Daily Archives: December 18, 2011

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – Top Ten Rookie Card Stocking Stuffers!!!

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – Top Ten Rookie Card Stocking Stuffers!!!

OK gang, after a few weeks off, I am ready to jump back into the weekly ‘Top Ten Lists’ again.

So, since we are just a week away from Christmas, I thought I would offer up a holiday themed list this week.

This week, I will present you with my ‘Top Ten Stocking Stuffers’.  In my house, it has become a tradition that the family’s stocking are opened up on Christmas Eve – a little warm-up to the next day’s big event if you will…

The rules for our family stockings are simple – all combined gifts cannot exceed $20.  Other than that, anything goes…  In the past, my stocking has contained DVDs, CDs, candy, and of course, baseball cards!!

So, now you have the background, let’s get on to it.  Below are the ten rookie baseball cards that I would love to see in my Christmas stocking next weekend – and if shopped properly, each could be had for less than $20…

Honorable Mention – Dave Parker, Bert Blyleven, Vida Blue, and Willie Randolph.

10 – Steve Garvey

9 – Dave Concepcion

8 – George Foster

7 – Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage

6 – Kirk Gibson

5 – Jack Morris

4 – Luis Tiant

3 – Keith Hernandez

2 – Carlton Fisk

1 – Rollie Fingers

And there you have it.  Who knows, maybe I’ll find one or more of these beauties in my stocking next Saturday night.  If so, I will surely let you know..

If you could choose one rookie baseball card to find in your stocking, what would you like to see?  And stick to the rules – under $20!!!

Fergie Jenkins & Carl Yastzemski 2009 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Dual Game-Used Jersey Card

Fergie Jenkins & Carl Yastzemski 2009 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Dual Game-Used Jersey Card

What can I say?  It is Fergie, and it is Yaz!

Two former teammates celebrated on one baseball card – together like they were back in 1976 and 1977.

Have a look:

As much as I like this card, it would be SO much better if:

  1. Fergie’s photo was in color
  2. The swatches of jersey matched or shared a common theme

Other than that, what can I say?  It’s Fergie, and it’s Yaz!!!

Larry Doby 2001 Topps Archives

Larry Doby 2001 Topps Archives

My final Archives card for the week is that of Hall of Famer, Mr. Larry Doby.

Here is the card:

Featuring the legendary 1952 Topps design, this card captures Doby during his prime seasons as a member of the Cleveland Indians.  And during that ’52 season, Doby was stellar – he was the league leader is runs scored (104), home runs (32), slugging percentage (.541), and unfortunately strikeouts (111) too.

Doby made the All-Star team during seven consecutive seasons, his appearance in 1952 was the fourth of those seven.

Kirby Puckett 1992 Topps – Pop Quiz Time!!!

Kirby Puckett 1992 Topps – Pop Quiz Time!!!

Ok class, we’re going to start today off with a little pop quiz – ’30-YOC’ style!!!!

What is Kirby Puckett laughing at in the picture below?

  1. Gary Gaetti doing ‘the moonwalk’
  2. Kent Hrbek doing ‘fat guy in a little coat’
  3. Chili Davis singing ‘Ebony & Ivory’
  4. Rick Aguilera discussing proper beard grooming 

Go on, make your selection now.