Jim Palmer 2011 Topps Manufactured Patch – ‘THE BIRD’
I love the bird. When talking about animals with my kids, and the subject of birds comes up, I tell them that my three favorite birds are Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Orioles.
I recently scored this card from the 2011 Topps set:
It features one of my favorite pitchers of all-time, and one of my favorite birds too!!!
Actually, I got two of them. While shopping on Ebay, I saw that a seller was offering a lot of two for just four bucks. So, I pounced.
And now I have two:
Hmmm… I smell another giveaway coming up… Stay tuned!!
Posted in Game Used/Memorabilia Cards, Jim Abbott Collection
Tagged 1966 world series, 1970 world series, 1983 world series, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, collection, cy young, cy young award, game used card, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jersey card, jim palmer, memorabilia card, orioles, pitcher, world series
Fergie Jenkins 2008 Donruss Threads Diamond Kings – SILVER
Now we’re talking!!!
Another great addition to my Fergie Jenkins collection – and this one is serial numbered to just 250 copies.
This one happens to be #65 of 250.
What a beauty, huh??
I am really digging this one. The yellow and tan background colors of the card’s design really allow for Fergie’s image to jump off of the card!
A terrific addition to my collection. I really wish that Dawson was a part of this set – this card design and him in his Expos uniform would look great!!!
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Fergie Jenkins Collection
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, cy young, cy young award, donruss, Fergie Jenkins, Fergie Jenkins Collection, fleer, Hall Of Fame, HOF, philadelphia phillies, phillies, pitcher, rangers, rookie, rookie card, texas rangers
Lee Smith 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites
There was no way that I was going to let this one get by me. Not this Lee Smith collector…
As I concentrate on some of my new PC’s, which includes all major brand cards of Lee Smith in a Cubs’ uniform, I try to stay as focused as possible. So, for the set of cards I am building to honor Smith’s career with the Cubs, my goal is to only go after the cards that were issued during his playing days.
Well, I have failed in that quest.
Because I had to have this baseball card:
It’s Lee Smith.
It’s Chicago Cubs.
It’s 1983 Topps.
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Lee Smith Collection
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball records, Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, closer, Cubs, lee smith, pitcher, relief pithcer, reliever, st. louis cardinals
Kirby Puckett 1990 Donruss Baseball’s Best
Was Kirby Puckett one of baseball’s best in 1990? You bet he was!!!
Some of the numbers: .298 batting average, 164 hits, 40 doubles, 3 triples, 12 home runs, 80 RBI, and 82 runs scored.
Posted in Kirby Puckett Collection
Tagged 1987 world series, 1991 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Kirby Puckett, minnesota twins, silver slugger, topps, twins, world series
Lou Whitaker 2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites
I just don’t know why Topps puts us through this…
During his 19-season career in the big leagues, Whitaker played in 2,308 regular season games. In those contests, he handled 11,613 hit balls.
So, why on earth would Topps subject us to a posed photo of Whitaker fielding a grounder???
I just don’t get it…
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged 2nd base, 2nd basemen, alan trammell, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, detroit tigers, lou whitaker, Rookie of the Year, ROY, silver slugger, tiger stadium, tigers