Daily Archives: February 17, 2011

There Was NO Way That I Was Going To Let This ‘Fergie’ Get By Me…

There Was NO Way That I Was Going To Let This ‘Fergie’ Get By Me…

I am putting a lot of energy into building one of the most extensive Fergie Jenkins collections around.  And that collection will extend way beyond baseball cards!!!

I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve when it comes to collecting stuff that honors Fergie – Just wait until you see some of the stuff that I am in the process of bringing home…

And the first thing that I saw that captured my eye?

Come see…

Oh yeah!!!  An 11×14 signed photo of Hall of Famer, Mr. Ferguson Jenkins!!

Signed beautifully, and with a HOF inscription to boot, the photo is perfect.   And the fact that it captures Fergie pitching at Wrigley in his Grey, wool Cubs’ uniform is simply icing on the cake.

So, what am I going to do with this photo?  To be honest, I have no clue.  I have no space in my current home’s set-up to hang a picture like this.  Maybe once I get that ‘man-cave’ that I have been dreaming of…

No matter, this will definitely be a centerpiece!!!


My First ‘Redemption Card’. Of Course It Is For An Andre Dawson…

My First ‘Redemption Card’.  Of Course It Is For An Andre Dawson…

I really don’t know too much about these cards.  I know that I see them all of the time on Ebay and other card selling websites. 

My guess is that the relic card that it is entitling the owner to was not ready for distribution when Topps packed up their 2011 baseball cards.  For those of you that collect the more modern stuff, is that correct??

Here is the card:

I am going to redeem this and cannot wait to see the Dawson relic from the 2011 Topps set.  I have seen a bunch of them on Ebay, but not the Dawson.

I am very eager to see this bad-boy in person!!!

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #518 – Doug Flynn

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #518 – Doug Flynn

Doug Flynn spent 11 years in the major leagues.  Spending time with 5 different clubs during that time, Flynn was never able to capture a starting gig with any team – but he did play in Cincinnati during the peak of their success in the mid-1970’s.

While with the Reds, Flynn played three seasons from 1975-77.  Hitting .275 during that time, Flynn captured 104 hits, while driving in 45 runs and scoring another 37.    The ultimate utility infielder, Flynn spent time playing second base, short stop, and third base for the Reds backing up some of the sport’s biggest stars.

Flynn was with the Reds during both of their World Series titles in 1975 and 1976.  In ’75 he was not on the roster so he is not credited with a title, but in 1976, he appeared in the World Series and proudly owns a championship ring.

Joe Morgan 2003 Upper Deck ‘Play Ball’

Joe Morgan 2003 Upper Deck ‘Play Ball’

All of the baseball card companies seem to have taken advantage of old-style card designs within the last ten years or so.  From resurrecting some of the bets design from decades prior or just giving the modern card a vintage twist, the idea works – especially for the collector that loves old cardboard.

This card, featuring the NL MVP from the 1975 and 1976 baseball seasons Mr. Joe Morgan, follows that path.

Issued in 2003, the card offers up a painted image of Morgan that looks like it could have been done during the time that he and ‘The Big Red Machine’ ruled the sport.

I love cards like these!!

Check it out: