Daily Archives: January 30, 2012

Rickey Henderson 2011 Topps – ’60 Years’

Rickey Henderson 2011 Topps – ’60 Years’

Now this card right here takes me way back.  Back to a time when Rickey Henderson was the most exciting baseball player on the planet!!!

Rickey could do it all – and some of it very well – and some of it better than anyone else!!!

The ‘better than anyone else’ reference is about his skills on the base paths.  In that case, Rickey was unreal – a true pace setter!!

Here is the card:

 

The headline of the card reads, ‘Athletics Single Season Stolen Base Leader’.  And while it could say so much more as Rickey’s base stealing history has made some major headlines during and after his playing days, I understand the theme of the card.  And I am more than OK with it!!!

Enjoy.

1968 Topps Game – Steve Hargan

1968 Topps Game – Steve Hargan

Steve Hargan played in the big leagues for 12 seasons.  A pitcher, used in both starting and relief roles during that time, Hargan compiled an 87-107 record.  His lifetime ERA is 3.92 and he amassed 891 career strikeouts.

Hargan was an All-Star during the 1967 baseball season, and that is why is was probably added into this set of baseball cards.  In ’67, he went 14-13 while tossing 15 complete games which included a league-leading six shutouts.

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Fergie Jenkins 2005 Upper Deck Legendary Reflections

Fergie Jenkins 2005 Upper Deck Legendary Reflections

I see this photo of Fergie used quite often.  It has graced countless baseball cards, and I even see 8×10 versions of it on Ebay all of the time.

The photo works well with this card’s design.  But, it does kind of look like Fergie is rising out of that thing with the stars on it…

Dwight Gooden 1986 Fleer Superstar Special ‘In Action’

Dwight Gooden 1986 Fleer Superstar Special ‘In Action’

Man, I remember loving these cards back when they were released.  I always wished that Fleer issued more of these in their sets to the limited amount that they gave us.  I always wanted one of these of Andre Dawson (you probably guessed that, huh).

This card, from the 1986 Fleer base set, features the ’84 ROY and ’85 Cy Young winner.  And is gives us a nice glimpse of what a batter might see as ‘Doc’ prepares to fire another 99 mile-per-hour pitch at them.

Here is the card:

An awesome addition to my Dwight Gooden collection – NICE!!!

Bo Jackson ‘Fab Five’ – Card #5 – 1991 Score ‘Bo Breaker’

Bo Jackson ‘Fab Five’ – Card #5 – 1991 Score ‘Bo Breaker’

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

Card #5 – 1991 Score ‘Bo Breaker’

While certainly not a typical card that makes my criteria for a ‘Fab Five’ post, this card of Bo Jackson sure does bring back some memories of watching Bo play, and fail, the game of baseball.

Bo became famous for several on-the-field reasons: his power, his speed, his thrilling style of play, and for breaking bats over his knees!!

This card takes me back to the late 1980s and early 1990s.  All of a sudden, I feel like listening to Def Leppard…  🙂