Daily Archives: January 26, 2012

‘On The Road With psugator02’ – January 25, 2012 – Ozzie Smith & Lou Brock

‘On The Road With psugator02’ – January 25, 2012 – Ozzie Smith & Lou Brock

random Palm Beach County hotel

4:15-7:15 p.m.

Wednesday, January 25

They’re at a new hotel and it was obvious right away that it wouldn’t be long before things got dicey. My graphing partner and I decided that we would have to isolate ourselves because hanging with the other three people in the lobby just wasn’t a good idea. We made the right decision.

Lou Brock: 1/1 (SS of ROMLB) in blue ink. I had nothing better to do at the time so I figured I would try to break him down so I started talking to him about something that is very dear to his heart and it actually worked lol. I’ve been told that he wouldn’t have done a photo. A 2-on-1 situation and Lou really had nothing else to do but sign. LOL

Ozzie Smith: 1/2 jersey in sick silver paint with ‘The Wizard’ inscription.

Other: Saw Brian Jordan and Dave LaPointe but didn’t need them. … Never saw Bruce Sutter. … Was told that Whitey Herzog won’t be at this camp but will be here for spring training.

Paul Molitor 2004 Fleer Greats

Paul Molitor 2004 Fleer Greats

Paul Molitor played in the majors for 21 seasons.  Of those 21, he spent three in Toronto.

The three years that Molitor spent as a member of the Blue Jays organization were full of great stats and winning ways.  Molitor collected 508 hits with the squad while compiling a .315 batting average.  He hit 98 doubles, 11 triples, and 51 home runs during that time while also stealing 54 bases, driving 246 runs, and scoring 270 times.  Molitor was an All-Star twice during his stay in Toronto and also won a Silver Slugger award with the team.  Most importantly, he was part of the 1993 World Series championship team – winning the World Series MVP for his amazing performance over six games.

Fergie Jenkins 2005 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts – ‘Lasting Legends’

Fergie Jenkins 2005 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts – ‘Lasting Legends’

The ‘Lasting Legends’ set issued by Upper Deck in 2005 is one of my favorite issues of the modern-era.  And the Game-Used relic cards from the set are magnificent.

I own a bunch of these cards – and now I can proudly add the Fergie Jenkins one to that great list.

This specific card is numbered as 327/399.  There are 398 other lucky people out there in the collecting world!!!

Check out this beauty:

Rollie Fingers 1999 Upper Deck ‘Retro’

Rollie Fingers 1999 Upper Deck ‘Retro’

The early 1970s Oakland Athletics teams are one of my favorite baseball dynasties.  Their winning ways and roster of wild personalities made for baseball royalty – and they happen to have dominated during a baseball era that I really value.

Rollie Fingers was a huge part of that success.  He played nine seasons for the A’s, and his ability to stay healthy and remain a constant out of the A’s bullpen was very valuable to the team.

During the 1974 and 1975 baseball seasons, Fingers appeared in 76 and 75 games respectively, leading the league in appearances for a pitcher.

Very, very valuable!!

My First Time – Terry Pendleton – July 18, 1984

My First Time – Terry Pendleton – July 18, 1984

The Setting – Busch Stadium.  St. Louis, MO.

From Pendleton – ‘I knew if I played really well, I could stay up there and not be sent back.  Force their hand, you know?  And that first game was a good start – I played well, and we won in extras’.

The Boxscore – Cardinals 8, Giants 4.  Pendleton goes 3-for-5 with a run scored and RBI.

And The Eddie Murray Game-Used Jersey Card Contest Winner Is…

And The Eddie Murray Game-Used Jersey Card Contest Winner Is…

Gregory Zawkin

Congratulations Buddy!!!

And thanks to all that participated in this giveaway – the participation was great, and I really appreciate the support.

Here is a look at the full results of the random drawing:

And one more look at this great card of ‘Steady Eddie’:

Oh, and another contest is right around the corner – this one will be Super Bowl themed.

Stay tuned.

*PIC

‘The Diamond King’ Sends Over Three Sweet Card Of Two Of My Favorites!!!

‘The Diamond King’ Sends Over Three Sweet Card Of Two Of My Favorites!!!

Man, the good fortune keeps rolling my way – another great mail day was had at the ’30-YOC’ residence last night.  This time, it came courtesy of ‘The Diamond King’.

Kevin really hooked me up – three cards for my player collections, including one card that I have never seen before!!

Here is the loot:

Jim Palmer 2005 Skybox Autographics – I have the Fergie card from this set and now proudly add this one to my blossoming Jim Palmer collection.  If you cannot have a real Palmer autograph, get a re-print!

Jim Palmer 2004 Donruss Hall of Fame Heroes Diamond King.  Of course, the ‘Diamond King’ sent me a ‘Diamond King’.  If your name was the ‘Diamond King’, you would probably do the same thing.  And this DK is serial numbered as 357/1000.

And a card I have never seen before – Fergie Jenkins 2004 Upper Deck Diamond Collection – Prosigns.  Brimming with Gold, this card is awfully shiny – and a great addition to my Fergie Jenkins collection.

Thanks for the great stuff Kevin.  And although you said that you needed nothing in return, I am already working on a way to ‘re-pay’ you for these wonderful treats!!

Thanks again.