Frank Robinson 2010 Topps Commemorative Patch Card!!!
Another Frank Robinson relic card for the collection – YES!!!
This card is a beauty. And I love the patch that Topps had manufactured – the Orioles logo along with the MLB logo that is done in Baltimore’s colors look fantastic.
The card commemorates 1970 World Series championship that the O’s won. In that 5-game series, Robinson collected 6 hits, 2 of which were home runs. He also scored 5 times and tallied 4 RBI.
Posted in Frank Robinson Collection, Game Used/Memorabilia Cards
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, american league, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball history, baseball milestones, Cincinnati Reds, frank robinson, game-used, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jersey card, memorial stadium, most valuable player, MVP, National League, orioles, reds
Reggie Jackson 2010 Topps Legendary Lineage Starring Adam Dunn!!!
I think that this pairing of Reggie Jackson and Adam Dunn may be the best duo that Topps put together as part of their ‘Legendary Lineage’ set.
Both hitters have very similar offensive traits – Power hitters capable of launching 500-foot home runs while also not afraid to strike out 100 or more times in a season.
And when you look closer at the numbers, it’s pretty obvious what their #1 talent was…
Reggie Jackson hit 563 home runs over the course of his career. 27.7% of his hits cleared the outfield fences. Adam Dunn has hit 354 home runs, and that is good for 28.4% of his career hits.
As for plate appearance, Reggie hit a home run in every 20.3 at-bats. Dunn smashes one in every 17.1 trips to the plate.
So, while Dunn may never earn a tag similar to ‘Mr. October’, it is very clear that his offensive talents(when talking about hitting the long-ball) are on par with Reggie.
Great job Topps!!!!
Posted in Reggie Jackson - Mr. October
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, A’s, all-star, angels, Athletics, baseball, baseball card show, baseball cards, california angels, collecting, collection, Hall Of Fame, hobbies, hobby, HOF, mustache, new york yankees, oakland A’s, Oakland Athletics, reggie jackson, Reggie Jackson – Mr. October, world series, world series MVP, yankees
Wade Boggs 1992 Topps All-Star
The 1992 baseball season marked Wade Boggs’ final year with the Boston Red Sox. It was also his 8th straight year of making the American League All-Star team.
He would go on to make another 4 more squads with the Yankees – giving him 12 total appearances.
12 All-Star games in an 18-year career is pretty remarkable. Personally, I don’t think that Boggs gets enough credit for being one of the best players from his era. His ability to hit was very close to unmatched, but he also scored 1,513 runs during his playing days – while never really having 100+ RBI guys batting behind him.
Wade Boggs was an offense-generator and his lifetime batting average of .328 and on-base percentage of .415 should be recognized as elite accomplishments!!!
Posted in Wade Boggs Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, batting champion, batting title, boston red sox, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, hobbies, hobby, HOF, new york yankees, rays, red sox, silver slugger, tampa bay rays, wade boggs, world series
Josh Johnson 2008 Topps Heritage
I’m really digging the old-school designs that modern issues are using. And while I would always prefer the original versus the revamped versions of these cards, I have to admit that it is kind of cool to see today’s stars on these vintage designs.
That had me thinking – What pitcher is Josh Johnson most like from prior eras? Does he have the velocity to match Juan Marichal. Does he have the precision to match Tom Seaver? What about ferociousness? Can he match Bob Gibson’s attitude?
While these are all great questions, I have to think that 2011 is going to be a crucial year for JJ. If the Marlins hope to compete, and attract new free agents, it would be great to have a 20-game winner on the staff. And of the players currently under contract, it is only JJ that could come close to that mark. Now he just has to find a way to make 35+ starts in a season – something he has never come close to doing…
Good Luck Josh – I am pulling for you!!
Posted in Florida/Miami Marlins
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, cy young, cy young award, Florida/Miami Marlins, josh johnson, Marlins, pitcher, pitching staff, starting pitcher
1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Johnny Bench & Joe Morgan Subset – Card #9
The last card of the set shows these two classy guys enjoying a moment together.
Upper Deck had 2,500 of these signed by both players and inserted into random packs for collectors to hunt down.
How cool would it have been to pull one of these back in 1992???
Posted in Joe Morgan Collection
Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, 1992 upper deck, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, joe morgan, Johnny Bench, most valuable player, MVP, reds, Rookie of the Year, ROY, upper deck, upper deck heroes, world series