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1975 Topps Set Card 262/660 – #280 – Carl Yastrzemski, Red Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 262/660 – #280 – Carl Yastrzemski, Red Sox

Progress: 262/660

Card Number:  280

Player Name:  Carl Yastrzemski

Team:  Boston Red Sox

Position:  Outfield, 1st Base

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  23 seasons, 1961-83

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Carl Yastrzemski played in 149 games for the Red Sox in 1975.  He hit .269 on the year with 146 hits in 543 at-bats.  Of his 146 hits, Yaz connected for 30 doubles and 14 home runs while scoring 91 runs and driving in 60.  Yaz was chosen as an All-Star in 1975 and he finished in 30th place for the AL MVP Award.

Notes From Career:  Yaz is one of the greatest stars from his era.  His numbers are on par with the sport’s greats – 3,419 hits, 452 home runs, 1,844 RBI, 1,816 runs scored, 168 stolen bases, and a career batting average of .285.  In Yaz’s 23-year career, he finished in the Top 20 for the MVP award 12 times, while earning the award in 1967 with his .326/44/121 performance.

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Wade Boggs 1998 Fleer Ultra = My First Wade Boggs Tampa Bay Rays Card!!

Wade Boggs 1998 Fleer Ultra = My First Wade Boggs Tampa Bay Rays Card!!

Wade Boggs completed his 18-year Hall of Fame baseball career playing his final two seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays.

During his age 40 & 41 seasons, Boggs was still a valuable piece to the team, and a key leader.

In his two seasons with Tampa, Boggs connected for 210 hits in 213 games played.  He hit .289 for as a member of the Rays, and had an on-base percentage of .360.

This is Boggs’ 1998 Fleer Ultra baseball card, and my first that depicts him as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.

 

 

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Enjoy.

 

 

Andre Dawson 2013 Panini Prizm – Blue Pulsar

Andre Dawson 2013 Panini Prizm – Blue Pulsar

This is the fourth card from the 2013 Panini Prizm set that I have scored of Andre Dawson thus far.

And the journey has not been easy as there are not a lot of these cards available on the secondary market.

So far, I have the base card, the Prizm card, the Red Pulsar card, and now the Blue Pulsar.

Have a look:

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The Blue is nice, it complements the Cubs colors that ‘The Hawk’ is sporting in the picture that was used for the card.

I’m hoping I can snag a few more cards from this set soon.  Time will only tell…

Dustin Pedroia 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Dustin Pedroia 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Finally, another sweet Allen & Ginter card for the ’30-YOC’ collection.

It took me some time to find another one as I find this set to be full of boring and bland ‘stinkers’, but this card of Dustin Pedroia is on par with the Jose Fernandez card I featured here a few weeks back.

Have a look:

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I love the horizontal style of this action-packed card – it is a nice deviation from the typical posed portrait, vertical style that has bored me of the Allen & Ginter brand.

And the sharper, stronger colors of the background is a very welcomed change from the muted watercolors that has been the standard for the last few years.

This card is a very solid addition to my Dustin Pedroia PC.

If A&G keeps this up, I may have to get back on board…

1976 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson Collects 1st Hit Of Big League Career

1976 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson Collects 1st Hit Of Big League Career

On this day in 1976, Andre Dawson connected for the first hit of his major league baseball career.

The hit, a single, came on the road with the Expos facing the Philadelphia Phillies at Veteran’s Stadium.

Batting seventh for the Expos, the hit came in the top of the second inning off of future Hall of Fame pitcher, Steve Carlton.  The hit would be Dawson’s lone hit of the game as he went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout.

Happy Anniversary Andre!!

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1979 HEADLINE: Carl Yastrzemski Joins The ‘3000 Hits Club’

1979 HEADLINE:  Carl Yastrzemski Joins The ‘3000 Hits Club’

On this day in 1979 Carl Yastrzemski collected hit #3000 of his amazing baseball career!!!

On the road and taking on the New York Yankees in front of 34,000+ Yankee fans, Carl Yastrzemski and the Boston Red Sox made this game a memorable one.  Winning easily 9-2 against their divisional foes, ‘Yaz’ and the Red Sox enjoyed both team and individual success on this historic day.

In the bottom of the 8th inning, ‘Yaz’ connected for a single off of Yankees’ pitcher Jim Beattie.  Hit #3,000 was 19 years in the making, but Carl Yastrzemksi’s dedication to the game and the art of hitting certainly helped earn him a spot in this legendary club.

Congrats ‘Yaz’!!

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Incredible ‘Through The Mail’ Mail Day Courtesy Of Mr. Wade Boggs!!

Incredible ‘Through The Mail’ Mail Day Courtesy Of Mr. Wade Boggs!!

As soon as i decided to jump in and go after more baseball cards of Wade Boggs for my collection, the first thing I did was document each and every card I owned that featured him as the primary subject so I could get my ‘Boggs Checklist’ up to date and proceed with my expansion plans.

As I went through the cards I already owned, I saw that a few doubles had crept into the mix.  And they were all pretty good looking cards too.  My mind began to spin, and I started formulating my plan…

First, I went to a few of the sports autograph websites that I frequent to see if Boggs’ signing habits through the mail were still positive.  And as soon as I got that confirmation, I pulled three cards from my small stack of ‘doubles’, jotted a quick letter to Wade, and packed the cards up with a small cash donation and return self-addressed-stamped-envelope.

And off they went.

And just 2 1/2 weeks later, my three cards were returned to me and they are all signed beautifully in Blue Sharpie.

Have a look:

1988 Score – base

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1991 Score ‘Dream Team’ w/HOF 05 inscription

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2001 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’

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I told you that they were good looking cards!!!

And even better with that bright Blue Wade Boggs autograph scribbled on each one.

I am so thrilled that Boggs is still signing so generously for his fans.  I may try to grab a few more while I can – time to go back and see what other ‘doubles’ I have that may look just as nice as the above cards.

Which one do you like the best?  My pick is the 1988 Score card – the Blue really pops!!!