Daily Archives: May 14, 2010

Baseball Card Show This Weekend, YES!!!

Baseball Card Show This Weekend, YES!!!

That’s right.  It’s the third weekend of the month.  And that means that the Coral Square Mall is hosting their monthly baseball card show.

And I will be there!!!

The last time I attended this show(roughly 8 weeks ago), I walked away with a ton of bargains and a great, new autographed baseball for my collection.  I went with an open mind, and no lists to restrict my shopping.  The end result was a bunch of new cards for multiple player collections, and some nice singles of some vintage stars.

This time, I am going to bring  a modified ‘Needs List’ with me.  You see, I am very close to conquering some sets that I have been working on.  So, if I can find a few of these goodies while at the show, I would be very pleased.  I am not going to bring my full PC ‘Needs List’ because there are not too many vintage dealers at this show but maybe I can knock out a few needs…

I am hopeful I can find some of the following:

  1. 2000 Fleer, Club 3000 – George Brett or Cal Ripken, Jr.
  2. Darryl Strawberry – 1983 Topps Traded or 1984 Donruss
  3. Greg Maddux – 1987 Donruss ‘The Rookies’ or 1992 Topps Gold
  4. Ernie Banks 2008 Upper Deck Heroes Cards

If I can find any of the six of these cards I would be very pleased.  If not, it is back to the Internet to knock them out once and for all!!

Oh, I will also be attending and getting a baseball signed by Hall of Famer Gary Carter too.  He’s going to be at the mall from 100-230 doing a signing appearance.  Looks like signed baseball #26 will be obtained on Saturday!

Stay tuned.  A full report will be posted on Monday.

Have a great weekend everybody!!!   

Orel Hershiser 1987 Fleer

Orel Hershiser 1987 Fleer

Pop Quiz time.

What is Orel Hershiser doing in this picture:

  1. Waiting for the hitter to get to the plate?
  2. Waiting for the umpire to brush off the home plate?
  3. Waiting the ‘Dodger-Girls’ to finish their Whitesnake performance?
  4. Waiting for Tommy Lasorda to finish his pasta?

Did I just make a very boring card a little more entertaining??  I hope so!!!

Did You Know…

Bob and Ken Forsch are the only pair of brothers to each hurl an official no-hitter.  Bob threw two no-hitters for the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.  His first no-hitter was a 5-0 victory against the Phillies on April 16, 1978, and the other was a 3-0 gem against Montreal on September 26, 1983.  Ken pitched his no-hitter in his first start of the 1979 season, leading Houston to a 6-0 win over Atlanta at the Astrodome on April 7. 

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’

My take – Cool stuff right there.  Brothers Melido and Pascual Perez each pitched rain-shortened no-hitters that were not official games due to length.  The Forsch brothers have something very cool to hang their hats on!!!

Happy Birthday Roy Halladay!!!

Roy Halladay turns 33 years old today!!

Halladay is my favorite pitcher in today’s game that has never been affiliated with the Florida Marlins.  His style and approach on the mound reminds me of Fergie Jenkins and I believe that the 2 of these guys were and are very under-appreciated in comparison to their peers.

This 13-year veteran is a 6-time All-star that has already won 1 Cy Young Award and placed in the Top 5 three more times.  ‘Doc’ was the picture of consistency for the Toronto Blue Jays for more than a decade now and he continues to deliver impressive numbers with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Halladay has never made a post-season appearance so that is what I would like to give him for his birthday.  His Phillies team has an outstanding chance of making it to the postseason this year and it would be great to see Halladay lead the Phils into October.  As we all know, with the playoffs comes recognition and respect.  And it’s about time that the baseball world recognized and respected Mr. Roy Halladay!!!

Happy Birthday Roy!!!

Happy Birthday Tony Perez!!!

Tony Perez turns 68 years old today.

And I have to say that after seeing Mr. Perez in person several times over the last few years, he looks incredible for his age!!!

Tony Perez was a key element to the success of the Cincinnati Reds’ during the 1970’s.  A veteran of 23 major league seasons, Perez spent 16 of those years with the Reds.  He was a 7-time All-star, and a perennial candidate for the league’s MVP award during his prime.

Perez’s career numbers are solid.  A lifetime .279 hitter, Perez collected 2,732 hits during his playing days.  And while never classified as a power hitter, Perez crushed 505 doubles and 379 home runs while also amassing 1,652 RBI.

A 2-time World Series champion, and current member of the Florida Marlins management team, Tony Perez is a favorite at ’30-YOC’.

Happy Birthday Mr. Perez!!!