Daily Archives: January 18, 2011

Fergie Jenkins 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorite!

Fergie Jenkins 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorite!

Why not knock out two replicas of the 1971 Topps design in one day?

The first was a Frank Robinson from the 2010 Topps ‘Cards Your Mom Threw Out’ set and now is this beauty from the 2003 Topps ‘All-Time Fan Favorite’ set of my main-man, Fergie Jenkins.

I love the ’71 design for its simple, yet strong, style.  And the fact that the card features my favorite pitcher of all-time doesn’t hurt one bit either…

And while I certainly prefer the original photo used on the ’71 card compared to the one Topps selected for this series, I am still very happy to bring this card home and add it to my growing collection that honors Fergie!

Great card here!!!

Frank Robinson 2010 Topps ‘Cards Your Mom Threw Out’ – 1971 Topps

Frank Robinson 2010 Topps ‘Cards Your Mom Threw Out’ – 1971 Topps

I am love, love, loving these modern issues of my favorite baseball card designs from yesteryear!!

And this one of Frank Robinson and the 1971 Topps set has to rank as one of my favorites from this set so far.  Topps really struck gold with this collector when they issued their ‘Cards Your Mom Threw Out’ series in 2010.

Robinson looks awesome in this shot – and that old Orioles cap on his head is perfect!! 

A great addition to my Frank Robinson collection!!!

Gary Carter 1988 Fleer

Gary Carter 1988 Fleer

Just one slight change in design for this 1988 Fleer baseball card and it goes from a 5 to a 9.5.

Take a guess…

Did You Know…

Hall of Fame outfielder Dave Winfield was born on October 3, 1951 – the day Bobby Thomson hit his famous home run against Brooklyn Dodger Ralph Branca to win the NL pennant for the New York Giants.

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’

Pete, Ty, Hank, and ’30-Year Old Cardboard’!!!

Pete, Ty, Hank, and ’30-Year Old Cardboard’!!!

On Monday afternoon, I published the 3,631st article on my beloved blog. 

29 months after the creation of ’30-Year Old Cardboard’ I find myself in rare territory.  After passing Stan ‘The Man’ Musial I am firmly perched in 4th place on the all-time list.  And the company that I keep is very rare and extremely talented.

The three guys that are still above me on the ladder?  You may have heard of them – Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, and Pete Rose.  All classy guys in their own regards….

I would like to thank each and every reader that has helped make this little blog into what it has become today.  For me, ’30-YOC’ is a thrill a minute and I continue to be excited to see what is in store for me next.

Oh, and Hank, I mean Henry, I am coming after you next.  I’ll most likely see you  some time in March….