Daily Archives: October 12, 2010

Alfredo Drops Off Some Wicked Ozzies And A Few Wicked Brauns Too!!!

Alfredo Drops Off Some Wicked Ozzies And A Few Wicked Brauns Too!!!

He did it again.  Each and every time I get a package in the mail with that familiar hand writing, I know that I am going to be in for a treat.

And this time was no different.  My buddy, Alfredo, sent me a small care package the other day that was full of cards that perfectly fit both my Ozzie Smith and Ryan Braun collections.

First, the Ozzies:

And now, the Ryan Braun cards:

As always, Alfredo hooked me up!!!

Don’t forget to check out his blog too – he is a true fan as well as a serious collector.

Thanks Bro – I owe you one!!!

Eddie Murray 2008 Upper Deck SP ‘Legendary Memorabilia’ Game-Used Jersey Card

Eddie Murray 2008 Upper Deck SP ‘Legendary Memorabilia’ Game-Used Jersey Card

Another in the series of cards that I nabbed from this set for a dirt-cheap price…

This one features Hall of Famer, and member of the ‘3,000 Hits Club’ and ‘500 Home Runs Club’ – Mr. Eddie Murray!!

Featuring a great photo of the slugger, this card is highlighted by Orange flashes of color from Murray’s jersey and helmet.  And then there is that glorious piece of Game-Used jersey that is icing on the cake for this card!

Numbered 73/99, I have a felling that the other 98 holders of this card do not value it quite in the way that I do!

A tremendous addition to my Eddie Murray collection:

Gary Carter 1985 Topps All-Star

Gary Carter 1985 Topps All-Star

Gary Carter made his 8th All-Star team in 1985 – and Topps issued this card to celebrate that achievement!

So, what did Carter do in ’85 to earn that roster spot?

Let’s take a peek…

In his first year with the Mets, Gary Carter hit .281 while collecting 156 hits.  He was responsible for driving in 100 runs that year while also connecting for 32 home runs. 

Not too shabby for a catcher, huh???

A solid addition to my Gary Carter collection!!!

Josh Johnson 2009 Allen & Ginter

Josh Johnson 2009 Allen & Ginter

Of his 5 years of big league experience, 2009 was Josh Johnson’s best year to date.

He compiled a record of 15-5 in 33 starts, while also allowing a very respectable 3.23 ERA.  And in 209 innings of work, JJ struck out 191 batters while walking just 58 – good for a 3.3:1.0 strikeout to walk ratio.

Josh also earned his first All-Star selection in 2009!  The first of what I believe will be many more to come…

Happy Anniversary Paul Molitor!!!

Happy Anniversary Paul Molitor!!!

On this day in 1982, Paul Molitor collected the first 5-hit game in World Series history!!!

In Game 1, and on the road in St. Louis, Molitor did everything possible to help put his Brewers in the best position to win.

His box score looking something like this – 6 at bats, 5 hits, 2 RBI, 1 run scored.  And most importantly, the Brewers won the game 10-0.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Molitor!!!