Reggie Jackson 2003 Fleer Showcase
Reggie doesn’t look like he was ready for the photographer to snap his picture on this one. As a matter of fact, I am not certain that Reggie even knew he was being photographed until after he heard the shutter of the camera snap.
Have a look at what I am talking about.
This is Reggie’s card from the 2003 Fleer Showcase set:
Reggie loved attention. If he knew that the camera was on him, he certainly would have flashed some more teeth!!!
Posted in Reggie Jackson - Mr. October
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, A's, all-star, angels, Athletics, baseball cards, california angels, collection, facial hair, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mustache, new york yankees, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, reggie jackson, Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, world series, world series MVP, yankees
My NLDS & ALDS Predictions
Wow, what an exciting night of baseball last night, huh?
And today starts the next round.
So, without further ado, here are my predictions for the NLDS & ALDS:
St. Louis Cardials VS Washington Nationals
Cardinals in FOUR
San Francisco Giants VS Cincinnati Reds
Giants in FOUR
New York Yankees VS Baltimore Orioles
Yankees in FIVE
Detroit Tigers VS Oakland Athletics
Tigers in FIVE
And there yoyu have it.
Who do you got????
Posted in Random Baseball Thoughts
Tagged 2012 baseball playoffs, 2012 MLB postseason, A's, Athletics, baseball, baseball cards, baseball playoffs, baseball postseason, braves, Cardinals, giants, nationals, orioles, rangers, reds, tigers, yankees
Ken Griffey Sr. 1981 Donruss
For some reason, the 1981 Donruss cards featured a lot of ‘zoomed-in’ photography.
I am not sure if this was a result of poor photo editing or poor photography.
Either way, we are left with a lot of half-body and 3/4-body shots.
This card of Ken Griffey Sr. is proof:
Posted in Ken Griffey Sr. Collection
Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, all-star, atlanta braves, baseball, baseball cards, big red machine, braves, Cincinnati Reds, ken griffey, new york yankees, reds, world series, yankees
1985 HEADLINE: Phil Niekro Joins The ‘300 Wins Club’
On this day in 1985, and at the age of 46, Phil Niekro joined the 300 Wins Club.
A seasoned veteran with 24 years of major league experience, Niekro tallied win after win through 3 decades leading up to this historic day.
On the last day of the regular season, Niekro and his New York Yankees team was on the road to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. 44,000+ fans packed the stadium and watched history be made as Niekro earned his 300th victory as the Yankees won the game 8-0. In the game, he pitched all 9 innings en route to 4-hit shutout.
Happy Anniversary Mr. Neikro!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tagged 300 wins, 300 wins club, all-star, atlanta braves, baseball, baseball cards, braves, Hall Of Fame, HOF, phil niekro, pitcher, starting pitcher
1966 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer’s World Series Debut Is Historic!!!
On this day in 1966, a 20-year old Jim Palmer threw a gem in Game 2 of the World Series.
Still in his rookie season, and on the road to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers, Palmer took the mound with the entire baseball world watching.
And this kid delivered one of the greatest pitching performances in World Series history. And he was the youngest player on the field.
Palmer pitched a masterpiece. Going the distance, Palmer and his Orioles teammates won the game 6-0. He threw a complete game shutout while allowing just 4 hits and striking out 6 batters. A legendary performance by a calm, cool-mannered kid!!!
Congratulations Mr. Palmer!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Jim Palmer Collection
Tagged 1966 world series, 1970 world series, 1983 world series, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, collection, cy young, cy young award, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jim palmer, jim palmer autograph, orioles, pitcher, world series
Baseball Card Show TONIGHT!!!
It’s the first Friday of the month and if you’re living in South Florida that means it is time for another baseball card show.
This show, and the remaining shows in 2012, will be held at their original location – Dania Jai Alai. I have not been to Dania in some time, and while it is a bit further than the shows I have been attending in Hollywood, I am eager to attend.
As for my goals of the show, of course I have some.
Matt Dominguez 2012 Topps Finest rookie card so I can complete my set
2012 Topps Triple Threads Miami Marlins cards
Andre Dawson 2012 Topps Update card
Hank Aaron modern cards
Hall of Fame relic cards
Reggie Jackson vintage
I also owe a few readers of the site some cards so I am hoping to be able to grab some goodies at the show for them too.
Wish me luck in my journey. And throughout the day on Monday, you can bet that I will be highlighting all of the great purchases that I have made.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Posted in Baseball Card Shows
Tagged baseball, baseball card show, baseball cards, card show florida, collecting, collection, coral square baseball card show, coral square card show, florida baseball card show, hobbies, hobby