Daily Archives: January 7, 2009

Look What I Found – Another 1983 Topps Super Veteran Lurking In My Collection…

Way back in October of 2008, I dedicated the month to ‘Mr. October’ himself – Reggie Jackson.  I purchased a large lot of his cards and featured a new one every few days over the course of the month.  It was a fun process and one that I aim to continue next October…

What I failed to realize is that I got his 1983 Topps Super Veteran card in that lot.  So, I will simply relocate this card in my collection and now I have 2 of the 35 cards in this set.  I’m well on my way to going after more of these and have even had a few readers tell me that they may be able to assist too.  I’m looking forward to completing this set and hope the journey will be a fun one…

So, here it is.  The 1983 Topps Super Veteran card for Reggie Jackson.  How can you not love this card??? 

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Happy Birthday Alfonso Soriano!!!

Today, Alfonso Soriano turns 31!!!

One of the most well-rounded players in the game today, Soriano provides the perfect amount of speed and power to the Chicago Cubs line-up.  With (3) 30/30 seasons already under his belt and (1) 40/40 season as well, the sky is the limit for this immensely talented player.

So, for his birthday I wish to give him this – 1 season of perfect health.  No injuries, no days off, no trips to the disabled list.  Let’s see what a 100% healthy Alfonso Soriano can do.  I don’t think another 40/40 season is out of the question!!!  50/50 anyone???

Happy Birthday Alfonso!

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“31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #25

 “31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #25

Lou Whitaker – 1978 Topps – #704

Lou Whitaker was the epitomy of consistency for 19 seasons with the Detroit Tigers.  In his first season, he earned Rookie of the Year honors by hitting .285 while amassing 138 hits and scoring 71 runs.  During his time in the big leagues, Whitaker was an All-Star 5 times and won 3 Gold Glove awards.  With a career batting average of .276, Whitaker was a leader for the Tiger’s offense.  In 19 seasons, he drove in 1,084 runs while scoring 1,386.  Lou Whitaker helped lead his Tiger team to victory in the 1984 World Series in which he batted .278 and scored 6 runs in just 5 games.

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