Daily Archives: September 24, 2009

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #5

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #5

1975 Topps – Card #620 – AKA – ‘The Gary Carter Rookie Card’


Gary Carter – Hall of Famer Carter is an 11-time All-star.  While playing 19 years in the big leagues, Carter was a very well-rounded player as he collected 3 Gold Glove Awards, 5 Silver Slugger Awards, and finished in the Top 10 for the MVP race 4 times.  Carter was also an instrumental player in helping the 1986 New York Mets win the World Series. 

Marc Hill – A 14-year veteran, Hill played for 4 teams over the duration of his career.  Primarily a back-up, Hill was a serviceable player.  His catching skills were good for a professional player, but his batting skills were not up to par.  Hill has 404 career hits with a lifetime batting average of .223.

Danny Meyer – A solid utility player who played for 3 teams in 12 years, Danny Meyer was a solid contributor over the course of his career.  Meyer logged steady work at first base, third base, and in the outfield.  For his career, Meyer collected 944 hits with 86 home runs, 459 RBI, and a career batting average of .253.

Leon Roberts – Roberts’ career lasted 11 seasons and he played for 5 different teams.  And while he was never able to earn a regular starting role on any of these 5 teams, Roberts was able to contribute pretty well during his playing days.  In 1978 while with the Mariners, Roberts his .301 with 142 hits, 22 home runs, 92 RBI and scoring 78 runs.  Roberts also made 1 appearance in a relief pitching role during the 1984 season with the Kansas City Royals.

Eddie Murray 1988 Donruss

Eddie Murray 1988 Donruss

Now this is a great looking card!!!

While the ’88 Donruss card will not win any awards for originality, this card of Eddie Murray may rank as one of the set’s best.  With a full action shot of Eddie batting lefty, this card shows Eddie Murray getting ready to jump onto the next pitch that comes his way.

I am very happy to add this card to my collection.  It has been quite some time since I last saw this one, and I am thrilled to add it to my player collection.

Murray 88D

**notice how the toe of Eddie’s right foot is slightly off of the ground.  He’s getting ready to take a mean hack at the next ball thrown his way!!!

More Wicked Cards From Alfredo…

Always the generous blogger, Alfredo from the blog ‘My Past Time, I Love It’ sent over the below 6 cards.

And they’re all perfect fits for my player collections!!!

Dawson 3

3 more Andre Dawson cards – 1 of which is a new addition to my collection.  The 1992 O-Pee-Chee base card is on its way into a top-loader as my Andre Dawson player collection adds its newest member!!!

Ortega 3

3 cards of 3 other guys that I have tabbed as my favorites.  Fergie Jenkins, Eddie Murray, and the newest member of the Hall of Fame, Rickey Henderson!!

Thanks again Alfredo.  Your generosity is unmatched!

Marlins/Phillies Recap

Once again, the Florida Marlins did exactly what they needed to do by beating the Phillies 2-1 in their 3-game series.

After splitting games in a double-header on Tuesday, the two teams battled each other, and the rain, inning by inning on Wednesday during the ‘rubber-match’ of the series.  And as they have done many times before, the Marlins struck last as Brett Carrol delivered a game winning and series clinching hit in the bottom of the 9th inning.

With just 9 games left to go, it’s very clear that the Marlins will not catch the Phils for the top spot in the NL East.  And as they sit just 4 1/2 games out of the wild card race, the suddenly hot Braves are making this a 3-team race to catch the leading Rockies.

I’m still optimistic that a little more ‘Marlins-Magic’ may occur before the season ends, but as each day passes and the leader board stays the same the realist in me comes out.

Here’s to 9 more wonderful baseball games in the 2009 baseball season!!!

Phillies Marlins Baseball