‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #11
1967 Topps – Card #569 – AKA – ‘The Rod Carew Rookie Card’
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.
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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…
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Tagged 1995 world series, 300 wins, 3000 strikeouts, all-star, atlanta braves, baseball, baseball cards, braves, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, cy young, cy young award, gold glove, greg maddux, world series