Daily Archives: April 27, 2010

Joe Morgan 2008 Playoff Prime Cuts ‘Timeline’ Game-Used Bat Card

Joe Morgan 2008 Playoff Prime Cuts ‘Timeline’ Game-Used Bat Card

I couldn’t help myself.  It has been a lot of fun searching for Joe Morgan cards online.  And while I have yet to declare myself an official Joe Morgan collector, that day seems to be approaching!!

I found this card on Ebay, and paid just $3.oo.

Numbered 33/50, this card honors Joe Morgan and his Most Valuable Player season of 1975.  1975 is also the year of my birth, so collecting things associated with that year has always been fun for me(see my 1975 Reds Team set here).

Morgan is one of the most well-rounded stars from the 1970’s, and I find him to be near the top of the list for offensive infielders of all-time.  A rare talent, Joe Morgan was able to mix hitting for average, hitting for power, and being lightning quick into his game very soundly.  The ultimate end result was winning the MVP award – twice!!

A great addition to my unofficial Joe Morgan collection – YES!!!

More TTM Requests Dropped Into The Mailbox…

More TTM Requests Dropped Into The Mailbox…

I want to try to maintain sending stuff out every few weeks or so.  That way, I can hopefully have a constant flow of return mail to show off to you during the course of the season.

The latest batch was dropped in the mailbox this morning.  No current players this time.  Just a nice handful of letters and autograph requests going to retired stars.

Wish me luck!!!

Dale Murphy 1990 Fleer

Dale Murphy 1990 Fleer

Sheesh…

What in the world was Dale Murphy doing when this picture was snapped?? 

And whoever gave the approval for this image to be used in the 1990 Fleer base set should have been fired!!!

Did You Know…

During his MVP season of 1984, Ryne Sandberg missed by one triple and one home run of becoming the only player to get at least 200 hits, 20 doubles, 20 triples, 20 home runs, and 20 steals in one season.  Sandberg’s last homer in 1984 was on September 12 at Wrigley Field against Montreals’ Rick Grapenthin.  After collecting his 19th triple on September 20 against Pittsburgh’s Don Robinson, Sandberg batted 33 more times without a triple or a homer.  Sandberg would later have 6 seasons of at least 20 home runs, but would never hit more than eight triples in any other season.

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’

My take – Ryno’s 1984 season is what offensive genius is made of.  Very few players, of any era, could replicate what Sandberg did during that incredible year.

My Fergie Jenkins ‘Fab 5′ – Card #4

My Fergie Jenkins ‘Fab 5′ – Card #4

Now that my Fergie Jenkins player collection is complete I wanted to take the time to show off my favorite 5 cards from this set.

Card #4 – 1973 Topps

This baseball card fits every stereotype of 1970’s fashion!!  From Fergie’s extremely large Afro hairstyle that is tucked under his cap…  To his pork-chop sideburns…  And you cannot miss his oversized butterfly collar that is protruding from underneath his Cubs jersey.  And lastly, check out the Cubbie Bear patch on his left sleeve – a perfect throwback to the 1970’s!!!

Thanks Fergie.