Daily Archives: March 25, 2009

Spreading The Word About Some New Blogs

Sharing = Caring.

I’ve been very fortunate to be introduced to some new blogs recently and I wanted to do my best to get the word out to others about these great stops in our group of baseball and baseball card related blogs.  Some of these blogs are not new, but they are new to me, while others are still very new and fresh.

When you have a few minutes take some time to check these out.  I think you’ll be as entertained as I have been.

2008 Topps Set Blog – Join ‘Uncle Moe’ as he tries to get the entire 990 card 2008 Topps set autographed.  Yes, I said 990 cards.  He just started last month and is already at #26.  Hey Moe, we need more pics!!!

Bullpen Brian– Any blog with the name Brian in it is going to be great!!  Just kidding, but Brian is another in the long line of Cubs fans that have turned to blogging about his beloved Cubbies.

My Past Time, I Love It– Alfredo is the ultimate South Florida sports fan.  He’s also got an amazing autograph collection that seemingly grows with each new post.

The Voice Of The Yankees Universe – Although this is not a new blog, they have added a new writer.  Jeff, from ‘The Bronx Insider’ has joined the team.  Jeff is a great writer with a love of pinstripes and baseball cards.  He should bring some great content to the Yankees Universe.

OMG Autos – Dan is another autograph collector that deals primarily with baseball cards.  He tends to throw in the occasion Olympian too…

The Intern– Join Natalie as she interns for the Minnesota Twins during Spring Training and then into the minor league season.  This blog is a great read as it provides a females point of view as well as giving us a little insight as to what happens behind the scenes at the ballpark.

Are there any other blogs that you have discoevered that you want to share with us?  If you have, please share.  This is an incredible community of baseball fans and the more the merrier!!!

1983 Topps Super Veteran – Don Sutton

1983 Topps Super Veteran – Don Sutton

Of course a 300+ win pitcher with 23 years of big league experience belongs in the ‘Super Veteran’ subset.  He belongs in the Hall of Fame too…

Don Sutton was elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1998.  With a career win-loss record of 324-256, Sutton had double-digit wins in 22 of his 23 seasons.  With 3,574 strikeouts and a career ERA of just 3.26, Sutton was a dominant pitcher in the National League from his rookie season in 1966 through the mid 80’s.

And quiet an amazing head of hair too!!!


Happy Birthday Tom Glavine!!!

Tom Glavine turns 43 years old today!!

As this baseball legend prepares to start his 23rd season as a major league player, I would love to see him have 1 more injury-free season with the Braves.  When it comes to career milestones by a pitcher, Tom Glavine has nothing on the horizon as a goal to strive for during the 2009 season.

So for his birthday, I have come up with a “Glavine Fan’s Goals” birthday wish list.

  1. 32+ starts
  2. 200+ innings
  3. 16+ victories
  4. 120+ strikeouts
  5. 1 no-hitter

Go Get ‘Em Tom!!!  Happy Birthday!!!


‘The 40/40 Club’ – 1980’s – Card #7

‘The 40/40 Club’ – 1980’s – Card #7

Rafael Palmeiro – 1987 Topps

Rafael Palmeiro quietly put together an amazing career as he reached several baseball milestones that define greatness as an offensive player.  While never considered to be the best player in the league, and even on his team at times, Palmerio’s numbers are rare.

No batting titles.  Only 1 season of 200 or more hits.  But, consistency was Palmeiro’s game.  In his 20-season career, Palmerio collected 3,020 hits.  Hitting between 140-170 hits a year is all it took for Palmeiro to become one of the game’s most consistent offensive players.  His career batting average is .288, and he has 6 seasons of hitting .300 or better. 

Palmeiro also had a power game that was rare for such a disciplined contact hitter.  ‘Raffy’ has 569 career home runs which places him in 10th place in baseball history.  Off to a relatively slow start in the beginning of his career, Palmeiro’s power numbers began to take off during the 1991 season.  From 1999-2004, Palmeiro hit at least 22 homers per season with his maximum output being 47 in both the 1999 and 2001 seasons. 

‘Raffy’ has also collected 1,835 RBI and has scored 1,663 runs during his playing days.

Palmeiro has finished in the Top 19 for the MVP award 10 times.  He is a 4-time All-star, a 3-time Gold Glove award winner, and a 2-time Silver Slugger winner.

Palmeiro never made it to the World Series during his 20-year career as a major league baseball player.