Daily Archives: February 8, 2012

The 200th Unique Baseball Card In My Fergie Jenkins Collection!!!

The 200th Unique Baseball Card In My Fergie Jenkins Collection!!!

200 may not sound like a lot of baseball cards, but when you played in the major leagues during the 1960s and through the 1970s, it is. 

In today’s era, you could amass 200 unique cards in 6-7 years if you are a star like Jeter, Linececum, or Pujols.  But back during Fergie’s time in the majors, 3-4 cards a year was pretty much the maximum.

With that, it is time to show off card number 200. 

Here you go:

From 1999, and issued by Fleer, this is the Certified Autograph set that they created with a nice Sports Illustrated cover theme.  I have seen these on Ebay for some time, and I own the Dawson one, and I finally found one at a price that I was willing to pay.

On towards 300!!!

Billy Williams 2008 Playoff Prime Cuts Game-Used Jersey Card

Billy Williams 2008 Playoff Prime Cuts Game-Used Jersey Card

I am really starting to like the jersey numbered cut-outs of these relic cards.  They add a very nice touch, and it certainly helps when a Cubs’ pinstripe is flowing through it as well.

For proof of that, see my latest acquisition:

Nice, huh?

This card features Hall of Famer Billy Williams, and the number 26 that he made famous while playing left-field for the Chicago Cubs during the 1960s and 1970s.

This baseball card is serial numbered as 5/75 – and I believe that it is the nicest relic card that I own of Mr. Williams.

So far…  🙂

Wade Boggs 1989 Topps Glossy All-Star

Wade Boggs 1989 Topps Glossy All-Star

There he is – one of my favorite players of all-time.  And the guy that made me learn how to read a box-score!!

Hall of Famer – Mr. Wade Boggs!!!

Another great addition for my Boggs collection – YES!!!

Frank Robinson 2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia – Kind Of Weird…

Frank Robinson 2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia – Kind Of Weird…

Frank Robinson is one of my favorite legends of the game.  There is nothing about his fantastic career that I do not find as amazing.

And the fact that Robinson suited up for two of my favorite ‘historical’ franchises, the Reds and Orioles, it makes collecting his baseball cards still fun today.

Check out the latest Robinson card that I picked up:

Coming from the 2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia set, the card features an image of a very young Robinson while with the Reds. 

And is it just me, or is the coloring of this card way off?  The Red of his uniform matches the background of the card very well, but it is hardly representative of the bold Red of his Cincinnati uniform.

Maybe it is just me, but I find that to be kind of weird…

A Special Autograph Request Being Mailed To Fred Lynn….

A Special Autograph Request Being Mailed To Fred Lynn….

I love all things 1975 – the year of my birth.  And I especially love all things baseball and baseball card related from that fantastic season too. 

So, while it has never been an ‘official’ goal of mine, I try to find new and unique items to collect from that season.

The next thing I want to get is a signed baseball from Mr. Fred Lynn.  Lynn had a magical season in 1975 – one that resulted in his winning of both the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards.

I figured it was time to put in some work and figure out how to add Lynn to my collection.

That work is now done, and I am mailing this package to Mr. Lynn today.

Stay tuned for the results. 

Thanks for reading!!