Daily Archives: September 25, 2012

1975 Topps Mini – 1974 Victory Leaders w/Jenkins, Hunter, Messersmith, and Niekro

1975 Topps Mini – 1974 Victory Leaders w/Jenkins, Hunter, Messersmith, and Niekro

It brings me a lot of joy to be able to continue to add so many cards to my Fergie Jenkins collection.

And for as much as I enjoy grabbing all of the new releases as they come out, there is no bigger thrill than adding true vintage cards to my set.

And that is exactly what this is.

This card is the mini version of the 1975 Topps baseball card that pays homage to the 1974 league leaders in pitching wins. 

Fergie is among the group, and I am loving that I now have this card in both the standard and mini version.

YES!!!!!

Jim Rice 2012 Topps Archives – 1984 Topps Design

Jim Rice 2012 Topps Archives – 1984 Topps Design

I am such a big fan of the 2012 Topps Archives release.  Heck, I am a big fan of the Archives brand.

And when it comes down to my favorites from the set, it is very hard for me to pick.

I like the 1954 versions.  And I love the black-bordered cards from 1971.  And then there is the 1984 Topps design – one of my personal favorites.

And when the cards from 1984 look like this, it is hard to say that it can be any better…

Eric Davis 1989 Donruss

Eric Davis 1989 Donruss

As the Cincinnati Reds were marching towards their eventual 1990 World Series title, Eric Davis was headed towards some pretty impressive individual feats as a big league player.

In the season before winning the World Series, Davis was as solid as solid gets.

In 1989, Davis was an All-Star, Gold Glove winner, Silver Slugger winner, and MVP candidate.

The numbers look like this – .281 batting average, .367 on-base percentage, 14 doubles, 34 home runs, 101 RBI, 74 runs scored, 21 stolen bases, and 11 sacrifice flies.

I would love to have a player with this kind of talent on my team if I was chasing a championship!!

Go Get ‘Em ED!!!

1955 HEADLINE: Al Kaline Becomes Youngest Player To Win Batting Crown

1955 HEADLINE: Al Kaline Becomes Youngest Player To Win Batting Crown

On this day in 1955, Detroit’s Al Kaline won the American League batting title becoming the youngest player in major league history to do so.

At the age of twenty, and in his third big league season, Kaline hit .340 as he collected 200 hits in 588 at-bats.  He also led the American League in hits that year, and in total bases as well with 321.

His efforts from the 1955 season were handsomely rewarded – 2nd place in the MVP voting and an All-Star selection!!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Kaline!!!

Week Of Giveaways – Day One’s Prize Is Waiting For You!!!

Week Of Giveaways – Day One’s Prize Is Waiting For You!!!

Alright everyone, my week of giveaways is starting tonight.

To put your name in the hat for Day One’s prize, simply leave me a comment on this post stating that you want in.  At 8:00PM EST tomorrow night, I will take all of the entrants and throw their names into a ‘Randomizer’ and select a winner.

The winner of tonight’s prize will be unveiled tomorrow at 9:00PM EST and I will also open up entries for Day Two’s prize.

Here is a picture of tonight’s giveaway:

Greg Maddux 33-card lot.  I collect Maddux, but just his Cubs cards.  I am certain that these would be a welcome addition to a lot of collections!!!

So, do you want in?  If so, leave a comment with me now and check back tomorrow to see if you’re the lucky winner.

I’ll see you again tomorrow at 9:00PM.

Thanks for playing.  And thanks for reading ’30-YOC’!!!!