‘Opening Day’ Contest: The Players!!
Thanks to everyone that entered my ‘Opening Day’ contest.
Below are the players and their picks:
|carl crawford cards
|play at the plate
And don’t forget – the player that comes the closest to the number of strikeouts thrown, without going over, wins their choice of one of these…
Enjoy the games everybody!!!
Posted in Random Baseball Thoughts
Tagged 2010 baseball season, 2010 opening day, baseball, baseball cards, blog, blog contest, blogging, contest, contest time, free prizes, josh hamilton autograph
Yankees & Red Sox Tonight!!! FINALLY!!!
While ‘Opening Day’ isn’t officially until tomorrow, major league baseball has been kind enough to bless us with a game tonight.
And what better way to start the 2010 baseball season by lighting a match with the fiercest rivalry in all of professional sports – The New York Yankees and The Boston Red Sox.
The Yankees take the field to defend their 2009 World Series title. And the Sox are aiming to extinguish the Yankees’ celebration and start the 2010 season with a win over the defending champs. I just question why the schedule makers didn’t put the first game of the 2010 baseball season at Yankee Stadium so the world could tune in to watch the champs get their rings…
These two teams sport some of the most talented and highest paid players in the game on their rosters and I could not select a better match-up to get the world ready for the start of the regular season. I’ll be watching!!! Will you??
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Tagged 2010 baseball season, AJ Burnett, alex rodriguez, baseball, baseball cards, C.C. Sabathia, curtis granderson, david ortiz, derek jeter, dustin pedroia, fenway park, jonathan papelbon, Josh Beckett, kevin youklis, Mariano Rivera, mark teixeira, yankee stadium
1975 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #199 – 1961 MVP’s w/Frank Robinson
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 Frank Robinson is honored twice.
This is the first of 2 cards featuring Frank Robinson and his amazing MVP campaigns.
During the 1961 baseball season, all eyes were on Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle as they took aim at Babe Ruth’s record 60-HR season. In the ‘other’ league, Frank Robinson quietly destroyed his competition. Hitting .323 as he collected 176 hits, Robinson stole the show. On the year, he also crushed 37 homers, drove in 124 RBI, and scored 117 times. Robinson even stole 22 bases during that campaign. And in 636 plate appearances, the future Hall of Famer struck out just 64 times!
Posted in 1975 Cincinnati Reds Team Set
Tagged 1975 topps, 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, american league, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball history, baseball milestones, Cincinnati Reds, frank robinson, Hall Of Fame, HOF, memorial stadium, most valuable player, MVP, National League, orioles, reds
Orel Hershiser 1992 Fleer
I am starting to really like the Green that Fleer used on these cards in their 1992 base set.
It seems that when they have a photo featuring the grass or turf of the field in the background, the Green color really pops!
And is it me, or does this card have the feel of a poster from the 1990’s? I know that I had my share of sports posters in my room as s kid, and this card featuring Orel Hershiser definitely takes me back to those days!!
One more card for the Hershiser collection – YES!!!
Posted in Orel Hershiser Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1988 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, cy young, cy young award, dodgers, gold glove, los angeles dodgers, orel hershiser, pitcher, shutouts, world series, world series MVP