My Kirby Puckett Player Collection Is Now Complete!!!
Friends, this was a very fun journey.
As a kid, Kirby Puckett was one of my favorite players. His style of play was thrilling to watch, and the obvious love for the game that he displayed while on the field made him an infectious player.
It took me quite a long time, but I have finally finished my collection of cards to honor Kirby’s magnificent career. And I will am still one card short (that costly 1984 Fleer Update card), I have built a set of 99 cards that I feel does his career justice.
Here is a look at the full set:
It is going to be tough to select my five favorite cards from this group, but I will do it.
And starting next Monday, I will begin to unveil my ‘Kirby Puckett Fab Five’ for you.
Thanks for reading.
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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
1999 Topps Florida Marlins Team Set
Time to show off another Florida Marlins team set that I was able to pick up.
This one comes from the 1999 Topps issue, and it has a nice Golden flare to it.
And by flare, I mean border. And it is Gold in color. And I like it!!!
By 1999, the Marlins team did not look at all like the squad that won the World Series just two seasons prior. Still, it was fun to watch the guys play, and they were infused with some young and talented players as a result of all of their trades in ’97 and ’98.
Here is the full set:
And my favorite card from the set:
I was never a big Mark Kotsay fan, though I did have high expectation s for him after his solid debut with the team in 1998.
What I like most about the card of Kotsay, besides the fact that it offers a fantastic photo, is the way that the Gold Topps Rookie All-Star trophy looks against the border color.
It really makes the trophy ‘pop’!!!!
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Tagged 1999 florida marlins, 1999 marlins, 1999 topps, baseball, baseball card collecting, baseball cards, florida marlins, hobby, Marlins, marlins team set, marlins team sets, miami marlins, team collector, team set, team set builder, team set collecting
Johnny Bench 2005 Upper Deck Classics – PERFECT!!!
Now this is how you represent a baseball great on a piece of cardboard.
Have a look:
Upper Deck did it right with their 2005 Classics release. From the simple design to the great choice of player to the perfect photos.
And for this one, they did something to really make that Red coloring pop – it looks fantastic!!!
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Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, 1981 topps, 1981 Topps Record Breakers, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, collection, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Johnny Bench, most valuable player, MVP, record breakers, reds, topps, world series
Rickey Henderson 2004 Donruss Classics
Another of the many cards that I recently bought ‘On The Blind’.
And this one, while it looks much better than some of the others that I scooped up, just doesn’t do it for me.
I like Rickey Henderson. And I collect Rickey Henderson baseball cards. But I do have my preferences, and I prefer Rickey to be wearing his Athletics or Yankees uniform on the cards that I collect…
If you want this card, let me know. And if there are multiple people who do, I will find a creative way to decide on who gets the goods.
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Tagged all-star, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, bowman, collecting, collection, donruss, fleer, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, lou brock, most valuable player, MVP, new york yankees, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, rickey henderson, Rickey Henderson Collection, score, stolen bases, topps, upper deck, yankees
Joe Morgan 2003 Upper Deck Vintage
I am not certain that Upper Deck has ever come clean about it, but this design from their 2003 Vintage issue is a blatant rip-off of the 1965 Topps baseball card design.
Thankfully, I love that set from ’65 so I am not complaining!!!
Have a look at the card:
I have always been a big fan of the team banner, as a matter of fact, my garage walls are loaded up with them.
So, since I have an affinity for banners, naturally I like to see them displayed on my baseball cards. And with this set from 2003, and just like the one issued way back in 1965, I am digging it!!!
Great work U.D.!!!
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Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, joe morgan, most valuable player, MVP, reds, second base, world series