was supplied by Rick Burlseon, Bobby Darwin, and Doug Griffin as the Red Sox beat the White Sox 4-0.

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary, Mr. Jenkins!!!

Fergie Jenkins #31

1975 Topps Set Card 179/660 – #60 – Fergie Jenkins, Rangers

1975 Topps Set Card 179/660 – #60 – Fergie Jenkins, Rangers

Progress: 179/660

Player Name:  Fergie Jenkins

Team:  Texas Rangers

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Game Action

Years In The Major Leagues:  19 seasons, 1965-83

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Fergie Jenkins started 37 games for the Rangers in 1975.  He went 17-18 on the year while throwing 22 complete games including 4 shutouts.  In 270 innings of work, Jenkins allowed 267 hits and 133 runs while striking out 157 batters and walking just 56.

Notes From Career:  Fergie Jenkins is one of the winningest pitchers of his era.  With 284 wins, including seven 20-or more win seasons on his resume, Jenkins was dominant.  He has a lifetime ERA of 3.34 and threw 267 complete games and 49 shutouts during his time in the major leagues.  Jenkins has 3,192 career strikeouts with just 997 walks given up.  He was named and All-Star 3 times and won the NL Cy Young Award in 1971.  Jenkins was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1991.


Adding Some More Depth To My ‘Ultimate Jenkins’ Tribute

Adding Some More Depth To My ‘Ultimate Jenkins‘ Tribute

While organizing pictures for the ’10′ post I did the other night that showcased the 10 signed Fergie Jenkins baseballs in my collection, I noticed some obvious omissions on my ‘Ultimate Jenkins‘ page.

So, I set aside some time to comb through that entire page with the goal of bulking it up and adding more that honors the great career of my favorite pitcher of all-time.

The results?  A few more photos!

Here they are:

Fergie Jenkins Game-Used Relic Cards


Fergie Jenkins IP/TTM Signed Cards


Fergie Jenkins Certified Autographed Cards



All great stuff, and all stuff that deserves to be a part of the newly refreshed ‘Ultimate Jenkins’ page.

If you haven’t checked it out in a while, come see what you are missing!!!

1975 Topps Set Card 172/660 – #634 – Cy Acosta, White Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 172/660 – #634 – Cy Acosta, White Sox

Progress: 172/660

Player Name:  Cy Acosta

Team:  Chicago White Sox

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  4 seasons, 1972-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:    Cy Acosta appeared in six games during the 1975 baseball season.  He did not factor into the decision of any of the contests.  He pitched 8.2 innings allowing 9 hits and 7 runs while striking out 2 and walking 3.

Notes From Career:  Cy Acosta pitched in 74 games during his 4-year career.  He split time between the White Sox and Phillies and amassed a 13-9 record.  Acosta threw 186 innings during his playing days and allowed 143 hits and 65 runs in that time.


And That Makes 10.

And That Makes 10.

If you were with me and ’30-YOC’ on Monday night, you would have seen that I scored the 10th signed baseball for my Fergie Jenkins collection.

Yes, I said 10.

All signed by my favorite pitcher of all-time.

So, since 10 is such a nice, round number, I thought it would only be fitting to show them all off to you at one time.

Sound good?

Great.  Here we go!!

Fenway Park 100th Anniversary Commemorative


‘Fly’ nickname ball


3,192 K’s ball


284 Wins ball

fergie 284

Cy Young NL 71 ball

Fergie cy ball

Rawlings Cy Young ball

fergie cy young logo ball 2

Ferguson Fergie Jenkins w/HOF 91


Fergie Jenkins HOF 91 ball


Black Rawlings ball with Gold pen and HOF 91


Hall of Fame logo ball with HOF 91 inscription



And I still have a few more ideas that will only bolster and make this collection even more well-rounded.

The next time I hear about another Jenkins signing that I can get it on, I am all over it!!

Thanks for reading.

Did You Know…

On May 24, 1945, the Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds played in the first night game in major league history.

Crosley Field

SIGNING RESULTS: 2 New Balls For My Fergie Jenkins Collection!!

SIGNING RESULTS: 2 New Balls For My Fergie Jenkins Collection!!

Friends, I missed out on an opportunity to take part in a Fergie Jenkins signings earlier in the year, so when another chance came up, I jumped right in.

With both feet!

Two balls this time around.  And each one is a unique and special addition to my collection that honors my favorite pitcher of all-time.

The first ball that I got signed is very similar to another recent addition to my collection that was signed by Andre Dawson.

Have a look:


Yep, another sweet Rawlings Fenway Park 100th Anniversary commemorative ball.  And Fergie added his jersey number from his Red Sox days to the signature too – #31.

And now, another great one.  Check out the inscription on this one…


Yessir, it reads ‘FLY’.  As is Fergie Jenkins is ‘FLY’ – and I love it.

When I think 1970′s, I think groovy and smooth and fly.  And when I think 1970′s baseball style, I think Fergie Jenkins (and others).

2 great additions to my collection.  2 very unique pieces.

Tonight, I am a very happy collector!