Daily Archives: April 27, 2012

Dwight Gooden ‘Fab Five’ – Card #1 – 1986 Fleer Superstar Special

Dwight Gooden ‘Fab Five’ – Card #1 – 1986 Fleer Superstar Special

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

Card #1 – 1986 Fleer Superstar Special

“Gooden In Action”

As a kid collecting baseball cards in the mid-1980’s, I was a HUGE fan of these ‘In Acton’ baseball cards.  I always wished that Fleer continued with these, and I absolutely preferred them over the multi-image cards that Upper Deck gave us a few years later.


Fergie Jenkins 1983 O-Pee-Chee – Base & Super Veterans

Fergie Jenkins 1983 O-Pee-Chee – Base & Super Veterans

I’m not sure that I can categorize this as ‘Bulking Up’, but I can definitely say that I have knocked out two needs with one stone on this one…

I recently scooped up this lot of two O-Pee-Chee baseball cards from the 1983 set that feature Hall Of Famer Ferguson Jenkins.

Here they are:

Not too shabby, huh?

And for me, the price tag of just $1.00 was an invitation that I simply could not resist!!


Johnny Bench 1982 Donruss Diamond Kings

Johnny Bench 1982 Donruss Diamond Kings

While some of the Diamond Kings baseball cards issued by Donruss leave me wanting to grab a ‘barf-bag’, there are some (few) that I actually like.

And this is one of them – Hell, I would go even further and say that this Diamond Kings baseball card of Johnny Bench from the 1982 Donruss set is the best one of that year’s release!!!

Did You Know…

The New York Yankees have produced more MVPs at catcher than at first base.  Just two Yankees first basemen have won the award: Lou Gehrig and Don Mattingly.  Three catchers have won the award while wearing pinstripes – Yogi Berra, Elston Howard, and Thurman Munson.

Happy Birthday Rogers Hornsby!!!

Happy Birthday Rogers Hornsby!!!

Today we celebrate the birthday of former major leaguer, Mr. Rogers Hornsby.

Hornsby’s major league career began in 1915 at the tender age of nineteen.  A staple in the St. Louis Cardinals’ line-up for more than a decade, Hornsby had offense down to a science as he quickly became the best hitter in the sport.  He From 1920 to 1925, his average never dipped below .370 while peaking at .424 – while racking up six batting titles in the process.

After his tenure in St.Louis, Hornsby moved on to New York, Boston, Chicago, and eventually back to St. Louis.  And during that journey, the hits kept coming…

By the end of his 23 seasons, Hornsby had amassed 2,930 career hits.  His lifetime batting average of .358 ranks as the second highest in major league history behind Ty Cobb.  In total, he collected seven batting titles and two MVP awards as well.

Happy Birthday Mr. Hornsby.  Your impact on the game is not forgotten!!!