Daily Archives: January 14, 2011

Knocking Out A ‘Need’ In My Ron Santo & Tony Perez Collections At The Same Time…

Knocking Out A ‘Need’ In My Ron Santo & Tony Perez Collections At The Same Time…

It’s time to play everyone’s favorite baseball card collecting game – ‘Killing 2 Birds With 1 Stone’.

And tonight, we have a special treat for you – 2 beautiful, vintage baseball cards from the 1970 Topps baseball card set.  This card, features 3 of the most complete offensive players from the 1960s – and the three of them just happened to have led the National League in RBI during the 1969 baseball season.

FANTASTIC!! 

2 great looking cards from the 1970 Topps set – 2 tick marks added to my player checklists!!

Fergie Jenkins 2002 Upper Deck Sweet Spot ‘All-Time Classic’

Fergie Jenkins 2002 Upper Deck Sweet Spot ‘All-Time Classic’

A bit too gawdy for my personal tastes, this Fergie Jenkins card from the 2002 Upper Deck subset titled ‘All-Time Classic’ is a very strong baseball card.

The graphics are loud and proud and the colors that UD selected for this series really make the card stand out.  Certainly not one of my favorites…

Luckily, it didn’t cost me much and I just keep my eyes on the prize of building a very extensive collection to honor my favorite baseball player that was born in Canada.

I will say that I love the vintage photo that Upper Deck used of Fergie. 

I would like to see it again, in color, on a more vintage-looking baseball card.  Who knows, maybe that card is already out there…  If so, I will find it!!

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #128– Ken Griffey

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #128– Ken Griffey

A 19-year veteran, Ken Griffey Sr. was an integral part of the Cincinnati Red’s ‘Big Red Machine’ during the mid-1970’s.  The first 9 years of his career were played with the Reds and Griffey became an All-star on their star-studded line-up 3 times.  During his time in Cincinnati, Griffey hit .300+ in 6 of his 9 seasons while also 80+ runs 5 times.  Ending his career with a very impressive .296 batting average, Griffey was also able to swipe 200 bases and score 1,129 runs. 

A 2-time World Series winner on the Reds teams of 1975 and 1976, Griffey won championship rings in each of the World Series contests he participated in.

Wade Boggs 1987 Fleer

Wade Boggs 1987 Fleer

Far from an award winner when it comes to design or originality, I do have a lot of memories of ripping through stacks of wax packs from the 1987 Fleer issue.

And while the bright Blue borders may not work for all team color schemes(see Oakland and Houston), the cards actually look pretty good when complimenting a team’s colors that are in the same spectrum.

Take a peek:

See what I mean?  The Blue works well with the Red Sox colors, and that Red horizontal stripe that flows along the bottom of the card fits in perfectly with the Red Sox team logo.

And that picture?  Too Sweet!!

This picture perfectly captures Boggs during the follow-through of his signature swing.  Something tells me that he collected one of his 3,005 career base hits with this one!!