Daily Archives: January 5, 2012

Wade Boggs 1983 Fleer – ROOKIE CARD

Wade Boggs 1983 Fleer – ROOKIE CARD

Oh, yeah – scratch a major one of my ‘Needs’ list – I have finally secured a 1983 Fleer Wade Boggs rookie baseball card.

Here is the card:

And while the card is far from spectacular, when you have been on the hunt for an affordable one and you finally snag it, it is all good!!!

I am very happy to bring this piece of cardboard into my collection!!!

Thanks for reading!!


My First Time – Jim Palmer – April 17, 1965

My First Time – Jim Palmer – April 17, 1965

The Setting – Fenway Park.  Boston, MA.

From Palmer – ‘Snow flurries in Boston, that is what I remember.  Warming up in the bullpen getting ready to relieve my roommate, Robin Roberts, and it was snowing’.

The Boxscore – Red Sox 12, Orioles 9.  Palmer throws 2 innings of relief, allowing 1 hit while walking 2 and striking out 1.

1993 Headline: Reggie Jackson Voted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

1993 Headline:  Reggie Jackson Voted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

On this day in 1993, it was announced that Reginald Martinez Jackson was voted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

The election came during Reggie’s first year of eligibility.  He earned 396 votes of the 423 cast for election; good for a 93.6% clip.

Happy Anniversary and Congratulations Reggie!!!

Happy Birthday Charlie Hough!!!

Happy Birthday Charlie Hough!!!

Charlie Hough turns 64 years old today.

Charlie Hough can be remembered for several things from his 25-year career.  216 wins/216 losses…  1986 All-star game…  3 World Series losses…

But for me, the name Charlie Hough represents Florida Marlins history.  Hough was the starting pitcher on Opening Day in 1993, the first year of the Florida Marlins.  No matter what the result was, a 6-3 win over Orel Hershiser and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Hough is a baseball legend for Marlins fans.

Happy Birthday Mr. Hough!!!

Ozzie Smith ‘Fab Five’ – Card #2 – 1991 Upper Deck

Ozzie Smith ‘Fab Five’ – Card #2 – 1991 Upper Deck

Now that my Ozzie Smith collection is complete, it is time to show of my favorite five cards from the set.

Card #2 – 1991 Upper Deck

Sure, when I think of Ozzie Smith, I think of stellar defense, backflips, and Cardinals.

But I also think of one of the happiest people who I have ever seen on a ball field too.

And Ozzie’s 1991 Upper Deck baseball card captures that energy and passion for the game to perfection.

Here is the card:

Great work, UD!!!

Reports: Chicago Cubs To Trade Carlos Zambrano To Miami Marlins

Reports: Chicago Cubs To Trade Carlos Zambrano To Miami Marlins

From USAToday.com

Carlos Zambrano, whose stormy tenure with the Chicago Cubs included team-imposed suspensions each of the past two seasons, is on the verge of getting dealt to the Miami Marlins.

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the deal, and subsequent reports indicated the Cubs will pay around $16 million of Zambrano’s $18 million salary in 2012.

In return, they will receive Marlins starter Chris Volstad.

Zambrano has a full no-trade clause and is entering the final season of a five year, $88.5 million deal.

Zambrano last pitched on Aug. 12, 2011, when he was ejected from a game at Atlanta after yielding five home runs. He then cleaned out his locker and left the team, and ultimately was suspended for the rest of the season.

In 2010, he was suspended after erupting at his teammates in the dugout during a game against the Chicago White Sox. Afterward, he annoyed his then-manager, Lou Piniella, for dining with White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen that evening.

Guillen, a Venezuela native like Zambrano, would be his manager in Miami. During the winter meetings, Guillen noted that the two exchange text messages on an almost daily basis.

Zambrano would join a starting rotation that would include ace Josh Johnson, newly-acquired Mark Buehrle, Anibal Sanchez and Ricky Nolasco.

Earlier Tuesday, new Cubs general manager Theo Epstein hinted the club would not go forward with Zambrano, saying in a radio interview that “The Carlos Zambrano of 2011 and years previous can’t fit into the culture that we have here.”

Zambrano, 30, posted a 125-81 record in 11 seasons with the Cubs.