My Next Tribute To ‘The Big Red Machine’….
OK, so I think that I have done a pretty good job of paying tribute to the championship Reds teams from the mid-70s that I have grown to appreciate even more over the last year.
Between the team sets and subsets that I have put together, my Cincinnati Reds collection has taken a step closer towards being a very solid tribute to that legendary ball club.
With one exception…
And that will be corrected.
You see, the Reds won the World Series in both 1975 and 1976. And since I have already put together the team set from the 1975 Topps issue, it just makes sense to go after their 1976 team set too.
So, that is what I will be doing.
I’ve got checklists to build. I’ve got cards to organize. And I’ve got Ebay searching to do.
And I will share that entire process with you until my next and possibly final tribute to ‘The Big Red Machine’ is complete!!!
Posted in 1976 Cincinnati Reds Team Set, Uncategorized
Tagged 1976 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball dynasty, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, george foster, Hall Of Fame, HOF, joe morgan, Johnny Bench, ken griffey, ohio, pete rose, reds, riverfront stadium, Sparky Anderson, the machine, tony perez, topps, world series
Andre Dawson 2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Jersey Card
I love this set. And this is the 5th different Game-Used or Manufactured Patch card that I have picked up from it.
Serial numbered as 150/275, this card features Andre in his Expos uniform. I also have the card from this series that shows ‘The Hawk’ in his Cubs’ uniform too.
And what about that sweet looking Powder-Blue swatch? Looks great, doesn’t it??
An instant classic for my collection!!!
I wonder how many other variations remain…
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Chicago Cubs, Game Used/Memorabilia Cards
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, autographed baseball, autographed baseball collection, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, Marlins, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, silver slugger
Ozzie Smith 1986 Topps
Man Ozzie looks small on this card.
Is this 1986 Topps baseball card an optical illusion or do I need to go visit my eye doctor???
Posted in Ozzie Smith Collection
Tagged 1982 world series, 1985 world series, 1987 world series, all-star, base stealing, baseball, baseball history, Cardinals, defensive skill, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, ozzie smith, padres, san diego padres, st. louis cardinals, stolen bases, wizard, wizard of oz, world series
The 1965 Chicago Cubs had three players with more than 100 RBI, but nobody else on the team drove in more than 34 runs. Billy Williams led the club with 108, followed by Ernie Banks who drove in 106 and Ron Santo who knocked in 101.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’.
My take – Incredible contributions from their leaders, but terrible support from the remaining players…
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged 1965 baseball season, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball trivia, Billy Williams, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, Did You Know...., ernis banks, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Ron Santo, Rookie of the Year, ROY, Wrigley Field
Ichiro turns 37 years old today!!
Arguably the best hitter of the decade, Ichiro Suzuki has proven to be an extremely talented contact hitter, maybe one of the best ever.
In 10 professional seasons in major league baseball, Ichiro has collected 2,200+ hits. In ten years he has accumulated 200 or more hits in each of those seasons. His ability to get on base has not diminished since his debut season, and he seems to just be getting better.
For his birthday, I wish Ichiro perfect health. And I want that health to hold until he gets into the 3,000 hits club. Based on his average he will need just 4 more years to accomplish that task. And while that means he will be 40 years old when that time comes, I do believe that he is conditioned to reach that mark with relative ease!!
Happy Birthday Ichiro!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tagged baseball, baseball commercials, ichiro, ichiro suzuki, mariners, MLB, most valuable player, MVP, Rookie of the Year, ROY, seattle mariners, sports