Daily Archives: September 12, 2012

Hank Aaron 2012 Topps Heritage Flashbacks – ‘Hank Hammers His Way To Power Crowns’

Hank Aaron 2012 Topps Heritage Flashbacks – ‘Hank Hammers His Way To Power Crowns’

There is something about these ‘Heritage’ cards that I just love.

Actually, it is many things – from the vintage cardstock to the muted colors to to the lack of a glossy finish to the plain graphics – it all screams vintage baseball cards and that pleases this collector to no end.

I picked up this card of Hank Aaron for $1.00.

And it is great – so great, in fact, that I have to show off both the front and back for you.

Here we go:

First, the front:

And now, the back:

I told you that she is a beauty.

A fantastic to my growing collection of cards that honors Mr. Aaron.

YES!!!

Jim Palmer 2005 Upper Deck Hall Of Fame Baseball ‘Seasons – 1973 – Cy Young’

Jim Palmer 2005 Upper Deck Hall Of Fame Baseball ‘Seasons – 1973 – Cy Young’

Jim Palmer raked in three Cy Young awards in a 4-season stretch between 1973-1976.

There are a lot of baseball cards issued in modern sets that praise Palmer’s incredible performance during this stretch, and I have every intention of picking up as many of them as I can.

This card comes from the 2005 Upper Deck Hall of Fame Baseball set, and it celebrates Palmer’s first Cy Young winning season of 1973.

The card is sharp, and it features a great, action photo of Palmer.  I really like the use of the Silver Hall of Fame logo too.

Oh, and it is also serial numbered as 8/15!

Have a look:

Rollie Fingers 1981 Fleer

Rollie Fingers 1981 Fleer

1981 was a ground-breaking season for Rollie Fingers.  It’s too bad that this card from the 1981 Fleer set does not do his season any justice.

1981 was Fingers’ first year with the Milwaukee Brewers.  By then, Fingers was established as one of the premier closers in the game.

And in 1981, he had his most decorated season ever – winning the American League’s Cy Young and MVP Awards!!!

How did he do it?

28 saves, a 1.04 ERA in 78 innings of work, 61 strikeouts, a K:walk ratio of 4.69:1, and a 6-3 record.

Atta Boy Rollie!!!

Did You Know…

The pitcher to allow the most hits is a 7-game World Series is Walter Johnson.  In 1924, Johnson gave up 30 hits while pitching 24 innings against the New York Giants.

1979 HEADLINE: Carl Yastrzemski Joins The ‘3000 Hits Club’

1979 HEADLINE:  Carl Yastrzemski Joins The ‘3000 Hits Club’

On this day in 1979 Carl Yastrzemski collected hit #3000 of his amazing baseball career!!!

On the road and taking on the New York Yankees in front of 34,000+ Yankee fans, Carl Yastrzemski and the Boston Red Sox made this game a memorable one.  Winning easily 9-2 against their divisional foes, ‘Yaz’ and the Red Sox enjoyed both team and individual success on this historic day.

In the bottom of the 8th inning, ‘Yaz’ connected for a single off of Yankees’ pitcher Jim Beattie.  Hit #3,000 was 19 years in the making, but Carl Yastrzemksi’s dedication to the game and the art of hitting certainly helped earn him a spot in this legendary club.

Conrats ‘Yaz’!!!

Yaz

The First Image From The 2013 Topps Heritage Set Is Here!!!

The First Image From The 2013 Topps Heritage Set Is Here!!!

Enjoy!!!!

What do Yu think???  LOL

Andre Dawson 2004 Leaf Certified Materials – Certified Autograph Numbered To 100

Andre Dawson 2004 Leaf Certified Materials – Certified Autograph Numbered To 100

I have been scooping up certified autograph baseball cards of Andre Dawson at a much faster rate as of late.  And I am certainly not complaining about that…

My latest score comes from the 2004 Leaf Certified Materials set.  It is the ‘Silver’ version of the card, and it is a beauty!!!

The card is serial numbered as 19/100, and it honors the time that Dawson spent with the Boston Red Sox.

Check it out:

There is a lot of Silver on there, huh??  The scan does not do the card justice – it is much cleaner and clearer in person!