Daily Archives: November 9, 2011

Fergie Jenkins 2011 Topps Update – 60 Years Of Topps

Fergie Jenkins 2011 Topps Update – 60 Years Of Topps

Just knocking out another issue from Topps and their many 2011 cards that feature Ferguson Jenkins.

This one, from the Update set is part of the ’60 Years Of Topps’ subset, and although it features Fergie in his Rangers uniform (I prefer him in his Cubs uni) it looks fantastic!!!

Check it out:

My guess is that the photo taken of Fergie that was used on this one was shot sometime during the late 1970’s 0 maybe ’78 or ’79.

Great photo, huh?? 

Yeah, I agree!!!  100%

 

George Brett 2001 Topps Archives

George Brett 2001 Topps Archives

Man, what I wouldn’t give to actually have the real 1975 Topps version of this card.

But, until then I will have to settle for a re-issue of the card that I seek.

Here it is:

Soon my friends, I will work to get the original!!!  It is a bad mama-jamma!!

Ozzie Smith 1983 Topps – Base & All-Star Glossy

Ozzie Smith 1983 Topps – Base & All-Star Glossy

A little 2-for-1 special for you here on this fine Wednesday afternoon…

Two cards issued in the same year, by the same company – Topps!

First up, the beautiful base card from the 1983 flagship set.  And to the right, Ozzie’s Glossy All-Star card.

Two great cards and two great additions for my Ozzie Smith player collection – YES!!!

1976 Headline: Williams Released By Oakland, Opts For Retirement

1976 Headline:  Williams Released By Oakland, Opts For Retirement

On this day in 1976, Billy Williams was released by the Oakland Athletics, ending his 18-season major league career.

During his 18 years in the big leagues, Williams spent 16 with the Cubs, and his final two with the A’s.  Most known for his incredible left-handed swing, Williams collected 2,711 hits, alongside 434 doubles and 426 home runs.  He was a catalyst to the Cubs’ offense, and finished in 2nd place for the MVP award on two occasions. 

Williams was a 6-time All-Star, Rookie of the Year winner, batting champion, and member of the 1987 Hall of Fame class.

Congratulations to Billy Williams on a fantastic career!!!

Happy Birthday Bob Gibson!!!

Happy Birthday Bob Gibson!!!

Happy 76th Birthday Mr. Gibson!!!

Bob Gibson is considered to be one of the nastiest(in a good way) pitchers in the history of the game.

His aura is as impressive as his stuff on the mound, and every time I read a book or article about hitters from the 1960’s, almost all of them mention Gibson’s name when discussing their greatest opposition.

Today, I will try to do my best to honor Bob Gibson.  It’s his birthday, so I will dedicate a day’s worth of posts in his honor!

Happy Birthday Mr. Gibson!!!