Finally. After an exhausting effort I have completed the 4 checklists needed to get my new player collections ready to go. Right now you can see where my starting points for these 4 collections are by clicking here. And as always, I will keep this list as a ‘Top Page’ on my blog and will make my best effort to keep the page updated regularly.
It took quite a bit of time, and a ton of double and triple checking, but I believe I have a solid start to these 4 new collections.
So, stay tuned and be prepared because I am about to go on a full fledged mission as I go after cards for my Eddie Murray, Darryl Strawberry, Jim Palmer, and Greg Maddux collections.
Let’s go shopping!!!
Posted in Darryl Strawberry Collection, Eddie Murray Collection, Greg Maddux Collection, Jim Palmer Collection
Tagged baseball, baseball cards, bowman, collecting, collection, Darryl Strawberry Collection, donruss, Eddie Murray Collection, fleer, Greg Maddux Collection, hobbies, hobby, Jim Palmer Collection, player collection, score, topps, upper deck
1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick – Tim Foli
I finally got around to grabbing a few of these cards after I declared that I wanted to collect this subset just a little less than a month ago.
Tim Foli was the #1 draft pick of the New York Mets in 1968.
Foli enjoyed a 16-year career in the majors, yet he never quite lived up to the elite status of being the 1st player chosen in the annual baseball draft. A lifetime .251 hitter with 1,515 career hits, Foli’s career highlight was winning the World Series in 1979 as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Never an All-star. No individual awards won at the big league level. And hardly worth the 1st pick in the draft.
Overall ranking – 2 out of 10. Points earned for eclipsing the 1,500 career hits mark and for being the member of a World Series winner.
Posted in 1985 Topps 1st Draft Pick Subset
Tagged #1 draft pick, #1 draft pick subset, 1979 world series, 1985 Topps, baseball, baseball cards, collecting, collection, hobby, new york mets. mets, pirates, pittsburgh pirates, tim foli, topps, world series
The world was a better place. A place where dads and kids got along.
Cecil Fielder and his son Prince were 2 peas in a pod during Prince’s youth. In fact, I recall several times during Cecil’s home run hitting days in Detroit that we would see a young Prince around him and the team. Who knew some twenty years ago that these two would be our first ever Father/Son 50 HR club members…
It’s a shame that these two can’t even be in the same room together…
Hat tip to Mario from Wax Heaven for the video clip!! Thank you.
Posted in Baseball Commercials/Videos
Tagged 50 home run club, 50 home runs, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball commercials, baseball videos, brewers, detroit tigers, mcdonalds, mcdonalds commercial, milwaukee brewers, prince fielder, tigers