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

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

Sometimes at ’30-YOC’, it is ‘Another Day, Another Parallel’.

But, this is not a complaint, it is a celebration!

I am thrilled at how my Jose Fernandez player collection is growing, and lately a lot of that growth has come due to the number of cards I have secured of his from the 2014 Topps Series 2 issue.  With two cards in the base set, there is quite a bit to go after when yo consider the high number of parallels available, and I am intrigued by the possibility of getting a bunch of them.

My latest pick-up is the Red-border version of his NL ROY card.

Have a look:

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1975 Topps Set Card 237/660 – #62 – Fritz Peterson, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 237/660 – #62 – Fritz Peterson, Indians

Progress: 237/660

Player Name:  Fritz Peterson

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  11 seasons, 1966-76

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Fritz Peterson started 25 games for the Cleveland Indians during the 1975 baseball season.  He compiled a record of 14-8 while throwing 148 innings for the club.  Peterson amassed an ERA of 3.94 in those 25 contests, striking out just 47 batters while giving up 40 walks.

Notes From Career:  Fritz Peterson pitched for 3 different teams during his major league career.  In 355 appearances, he put together a career record of 133-131 with 1 save, 90 complete games, and 20 shutouts.  In 2,218 innings of work, Peterson allowed 2,217 hits and 947 runs.  He was selected as an All-Star during the 1970 baseball season.

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1975 Topps Set Card 236/660 – #614 – Rookie Pitchers With Kucke, Miller, Ruhle, Siebert

1975 Topps Set Card 236/660 – #614 – Rookie Pitchers With Kucke, Miller, Ruhle, Siebert

Progress: 236/660

Player Name:  Jack Kucek, Dyar Miller, Vern Ruhle, Paul Siebert

Card Number:  614

Team:  Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros

Position:  Pitchers

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

How these players fared in 1975:

Kucek – Kucek pitched in just 2 games in 1975.  He threw for 3 innings allowing 9 hits and 2 runs while striking out 2 and walking 4.

Miller – Miller made 30 appearances during his rookie season while putting together a record of 6-3 with 8 saves.  He had an ERA of 2.72 and struck out 33 batters in 46 innings of work.

Ruhle – Ruhle made 31 starts for the Tigers in ’75. He capped the season with a 11-12 record and 190 innings pitched.  In those 190 innings, Ruhle allowed 199 hits and 104 runs.  He struck out 67 batters in that time while allowing 65 walks.

Siebert – Siebert made 7 appearances for the Astros in 1975.  He went 0-2 on the year as he faced just 77 batters.  In 18 innings of work, Siebert gave up 20 hits and 7 runs en route to an ERA of 2.95.

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1989 HEADLINE: Nolan Ryan Becomes 1st Pitcher To 5,000 Strikeouts!!!

1989 HEADLINE: Nolan Ryan Becomes 1st Pitcher To 5,000 Strikeouts!!!

On this day in 1989 Nolan Ryan recorded the 5,000th strikeout of his professional baseball career.

During a game in Arlington Stadium in front of 42,000+ fans, Nolan Ryan became the first player to ever eclipse the 5,000 strikeout mark.  And to do this in front of his home fans in the state he grew up in was especially monumental!!

In the top of the 5th inning with his team trailing 1-0, Ryan struck out All-star Rickey Henderson to capture #5,000!

Amazingly Ryan struck out 13 batters in this game.  And although his team lost 2-0, this was Ryan’s night.  Oh, and he was 42 years old at the time and still dominant as ever!!

Happy Anniversary Nolan Ryan!!!

1975 Topps Set Card 234/660 – #51 – Bob Forsch, Cardinals

1975 Topps Set Card 234/660 – #51 – Bob Forsch, Cardinals

Progress: 234/660

Player Name:  Bob Forsch

Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  16 seasons, 1974-89

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bob Forsch made 35 starts for the Cardinals during the 1975 baseball season.  He went 15-10 on the year and finished the season with 7 complete games, 4 shutouts, and an ERA of 2.86.  Forsch worked 230 innings in ’75 allowing 213 hits and 89 runs while striking out 76 and giving up 71 walks.

Notes From Career:  Bob Forsch is a 16-year MLB veteran with 498 appearances and 2,794 innings of work on his resume.  Forsch has a career record of 168-136 alongside 67 complete games, 19 shutouts, and 3 saves.  Forsch won two Silver Slugger Awards during his career crowning him as the best-hitting pitcher in the National League.  He is a member of the 1982 World Series winning St. Louis Cardinals.

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Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL ROY – Blue Border Parallel

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL ROY – Blue Border Parallel

BOOM!!!

It’s another colored-border parallel from this years Series 2 Topps issue.

I’m starting to rack these cards of Jose Fernandez up but I still have a way to go to get to where I want to be with this part of my collection.

Have a look:

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Just keeping track of them as I find them, but the ‘X’s on my list are starting to fill the open spots so that is very encouraging.

I’ve got to keep Truckin’ on if I want to get these done before the end of the season…

2011 Headline: Jim Thome Joins 600-HR Club!!!

2011 Headline: Jim Thome Joins 600-HR Club!!!

On this day in 2011, Jim Thome became just the eighth player in major league history to hit 600 or more home runs in his big league career.

The shot came against the Detroit Tigers in a game in which Thome also connected for #599.

In the seventh inning, and with two men on base, Thome launched a pitch from Daniel Schlereth over the outfield wall and made baseball history.  Three runs scored, and the Twins won the game.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Thome!!!