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Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Heritage – Black Border Parallel

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:

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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!!

1975 Topps Set Card 263/660 – #474 – Luke Walker, Tigers

1975 Topps Set Card 263/660 – #474 – Luke Walker, Tigers

Progress: 263/660

Card Number:  474

Player Name:  Luke Walker

Team:  Detroit Tigers

Position:  Pitcher

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.

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Happy Birthday Gaylord Perry!!!

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!!

1975 Topps Set Card 261/660 – #557 – Larry Gura, Yankees

1975 Topps Set Card 261/660 – #557 – Larry Gura, Yankees

Progress: 261/660

Card Number:  557

Player Name:  Larry Gura

Team:  New York Yankees

Position:  Pitcher

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.

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1975 Topps Set Card 260/660 – #81 – Ron Reed, Braves

1975 Topps Set Card 260/660 – #81 – Ron Reed, Braves

Progress: 260/660

Card Number:  81

Player Name:  Ron Reed

Team:  Atlanta Braves

Position:  Pitcher

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.

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1975 Topps Set Card 259/660 – #120 – Steve Busby, Royals

1975 Topps Set Card 259/660 – #120 – Steve Busby, Royals

Progress: 259/660

Card Number:  120

Player Name:  Steve Busby

Team:  Kansas City Royals

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  8 seasons, 1972-76, 1978-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Steve Busby made 34 starts for the Royals in 1975.  He went 18-12 on the year with 18 complete games including 3 shutouts.  Busby worked 260 innings in ’75, allowing 233 hits and giving up 96 runs en route to a 3.08 ERA.  He was selected to his second All-Star team in 1975.

Notes From Career:  Steve Busby is a 2-time All-Star pitcher for the American League.  He has a career record of 70-54 with a 3,72 ERA.  He was a 22-game winner in 1974, and was chosen for the American League All-Star team in 1974 and 1975.

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Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Finally, another 2014 Allen & Ginter baseball card that I like!!!

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This is Jose Fernandez’s base card from the A&G issue, and it features great action.  And while I know that this is not typical for the Ginter brand I certainly approve of them moving more in this direction as the posed portraits of the same players year-after-year are quite exhaustive…

Keep it up Topps – give us more of this in 2015 and I will be back on board with this brand.

Thanks.