Daily Archives: February 23, 2010

Spoils From Super Bowl Sunday!!!

Spoils From Super Bowl Sunday!!!

I teased you a few weeks ago by telling you that ‘Super Bowl Sunday Is A Great Time To Shop On Ebay”.

Well, the wait is over and I am finally able to show off the goodies that I picked up on that night.

The Cards:

1972 Topps Joe Morgan

1972 Topps Willie McCovey

1972 Topps Jim Palmer

1972 Topps Frank Robinson

1974 Topps Lou Brock

1974 Topps Ken Griffey – Rookie Card

1974 Topps Joe Morgan

1975 Topps Bob Gibson

1976 Topps Rod Carew

1976 Topps Joe Morgan

Pretty nice huh??  All great-looking, vintage beauties from the 1970’s.  I was and still am very excited to be adding these cards to my collection.  And so many of them are in close to mint condition too!!!

I accomplished a few things with these pick-ups too.  First, I added another missing card to my Jim Palmer player collection – the 1972 Topps base card.  And I also helped work towards one of my 2010 collecting goals of adding more vintage/Hall of Famers to my collection.  Picking up cards of Willie McCovey, Joe Morgan, Lou Brock, Rod Carew, Bob Gibson, and Frank Robinson are making my tribute to the guys I cheered for and read about as a kid really special for me.

Hmmm….  What is the next big event that may be a great time to ‘steal’ some goodies??  July 4th???  Stay tuned.

1975 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #208 – 1970 MVP’s w/Johnny Bench

1975 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #208 – 1970 MVP’s w/Johnny Bench

1975 was the 25th anniversary of Topps baseball cards.  And in the set that year they issued cards to commemorate the MVP performances from that time.  As you could imagine, there are several Cincinnati Reds players featured in this little set, and Johnny Bench is honored twice.

This is the first of 2 cards featuring Johnny Bench and his amazing MVP campaigns.

In 1970, Bench won the MVP award capturing 22 of 24 first place votes.  He also was an All-star and Gold Glove winner in that season.  During the 1970 campaign, Bench hit .293 while collecting 177 hits.  He also compiled 45 home runs, 148 RBI while scoring 97 runs.

Darryl Strawberry 1984 Fleer Rookie Card

Darryl Strawberry 1984 Fleer Rookie Card

There’s not much to not like about this baseball card…

Taken prior to the start of a game, with few people in the stands, it was just Darryl and the photographer.  And judging by the big smile no Darryl’s face, he had yet to harden his personality when it came to doing things like this.  Oddly enough, most of the images you get like this are taken from Spring Training. But based on the background of the shot, I am going to guess that this photo was taken prior to the start of a regular season game.

And since I always like to add a little commentary about design, the 1984 Fleer design was very bland, even by standards of the 1980’s.  But it works, and is a nice, clean product!!!

Did You Know…

On October 2, 1947, Yogi Berra hit the first home run by a pinch hitter in World Series history.

**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’

My take – Just another World Series feat that Berra can claim!!