Daily Archives: December 24, 2011

Tom Seaver 2011 Topps Lineage

Tom Seaver 2011 Topps Lineage

OK, let’s get right down to it…

When I think of Tom Seaver, the first thing I think is ‘What could have been’…

I am in no way downplaying Seaver’s marvelous career which was littered with awards, accolades, winning, and Hall of Fame enshrinement.

What I am referring to is that Tom Seaver joined the Cincinnati Reds in 1977.  So, what I mean when I say ‘What could have been’, I am referring to my question of Tom Seaver joining the Reds just a little too late to be part of the ‘Big Red Machine’.

The 2011 Topps Lineage card of Seaver captures him nicely in his Reds’ uniform.

And I am loving that logo in the lower-left corner!!!

Bo Jackson 1988 Topps

Bo Jackson 1988 Topps

I cannot recall what blog it was, but well over a year ago this card was awarded the ‘Top Card From The 1988 Topps Set’.  The blogger in chagre held a poll and let the readers whittle the set down to the final card.

To my surprise, it was the Bo Jackson card that rose to the top.

Here is that card:

Now, I don’t know about you, but this is not a top choice of mine.  Too much Blue for my liking – I cannot say that I cast a single vote for this one…

Sorry Bo.

Did You Know…

Tony Oliva won batting titles in each of his first twi full seasons in the major leagues.  In his first full-season campaign in 1964, Oliva hit .323.  He followed that up in his sophomore campaign in 1965 when he hit .321.  He won one more batting title in 1971, his 3rd, when he hit .337.

1990 Headline: Tim Raines Traded To Chicago White Sox!

1990 Headline: Tim Raines Traded To Chicago White Sox!

During the offseason of 1990, Tim Raines was shipped off to the Chicago White Sox after 12 seasons with the Montreal Expos.  In typical Expos form, it was out with the old and in with the new.  The Expos had a talented crop of young rookies in the early 1990’s and wanted to give them playing time so they dumped their veterans – including their 7-time All-star Raines.

During his 12 years with Montreal, Raines shined as one of the game’s best lead-off hitters.  With a solid, and decade-long .300 batting average, Raines was the ideal guy to start each game with the goal of igniting his team’s offense.  And boy did he deliver…  With the Expos, Raines collected 634 stolen bases while scoring 934 runs.  He also developed a knack for driving in runs as he collected 552 RBI while batting lead-off.  He even hit 96 home runs!!!

Montreal’s loss eventually became the White Sox, Yankees, A’s, Marlins, and Orioles gain as Tim Raines was a classy ballplayer both on and off the field!!!

And The Winner Of The Bob Feller 2001 Topps Archives Baseball Card Is…

And The Winner Of The Bob Feller 2001 Topps Archives Baseball Card Is…

Spiegel 83

Congratulations.  Here is one more look at the prize:

And here is how the winner was selected using a randomizer:

Spiegel83, I have sent you an email to get your mailing address!  Congrats again.

Thanks to everyone else that signed up for a chance to win.  I promise that there will be a lot of giveaways in the year to come!

Have a great holiday weekend.