Daily Archives: October 23, 2009

1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick Subset – 8 Cards Into It!!!

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:

Draft Set 8 cards

Just 4 more to go…

1984 Topps Eddie Murray All-Star

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!!!

Murray 84T AS

Did You Know…

The World Series champion with the poorest regular season record was the St. Louis Cardinals, who finished just 83-78.

Cardinals

**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.