Daily Archives: March 17, 2011

New Player Collections Joining The ’30-YOC’ Roster!!!

New Player Collections Joining The ’30-YOC’ Roster!!!

It’s time.  As another baseball season approaches, I find myself also ready to start a new season – collecting season that is.

I have made some great strides in the last few weeks with some of my PC’s so it is now time to add a few new players into the mix.

So, without further ado, here are the next 6 players that I will be collecting:

Bob Gibson – all major brand releases from his playing days.

Dennis Eckerlsey – 15 seasons of ‘Eck’, 1976-1990.

Tony Gwynn – 10 years of Gwynn, 1983-1993.

Kirby Puckett – 10 years of Puckett, 1984-1994.

Bo Jackson – all major brand releases from his days with the Royals.

Dwight Gooden – all major brand releases from his days with the Mets.

And there you have it.  Six fantastically talented baseball players.  Six player collections that I cannot wait to start.

From here, I have some homework to do.  I have checklists to make.  And I have cards to shop for.

Stick around – I should be unveiling cards for these new player collections soon.  I hope…  🙂

Wade Boggs 1989 Score “SuperStar”

Wade Boggs 1989 Score “SuperStar”

Picture Perfect.

‘Nuff Said.

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #338T – Bob Bailey

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #338T – Bob Bailey

Bob Bailey played in the big leagues for 17 seasons, but just two for the Reds.  Lucky for him one of them came in 1976, when the Reds won their second World Series championship in a row.

Traded to the Reds during the offseason, Bailey made appearances in 69 games for the Reds in ’76.  Used as a pinch hitter and utility outfielder, Bailey amassed 124 at-bats while collecting 37 hits.  Of his hits, 6 were doubles and another 6 were home runs.

Bailey did not appear in the World Series for the Reds in 1976. 

Gary Carter ‘Fab Five’ – Card #2 – 1987 Topps

Gary Carter ‘Fab Five’ – Card #2 – 1987 Topps

Now that my Gary Carter collection is complete, it is time to show of my favorite five cards from the set.

Card #2 is from the 1987 Topps set.

You have no idea how close this card was to being at the #1 spot for my ‘Fab 5′.  If I could, I would call this one, 1A.  Yes, I like it that much.

The 1987 Topps design is a sweet one – that topic has been covered on this blog time and time again.  So, let’s get right to the highlight of the card – THAT PHOTO!!!
A truly amazing shot, capturing Carter in perfect form.  We all know exactly what is going on in this picture, and the fact that the photographer captured a perfect shot of Carter as he fires one at a second base in hopes of catching the baserunner illustrates the action perfectly.

On top of that, the Mets’ team colors work very well against the wood grain background.  From the team logo to the Orange nameplate bearing Carter’s name, it all looks great on this 1987 Topps card.