Daily Archives: June 13, 2010

Kirby Puckett 2001 Upper Deck Heroes Of Baseball Game-Used Bat Card

Kirby Puckett 2001 Upper Deck Heroes Of Baseball Game-Used Bat Card

I nabbed this beauty from the 2001 UD Heroes of Baseball set along with another game-used bat card of another Hall of Famer.  I’ll have to show that one of later…

But what a great looking card, huh??  I love the colors of the design, and the Gold accents really allow the color of the bat to stand out as a great contrast of both color and texture.

This is the first modern card I have picked up of ‘Puck’, and if I get my way, it will definitely not be my last!!!

An absolutely awesome addition to my collection!!!

Orel Hershiser 1990 Donruss

Orel Hershiser 1990 Donruss

Hey, it’s the confetti set again – YIPPEE!!!

These cards from the 1990 Donruss base set are trying to break me down.  But my will is tough, and my nerves are made of steel!!! 

I will not give in – Never!!!

Did You Know…

From 1991, his first full season in the major leagues, through 1998, Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas recorded more than 100 RBI, runs scored, and walks each season.  Thomas’ streak ended in 1999 when a season-ending injury in early September froze his totals at 77 RBIs, 74 runs, and 87 walks.  Thomas recovered from his injury and added a ninth season in 2000 when he scored 115 runs, knocked in 143, and walked 112 times.  Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds, and Ted Williams are the only other players to have at least eight seasons, but Thomas is the only player to accomplish the feat eight straight years.

*factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’

My take – 1 heck of a slugger, Thomas never really got his credit for being one of the game’s most talented hitters!!

Happy Anniversary Roger Clemens!!!

On this day in 2003, Roger Clemens recorded the 300th win of his major league baseball career.

At home and hosting the St. Louis Cardinals as part of baseball’s inter-league play, Clemens took the hill for the New York Yankees in hopes of picking up win #300 in front of his home crowd.  And 55,000+ fans witnessed baseball history!!

In the contest, Clemens went 6 2/3 inning and picked up the win.  While on the mound, he allowed 6 hits and 2 runs while striking out 10 and walking just 2 batters.  Vintage Clemens was on display and this win put him in another class of ‘elite pitching greats’.

Congratulations ‘Rocket’!!!