Daily Archives: April 7, 2012

Fergie Jenkins 2006 Fleer Greats Of The Game – Relic & Autograph!!!

Fergie Jenkins 2006 Fleer Greats Of The Game – Relic & Autograph!!!

While it is not the certified autograph that I have been seeking from this set, it is going to have to do.

Thankfully, it is a sweet one, and a bargain too!!!

Have a look:

As most of you know, I really, really like the 2006 Fleer Greats of the Game team sets.  I find that for a team collector, the sets are a perfect way to recall the greats for the game of some of the most historic franchises in the history of the game.

Personally, I have collected both the Cubs and Reds sets from this issue.

And still, while the base sets are complete, I keep my eyes peeled for both the relics and game-used cards too.  And lucky for me, I have been able to bring home a few.

And now I can add this great one of Fergie Jenkins to my collection.

And it cost me just $4.34, shipped!!!  BOO YAH!!!!

Nolan Ryan 2012 Topps – Gold Standard

Nolan Ryan 2012 Topps – Gold Standard

By the time that I was done tearing through the 10-12 packs of 2012 Topps Series 1 that I purchased or received as a gift, I was left with a pretty hefty stack of baseball cards.

I gave away a bunch to fellow collectors and bloggers to help with their set collecting needs.

And I kept a few for myself.

One of the ones that I kept was this card of Nolan Ryan:

This card is special to me because it commemorates Ryan’s 5,000th career strikeout.  A strikeout that I recall watching on television as it happened way back in 1989.  A strikeout that I gave a speech about to my fellow 8th grade classmates.

Ah, Memroies!!!   Thank You Topps!!!

Ron Santo 2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia

Ron Santo 2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia

Time to add another Ron Santo baseball card into the mix…

This one comes from the 2005 Absolute Memorabilia issue, and while the card is a bit too busy for my liking, the colors do work well with Santo’s Chicago Cubs uniform.

Have a peek:

Kirby Puckett 1989 Donruss Baseball’s Best

Kirby Puckett 1989 Donruss Baseball’s Best

This is the card from Donruss’ “Baseball’s Best” set.  And to be honest, I like it quite a bit more than the card of Kirby from the base set.  While they both feature a full-body photograph, the card below gives us quite a bit more action.

And Kirby Puckett was ‘Action-Packed’!!!!

Have a look:

Happy Birthday Bobby Doerr!!

Happy Birthday Bobby Doerr!!

Mr. Bobby Doerr turns 94 years old today. 

Doerr is baseball’s oldest living Hall of Famer, having made his professional debut in 1937. 

A 14-year veteran, Doerr was a 9-time All-star for the Boston Red Sox.  He has a lifetime batting average of .288 with 2,042 career hits.  Other notable stats from his career include 1,094 runs scored, 223 home runs, 1,247 RBI, and 54 steals.  In 7,093 at-bats, Doerr struck out just 608 times – less than 10% of the time.  Doerr finished in the Top 20 for the MVP award 7 times during his major league career.  

Doerr played in the 1946 World Series but the Sox lost to the Cardinals in 6 games.  In that match-up, he hit .409 by collecting 9 hits in 22 at-bats.  

Happy Birthday Mr. Doerr!!! 

Doerr signed these for me TTM in 2009

Baseball Card Show TOMORROW!!!!

Baseball Card Show TOMORROW!!!!

It has been way to long since I lasted attended the local baseball card show.  And with all of the card show reports that I have been reading about on other blogs, I have built up a little case of card-envy.

So, my schedule has been cleared for a few hours tomorrow and I will be heading to the only baseball card show left in South Florida.

I will keep my sopping list to a bare minimum so I don’t walk through the show with blinders on.  I will be open to jump into a few bargain bins, and I am hoping to find some vintage goodies too.

Wish me luck!!

And stay tuned to ’30-YOC’ all day on Monday as I will show all my entire haul!!!

Thanks.  And have a great weekend!!!