2006 Fleer Florida Marlins Team Set
This team set of the Florida Marlins is chock-full of rookie cards that feature players that truly shaped the franchise during the following years.
Starting at the top of the list you have Josh Johnson, Hanley Ramirez, and Dan Uggla. These three guys would end up in 1st, 3rd, and 4th place for the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2006. And they became the core of a very young team that showed a lot of promise.
I have a lot of fond memories of this squad. We still had Miguel Cabrera on the team back then and he was starting to stake his claim as one of the best hitters in the NL. And Dontrelle Willis was here too – and he was coming off of a runner-up season for the Cy Young award.
Still, with all of the talent that the team had, they were very young and inexperienced. The team ended up finishing in 4th place in the NL East with a 78-84 record.
The cards look great though!!!
Posted in Marlins Team Sets
Tagged 2006 fleer, 2006 florida marlins, 2006 marlins, 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
2008 Donruss Threads ‘Generations’ Starring Hank Aaron & Dale Murphy
While their career numbers are not comparable, the fear that both Hank Aaron and Dale Murphy put into their opponents is.
Both of these great players were offensive threats that had few contemporaries while they were dominating the National League.
It’s nice to see the two of them paired together on this same card. And I have to say that this pairing is much better than some of the others that I have seen in more recent baseball card releases…
If I had to name my favorite Braves players of all-time, these two would rank very high on my list. Hey, that could be a future feature for my ’30-YOC Top Ten’…
Stay tuned for that!!
Posted in Dale Murphy Collection, Hank Aaron Collection
Tagged 1982 MVP, 1983 MVP, 3000 hits, 500 home run club, 500 HR, 500 HR club, all-star, atlanta braves, back-to-back, back-to-back MVP, baseball, baseball cards, baseball hero, braves, dale murphy, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, hank aaron, HOF, home run king, most valuable player, MVP, silver slugger, world series
Joe Morgan 2012 Topps Archives Reprint – 1967 Topps
I like this card for many reasons. But the number one reason that I am enjoying this baseball card is that it is a nice compliment to my ‘original’ 1967 Topps card of Joe Morgan. Yes, I own the one that was produced 45 years ago!!!
1967 was Joe Morgan’s third full season in the majors. And while he had yet to become the offensive powerhouse that would go on to win 2 MVP award and be named to several All-Star teams, Morgan was showing signs of what was to come…
During the ’67 season, Morgan hit .275 while collecting 136. Of his hits, 27 were doubles, 11 were triples, and 6 were home runs. Morgan stole 29 bases in 1967, while also scoring 73 runs.
A fantastic addition to my Joe Morgan collection!!!
Posted in Joe Morgan Collection
Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, all-star, astros, baseball, baseball cards, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, houston astros, joe morgan, most valuable player, MVP, reds, second base, world series
The team to produce the most Cy Young Award winners since the 2000 baseball season is the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Since 2000, the D-Backs have produced 4 winners:
Randy Johnson (2000,2001,2002)
Brandon Webb (2006)
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, brandon webb, cy young, cy young award, Did You Know...., pitcher, randy johnson, sports trivia, starting pitcher
Happy Birthday Barry Bonds!!!
Barry Bonds turns 48 years old today.
Where, oh where has Barry Bonds been? I can honestly say that I am not very pleased with how Bonds left the game. I kind of feel unfulfilled with his exit from the sport.
We are all entitled to our opinions, and I know that we all have them when it comes to Bonds. But, of all of the guys that have exited the game during the course of the last few years and are headed to Cooperstown, we saw sharp declines in their output – except for Barry’s. We saw it from Frank Thomas and Ken Griffey Jr. and John Smoltz and Randy Johnson and even my beloved Greg Maddux.
But Bonds is the guy that I feel like he could have given us more to watch. 3,000 hits was very close. As was 800 home runs. I would have liked to have seen him reach both milestones prior to his retirement from the game.
Happy Birthday Mr. Bonds – you are missed by this fan!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tagged 2002 world series, 500 HR, 600 hr, 700 hr, all-star, barry bonds, baseball, baseball cards, baseball miletones, baseball records, gaints, gold glove, home run king, most valuable player, MVP, pirates, pittsburgh pirates, san francisco giants, silver slugger, world series
Fergie Jenkins 2005 Upper Deck – ‘Cooperstown Calling’ – #1/5
This is officially the lowest numbered serial-numbered card in my Fergie Jenkins collection.
Numbered as 1/5, it does not get too much better than this for a collector.
And while I would love to own a 1/1 some day, having this card in my collection suits me just fine.
Oh, and the card is sweet too.
Have a look:
The card comes from the 2005 Upper Deck set tagged as ‘Cooperstown Calling’.
The colors of the card are spectacular, and I am digging that Gold logo that celebrates Fergie and his Hall of Fame induction.
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Fergie Jenkins Collection
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, cy young, cy young award, donruss, Fergie Jenkins, Fergie Jenkins Collection, fleer, Hall Of Fame, HOF, philadelphia phillies, phillies, pitcher, rangers, rookie, rookie card, texas rangers