Daily Archives: September 1, 2012

Andre Dawson 1995 Pinnacle Museum Collection

Andre Dawson 1995 Pinnacle Museum Collection

This card came to me as part of a little trade package from one of my most loyal readers – unclemoe!  If you have never checked out his blog, you should do it – he is a loyal team collector and his set collecting goal is unreal!!  Click here to check it out.

Now on to the great, new Dawson for my collection….

The card comes from the 1995 Pinnacle brand.  And it is part of the set’s ‘Musuem Collection’.  It is similar in all aspects to the base card from the set (which I already owned) but it has a more unique finish – with the goal of looking like it had come out of a museum, I guess.

Have a look:

Thank you for the new Dawson card, unclemoe.  I am already working on our next trade package.


Frank Robinson 2012 Topps Prime 9 ‘Home Run Legends’

Frank Robinson 2012 Topps Prime 9 ‘Home Run Legends’

I scooped up this card for $0.99.  I think that I got a steal, though I have no idea what the ‘book value’ is.

And I don’t really care either.  This card looks fantastic.  The gloss finish that Topps employed for this little subset is of the highest quality.  And the ‘Home Run Legends’ headline that they created looks like stadium lights.

Have a look at the card:

As you all know, I am a big fan of Frank Robinson.  I think that he is one of the most underrated offensive players of all-time.  And any, and I mean ANY, time that I can add a vintage or modern card of Mr. Robinson to my card for an affordable price than I will more than likely take that plunge.

And I am very glad that I did with this one!!!

Brooks Robinson 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Brooks Robinson 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

There are some fantastic cards of baseball’s greatest players in this year’s Allen & Ginter set.

And among them is this sweet looking card of Mr. Brooks Robinson.

In the card below, Brooks’ portrait looks like a perfect complement to the Allen & Ginter design.

Have a look:

I told you!

Ken Griffey Sr. 1982 Donruss

Ken Griffey Sr. 1982 Donruss

Griffey Sr. was one of the last remaining Reds from ‘The Big Red Machine’ that remained with the team into the 1980’s.  Gone was Joe Morgan and Pete Rose and Tony Perez and George Foster.

It was Johnny Bench and Ken Griffey that stuck it out the longest.

Now, Griffey did not actually play for the team in 1982.  He was traded by the Reds to the New York Yankees during the off-season.

Still, it is nice to have ‘One More Card’ of Ken Sr. in his Reds uniform!!

Happy Anniversary Tom Seaver!!

Happy Anniversary Tom Seaver!!

On this day in 1975, Tom Seaver became the first pitcher in major league history to collect 200 or more strikeouts in eight consecutive seasons.

Showing off the remarkable ability to be a consistent and healthy performer, Seaver’s ability to dominate batters was unmatched during this time.

Here is a closer look at the numbers from those eight seasons:
1968 – 205
1969 – 208
1970 – 283
1971 – 289
1972 – 249
1973 – 251
1974 – 201
1975 – 243

And just for good measure, Seaver collected 235 hitters in 1976 extending the record to nine straight seasons!

How did he do in 1977?  196!!!

Happy Anniversary to ‘Tom Terrific’!!!