Daily Archives: October 11, 2010

13 Barry Larkin Rookie Cards For Just $0.99??? Oh, Yeah!!!

13 Barry Larkin Rookie Cards For Just $0.99???  Oh, Yeah!!!

You better believe that I hooked myself up with this bargain…

I cannot believe that for just $0.99 nobody else wanted to drop a small bid on this one.

At the same time, I am thrilled that nobody else tried to get in the ring with me….

Tony Perez 1982 Fleer

Tony Perez 1982 Fleer

Not really a good-looking card here!

And it’s no fault of Perez’ either….

Fleer just did a terrible job with this one – from cutting out part of the action to having a repeat of their 1981 design to having no company logo on the front of the card. 

As a set, team, or player collector, there is just very little to get excited about owning this one…

I will quickly scratch this one of my ‘Needs List’ and move on!!!

Did You Know…

On September 2, 2001, Mike Mussina retired the first 26 Red Sox batters before Carl Everett lined a two-strike pitch to left-center for a single to end his bid for a perfect game, but Mussina retired the next hitter to win the game 1-0.  The losing pitcher was David Cone, who had pitched a perfect game on July 18, 1999, against Montreal.  If not for Everett’s hit, Cone would have become the only player to both win and lose a perfect game.

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’

1989 Topps Record Breakers – Card #2 – Wade Boggs

1989 Topps Record Breakers – Card #2 – Wade Boggs

Headline – “Boggs Gets 200 Hits 6th Straight Season”

The Story -Cleveland, Ohio.  October 2, 1988.  Red Sox’ Wade Boggs has set modern record with 200 or more hits for sixth consecutive season.  The former mark of 5 campaigns was held by Chuck Klein (1929-1933), Al Simmons (1929-1933), and Charlie Gehringer (1833-1937).

My take – A true stud, think about all of the incredible hitters that came before Boggs that could not meet this mark.  Carew, Brett, Rose, WOW!!!