Daily Archives: January 19, 2012

Dave Parker 2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants – NICE!!!

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!!!

Reggie Jackson 1976 Topps – 1975 A.L. Home Run Leaders

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.

Tony Gwynn 1984 Topps Glossy All-Star

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!!!

My First Time – Tony Pena – September 1, 1980

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.

1977 HEADLINE: Ernie Banks Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

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.