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Happy Birthday Keith Hernandez!!!

Happy Birthday Keith Hernandez!!!

Keith Hernandez turns 60 years old today.

Never quite getting the credit he deserves, Keith Hernandez was a stellar player for 17 major league seasons.

Probably most well known for his amazing defense at first base, Hernandez made playing the position cool long before Don Mattingly did so.  Hernandez won 11 Gold Glove awards for being the best defensive first baseman in the National League.  11 trophies during 17 seasons is extremely impressive as it shows just how consistent ‘Mex’ was at the hot corner.

Hernandez was also a league Most Valuable Player in 1979 when he played for the Cardinals.  Along with a Gold Glove award and his first of five All-star selections, Hernandez was also extraordinary on offense that year.  He batted .344 while collecting 210 hits, ripping 48 doubles, driving in 105 runs and scoring 111 runs as well.  A perfectly well-rounded season and one certainly worthy of being tagged as the MVP!!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Hernandez!!!

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Andrew McCutchen 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter ‘Pastime’s Pastime’

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter ‘Pastime’s Pastime’

I am almost 100% done going after cards from the 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball card set.

Unless I come across some of the more limited print cards of the main guys that I collect, I have no plans to keep shopping for cards from the set.

During my last purchase of cards from Sportlots.com, I did grab a few that I did not obtain during my primary A&G buy.

Among that lot is this sweet card of Andrew McCutchen from the ‘Pastime’s Pastime’ subset.

Have a look:

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The theme of the card is neat, but I find them to be a bit too dark overall.  I will say that the White, home uniform that Cutch is wearing in this shot helps put the attention directly where it should be – on him!  Some of the other ones that I have picked up that show players in darker uniforms do not work nearly as well…

1982 HEADLINE: Paul Molitor Sets Record With 5 Hits In World Series Game

1982 HEADLINE: Paul Molitor Sets Record With 5 Hits In World Series Game

On this day in 1982, Paul Molitor collected the first 5-hit game in World Series history!!!

In Game 1, and on the road in St. Louis, Molitor did everything possible to help put his Brewers in the best position to win.

His box score looking something like this – 6 at bats, 5 hits, 2 RBI, 1 run scored.  And most importantly, the Brewers won the game 10-0.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Molitor!!!

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL ROY – Red Foil Parallel

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL ROY – Red Foil Parallel

Yes, I am still hauling in parallel cards of Jose Fernandez that were issued earlier this year.  And yes, I still need more.

This one here is the Red Foil card from Series 2 of the 2014 set.

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Time to really hunker down and try to knock these rainbows out.  Before I know it, 2015 cards will be here…

Happy Birthday Andrew McCutchen!!

Happy Birthday Andrew McCutchen!!

Andrew McCutchen celebrates his 28th birthday today.

One of baseball’s brightest young stars, and the heart and soul of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Andrew McCutchen is a player that can do it all.  From hitting to fielding to running, and everything in between, McCutchen excels at it all.  And with two consecutive postseason appearance in a row, he takes his entire team along for the ride.

Having just completed his 6th big league season, McCutchen is already a 4-time All-Star, Gold Glove winner, Silver Slugger winner, and league MVP.  The sky is truly his limit.

Happy Birthday Cutch!

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Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Mini Black Border Parallel

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Mini Black Border Parallel

Nothing exceptional here, just showing off my latest and final card of Fergie Jenkins that I will be getting from the 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter set.

Unless one of the more rare versions of this card falls into my lap at an unbelievable price, I am done going after Jenkins and his remaining A&G cards.

Too boring for me…

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Sorry Fergie, it is not your fault!

Andrew McCutchen 2011 Topps Heritage – A Thing Of Beauty!!!

Andrew McCutchen 2011 Topps Heritage

Sometimes you don’t need a lot of words to explain the value and beauty found in a work of art.

I believe that this is one of those times.

I will let the cardboard do the talking.

Enjoy.

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