It’s official!!! I now own 8 cards of this set and I’m 66% of the way to the finish line!!!
I probably could have completed this set by now, but my strategy while going after this set was a little different from others I have collected in the past. You see, I am collecting these in sequential order(imagine doing that with a base set, no thanks!!). I could use the card numbers on the back of the card to do this, but for me it has been more fun to focus on the set and what it’s importance is. On the upper-left hand side of the card along with the #1 Draft Pick logo is the year that the player was drafted. So my goal when starting this little 12-card subset was to not only get them all and learn about the guys featured but to also get them in the order in which they were drafted. So that’s what I’m doing…
And now onto the first 8:
Just 4 more to go…
Posted in 1985 Topps 1st Draft Pick Subset
Tagged #1 draft pick, #1 draft pick subset, 1985 Topps, al chambers, baseball, baseball cards, bill almon, bob horner, collecting, collection, darryl strawberry, floyd bannister, harold baines, hobby, jeff burroughs, mike moore, shane abner, Shawon Dunston, tim belcher, tim foley, topps
1984 Topps Eddie Murray All-Star
This is a great looking and perfect addition to my Eddie Murray player collection. The 1984 Topps design is rather plain, but the overall look of the card works, and this All-star card does a good job in celebrating Eddie’s election to yet another All-star game.
Of the design elements, I like Topps’ color choices the best. Their use of the colors Orange and Yellow work very well in the team name, All-star logo, and borders. Additionally, using a close-up of Eddie allows the colors to tie to his uniform which in my opinion brings the entire card and it’s elements together.
Another great addition for my Eddie Murray collection!!!
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
The World Series champion with the poorest regular season record was the St. Louis Cardinals, who finished just 83-78.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
My take – I just thought it was time for a little World Series factoid as we prepare for the ‘Fall Classic’!! And while this fact is interesting, it is also meaningless. The Cardinals roared through the 2006 playoffs and played better than any team that they faced.
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged 2006 world series, adam wainwright, albert pujols, baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, Cardinals, Cris Carpenter, David Eckstein, Did You Know...., sports trivia, st. louis cardinals, Tony LaRussa, world series