Daily Archives: October 18, 2011

Andre Dawson 2011 Topps Kimball Champions mini

Andre Dawson 2011 Topps Kimball Champions mini

Beautiful card right here:

I really love this set.  In fact, if I was to take on the challenge of building a ‘real’ set and not a subset, this one would get some serious consideration!!!

Now all I need is the version from the Topps Update set.  It will be mine – PROMISE!!

Reggie Jackson 2001 Topps Archives

Reggie Jackson 2001 Topps Archives

Being that today is the very day that ‘Mr. October’ was born, I thought it would only be fitting to coordinate a post featuring a card of Reggie Jackson and his monumental 1977 World Series performance.

The card is from the 2001 Topps Archives set, and it looks great.

As for Reggie, he hit .450 in the series – connecting for 9 hits, scoring 10 runs, driving in 8 RBI, and smashing 5 home runs.

A true baseball legend!!

Dale Murphy 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites – My 5 Favorite Things About This Card!!!

Dale Murphy 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites – My 5 Favorite Things About This Card!!!

Sticking with the ‘Favorites’ theme, these are my 5 favorite things about this baseball card:

5.  Topps’ All-time Fan Favorites Gold logo

4.  Perfect product placement of Murphy’s H&B bat

3.  1985 Topps design – YES!!

2.  Vintage batting helmet with an old-school Braves ‘A’

1.  Chief Knockahoma logo

And there you have it!!!

Dwight Gooden 1992 Donruss – Horrible Photo Alert!!!!

Dwight Gooden 1992 Donruss – Horrible Photo Alert!!!!

Why on earth would a baseball card company use a photo like for their product??

Was Donruss trying to not sell cards back in 1992?

Obviously Gooden is getting yanked from a game and it appears that he is getting the ‘Atta Boy’ chat from the guys that have joined him on the mound.

Maybe Donruss was so successful that they didn’t want to sell cards.  I know that as a collector back then, this one would not have appealed to me…

Not at all!!

Happy Anniversary Mr. October!!!

Happy Anniversary Mr. October!!!

On this day in 1977, Reggie Jackson hit 3 consecutive home runs in the World Series and earned the nickname “Mr. October”.

Considered to be the greatest individual offensive performance in baseball’s World Series history, he became an even bigger star on this night!!!

Happy Anniversary Mr. October!!!

30-Year Old Cardboard’s “World Series Contest”

30-Year Old Cardboard’s “World Series Contest”

Ok, we’re all set for the World Series to begin so I figured that I can try to make it just a tad more interesting by hosting a World Series related contest.

So, here is how it will work…

Obviously, you will need to predict the winning team – your choices are the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals.

From there, I need you to predict the number of games in which it takes the winner to claim the ultimate prize.

And from there, you have to give me the total number of combined runs scored in the entire series.

An official (not necessarily correct) ballot will look like this:

Rangers, 6 games, 39 runs

The scoring will work as such – If you predict the correct team, you advance to the next round.  If you predict the correct number of games that it takes the winner to clinch the title, you move to the final round.  The person with the closest number of total combined runs scored to the actual number, without going over, is the WINNER!!!

What are we playing for??

How about a nice stack of Willie Mays baseball cards!!!  Mays is a World Series hero, and these cards are fantastic looking.  If you want to add them to your collection, make your picks and submit them into the comments section of this post.

And since we’re limited with time before Game 1 on Wednesday, all picks must be made by 12:00 PM on Wednesday to be counted.  I will post the players and their picks prior to the start of Game 1.

Here is a look at the prize:

Best of luck everyone!!!  Enjoy the games.  I know that I will!!!