Daily Archives: August 4, 2010

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

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

In 2008, Donruss/Playoff came out with a great line of cards in their Prime Cuts series called ‘Icons’.  The set consisted of single, double, triple, and even quadruple relic cards featuring some of the most historical figures in the sport.  And each card had a theme, with the pieces of game-used jersey and bat being shaped into the letters and numbers that spelled out the theme of that card.

The cad below is a 3-relic card honoring Joe Morgan, a 2-time MVP for the Cincinnati Reds.  The card, numbered 40/50, features three piece of Game-Used bat from Morgan’s playing days and the three pieces spell out the word ‘MVP’.

Here it is:

Classic stuff right there!!!!

1965 Topps NL RBI League Leaders Card w/Willie Mays, Ken Boyer, & Ron Santo

1965 Topps NL RBI League Leaders Card w/Willie Mays, Ken Boyer, & Ron Santo

This card comes from the 1965 Topps baseball card set and honors the top 3 players from the National League in RBI production during the 1964 baseball season.

Leading the way that year was Ken Boyer of the St. Louis Cardinals.  Boyer was tops in the NL with 119 RBI.  Ron Santo of the Cubs trailed Boyer by 5 with his 114 RBI in 1964.  And completing the trio was the ‘Say Hey Kid’, Hall of Famer Willie Mays with his 111 RBI.

A great card – A great addition to my Ron Santo Collection!!! 

Happy Anniversary Tom Seaver!!!

On this day back in 1985 Tom Seaver recorded the 300th win of his career!!

Battling against the most popular team in the sport, Seaver’s White Sox team was at Yankee Stadium to take on ‘The Bronx Bombers’. 

The Sox won the ball game with a 4-1 win and Seaver won the 300th game of his career at the age of 40.  Here is a quick look at his numbers from this historic event:

Innings pitched 9
Hits allowed 6
Strikeouts 7
Walks 1
K’s : Walks 7:1
Runs allowed 1

 

Not a bad effort for the 40-year old baseball history making machine huh?  For Seaver, it was an incredible effort and another amazing accomplishment during his brilliant baseball career.

Happy Anniversary to ‘Tom Terrific’!!!!

Happy Birthday Roger Clemens!!

Roger Clemens turns 48 years old today.

And I have to imagine that if he wanted to, he could come back and still perform for any one of the playoff contenders out there right now!  Luckily there appears to be no interest in that happening…

I used to love watching ‘Rocket’ pitch.  To  this day I have never seen a more dominant pitcher in the game that was able to maintain that kind of success throughout the majority of their career.  As great as Dwight Gooden, Orel Hershiser, and Randy Johnson were/are, each of them saw a significant drop-off in their ability to out perform all opponents at some point in their careers.  But not Clemens, he was truly in a league of his own when it came to posting successful year after year.   12 years of 200+ strikeouts and 17+ wins certainly backs up that claim.

Happy Birthday Mr. Clemens!!!