Daily Archives: October 14, 2011

Nolan Ryan 2006 Topps ‘Rookie Of The Week’

Nolan Ryan 2006 Topps ‘Rookie Of The Week’

The 1968 Topps set features some of the greatest rookie cards of the decade – namely Johnny Bench and Nolan Ryan.

And while the odds of personally owning either of those legendary baseball cards is extremely low, I can go after the next best thing – a reprint!

This card comes from the 2006 Topps set tagged as ‘Rookie Of The Week’.  The set contains 25 card, this one being number 5.  And it takes us all the way back to 1968 when Nolan Ryan was a very young man, and a rookie pitcher for the New York Mets.

Have a look:

So, this got me to thinking…  Would Ryan enjoy playing in today’s era in the New York market??  Personally, I don’t think so.

What do you think?

Rickey Henderson 1995 Fleer – Diamond Tribute

Rickey Henderson 1995 Fleer – Diamond Tribute

Now this is the Rickey that I know and love!!!

Everything that I remember about Rickey and his running style are captured on this baseball card issued by Fleer in 1995.

From the pumping arms to the powerful strides to the concentration on his face – this card has it all!

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, and I hope at least one of you are, Rickey stole 32 bases in 1995 while getting caught 10 times.

Kirby Puckett 1988 Donruss – Base & Bonus MVP Card

Kirby Puckett 1988 Donruss – Base & Bonus MVP Card

Loving the whole ‘Two Birds With One Stone’ cliché, that is precisely what I am doing here.

I scored two cards of Hall of Famer, Kirby Puckett from the 1988 Donruss baseball card set.

On the left you have the base card from the set, and on the right is the ‘Bonus Card’ from the MVP subset.

 

 

I have to say that I am really digging the base card.  I love the photo – just check out Kirby’s leg kick as he prepares to tear into the pitcher’s offering!!!

There go two more cards from my Kirby Puckett ‘Needs List.!!!

Reggie Jackson 2001 Upper Deck ‘Decade Dateline’

Reggie Jackson 2001 Upper Deck ‘Decade Dateline’

This series of cards issued byh Upper Deck paid homage to individual achievements accomplished by the sport’s biggest stars of the 1970’s.

This specific card celebrates Reggie Jackson and his monster home run in the 1971 MLB All-Star game.  The shot, reached the light tower of the second deck at Tiger Stadium in Detroit.  This home run is recorded a being one of the longest shots in that legendary ballpark.

Atta Boy Reggie!!

Did You Know…

Ty Cobb was the youngest player in major league history to reach the 3,000 hit milestone.  Cobb reached the mark in 1921 at the age of 34!!

Time To Re-Focus.

Time To Re-Focus.

As a collector of baseball cards and a lover of the sport, I am still as excited about the sport of baseball and the hobby of baseball card collecting today as I was as a ten-year old kid.

But lately, I have strayed.  And now it is time to sharpen up a bit and re-focus.

It has been 7 months since I last purchased a baseball card that features Billy Williams.  And it has been 15 months since I scratched a ‘need’ off my official Billy Williams checklist.

Starting tonight, those days are over.  It’s back to Billy Williams, and I am ready to go.  After publishing this post, I am going to Ebay to see what I can do to get myself back on track.

When I started this blog more than three years ago, Billy Williams was one of the original five players that I wanted to collect.  And as time past, the other four collections were completed and new ones added.  My Williams collection was pushed to the side to make room for a new crops of players – but those days are over.

Mr. Williams, I owe you an apology.  You will see a renewed energy in collecting baseball cards and memorabilia that feature you and your amazing baseball career.

I will do you proud!!!