Jim Palmer 2008 Topps Triple Threads – Green
After picking up this card of Jim Palmer from the 2008 Topps Triple Threads set, I am still not too sure if I like it or not.
First, the card:
So, I like the action photo – that is not the problem.
I think it just may be all of the extra graphic elements that the card brings… The horizontal zig-zags, the pixelated background, etc… I’m not too sure.
What I do know is that while the photo that was used of this card is vintage, that is the lone element of old-school that this card brings…
But hey, it is serial numbered as 203/240. That counts for something, right???
Posted in Jim Palmer Collection
Tagged 1966 world series, 1970 world series, 1983 world series, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, collection, cy young, cy young award, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jim palmer, jim palmer autograph, orioles, pitcher, world series
Wade Boggs 2000 Topps Chrome
I am a Wade Boggs fan, no doubt about that. And most of my great memories of Boggs are from his days with the Boston Red Sox.
Still, he collected his only Gold Glove Award and World Series ring as a member of the New York Yankees. And with the Tampa Bay Rays, he collected hit number 3,000 of his career.
So, as it relates to collecting, my preference is of Boggs wearing his Sox uniform.
But every once in a while, I find a card of him sporting either his Yankees or Rays uniform and I have to pounce.
This is one of those times.
This card is SUPER!!!
Posted in Wade Boggs Collection
Tagged 1986 world series, 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, batting champion, batting title, boston red sox, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, hobbies, hobby, HOF, new york yankees, rays, red sox, silver slugger, tampa bay rays, wade boggs, world series
Happy Anniversary Eddie Murray!!!
On this day in 1992, Eddie Murray passed the great Mickey Mantle for the all-time lead in RBI by a switch-hitter. His 1,510th RBI broke the record.
Murray finished his stellar career with 1,917 total RBI. He still holds the all-time record for a switch-hitter and ranks 9th in baseball history!!!
Happy Anniversary Mr. Murray!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Eddie Murray Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball milestones, eddie murray, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mickey mantle, orioles, RBI leader, switch hitter
Leo Nunez 2012 Topps Heritage Short Print
With the base team set of the Miami Marlins out of the way, it is time to focus on the more rare short prints.
And the first one I was able to bring home actually came from a very generous reader of ’30-YOC – The man simply known as ‘Q’.
Here is the card:
1 down, and a handful to go.
And I have to say that I am surprised at how pricey these SP’s are. I was hoping to scoop them up quickly, but they are nowhere near as cheap as I was expecting that they would be…
Thank you Q, I appreciate this donation to my team set.
I will work to find you a suitable ‘Thank You’ card!
Posted in Florida/Miami Marlins, Marlins Team Sets
Tagged 2012 topps heritage, baseball, baseball cards, closer, heritage short print, juan carlos oviedo, leo nunez, Marlins, marlins baseball cards, miami marlins, relief pithcer, reliever, topps, topps heritage
Dan Uggla Connects For Home Run #200 Of His Career As Braves Beat Marlins 11-0
By STEVEN WINE | The Associated Press
MIAMI (AP) Dan Uggla hit two homers in his first game at Marlins Park, including a tape-measure blow off the home-run sculpture, and Tim Hudson pitched a five-hitter for his 13th career shutout Tuesday night to help the Atlanta Braves beat Miami 11-0.
Uggla hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, and he scored a direct hit on the middle of the sculpture with a two-run homer in the ninth estimated at 432 feet. That sent a thud reverberating throughout the ballpark and increased his homer total to 10 this season and 200 for his career.
Uggla also doubled and scored before hitting a two-run single to finish with four hits and five RBIs, both season highs. He spent his first five seasons with the Marlins and hit 78 home runs in their former home, the most by any player.
Posted in Random Baseball Thoughts
Tagged all-star, atlanta braves, baseball, baseball cards, braves, Dan Uggla, dan uggla news, Florida/Miami Marlins, Marlins, second base, turner field
Andre Dawson Card #991 – 1991 Fleer Superstar Special AUTOGRAPHED!!!
Another great autograph for my Dawson collection.
This one happens to be on a 2-player card from the 1991 Fleer Superstar Special subset. The other player featured?? Hall of Famer and teammate Ryne Sandberg.
Have a look:
The background of the image used on this card makes it a little on the dark side for me.
Still, Dawson’s autograph pops due to the use of a brand new Blue Sharpie marker.
If I ever get the chance to add Sandberg’s signature to this card, I am all over it!!!
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Autographs, Chicago Cubs
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, autographed baseball, autographed baseball collection, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, helmet, hobby, HOF, Marlins, mini helmet, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, signed helmet, silver slugger