Daily Archives: January 4, 2011

Let The Fergie Jenkins Super Collection Begin!!!

Let The Fergie Jenkins Super Collection Begin!!!

I am so ready for this!!  Ready to take the steps needed to separate my Fergie Jenkins collection from the rest and let it take shape as one of the best collections paying homage to the 1991 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.

It’s true that I already have a pretty solid collection of cards that honor Fergie.  But, you have seen nothing yet.  I have done a ton of research, spent some time reorganizing my current cards, and I even re-did my checklist to bring it up to speed with everything I own that is Fergie-related.

The rend result of all of this work?  I am ready to go!!!

Stay tuned because the ‘Fergie Jenkins Super Collection’ is about to take off.  And I promise that the ride will be thrilling!!!

Thanks.

Johnny Bench 2006 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts

Johnny Bench 2006 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts

This card is pretty fancy, huh?

I nabbed this one recently as an add-on during a recent Ebay spree.  The card looks pretty good in the scan above, but in person it is so much clearer and sharp.

Issued in 2006 by Upper Deck, this card offers up a great shot of Bench in his old Reds uniform. 

And when it comes to design elements, I really like the vintage inspired banner that UD used for the player name.  And the small touches of Gold filigree spread throughout the card’s layout are the perfect icing on the cake.

Great job on this one, UD.  And instant classic added to the ’30-YOC’ collection!!!

Tony Perez 1986 Fleer

Tony Perez 1986 Fleer

Time for a curtain call.

1986 was Tony Perez’s final season as a player in the big leagues.  And while Fleer honored him with a card in their base issue in 1987, 1986 was the final year of his days as a player.

That got me to thinking, and I was a bit too young to appreciate the history of the sport back then.  I wonder if players got the farewell treatments back in the 1980’s the way that they do today when they announce that their playing days were coming to a close.  Did Perez, and Morgan, and Bench get honored in the same ways that Ripken, Gwynn, and Maddux did?

If not, they should have.  If so, what a great experience to be a part of!!

Did You Know…

Yogi Berra and Jose Canseco are the only players to hit a Grand Slam in a World Series game that their team lost.  Berra connected against Brooklyn’s Don Newcombe in the second inning of Game 2 in 1956, but the Dodgers rallied to in 13-8.  Canseco accounted for all four runs in their 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series when he homered off of Tim Belcher in the second inning.

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’