Ozzie Smith 1989 Topps Glossy All-Star
Man, this card cam be so much better. You know what I am talking about, right?
By now, you have to know that I am a sucker for the full-body action photo on my baseball cards. And while this shot is a great action on of Ozzie Smith, Topps cut off half of ‘The Wizard’s’ bat and both of his legs. 😦
Take a look:
Thankfully, there is one saving grace to this baseball card. Do you know what it is???
Check out that brick backdrop behind Ozzie. I do believe that my favorite ballpark is on display.
Posted in Ozzie Smith Collection
Tagged 1982 world series, 1985 world series, 1987 world series, all-star, base stealing, baseball, baseball history, Cardinals, defensive skill, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, ozzie smith, padres, san diego padres, st. louis cardinals, stolen bases, wizard, wizard of oz, world series
Eddie Murray 2001 Upper Deck Legends
It does not come across in the scan, but this card has an amazing 3-D effect to it. Murray’s image just leaps off of the cardboard!!!
You guys know me by now – I am a sucker for the full-body action photo. And nothing, well almost nothing, grates at me more than seeing a baseball bat chopped down in size just for the sake of cropping.
Tell me this, would Upper Deck shave down Paul Bunyon’s axe?? I think not… LOL!!!
Posted in Eddie Murray Collection
Tagged 1983 world series, 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball milestones, eddie murray, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, orioles, silver slugger, switch hitter, world series
Duke Snider hit more home runs than any other player during the 1950’s. With 326 home runs during that decade, Snider hit 40 or more homers for five consecutive seasons from 1953-1957, peaking at 43 homers in 1956.
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball records, brooklyn, brooklyn dodgers, dodgers, Duke Snider, Hall Of Fame, HOF, home run records, home runs, los angeles dodgers, most valuable player, MVP
Happy Birthday Kevin Brown!!
Kevin Brown turns 46 years old today.
A 19-year veteran, Kevin Brown enjoyed a very solid major league baseball career as a starting pitcher. A lifetime record of 211-144, equating to a win percentage of 59.4%, is strong considering some of the cellar-dwelling teams that Brown suited up for.
With dominant stuff on the mound, and very good health, Brown pitched 3,256 innings. In that time, he compiled a 3.28 ERA while amassing 2,397 strikeouts.
Brown was an All-Star six times and finished in the Top 6 for the Cy Young award on five occasions. He had one 20-win season with the Texas Rangers in 1992 when he went 21-11.
Kevin Brown is a member of the 1997 World Series Champion Florida Marlins!
Happy Birthday Mr. Brown!!
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Tagged 1997 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, big league debut, dodgers, Florida/Miami Marlins, kevin brown debut, los angeles dodgers, major league debut, Marlins, new york yankees, pitcher, rangers, starting pitcher, texas rangers, world series, yankees