With my recent acquisition of this card, I have finally completed my Mark Grace rookie collection.
I really like the way that this has turned out and may attempt to do this with more of the guys I cheered for from the 1980’s.
And while I don’t have the desire to collect every Mark Grace card ever made, mainly because of the enormous amount of cards he was featured on during the 1990’s, I do like that I was able to piece together a very nice collection celebrating ‘Gracey’!!!
Here is the entire set.
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1988 donruss, 1988 donruss rookies, 1988 fleer, 1988 fleer updated, 1988 score traded, 1988 topps, 1988 topps traded, 1989 topps, all-star, all-star rookie, all-star rookie team, amazing grace, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, first base, gold glove, left-handed, lefty, mark grace, rookie, rookie card, sweet swing, topps, Wrigley Field
Although this video does not come close to the comedy provided in this clip, it does show you the marketable side of George Brett. Brett was a baseball superstar playing in the small-market area of Kansas City. It’s nice to see that a truly talented player got his due and land a national advertising campaign that is normally reserved for players playing in NY, LA, or Chicago!!!
Posted in Baseball Commercials/Videos, George Brett Collection
Tagged 1985 world series, 7-up, 7up, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball commercials, baseball video, commercials, george brett, Hall Of Fame, HOF, kansas city royals, most valuable player, MVP, royals, soda, soda commercials, soft drink, soft drink commercial, sofy drinks, sports commercials, third base, world series
Eddie Murray 1984 Fleer
Here is the first of several cards of Eddie Murray that I recently picked up on Sportlots.com.
And while the 1984 Fleer card is one of the first I ever collected as a kid, I cannot say that it was because of the great design. The very minimal design elements of the card do very little to excite the even easily excitable collector. And from my perspective, if this card did not include such a large picture as it’s focal point, I could cast a vote for this as being one of the worst card designs of the 1980’s.
Still, it’s a card of Eddie Murray and I am happy to be able to add it to my new player collection and scratch it off of my ‘need’ list!!
Great hat Eddie!!!
Posted in Eddie Murray Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball milestones, eddie murray, Hall Of Fame, HOF, orioles, switch hitter
When sluggers Hank Greenberg and Ralph Kiner joined the Pirates, the team moved in the left-field fence by 30 feet.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
My take – Imagine if the Oakland A’s teams of the late 1980’s had that options. Or what about the Cardinals team of today with Pujols and Holliday. Or Milwaukee with all of those sluggers… Or the Phillies – Holy Cow!!!!
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, Did You Know...., hank greenberg, home run hitters, home run king, pirates, pittsburgh pirates, Ralph Kiner, sports trivia, trivia