Daily Archives: October 8, 2011

George Brett 2001 Topps Archives – A FANTASTIC PHOTO!!!

George Brett 2001 Topps Archives – A FANTASTIC PHOTO!!!

Not too many times am I left speechless when looking at a baseball card, but Topps did it again – this time with their 2001 Archives issue featuring Hall of Famer, George Brett.

Have a look:

Speechless!!

 

Reggie Jackson 1981 Topps – Coca Cola Oddball Card

Reggie Jackson 1981 Topps – Coca Cola Oddball Card

A few years ahead of other companies, Topps partnered up with Coca Cola in 1981 to issue a set of cards – complete with the Coca Cola logo!

The end result?  I pretty nice looking baseball card.

Have a look:

I was a little too young when these came out to know what kind of interest they had in the hobby, but something tells me that if Reggie was in the set, there was a lot of interest!

I’m glad that I got mine!!

Kirby Puckett 1988 Score

Kirby Puckett 1988 Score

The Purple of this card is a perfect fit, but something tells me that Red would be INCREDIBLE!!!

Enough about that – check out Kirby’s preparation as he gets ready to take a rip into one…  Perfect focus on the ball, high leg kick, wrists and shoulders back – simply perfect!!

It’s no wonder that ‘Puck’ connected for 42 doubles and 24 home runs in 1988!!!

Happy Anniversary Don Larsen!!!

Happy Anniversary Don Larsen!!!

On this day in 1956, and front of the world, Don Larsen threw a perfect game in Game 5 of the World Series.

More than 50 years later, this game is still talked about during each post-season.  Many consider this pitching performance by Larsen to be the greatest single-game performance in baseball’s great history.

In Yankee Stadium, and with 64,000+ fans behind him, Larsen and his teammates were battling their cross-town rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Larsen’s numbers looked like this:

9 innings pitched.  0 runs allowed.  0 hits given up.  0 walks.  0 base runners.

A truly remarkable and historic event!!!  Happy Anniversary Mr. Larsen!!!!

Larsen