TTM Success – Hall of Famer, Stan ‘The Man’ Musial!!!! HOLY COW!!!
All was not lost on Saturday. After coming home from an average baseball card show, there was a very familiar looking package waiting in my mailbox for me.
The package contained a baseball, and since I only had one ball in the mail, I knew who it was from – I just didn’t know if the signature I wanted would be achieved or not.
Well, it was – and I have to say that this autographed baseball from Stan ‘The Man’ Musial is easily one of the Top 5 in my collection.
Here it is:
While far from perfect, it suits me fine. I have wanted to bring a Musial ball into my collection for quite some time – and the 90-year old Hall of Famer delivered.
Thank you so much Mr. Musial – this is an absolute thrill for me!!!
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Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, all-star, autographed baseball, autographed baseball collection, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball legend, Cardinals, Hall Of Fame, HOF, home run record, musial baseball, signed baseball, signed baseball collection, st. louis cardinals, stan musial, stan the man, TTM, ttm autographs, ttm success, world series
Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – A New Fergie For My Player Collection!!!!
All was not lost at this show – I was able to score a new card of Ferguson Jenkins. And to break it down a bit further, I have never seen this card prior – so it was a very nice treat!!!
Issued in 2004 by Donruss, this card is part of the Leaf Certified Cuts set and it celebrates Fergie’s unreal 3,192 strikeout tally from his playing days!
Serial numbered as 216/500, I am so happy to have finally found a new Fergie for my PC at the show.
Here it is:
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
Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – A Sweet Pair Of Randy Johnson ROOKIE Cards!!
I was barely able to get through 1 bargain bin with my limited time to shop at the show.
But I was able to rescue these two bad-boys so all was not lost….
Any time you can grab rookie cards of one of the greatest pitchers of our generation for a dime a piece, you better go for it. And I did!!! And I would do it again and again and again…
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Tagged 2001 world series, 300 wins, 5000 strikeouts, all-star, arizona diamondbacks, astros, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, big unit, countdown to 300 wins, cy young, cy young award, diamondbacks, Expos, giants, Hall Of Fame, HOF, houston astros, mariners, montreal expos, new york yankees, no hitter, perfect game, randy johnson, randy johnson restires, randy johnson retirement retirement, san francisco giants, seattle mariners, the big unit, world series, world series MVP, yankees
Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Harmon Killebrew 2000 Topps – ’50 Years Of Topps’
There was no way that I was going to pass this one up – not a chance!!
Rest in peace, my friend.
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Tagged 500 home runs, 500 HR club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Hall Of Fame, harmon killebrew, HOF, minnesota twins, most valuable player, MVP, twins
Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – A Trio Of Cards Featuring A Different Robinson…
Earlier today I showed you the three cards of Brooks Robinson that I bought at the card show. This time around, I will show off another trio of cards featuring a Robinson, Frank Robinson – teammate of Brooks, though not related. 🙂
Regardless of the uniform he’s wearing in his cards I love me some Frank Robinson baseball cards. Easily one of my favorite players of all-time, I cannot get enough.
And lucky for me, I was able to add three more beauties to my stash of cards featuring the Hall of Famer and former Triple Crown winner!
Here they are:
My favorite? Has to be the 2010 Topps Heritage ‘Flash Backs’ card – TOO SWEET!!!
Posted in Frank Robinson Collection
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, american league, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball history, baseball milestones, Cincinnati Reds, frank robinson, Hall Of Fame, HOF, memorial stadium, most valuable player, MVP, National League, orioles, reds
Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Yogi Berra 2007 Topps ‘Distinguished Service’
Hey, it’s Yogi!! You can never go wrong with Yogi!!!
I couldn’t resist grabbing this card, and while I am not in love with the design I do like the overall feel of the card and the tribute it pays to Yogi’s service in the Navy.
Check it out:
Now I just need to figure out if I should send it to him in hopes of nabbing an autograph.
What do you think? Should I or shouldn’t I?
