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Andrew McCutchen 2014 Panini Elite – Series 2

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Panini Elite – Series 2

From what I have seen thus far, the 2014 Panini Elite set packs a punch with action-filled images.

I’ve already shown off the cards of Bryce Harper and Dustin Pedroia that I have picked up from this issue.

And now, here is card #3 – Andrew McCutchen:

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Another sweet one!

And I am really starting to like the ‘E’ backdrop that Panini has used with the graphic package for this set.

I will say that I wish McCutchen’s uniform had some Yellow accents on it as that would add a drop of color that I think the card is missing.  Other than that, I am digging it!

Dave Winfield 1988 Topps BIG

Dave Winfield 1988 Topps BIG

Back in the 1980’s, very few players across the big leagues were are as physically large as Dave Winfield of the New York Yankees.

Winfield stands 6 feet, 6 inches tall and weighed 220 pounds during his playing days.

Today, he was be considered slightly bigger than average, but by no means ‘enormous’.

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But, back in 1988, he was ‘Big’.  And rightfully so, he belonged in this 1988 Topps Big set.  The cards are jumbo in size when compared to other Topps products, but if any player from the 1980’s deserves an oversized baseball card, it is ‘Big Dave’.

1975 Topps Set Card 303/660 – #130 – Phil Niekro, Braves

1975 Topps Set Card 303/660 – #130 – Phil Niekro, Braves

Progress: 303/660

Card Number:  130

Player Name:  Phil Niekro

Team:  Atlanta Braves

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues: 24 seasons, 1964-87

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Phil Niekro appeared in 39 games for the Atlanta Braves in 1975.  He went 15-15 on the year with 13 complete games and 1 shutout.  Niekro worked 275 innings in 1975, allowing 285 hits and 115 runs en route to a 3.20 ERA.  He was chosen as a National League All-Star during the season.

Notes From Career:  Hall of Famer Phil Niekro has 318 career wins as a major league pitcher, including two 20-win seasons.  Niekro is a 5-time All-Star and 5-time Gold Glove Award winner with a career ERA of 3.35.  He threw 5,404 innings during his career, striking out 3,342 batters during that time.

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1975 Topps Set Card 301/660 – #248 – Randy Jones, Padres

1975 Topps Set Card 301/660 – #248 – Randy Jones, Padres

Progress: 301/660

Card Number:  248

Player Name:  Randy Jones

Team:  San Diego Padres

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues: 10 seasons, 1973-82

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Randy Jones made 37 appearances for the Padres in 1975, 36 of them being starts.  He put together a 20-12 record on the season with 18 complete games and 6 shutouts.  He had a league-low 2.24 ERA over 285 innings of work.  Jones was and All-Star in 1975 while also finishing in 2nd place for the Cy Young Award.

Notes From Career:  Randy Jones has a 100-123 career record.  He played for two teams over his 10-season career, and retired with a 3.42 ERA.  Jones pitched 1,933 innings during his career while striking out 735 batters and walking 56.  He is a 2-time All-Star selection and was the winner of the 1976 Cy Young Award.

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Card #300 In My 1975 Topps Set Build Is Reason To Celebrate!!!

Card #300 In My 1975 Topps Set Build Is Reason To Celebrate!!!

Sure, it may not be a landmark percentage of the set, but 300 is a very nice, round number and one that I am excited about reaching.

Card #300 was reached yesterday in my build, and not only was it the 300th card that I have picked up for my 1975 Topps set build, but it was also card #300 from the set – literally, it was the Reggie Jackson card!

And yes, I kind of held onto that one for a few weeks just so I could squeeze it in this way and make it a tad more memorable.

Cheers to #300.

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I am ready for the next milestone to come my way.

 

Dave Winfield 1987 Fleer Limited Edition

Dave Winfield 1987 Fleer Limited Edition

Now this is a sweet one!  Have a look:

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The card comes from the 1987 Fleer ‘Limited Edition’ set.  This set was released in a boxed set format and it included 44 total cards.  As you can see, the graphics package that the set featured is on the gaudy side, but it is fun at the same time.

With so much going on with the card, the image of Dave Winfield makes his 6 foot, 6 inch frame seem rather small, doesn’t it??

A great addition to my Dave Winfield player collection.

1975 Topps Set Card 299/660 – #271 – Jerry Moses, Tigers

1975 Topps Set Card 299/660 – #271 – Jerry Moses, Tigers

Progress: 299/660

Card Number:  271

Player Name:  Jerry Moses

Team:  Detroit Tigers

Position:  Catcher

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues: 9 seasons, 1965, 1968-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Jerry Moses appeared in just 15 games during the 1975 baseball season, splitting time between the Padres and White Sox.  In 15 games, Moses went 4-for-20 with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 runs scored, and 1 RBI.

Notes From Career:  Moses played for seven teams during his nine-year career in major league baseball.  He is a lifetime .251 hitter with 269 career hits.  Of his 269 hits, Moses connected for 48 doubles, 8 triples, and 25 home runs.  He also drove in 109 runs while scoring 89 times.  Jerry Moses was chosen as an American League All-Star in 1970.

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