Daily Archives: June 4, 2011

My Fergie Jenkins 2011 Topps Tribute 4-Card Set

My Fergie Jenkins 2011 Topps Tribute 4-Card Set

Well, I guess that my journey is done.  Another subset attempted and partially assembled, and another one that will remain incomplete…

Now, let me start by saying that I am very happy to have been able to put together 4 cards from this Tribute set that honor my favorite pitcher, Fergie Jenkins. 

I’m just a little saddened by the fact that I will be unable to complete it.

You see, there are 6 versions of the Tribute cards.  I have 4, with the opportunity to possibly get 1 more, but that will most likely be it.

As of right now, I have the base version, the Blue version (#d to 99) , the Green version (#d to 75) , and the Gold version (#d to 50).

Here they are:

Looking great, I would love to see a little Black (#d to 10) or Red (#d to 1) added to round out the lot.  So far, I have yet to see a Black version so my chances are still open there.  As for the Red one, it was sold on Ebay a few weeks ago for a little more than $40.

Who knows, maybe these will resurface again.  If they do, I’ll be watching!!!

Whitey Ford 2011 Topps ’60 Years Of Topps’

 Whitey Ford 2011 Topps ’60 Years Of Topps’

While Whitey Ford does not place on my ‘Top Ten Pitchers’ list, the card of him, and specifically the set featured probably does rank on my ‘Top Ten Baseball Card Designs’ list.

I love the 1955 Topps design.  And if there was ever a set that I wish was not reproduced in any way, it would be this one.  Now, don’t get me wrong – I love the cards and I love that I can now afford a version of it.  I just don’t want these ’55s to lose any of the mystique that they have had with me ever since I first laid eyes on them.

Come see:

1976 Topps NL RBI League Leaders Starring Tony Perez, Johnny Bench, and Greg Luzinski

1976 Topps NL RBI League Leaders Starring Tony Perez, Johnny Bench, and Greg Luzinski

Never really in the spotlight, and almost always having to share it with another teammate or two or three, Tony Perez was a brilliant baseball player.

Known primarily for his ability to produce runs, Tony drove in 1,652 runs before ending his 23-season major league career.  At his prime, Perez was unreal – 90 or more RBI in 11 straight years (1967-77).

This card below is from the 1976 Topps baseball card set.  It features the NL RBI leaders from the 1975 season, and of course Tony is once again sharing the spotlight with a teammate; this time Johnny Bench.  The NL leader in RBI during the ’75 season was Greg Luzinski of the Phillies who had 120 RBI.  He was followed closely by Johnny Bench who had 110 and Tony Perez who collected 109 RBI.

Bo Jackson 1991 Fleer

Bo Jackson 1991 Fleer

The BRIGHT and BOLD Yellow frame of this card works extremely strong.  But, I have to say that it works very well with the team colors of the Kansas City Royals.

Check it out:

And just look at how strong Bo’s swing was.  During his prime, I would have to guess that he was in the Top 5 for sheer power as it relates to his swing. 

The others?  Jose Canseco, Rob Deer, Cecil Fielder, Kevin Mitchell??

Did You Know…

No one drove in more runs during the decade of the 1980s than Eddie Murray, who collected 996 RBI from 1980 through 1989.