Daily Archives: December 9, 2011

Ernie Banks 2006 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts – ‘Legendary Materials’ – Game Used Jersey Card

Ernie Banks 2006 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts – ‘Legendary Materials’ – Game Used Jersey Card

I saw this one on Ebay with a ‘Buy It Now’ button so I acted on it.  I scored a few cards this way, all from the same seller, and will be showing them off to you in the coming weeks.

This one, features Mr. Cub himself, Hall of Famer Ernie Banks.

And while the card is far from an award-winner as it relates to design elements and look, it is Ernie Banks.  And it does feature a piece of Game-Used jersey from the legendary shortstop.

Oh, and it features a Cubs’ pinstripe running right through it as well!!!

Have a look:

Serial numbered as 100/225, I am happy to have this card in my collection because it is Ernie Banks.  Other than that, the card is very dark in design and the photo choice is far from spectacular.  However, if the photo was in color it would look 100 times better…

Thanks for reading.

Fergie Jenkins 2004 Donruss Classics – Legendary Lumberjacks

Fergie Jenkins 2004 Donruss Classics – Legendary Lumberjacks

I’m racking up Fergie Jenkins card as we get close to the end of the collecting year.  And while I may not hit a ‘landmark’ number by the close of 2011, this collection is rounding into incredible shape.

And the number of serial number cards of Fergie that I have been picking up continues to increase as well.

This one, numbered as 910/1000, comes from the 2004 Donruss Classics ‘Legendary Lumberjacks’ set.  I love the set’s design, with my favorite parts being the cluster of bats in the lower-right corner of the card.  I have to say that I really like the font that was used on the ‘Legendary Lumberjacks’ headline too.

Take a look:

 

 

Set Of Two Willie McCovey 2011 Topps Lineage Baseball Cards

Set Of Two Willie McCovey 2011 Topps Lineage Baseball Cards

I think that I am enjoying this year’s Topps Lineage set more than most.  I’ve already collected all of the Dawson and Jenkins cards from the set.  And I have even gone after the Joe Morgan, Jim Palmer, and Johnny Bench cards too.

This time around, I snagged both base versions of the Willie McCovey cards.  ‘Stretch’ was featured twice in the set (like Dawson, Morgan, Bench, etc.) with both a base version and an All-Rookie Team version as well.

And in my opinion, these cards look fantastic!!  The team themed borders around the images help keep the team’s color in the design – and I really like that Topps used two different team logos in the lower-left corner of the cards.  And that All-Rookie Team logo just sets it off.

Have a look:

I need to review the checklist from this set.  There has to be more players that I could go after…  Stay tuned!

Pete Rose 1987 Donruss

Pete Rose 1987 Donruss

Definitely not the most flattering card of Pete Rose here…

You would think that Donruss would have a vault of images of Rose to select from for their cards.

Here is the card:

Seems like someone at Donruss was not really caring too much about this one.

FAIL!!!

1965 Headline: Frank Robinson Traded To Baltimore

1965 Headline:  Frank Robinson Traded To Baltimore

In a move that shocked the baseball world, Frank Robinson was traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the Baltimore Orioles during the prime of his career.

Already established as one of the game’s great sluggers, Robinson would go on to make baseball history several times with Baltimore – just like he did with the Reds.

From www.baseballreference.com, the details of the trade are: “Traded by the Reds to the Orioles for Jack Baldschun, Milt Pappas, and Dick Simpson.”

I have to think that the Orioles got the better of that deal, huh??