Daily Archives: July 16, 2011

Bob Gibson 2001 Upper Deck ‘The National Pastime’ – Hall of Famers!!

Bob Gibson 2001 Upper Deck ‘The National Pastime’ – Hall of Famers!!

Now this here is a glorious baseball card!

Take a look:

See, so many outstanding elements, yet none take away from the beauty of a phenomenal photo.

Let me list for you my Top 4 design elements of this card:

4.  Maroon and Navy vertical-bars background

3.  Action photo

2.  Perfect use of the color Gold in the frame around the image and nameplate

1.  Excellent highlights of Red on Gibson’s cap and uniform are a perfect match to the Black and White photo.

Great Stuff!!!

 

Fergie Jenkins 2002 Topps Archives

Fergie Jenkins 2002 Topps Archives

Hey, it’s a 1971 Topps Fergie Jenkins baseball card.  Cool.

NOT!!!

While it definitely looks like one, it is an imposter.  The card you see below was issued by Topps in 2002 set called ‘Archives’.

And I am not complaining one iota.  For a player collecting guy, cards like these are a dream come true – more to collect of the guys we like that have long since retired from the sport.

Another one for the collection – YES!!

Eddie Murray 2010 Topps Tribute – Base

Eddie Murray 2010 Topps Tribute – Base

Fine, I am a year late in adding this card to my collection.  But I am good with that – because the card is a beauty.

Here it is:

Just a classically designed baseball card that lets its photo do the talking.

Man, I love me some Topps Tribute!!!

Dennis Eckersley 1988 Topps

Dennis Eckersley 1988 Topps

If this photo was taken just a few mili-seconds before, it would be so much better….

NEXT!!!

Happy Birthday Terry Pendleton!!!

Happy Birthday Terry Pendleton!!!

Terry Pendleton turns 51 years old today.

Pendleton was the National League’s MVP during the 1991 season.  And he was also the runner-up for the award in 1992 as well.  Raising his game to new heights during those 2 seasons, Pendleton hit .319 and .311 respectively.  In those 2 campaigns, he collected 386 hits, including 73 doubles, 9 triples, and 43 home runs.  He was also a scoring machine as he scored 192 times while also stealing 12 bases.

Pendleton played in 5 World Series match-ups for the Cardinals and Braves.  His teams lost all 5 series’.

Happy Birthday Mr. Pendleton!!!

Hanley Ramirez Collects 1,000th Hit Of His Big League Career!!!

Hanley Ramirez Collects 1,000th Hit Of His Big League Career!!!

ByJoe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

CHICAGO — Shortstop Hanley Ramirez became the third Marlins player to reach 1,000 hits  Friday when he slapped a single to left-center field in the ninth inning off  Cubs closer Carlos Marmol.

“It doesn’t mean anything until you get to 3,000,’ Ramirez said following  the 2-1 loss. “You’re on your way to 3,000, but I don’t think about  that.’

Ramirez – who was thrown out on his milestone hit, trying to stretch the  single into a double – might say he’s not thinking about 3,000 hits, but  it’s hard for him not to. After all, his childhood idol – Yankees shortstop  Derek Jeter – reached 3,000 hits just last weekend.

“I’m so happy for Jeter,’ said Ramirez, who wears No. 2 in honor of the  Yankee captain. “Not everybody can do that. You just got to stay  healthy.’

Ramirez is in the middle of his sixth major-league season. If he can stay  clear of major injuries, he could play at least a dozen more seasons. But  whether he can maintain the same hitting pace is another matter.

He’s batting fourth now. He batted first during the first three years of his  career before going to the three hole in 2009 when he hit .342 to win a  batting title.

Ramirez, batting .241, has 66 hits in 75 games this season. He had 163 hits  last year and 197 in 2009. He had a career-high 212 hits in 2007.

“If he has a couple of years like he had previously, conceivably, yeah,’  manager Jack McKeon said of Ramirez’s chances for 3,000 hits. “He’s  only 27. That’s not an easy task, 3,000 hits.’

Ramirez needs five hits to tie Jeff Conine for second place in hits in Marlins  history. Luis Castillo is the franchise leader with 1,273.

“It’s a lot of work, a lot of hits,’ Ramirez said of his 1,000. He plans  to give the baseball to his mother, who also has the ball from his first  major-league hit – a single off Houston’s Roy Oswalt on April 3, 2006.