Daily Archives: January 16, 2009

Ripping Open A Pack Of 1990 Fleer – Pack #1

I received 4 packs of 1990 Fleer in the contest I won on the Autographed Cards blog.

Here are the results from Pack #1

Mike Pagliarulo, Mark Gubicza, Dave Martinez, Geno Petralli, Jose Gonzalez, Kelly Mann/Dave Hansen, Bruce Hurst, Frank Tanana, Dean Wilkins, Al Newman, Dante Bichette, Ted Higuera, Greg Maddux, Dan Gladden, R,J, Reynolds, and Pat Borders.

Of these cards, the Maddux cards is the gem!!!

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Happy Birthday Albert Pujols!!!

Albert Pujols turns 29 years old today.

Arguably the best player in baseball this decade, Pujols has amassed some incredible numbers prior to his 29th birthday.  Already a 2-time MVP winner and World Series champion, Pujols is quickly racking up statistics that mirror or surpass some of baseball’s greatest players.  With a career batting average of .334, and with 1,531 hits in just 8 seasons, the sky is the limit for this talented hitter.  And don’t forget about the 319 home runs and 977 RBI Albert has already accumulated too.

So what do you get a player that seemingly has it all???  500 HR’s and 3,000 hits seem to be goals that are easily within his reach.  My gift to Albert Pujols for his 29th birthday is protection in the Cardinals’ line-up.  I give you a solid #3 and #5 hitter that will protect you and also force your opposing pitchers to give you stuff that can be hit.  His numbers are incredible today, imagine what they could be if he was surrounded by players 162 games a year that were just as respectd. 

We may be looking at the new Home Run King!!!

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“31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #16

 “31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #16

Vida Blue – 1970 Topps – #21

Not only did Vida Blue win the Cy Young in his first full-time season as a starter, he also was the league’s MVP.  Beat that!!!  Blue had a monster year in 1971 for the Oakland A’s.  He went 24-8 with 24 complete games and 8 shutouts.  Add that impressive record to his 1.82 ERA with 301 strikeout and you have one of the most impressive seasons by a pitcher during the decade of the 1970’s. 

Vida Blue finished his career with a 209-161 record and 1,185 strikeouts.  He finished in the Top 7 for the Cy Young award 5 times and was a 6-time All-star.  Blue was part of the legendary Oakland A’s teams that won 3 consecutive World Series titles in 1972, 1973, and 1974.  Blue pitched in 8 games in the Fall Classic and went 3-0, a perfect record on baseball’s biggest stage!!

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