Daily Archives: May 16, 2011

Andre Dawson 2005 Topps Finest – Blue Refractor

Andre Dawson 2005 Topps Finest – Blue Refractor

Just picking them up as I come across them… 

And while I came across this one, from the 2005 Topps Finest baseball card set, I had to have it!!  Serial numbered 142/150, this is my first ‘limited’ version of this card.  Now I am going to try to the Black one that is numbered to just 99 issues.

Wish me luck!!!

Joe Morgan 2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic

Joe Morgan 2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic

A classic ball player captured on an Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic baseball card.

And while I do love the photo that UD used of Morgan on this card, I wish that they zoomed out just a tad more to give us a little more of the action taking place.

But, there is a major benefit of this zoomed-in shot of the Hall of Famer…  Just check out those sideburns!!


Bo Jackson 1988 Fleer

Bo Jackson 1988 Fleer

Come on Fleer…

Here is one of the most exciting, young players in the sport and you opt for this terribly boring picture to give us in your 1988 issue?

Shame on you!!

1988 Fleer Superstar Specials – Card #636 – Mike Schmidt & Gary Carter

1988 Fleer Superstar Specials – Card #636 – Mike Schmidt & Gary Carter

“Tried And True Sluggers”

When you talk about National League All-Stars in the 1980s’, you associate third base with Mike Schmidt, and catcher with Gary Carter.

Mike Schmidt will go down in history as one the greatest third basemen of all-time.  In 1987 he had a season that was commensurate with his outstanding career.  Mike batted .293, drove in 113 runs and smacked 35 home runs.  On April 18 he hit the 500th home run of his major league career.  Mike’s career total of 530 home runs ranks ninth on the all-time list.  He has led the National League in home runs a record eight times.  Schmidt is also an outstanding fielder.  He has been honored with a gold glove award ten times.

Carter had a fine 1987 season.  He hit 20 home runs and produced 83 RBIs.  He also hit his 11th career Grand Slam – the most of any active National League player.  Gary is an outstanding defensive catcher and has three gold glove awards to show for it.  He has been selected to play in the All-Star game ten times and has been named MVP of that classic twice.

Ron Santo ‘Fab Five’ – Card #5 – 1968 Topps

Ron Santo ‘Fab Five’ – Card #5 – 1968 Topps

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

Card #5 is from the 1968 Topps set.

While the ’68 Topps baseball card set is far from outstanding when it comes to design, the cards do look pretty good.  And if you have ever shopped for a card from this set, you know just how hard it is to secure one that is in good shape, especially when it comes to being well-centered.

And the photo it not that bad either.  Much better than a posed, bat-over-the-shoulder shot if you ask me!!

4,257 – ’30-Year Old Cardboard’ Is The New King!!!

4,257 – ’30-Year Old Cardboard’ Is The New King!!!

You’ve all been waiting for it, and the day has finally arrived.

This is post number 4,257, making ’30-YOC’ the all-time king around these parts.

And how are we going to celebrate this moments occasion?

Well, even though it is very, very early on this Monday morning, we are going to pop bottles.  Lots and lots of bottles!!!

Enjoy the start of your week everyone.

Let the countdown to 5,000 begin!!!