Daily Archives: October 17, 2009

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #11

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #11

1967 Topps – Card #569 – AKA – ‘The Rod Carew Rookie Card’

Carew

Rod Carew – One of the greatest hitters in baseball history, Hall of Famer Rod Carew’s skills were not matched by many.  Carew ended his career with a lifetime .328 batting average and 3,053 hits.  He has also scored 1,424 runs, stolen 353 bases, and drove in 1,015 runs.  Carew is a former Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player Award winner while also being an 18-time All-star.

Hank Allen – Allen played 7 seasons in the big leagues but never really found his groove as an everyday player.  While playing in 389 contests, he compiled a .241 batting average as he collected 212 hits, 6 home runs, and 15 stolen bases.  Allen eventually found himself in a reserve role getting into less than 50 games a year during the last 3 seasons of his career.

1988 Donruss Greg Maddux – Baseball’s Best!

1988 Donruss Greg Maddux – Baseball’s Best!

 You’re not going to believe this, but the King of the request for a ‘Full-Body Action Photo’ really does not care for this ’88 Donruss Baseball’s Best card of Greg Maddux.  Yes, it gives me everything I scream for in regards to photography.  I guess I just cannot escape that awful border.  It haunts me…

This is one of a few of the cards I have picked up from this Donruss subset, and while it features the best photo of the bunch, I have now seen enough of these to finally say that I don’t care for them at all.  I am happy to add it to my Greg Maddux player collection, and I am equally happy to throw in into a top-loader and put it into storage…

Maddux 88D BB