Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Heritage – Black Border Parallel
I have no shame in the fact that I am still working on bringing cards into my collection that were released both months and years ago. Part of being a steady player collector is knowing when and how to go after things, and I prefer a more methodical and disciplined approach with most of the stuff that I go after.
After not doing any searches on Ebay for Jose Fernandez cards from the 2014 Topps Heritage set for more than two months, I decided to see what was out there that was still categorized as a ‘Need’ on my list.
And surprisingly, I found this sweet, Black bordered card:
I’m digging it! The Black perfectly complements the shadow under the Marlins flag on the card along with the trim of his undershirt.
I’m very excited to add this card to my collection of 2014 Heritage cards.
As long as they are out there, I will keep chipping away!!
Posted in Jose Fernandez Collection
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
1975 Topps Set Card 263/660 – #474 – Luke Walker, Tigers
Card Number: 474
Player Name: Luke Walker
Team: Detroit Tigers
Image Style: Posed Portrait
Years In The Major Leagues: 9 seasons, 1965-66, 1968-74
Notes From His 1975 Season: Luke Walker did not play major league baseball in 1975.
Notes From Career: Luke Walker’s big league career spanned nine seasons and two teams, the Tigers and Pirates. Walker appeared in 243 games during his career, making 100 starts. He has a career record of 45-47 with 16 complete games, 7 shutouts, and 9 saves. In 825 innings of work, Walker allowed 763 hits while giving up 375 runs and striking out 558 batters. Walker is a member of the 1971 World Series championship winning Pittsburgh Pirates.
Posted in 1975 Cincinnati Reds Team Set
Tagged 1971 world series, 1975 baseball, 1975 cards, 1975 topps, baseball, baseball cards, detroit tigers, luke walker, pirates, pitcher, pittsburgh pirates, relief pitcher, starting pitcher, tigers, topps, topps baseball cards
SIGNING RESULTS: Hall Of Famer & Orioles Legend, Mr. Jim Palmer
This one has been in the works for 6+ months as the original signing was supposed to take place during Spring Training. But, due to schedule conflicts and busy schedules, it did not take place until late August.
Thankfully, I am a patient man who has a lot of respect and trust in the organizer of this signing.
So, now more than six months later, I can finally show off my newest addition to my Jim Palmer memorabilia collection – Signed baseball number 4.
Have a look:
As you can see this is the Rawlings Black baseball, with Gold stitching. I opted for a Gold paint pen, knowing how nice it looks when complete. This is my third ‘Black Ball’ in my collection, and each one looks nice and clean!
Jim Palmer is such a highly decorated pitcher that I could probably go after a few more signed baseballs to help me commemorate his playing days. And if the chance comes up for me to get a few more again, I will do just that.
Thank you Mr. Palmer, this one is a beauty!!
Posted in Autographs, 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, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jim palmer, jim palmer autograph, orioles, pitcher, world series
Happy Birthday Gaylord Perry!!!
Gaylord Perry turns 75 years old today.
The legendary Hall of Famer and member of the ‘300 Wins Club’ has a lengthy resume full of stuff that makes baseball players legends.
Check it out:
- 2-time Cy Young award winner
- 314 wins
- 3,534 strikeouts
- 303 complete games
- 53 shutouts
- 3.11 ERA
- 5-time All-Star
Happy Birthday to an incredible pitcher, one of the greatest – Hall of Famer, Gaylord Perry!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tagged 300 wins, 300 wins club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, galord perry, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mariners, pitcher, rangers, seattle mariners, starting pitcher, texas rangers
1975 Topps Set Card 261/660 – #557 – Larry Gura, Yankees
Card Number: 557
Player Name: Larry Gura
Team: New York Yankees
Image Style: Posed Portrait
Years In The Major Leagues: 16 seasons, 1970-85
Notes From His 1975 Season: Larry Gura appeared in 24 games for the New York Yankees during the 1975 baseball season. He compiled a record of 7-8 with 5 complete games at the conclusion of the year. Gura pitched in 151 innings, giving up 173 hits and 65 runs. He struck out just 65 batters in those 151 innings while walking 41.
Notes From Career: Gura pitched in 403 games during his major league career. He has a record of 126-97 with 71 complete games, 16 shutouts, and 14 saves. Gura’s career ERA is 3.76 as he allowed 958 runs across 2,047 innings of work. Gura was an All-Star during the 1980 baseball season and he has 3 Top 9 finishes for the Cy Young Award on his resume.
Posted in 1975 Topps Baseball Card Set
Tagged 1975 baseball cards, 1975 topps, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, kansas city royals, larry gura, new york yankees, pitcher, relief pitcher, royals, starting pitcher, topps, topps baseball cards, yankees
1975 Topps Set Card 260/660 – #81 – Ron Reed, Braves
Card Number: 81
Player Name: Ron Reed
Team: Atlanta Braves
Image Style: Posed Pitching
Years In The Major Leagues: 19 seasons, 1966-84
Notes From His 1975 Season: Ron Reed split time between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals during the 1975 baseball season. In total, he started 34 games putting together a record of 13-13 with 8 complete games and 2 shutouts. Reed pitched 250 innings in 1975, allowing 274 hits and 118 runs en route to a 3.52 ERA.
Notes From Career: Ron Reed pitched in 751 games over the span of his 19-season major league career. He was used both as a starting and relief pitcher over that time. Reed has a career record of 146-140, with 55 complete games, 8 shutouts, and 103 saves. In 2,477 innings of work, Reed allowed 1,084 runs while striking out 1,481 batters. Reed was chosen as an NL All-Star in 1968. He is a member of the 1980 World Series championship winning Philadelphia Phillies.
Posted in 1975 Topps Baseball Card Set
Tagged 1975 baseball, 1975 topps. topps, 1980 world series, all-star, atlanta braves, baseball, baseball cards, braves, Cardinals, philadelphia phillies, phillies, pitcher, relief pitcher, ron reed, st. louis cardinals, starting pitcher, topps baseball, topps baseball cards