Daily Archives: February 1, 2012

Jim Palmer 2011 Topps Marquee

Jim Palmer 2011 Topps Marquee

One of the ‘newest’ releases is now mine.

I know that they have been out for a few months, but I have finally landed a baseball card from the new Topps Marquee set.  Maybe I would have tried a little harder if Andre Dawson or Fergie Jenkins had been included in the checklist, but that is just not the case.

But Jim Palmer is in the set – so the card became a ‘must-have’ for the new ‘Super Collection’ that I am working on!!

Here is the card:


Bo Jackson ‘Fab Five’ – Card #3 – 1990 Score All-Star

Bo Jackson ‘Fab Five’ – Card #3 – 1990 Score All-Star

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

Card #3 – 1990 Score All-Star

One of the many special All-Star moments that still sticks with me today is the start of the 1989 All-Star baseball game.

Bo Jackson led off the game and promptly launched a solo home run to start the game.  His shot gave the AL a 1-0 lead.  The very next hitter was Wade Boggs, and he too launched a home run, taking the lead up to 2-0.

This card, from the 1990 Score baseball card set, does a fantastic job of bringing that All-Star Game memory back to life!! 

Kirby Puckett 1990 Upper Deck

Kirby Puckett 1990 Upper Deck

There’s that smile that we saw so many times on the field!!!  Gotta love Kirby Puckett!!!

This does get me thinking though…  What player from today’s crew is always boasting a smile while on the field?  Torii Hunter?  David Ortiz?  For me, the answer is an easy one – Cody Ross!

Chris Sabo 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites

Chris Sabo 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites

Chris Sabo’s popularity took on a ‘cult-like’ following rather quickly around the Cincinnati area.  The reason for the instant popularity?  Well, he had a fantastic rookie season, and as you can see in the photo below, he wore some very cool specs.

Have a look:

This card of Sabo takes us back to 1991 – probably his best statistical season in the majors.  The numbers:  175 hits, .301 batting average, 35 doubles, 26 home runs, 19 stolen bases, 88 RBI, and 91 runs scored.  Sabo was an All-Star in 1991 and he finished in 20th place for the NL MVP Award.

Did You Know…

The only player to hit .500 or better in three different World Series match-ups is Allie Reynolds.  Reynolds compiled a .500 batting average when he collected five hits in ten at-bats during the 1947, 1949, and 1953 World Series’.

1st Annual 30-Year Old Cardboard ‘SUPER BOWL CONTEST’

1st Annual 30-Year Old Cardboard ‘SUPER BOWL CONTEST’

Alright Guys & Gals, as the big game approaches, it is time to stage another contest at ’30-YOC’.

And why not give away some great baseball cards during a football match-up???

For this contest, the game is very easy.  All you have to do is predict (A) the winner of the game and (B) the total number of points scored by both teams.

So, leave your pick for the winner and the total combined points in the comments section of this post to get into the game.

And now on to the prizes…

The player that selects the winning team correctly and comes closest to the total number of points scored by both teams (without going over) will win these great Topps Archives & Fan Favorites:

Wow, that lot is chock-full of HOFers, ROYs, MVPs, and CYs!!!

And since I am in a very generous mood, let’s also have a second place prize, shall we???  To finish in second place, you must still correctly pick the winning team, and I will then take the player that was next closest to the total number of points scored (still without going over).

Here is the prize for second place:

Man, there are some great All-Star and vintage legends in that second grouping, huh??

Now it is up tp you – Make your picks and post them so you can WIN, WIN, WIN!!!

I will close the pool at midnight on Saturday.

Enjoy the game everyone!!!

Help ’30-YOC’ Contributor ‘PSUGator02’ Make His Way To The MLB Fan Cave!!!

Help ’30-YOC’ Contributor ‘PSUGator02’ Make His Way To The MLB Fan Cave!!!

Hey everyone, time to support a fan to the hobby and an autograph hunter as our very own Mark Cooper, aka ‘PSUGator02’, tries to earn a spot on the MLB Fan Cave.

Click the link below and show your support for Mark!!

I ‘Thank You’ and Mark ‘Thanks You’ as well!!!