Daily Archives: October 21, 2009

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #12

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #12

1966 Topps – Card #254 – AKA – ‘The Ferguson Jenkins Rookie Card’

Fergie 66

Ferguson Jenkins – One of the greatest pitchers from the 1970’s, Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins had an amazing career.  With 284 lifetime wins, alongside (7)20-win seasons, Fergie was a consistently dominant pitcher during his 19-year career.  One of only two pitchers in baseball history to strikeout 3,000 batters while not allowing more than 1,000 walks, Fergie was the picture of both power and control while on the mound.  Career achievements include the 1971 Cy Young award and being a 3-time All-star.  

Bill Sorrell – Sorrell played just 3 seasons in the big leagues and he played for three different teams in that time.  Getting into just 85 games, Sorrell was unable to earn steady work in the majors.  With a career batting average of .267, Sorrell managed to collect 44 hits, 5 home runs, and 17 RBI.

1983 Topps Jim Palmer

1983 Topps Jim Palmer

Ah, good old ’83 Topps – A truly classic baseball card!!!

And why not feature a great action photo on this Orioles themed card?  Topps did just that – A truly great shot of Palmer in mid-windup as he gets set to fire one towards home plate!!!

During the 1983 baseball season, Jim Palmer only played in 14 games.  With a record of just 5-4, Palmer was at the tail-end of his unbelievable career and was hanging on  for just a few more shots at dominating the sport like he had in prior seasons.  Luckily, he and his teammates were on a great team and the Orioles ended the season by winning the World Series with Palmer collecting a win in the process!!!

Palmer 83T

You Have No Idea How Close I Am To Doing This…

Seriously.  While there are a million things out there that seem to be a better investment of my $11.00, I am not sure that any will be as enjoyable…

http://cgi.ebay.com/1980S-REGGIE-JACKSON-CANDY-BAR-WITH-U-D-CARD-SEALED_W0QQitemZ230365819417QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVintage_Sports_Memorabilia?hash=item35a2df7219

Your thoughts?  Should I take the plunge or pass???  I like chocolate bars.  And while peanut butter and roasted peanuts is not my first choice when staring through the glass of a vending machine, it’s not my last one either.

Hmmm…  Decisions, decisions.

Reggie Bar