Daily Archives: February 2, 2012

Bo Jackson ‘Fab Five’ – Card #2 – 1987 Topps ‘Future Stars’

Bo Jackson ‘Fab Five’ – Card #2 – 1987 Topps ‘Future Stars’

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

Card #2 – 1987 Topps ‘Future Stars’

As I mentioned before, I had enough of these Bo Jackson cards from the 1987 Topps set to wallpaper a bathroom.  All stored in 9-pocket sheets, I used to be able to flip through several pages of this very card – all with the prospect of Bo Jackson becoming an unreal ball player.

Well, Bo never did quite pan out, but he was a supreme talent – and today he is still collected and sought out by myself and fellow collectors.

Enjoy.

Dennis Eckersley 1989 Donruss Baseball’s Best

Dennis Eckersley 1989 Donruss Baseball’s Best

This card works perfectly with the Oakland A’s team colors.  And Dennis Eckersley was certainly one of ‘Baseball’s Best’ back in 1989!!!

In 51 appearances, Eckersley recorded 33 saves for the A’s.  He compiled a miniscule 1.56 ERA en route to a 18.33:1 strikeout to walk ratio!!

Unreal, huh??

Now check out the great card: 

Reggie Jackson 1974 Topps – ’73 World Series, Game 6

Reggie Jackson 1974 Topps – ’73 World Series, Game 6

I love these kinds of cards – where you can catch a glimpse of baseball history.

This card depicts a highlight from Game 6 of the 1973 World Series.  The A’s won the game 3-1 over the New York Mets, led by the great Reggie Jackson.  In the game, Jackson went 3-for-4 collecting a single, 2 doubles, 2 RBI, and scoring a run. 

Reggie was responsible for every run scored in the game by Oakland.  He took the team to Game 7!!! 

My First Time – Tony Perez – July 26, 1964

My First Time – Tony Perez – July 26, 1964

The setting – Crosley Field.  Cincinnati, OH.

From Perez – ‘I took a cab right to the ballpark and there was a doubleheader, and I played right away, both games.  I had traveled all night from Oklahoma, but it didn’t matter.  I hit a few balls well, but went 0-for-8’.

The Boxscore – Reds 7, Pirates 2.  Perez goes 0-for-2 with a walk and strikeout in Game 1 of a double-header.