Daily Archives: September 15, 2011

Fergie Jenkins 2005 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Game-Used Jersey Card

Fergie Jenkins 2005 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Game-Used Jersey Card

Oh, man this one is an absolute gem.  And an instant hit for my collection!!!

From the 2005 Upper Deck SP ‘Glory Days’ set, this one features the Red border, and that works perfectly with the Cubs’ team colors.

Come see:

And look at how nicely that swatch of jersey works with Fergie’s cap!!!

NICE!!!

Eddie Murray 1996 Fleer Ultra – ‘Call To The Hall’ – FAIL!!!

Eddie Murray 1996 Fleer Ultra – ‘Call To The Hall’ – FAIL!!!

How are you going to do one of the most gifted offensive players in baseball history like this?

Eddie, on behalf of Fleer, I apologize for this monstrosity…  Let’s move on, shall we??

1983 Fleer Superstar Special ‘Smith Bros’ Starring Ozzie & Lonnie Smith

1983 Fleer Superstar Special ‘Smith Bros’ Starring Ozzie & Lonnie Smith

Man, the ‘Smith Brothers’ sure do look happy on their 1983 Fleer baseball card.

And come to think of it, they had so much going on for themselves:

  1. Great looking uniforms
  2. Nice smiles
  3. Killer hair
  4. 1982 World Series championship rings

Enjoy every minute of if boys!!!

My First Time – Mike Lowell – September 14, 1998

My First Time – Mike Lowell – September 14, 1998

The Setting – Yankee Stadium.  New York, NY.

From Lowell – ‘My first at-bat and I hit a little single to center.  They put it right on the scoreboard, ‘That was Mike Lowell’s first major league hit in his first major league at-bat’.  The crowd was really loud.’

The Boxscore – Blue Jays 5, Yankees 3.  Lowell goes 1-for-4.

5,000!!!

5,000!!!!

Just taking a moment to celebrate the 5,000th post on ’30-Year Old Cardboard’.

Thank you all for your continued loyalty to the blog.

Only onward and upward from here; I promise!!!!

With Just Two Weeks Left In The Fantasy Baseball Season, My Team Is Soaring!!!!

With Just Two Weeks Left In The Fantasy Baseball Season, My Team Is Soaring!!!!

I have to admit that I am a little surprised that I have been able to maintain this lead in my league.  I have been dealing with a lot of injuries, all season long to be honest, but somehow I have prevailed.

I guess an extremely solid pitching rotation, and a few breakthrough seasons really helps, huh???

Here is the current standings:

That’s me five points ahead of my only competition!!!

 

 

Happy Birthday Gaylord Perry!!!

Happy Birthday Gaylord Perry!!!

Gaylord Perry turns 73 years old today.

The legendary Hall of Famer and member of the ‘300 Wins Club’ has a lengthy resume full of stuff that makes baseball players legends.

Check it out:

  • 2-time Cy Young award winner
  • 314 wins
  • 3,534 strikeouts
  • 303 complete games
  • 53 shutouts
  • 3.11 ERA
  • 5-time All-Star

Happy Birthday to an incredible pitcher, one of the greatest – Hall of Famer, Gaylord Perry!!

Hanley Ramirez Has A Date With Dr. James Andrews On Thursday…

Hanley Ramirez Has A Date With Dr. James Andrews On Thursday…

By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com

The impact of being without Hanley Ramirez has hurt the Marlins for much of the second half.

On Thursday, the Marlins will have a better idea of how long their three-time All-Star shortstop will need to get back on the field.

Ramirez is scheduled to undergo surgery on his left shoulder Thursday, with the procedure being performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala.

Ramirez went on the disabled list on Aug. 10, retroactive to Aug. 2, after he injured his shoulder while making a diving attempt to catch a ball against the Mets at Citi Field.

The Marlins had battled back from 11 games below .500 to be 55-55 when Ramirez went down.

Ramirez is hopeful to be ready for Opening Day in 2012.

“With Hanley in the lineup, we had a pretty good record, because he adds to the offense,” manager Jack McKeon said. “Even though he’s had what we consider an off year, he is still a threat to break the game open all the time. Also, how they pitch the other hitters around him.”

Ramirez endured his roughest season, batting .243 with 10 homers and 45 RBIs in 92 games — all personal lows.

The Marlins’ season was marred by injuries to Ramirez and Josh Johnson, the ace of their staff.

“Hanley and JJ are instrumental on how this team progresses,” McKeon said. “If you look at JJ, he set the tone for these guys. It was kind of a challenge to keep up with him. I think when JJ is out there, you see [Ricky] Nolasco and [Anibal] Sanchez trying to keep up with him. You hope that happens next year.”

McKeon added that Ramirez has the same effect on young players like Mike Stanton and Logan Morrison.

“A healthy JJ and a healthy Ramirez, and add to that the experience of what Stanton and Morrison got this year, it should add to next year,” McKeon said. “You still have got some holes.”