Daily Archives: March 19, 2012

Billy Williams 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection Authentic Bat Card

Billy Williams 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection Authentic Bat Card

If it wasn’t for the horizontal grain of the piece of lumber used on this Game-Used bat card of Billy Williams, you may not even know that the card is a relic card.

Overall, I like the card, but it is far from super.  The tones are just way too close to one another – nothing stands out, nothing pops, nothing leaps from the cardboard.

There is not a single element of this baseball card that truly draws your eye.  In fact, it feels more like a test to find something unique.

And if it wasn’t for the fact that this card features one of my favorite old-school players, I would probably classify this one as a ‘FAIL’.

Billy Williams saves the day – and the card too!!!

Fred Lynn 2001 Upper Deck Decades – Award Winners

Fred Lynn 2001 Upper Deck Decades – Award Winners

I don’t know – maybe I am suffering from a little ‘Fred Lynn Fever’…

Ever since I scored that beautifully signed baseball from Mr. Lynn a few weeks ago, I have wanted more.

More from the guy that made his debut during the 1975 baseball season.

More from the guy that captured the AL Rookie of the Year Award in 1975.

More from the guys who was so valuable to his team in 1975 that he also won the league’s MVP award.

Well, I guess that this counts as more…

Great card, and a great looking trophy in the lower-left corner that pays tribute to Lynn’s fantastic 1975 season.

Go Get ‘Em Fred!!!

Rod Carew 1982 Fleer

Rod Carew 1982 Fleer

Never discussed as an elite defender, Rod Carew was and will always be known for being one of the best hitters in the history of the game.

Still, he was a good first baseman.  And his lifetime fielding percentage of .991 while playing at first backs that up.  In fact, in 1,184 games, Carew committed just 106 errors.

George Foster 1986 Donruss

George Foster 1986 Donruss

Proof is in the photo – and this one shows that George Foster could still slug with the best of them!!!

As a matter of fact, in 284 at-bats during the 1986 baseball season, Foster was still able to crush 14 homers!!

Atta Boy George!!!

1968 Topps Game – Tim McCarver

1968 Topps Game – Tim McCarver

Tim McCarver had a very productive 21-season major league baseball career.  A career that spanned four decades, McCarver debuted in 1959 and played into the 1980 season.

McCarver competed in three World Series match-ups, all with the Cardinals, winning two titles.

His best statistical season came in 1967, when he was the runner-up for the MVP award.  His numbers from that season include .295 batting average with 26 doubles, 14 home runs, and 69 RBI.

Progress: 14/33

Throwing Two Baseballs In The Mail This Morning…

Throwing Two Baseballs In The Mail This Morning…

The title says it all friends.  On the way to work this morning, I will be stopping by the local Post Office and will be tossing two baseballs in the mail with the hopes of adding two new signed balls to the collection.

This is true TTM, no announced signings, nothing pre-arranged.

It has been a while since I attempted something like this that was not either partially or fully taken care of so my fingers are crossed.

I will keep the players a mystery for now.  But, there is one blogger out there that knows where at least one of these is headed.  If I am as lucky as he was, I will be showing off a great addition to the collection in the coming weeks…

Wish me luck!!!