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Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball legend, catcher, most valuable player, MVP, new york yankees, world series, yankees, yanlee stadium, yogi berra
Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – 2004 Donruss Leather & Lumber w/Jim Palmer & Willie Stargell
Here we have two of the biggest stars of the 1970s – No doubt about it!!!
We also happen to have two of my favorite uniforms from that era as well – the Orioles and Pirates.
Serial numbered as 1059/2499, the card is hot. And I have started to amass a little collection of them. I need to do a little homework to see how many more there are and what it may take to get them all – could be a nice little side project for ’30-YOC’.
Posted in Jim Palmer Collection
Tagged 1966 world series, 1970 world series, 1971 world series, 1976 topps, 1979 world series, 1983 world series, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, collection, cy young, cy young award, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jim palmer, most valuable player, MVP, orioles, pirates, pitcher, pittsburgh pirates, power hitter, topps, willie stargell, world series, world series MVP
Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – 2004 Donruss Throwback Threads ‘Generations’ Starring Seaver, Gooden, and Glavine
This is a very cool baseball cards, and is the second one I own from the series.
Taking the greatest Mets pitchers from three era and honoring them on one card, this ‘Generations’ series put out by Donruss is solid.
Numbered as 999/1500, I am just a bit puzzled by the selection of Tom Glavine. Tome Seaver makes sense. Dwight Gooden makes sense. Tom Glavine, as great as he was, just doesn’t – at least not as a New York Met. Sure he won #300 in New York, but he is and should always be considered a Brave.
Check it out:
Posted in Dwight Gooden Collection
Tagged 1969 world series, 1986 world series, 1995 world series, 300 wins, all-star, atlanta braves, baseball, baseball cards, braves, chicago white sox, Cincinnati Reds, cy young, cy young award, doc gooden, doctor k, DR. K, Dwight Gooden, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Mets, New york mets, new york yankees, pitcher, reds, Rookie of the Year, ROY, strikeouts, tom glavine, tom seaver, tom terrific, white sox, world series, world series MVP, yankee stadium, yankees
Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Trio Of Brooks!!!
It’s the greatest defensive third baseman of all-time – Hall of Famer, Mr. Brooks Robinson!!!
These cards look great – my favorite if the trio is the 2006 Fleer Greats of the Game card – just check out that sweet Orioles patch on Brooks’ wool jersey!!
Posted in Brooks Robinson Collection
Tagged all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, brooks robinson, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, orioles, third base
Baseball Card Show Review
I was able to hit up the local card show on Saturday, and I really don’t want to sound spoiled or like a pessimist, but I am just not getting as much enjoyment out of the shows as I used to. Between seeing the same old stuff and only wanting to collect a certain kind of player/card, my options are very limited.
I will say that 1 of the dealers that I rarely interact with surprised me by bringing out 6 Andre Dawson auto for me to drool over. I refer to him as a ‘High-End Dealer’ and usually the stuff he has is way out of my price range. Completely unexpected, I was not prepared to see some high-end autographed Dawsons, and while I didn’t pull the trigger on them, it gave me a little hope that the show can still offer me something to look forward to.
As for the two dealers that promised me some vintage Dawson cards to check out, 1 brought 7 cards (I had them all already but still bought them) and the other guy forgot.
Timing probably had a little something to do with my negative vibe this time around. Sandwiched between swim lessons, haircuts, and a birthday party, I only got 40 minutes at the show.
Still, I ended up leaving with a small stack of cards that fit nicely with what I like to collect.
And now 48 hours removed from the show, I am leaning towards skipping the next one at the end of June to give myself a break and let the dealers stock back up.
But I still have my purchases to show off to you. And I will do that all day long, so keep checking back to see what I was able to scoop up.
Thanks for reading!!
Posted in Baseball Card Shows
Tagged baseball, baseball card show, baseball cards, card show florida, collecting, collection, coral square baseball card show, coral square card show, florida baseball card show, hobbies, hobby