Hanley Ramirez 2008 Upper Deck Timeless Moments Game-Used Jersey Card
It’s not too often that Pink can be used successfully on a baseball card. I mean let’s be real for a minute, Pink is not a baseball color. In fact, Pink has only been ‘accepted’ as a color of this very history-rich sport on Mother’s Day.
But in 2008 Upper Deck used the color Pink in their ‘Timeless Moments’ set, and the card looks FANTASTIC!!
Check it out:
Featuring a sweet jersey relic highlighted by a nice pinstripe, this Hanley Ramirez Game-Used relic card is a solid addition to my collection.
I may have to go after a few more Hanley cards too. He’s hot right now!!!
Posted in Florida/Miami Marlins, Game Used/Memorabilia Cards
Tagged 1000 hits, 30/30, 40/40, base stealing, baseball, baseball cards, big contract, Florida/Miami Marlins, game used card, hanley 1000 hits, hanley ramirez, hanley ramirez news, highest paid, highest paid players, home run, jersey card, Marlins, most valuable player, MVP, relic card, stolen base, stolen bases, team MVP
Fergie Jenkins 1995 Pepsi ‘Sonic Baseball Greats’
Scooped up another rare one featuring my favorite Canadian, Mr. Ferguson Jenkins!
This one, issued in 1995, was created by Pepsi. And while the Pepsi name and logo are missing from the front of the card, it is on the back in full glory.
Gone are the days of removed team names and logos – but this card sure does take me back to a more fun and peaceful time in the hobby…
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
Willie McCovey 2010 Topps ‘Cards Your Mom Threw Out’
The very perceptive collector and baseball fan would recognize quickly that Willie McCovey os featured wearing a San Diego Padres cap, but the team name on the card states ‘Washington’. Back in 1974, it was a foregone conclusion that the Padres were leaving town and heading to Washington.
I guess that moved backfired, huh…
Posted in Willie McCovey Collection
Tagged 500 home runs, all-star, giants, Hall Of Fame, HOF, home run, mccovey cove, most valuable player, MVP, Rookie of the Year, ROY, san francisco giants, willie mccovey
Ozzie Smith 1996 Upper Deck
Don’t let the look fool you. His beard may have some Grey in it and his belt may be extended another notch, but his game was still solid during his final year with the Cardinals.
In 1996, Ozzie hit .282 in 82 games for the Red Birds. And in those contests he also collected 64 hits, 10 doubles, 7 stolen bases and struck out just 9 times in 261 at-bats.
Heck of an ending to a fantastic baseball career!!! Atta Boy Ozzie!!!
Posted in Ozzie Smith Collection
Tagged 1982 world series, 1985 world series, 1987 world series, all-star, base stealing, baseball, baseball history, Cardinals, defensive skill, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, ozzie smith, padres, san diego padres, st. louis cardinals, stolen bases, wizard, wizard of oz, world series
Happy Anniversary Rich “Goose” Gossage!!!
On this day in 1988 Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage collected the 300th save of his big league career.
At home and in front of a crowd of 32,000 Cubs fans, Gossage came into the game in the top of the ninth inning to secure the Cubs victory, the win for Greg Maddux, and save #300 of his career. The save was his 11th of the year and helped the Cubs secure the 7-4 win over Philadelphia.
In total, Gossage recorded 310 saves. He currently sits in 18th place on the all-time list.
Happy Anniversary Goose!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tagged 1978 world series, 1981 world series, 1984 world series, all-star, baseball, cy young, cy young award, goose gossage, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, MVP, new york yankees, padres, rich gossage, san diego padres, world series, yankees