Daily Archives: June 1, 2010

Greg Maddux 1992 Topps – GOLD!!!

Greg Maddux 1992 Topps – GOLD!!!

I have tried many times to add this card of Greg Maddux to my collection over the course of the last few months.  Not wanting to get into the painful details about each failure of this journey, let’s just say that I took matters into my own hands to lock this one down.

This is 1 of 2 cards that remained on my Greg Maddux checklist.  And now I am down to just 1.

This card comes from the 1992 Topps set.  Similar in design to the base card, this one features Maddux’s name and the Cubs’ team name in Gold.  Apparently much more rare than I originally knew, I have never seen this card in person prior to ripping open the envelope in my mailbox.  This card is not to be confused with the Gold – Award Winners’ card that was another complimentary piece to the 1992 base card.

Here it is:

It has been a very long time coming, but I am extremely excited to finally have this card in my collection paying tribute to Greg Maddux!!

Tony Perez 1977 Topps

Tony Perez 1977 Topps

This is another one of those cards that seems to call my name.  I see it everywhere, and now I can see it my collection too…

Tony Perez had plenty of reasons to wear that big smile on this 1977 Topps baseball card.  His team, the Cincinnati Reds, was coming off of winning two straight World Series championships in 1975 and 1976.  Perez was a huge part of the team’s success and was often looked at for his leadership on defense and his all-around skills at the plate.

Perez’s career is marked with some incredible stats – .279 batting average, 2,732 hits, 505 doubles, 379 home runs, 1,272 runs scored, and 1,652 RBI.  Perez was a 7-time all-star, and he finished in the Top 15 for the MVP award 5 times.

I am thrilled to add this card to my collection!!! 

Paul Molitor 1990 Donruss

Paul Molitor 1990 Donruss

The Yellow and Blue confetti chips that Donruss littered all over the borders of their 1990 baseball card set work very well with the team colors of the Milwaukee Brewers.

If this were a card of a San Diego Padre or Oakland Athletic, not so much…

One more card to cross off of the ‘Needs’ list.  My collection honoring this Hall of Famer is coming along very nicely!!!

Did You Know…

Since the 1920’s, the only decade that did not produce a player with 50 homers in a season was the 1980s.  Led by Mark McGwire’s four consecutive 50-homer seasons from 1996 to 1999, the 1990s feature the most, with seven players combining for 12 seasons of 50+ homers.

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’.

My take – I would love to get a similar stat for 50+ steal seasons.

Cameron Maybin And The Most Exciting Play In Baseball!!!!

Cameron Maybin And The Most Exciting Play In Baseball!!!!

As all you of know, I had anointed Cameron Maybin sometime ago, roughly in 2008, as ‘my boy’.  And while I haven’t bombarded you with Maybin-related posts as often as I have in the past, this one is certainly worth showing off.

‘My Boy’ thrilled the crowd today with this gem:

Great stuff!!!  Way to go Cam!!!