Dave Parker 2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants – NICE!!!
I finally found a great one of these baseball cards – and it is in COLOR too!!!
My last two requisitions from this 2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants set have been in Black & White. Both the Frank Robinson and Ron Santo cards I picked up left me wanting more – but more, with color.
Well, I think that this Dave Parker card does the job – and does it very well!!!
Have a look:
Man, I wish that all of the cards from this set were so alive with this kind of color.
A great pick-up!!!
Posted in Dave Parker Collection
Tagged A's, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, dave parker, home run king, most valuable player, MVP, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, pirates, pittsburgh pirates, the cobra, world series
Reggie Jackson 1976 Topps – 1975 A.L. Home Run Leaders
Reggie was the co-leader for home runs hit in the American League in 1975. He was tied with George Scott; each of them slugged 36 round-trippers.
Posted in Reggie Jackson - Mr. October
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, A's, all-star, angels, Athletics, baseball cards, california angels, collection, facial hair, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mustache, new york yankees, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, reggie jackson, Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, world series, world series MVP, yankees
Tony Gwynn 1984 Topps Glossy All-Star
Wow, check out that very young-looking Tony Gwynn on this Topps baseball card issued in 1984. And don’t miss out on that vintage San Diego Padres baseball cap too – I love that old ‘SD’ logo!!!
Even as a youngster, Gwynn’s skills shined in 1984. In his first full season in the majors, Gwynn was named an All-Star. He captured his first batting title by hitting .351 and collecting 213 hits. Not too shabby for a 24-year old!!!
Posted in Tony Gwynn Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, batting champion, batting title, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, padres, rookie, rookie card, rookie year, san diego padres, silver slugger, tony gwynn
My First Time – Tony Pena – September 1, 1980
The Setting – Three Rivers Stadium. Pittsburgh, PA.
From Pena – ‘My first at-bat was against Randy Neimann. He struck me out on four pitches – my hands were shaking the whole time’.
The Boxscore – Astros 10, Pirates 4. Pena goes o-for-1 as a pinch-hitter with a strikeout.
Posted in 'My First Time'
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, big league debut, Cardinals, catcher, major league debut, pirates, pittsburgh pirates, st. louis cardinals, Tony Pena, tony pena debut
1977 HEADLINE: Ernie Banks Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame
‘Mr. Cub’ will always be the most popular and respected player from the Chicago Cubs organization. His 19-seasons of perfection in a Cubs uniform still remain as fond and vibrant memories for the ‘North Siders’. Banks’ 512 career home runs and season after season of MVP caliber baseball earned him a Hall of Fame induction in 1977 on the first ballot.
Ernie Banks was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first ballot. He received 321 of 383 votes cast.
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Chicago Cubs, Ernie Banks Collection
Tagged 500 home runs, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, Ernie Banks, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, Mr. Cub, MVP, shortstop, Wrigley Field