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!!!
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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!!
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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
’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Recently Retired Hall Of Fame Signed Baseballs On My Want List’
If you missed my last list, I showed off the ‘Top Ten’ baseballs I would like from players that are in the Hall of Fame. If you want to re-visit that post, you can do so by clicking here.
For this round, I will show you the ‘Top Ten’ guys in the recently retired list that I would like to go after as well. And while I plan on waiting to attack until I can get the HOF inscription, I am still eager to go after these guys.
And while some of these players may not get into Cooperstown unless they buy a ticket, they will all (hopefully) make an appearance in my signed baseball collection!!
So, here we go….
Honorable Mentions – Jeff Bagwell, Mike Piazza, Trevor Hoffman, Andy Pettitte, Rafael Palmeiro, Manny Ramirez, and Curt Schilling.
10 – Mike Lowell
9 – Barry Larkin
8 – Roger Clemens
7 – Tom Glavine
6 – Randy Johnson
5 – Craig Biggio
4 – John Smoltz
3 – Frank Thomas
2 – Ken Griffey Jr.
1 – Greg Maddux
Nice list, huh?
I snuck in a few guys like Lowell and Schilling. And while I don’t belive that either will be highly considered for membership at the Hall of Fame, I do really like them and respect their careers.
Next up – the ‘Top Ten Signed Baseballs I Would Like Of Active Players’.
Stay tuned and thanks for reading!!!
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Tagged 30-year old cardboard, Andy Pettitte, autographed baseball collection, autographed baseballs, barry larkin, baseball, baseball autographs, baseball cards, craig biggio, curt schilling, frank thomas, greg maddux, Hall Of Fame, hall of fame baseballs, HOF, jeff bagwell, john smoltz, ken griffey jr, manny ramirez, mike lowell, mike piazza, rafael palmeiro, randy johnson, Roger Clemens, signed baseballs, tom galvine, top ten list, top ten lists, trevor hoffman
Fergie Jenkins 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Game-Used Jersey Card
This is just one of the many Fergie Jenkins relic cards that can be had for very affordable prices on Ebay. I paid just $0.99 for this bad-boy! My patience paid off…
What I like most about this relic card of my favorite pitcher is the Bold Blue swatch of jersey used and how well it works with the color of Fergie, even though he’s wearing white in the picture.
I told you. The Big, Blue piece of jersey is an exceptional compliment to the cap on Fergie’s head, the sleeves on Fergie’s arms, and the stripes on Fergie’s uniform.
A great, and very affordable, addition to my Jenkins collection!! YES!!!
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Fergie Jenkins Collection, Game Used/Memorabilia Cards
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, cy young, cy young award, donruss, Fergie Jenkins, Fergie Jenkins Collection, fleer, game-used, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jersey card, memorabilia card, philadelphia phillies, phillies, pitcher, rangers, relic card, rookie, rookie card, texas rangers, topps