Daily Archives: January 11, 2011

UP FOR GRABS – 2010 Topps Sterling Tom Seaver & Ian Kinsler

UP FOR GRABS – 2010 Topps Sterling Tom Seaver & Ian Kinsler

The title of this post says it all – I have two cards from the 2010 Topps Sterling set up for grabs.

If you want the Tom Seaver or Ian Kinsler card, or both, just leave a comment on this post and it is yours.

Fist come, first served!!

Frank Robinson 2004 Fleer Greats

Frank Robinson 2004 Fleer Greats

Fleer’s designers were on to something when they employed a picture frame as the border for this baseball series issued in 2004.

‘Nuff said!!

Joe Morgan 1983 Topps Traded

Joe Morgan 1983 Topps Traded

Traded and Updated sets were all the rage when I was a teenage baseball card collector.  It allowed us to score rookie cards of the guys that didn’t make team rosters on Opening Day, and it also gave us the chance to grab cards of guys that had been traded to new teams during the early part of the baseball season.

The base card of Morgan from the 1983 Topps set features him in his Giants’ uniform. 

But Morgan did not suit up for the Giants during the 1983 season, he played for the Phillies.  And now it is nice to have a card that represents that very fact!

Did You Know…

At the age of 45, Carlton Fisk  began the 1993 season for the Chicago White Sox with a bang by hitting a solo homer in his first at-bat on April 7 against Minnesota’s Jim Deshaies.  Fisk appeared in 25 more games and batted 50 more times, getting just 9 more hits, all singles, and was released on June 28 shortly after breaking Bob Boone’s record for most games played at catcher.

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’

Willie McCovey And His Hall Of Fame Plaque

Willie McCovey And His Hall Of Fame Plaque

The plaque reads:

“Top left handed home run hitter in NL history with 521.  Second only to Lou Gehrig with 18 Grand Slams, Led NL in homers three times and RBI twice.  NL Rookie of Year in 1959, MVP in 1969, and Comeback player of the year in ’77.  Teamed with Willie Mays for awesome 1-2 punch in Giants’ lineup.”