Daily Archives: November 24, 2011

My Jim Palmer Player Collection Is Finally Complete!!! YES!!!

My Jim Palmer Player Collection Is Finally Complete!!!  YES!!!

After more than two years, and a lot of outbid auctions, I can proudly say that I have completed my Jim Palmer player collection.

In this set of cards that pays homage to Palmer’s magnificent Hall of Fame career, I have collected every major brand release from his playing days, 1966-1984.

And I have to say, the collection looks fantastic.  And to be perfectly honest, part of the reason that this particular set looks so good is that Palmer is sporting his Orioles uniform in each and every card – 18 seasons with the same team, gotta love that!!!

Here is a look at the full collection:

And you all know what comes next.  Starting Monday, I will unveil my ‘Fab Five’ cards from this set.  Can you guess which one takes the ‘Cake’???  We’ll see…

Thanks for reading!!!

Andre Dawson 2011 Topps Update – Kimball Champions mini

Andre Dawson 2011 Topps Update – Kimball Champions mini

I nabbed the card of Dawson from Series 1 a few months ago so of course I was going to go after the second one issued in Series 2.

Here it is:

And if you were wondering, my preference is the Expos version.  While I like the Cubs’ action part of the card better, I have to say that the overall card that appeals the most to me is the one from Andre’s earlier part of his career with Montreal…

If you have never seen that card before, you can click here to check it out.

Enjoy.

Wade Boggs 2001 Topps Archives

Wade Boggs 2001 Topps Archives

As nice as this bad-boy is, I absolutely prefer to be the owner of the original version issued way back in 1983.

It’s hard to believe that I have owned this baseball card for more than 24 years!!!

 

If you cannot grab a hold of the ‘real’ one, latch yourself onto one of these babies…

Happy Anniversary Cal Ripken, Jr!!!!

Happy Anniversary Cal Ripken, Jr!!!!

On this day in 1982, Cal Ripken was awarded with the American League’s Rookie of the Year Award.

He collected 24/28 first place votes outdistanced Kent Hrbek of the Twins by a great margin.

His numbers from that impressive debut campaign include – 158 hits, .264 batting average, 32 doubles, 5 triples, 28 home runs, 90 runs scored, 93 RBI, and the start of an amazing hitting streak!!!

Happy Anniversary Cal!!!

Happy Thanksgiving From ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

Happy Thanksgiving From ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

Enjoy whatever you may have planned for the day.  Thanksgiving means different things to different people.  For me, it’s a nice afternoon with my family and some extra time to hang out with my wife and play with my 2 sons during a time that I would normally be at work and them at school.

And maybe I’ll get to sneak in a little football too…

Have a great day!!!!  Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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By Capturing The 2011 NL MVP Award, Ryan Braun Places Himself In Elite Company!!!

By Capturing The 2011 NL MVP Award, Ryan Braun Places Himself In Elite Company!!!

Case in point:  Braun is the 13th player to win both an NL MVP Award and the NL Rookie of the Year Award, which he was awarded in 2007. That puts him in very good company; the other dual winners are Ryan Howard, Pujols, Jeff Bagwell, Andre Dawson, Johnny Bench, Dick Allen, Pete Rose, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Frank Robinson, Willie Mays and Don Newcombe.

Solid company right there – and he is just 28 years old!!!

Congratulations Ryan!!!!