Daily Archives: August 6, 2011

Hanley Ramirez 2008 Upper Deck Timeless Moments Game-Used Jersey Card

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!!!

Fergie Jenkins 1995 Pepsi ‘Sonic Baseball Greats’

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…

Enjoy.

Willie McCovey 2010 Topps ‘Cards Your Mom Threw Out’

Willie McCovey 2010 Topps ‘Cards Your Mom Threw Out’

‘Hi Willie’

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…

Ozzie Smith 1996 Upper Deck

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!!!

Happy Anniversary Rich “Goose” Gossage!!!

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!!!