Tony Perez 1968 Topps
True, true vintage here!
This baseball card is now 43 years old. I hope I look this good when I am 43! LOL! Thankfully that number is still a few more years away….
Perez was a beast in 1968. My favorite stat from that season? 7. Perez hit 7 triples in 1968; a career high that he matched in the 1967 and 1972 seasons.
A fantastic addition to my Tony Perez collection!!!
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Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, all-star, baseball, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, Florida/Miami Marlins, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Marlins, reds, tony perez, topps, world series
Fergie Jenkins 2001 Topps Archives
Taking the 1984 Topps baseball card and re-issuing it 17 years later, the 2001 Topps Archives brand brought some of my favorite card designs from my youth to the modern collector.
And while some may have issues with that, I don’t! Hell, it has to be hard to develop as many new baseball card designs as what the companies have been issuing. Why not go back and re-issue some of the better, more classic ones?
It definitely works for me. And it works for this Fergie Jenkins card from the 2001 Topps Archives set too!!
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Fergie Jenkins Collection
Tagged cy young, cy young award, donruss, Fergie Jenkins, Fergie Jenkins Collection, fleer, Hall Of Fame, HOF, philadelphia phillies, phillies, pitcher, rangers, rookie, rookie card, texas rangers
Johnny Bench 1978 Topps
Oh, Yeah! Another classic, vintage Johnny Bench baseball card for the collection!
This one, from the 1978 Topps baseball card set, features a sweet Red, White, and Blue All-Star badge in the upper-right corner. And while relatively small in stature, that badge can be interpreted as ‘This Guy Is A Bad-Ass Baseball Player’.
And of all of the great stats that Bench put up in 1978, my favorite is: 7. Just 7 errors in 660 chances. Solid, solid stuff right there!!
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Tagged 1974 topps, 1975 world series, 1976 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, collection, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Johnny Bench, most valuable player, MVP, reds, topps, world series
Kirby Puckett 1993 Topps
I am on the fence on this one…
The card shows of his funny side, but is that necessary?
You be the judge. Maybe you can sway me one way or another… Until then, I will remain on the proverbial fence.
Posted in Kirby Puckett Collection
Tagged 1987 world series, 1991 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Kirby Puckett, minnesota twins, silver slugger, topps, twins, world series
No one has a higher career batting average that Ty Cobb, who batted .366 over his 24-year major league career.
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Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, all-star, base stealing, baseball, baseball cards, baseball milestones, baseball record, baseball records, detroit tigers, georgia peach, Hall Of Fame, HOF, stolen bases, tiger stadium, tigers, ty cobb
Andre Dawson Praying For Former Teammate Gary Carter
by: Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel
Andre Dawson had no inkling that anything was a amiss when he played softball at a fundraiser in Toronto a week ago with fellow Hall of Famer and former teammate Gary Carter.
Dawson was among many in baseball surprised and saddened by Saturday’s announcement that Carter has four small tumors in his brain. Carter, who played with Dawson in Montreal and a former Marlins broadcaster, will have more tests Thursday at Duke Medical Center.
“He was just regular Gary,” Dawson said of their recent encounter. “He looked as fit as ever. So you just never know. I will say a prayer and I just hope everything works out OK.”
Dawson said he attempted to reach Carter and left a voice message.
“We just have to wait, cross our fingers and see what happens from there,” Dawson said. “I just pray for him and hope this thing is nothing serious.”
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