Ken Griffey Sr. ‘Fab Five’ – Card #3 – 1982 Topps ‘In Action’
Now that my Ken Griffey Sr. player collection is complete, it is time to show of my favorite five cards from the set.
Card #3 – 1982 Topps, In Action
One of the things that I noticed about the cards of Griffey from his Reds days is the lack of action photos.
Yes, it is a small sample size, as the set is only 15 cards. But, the majority of them feature posed, or close-up portait-style photography.
Thankfully, the 1982 Topps set blessed Griffey with a bonus ‘In Action’ card.
There is no way that this card was not going to crack the ‘Fab Five’.
Enjoy the action!
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Mike Schmidt 2012 Topps Gold Standard – 1,500 RBI Club
Of the ‘Gold’ cards that are part of the 2012 Topps base and update sets, I think I prefer the ‘Gold Standard’ version sets the most.
The ‘Gold Standard’ set acknowledges a player’s entry into a rare statistical category – basically encapsulating history right into the cardboard. And that is right up this collector’s alley.
Here is the card of Mike Schmidt from the ‘Gold Standard’ set:
The card celebrates Schmidt joining the ‘1,500 RBI Club’. The event occurred on September 26, 1987, when he connected for a 3-run home run as the Phillies topped the Expos.
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Tagged 1980 world series, 1983 world series, 3rd base, 500 home runs, all-star, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mike schmidt, most valuable player, MVP, philadelphia phillies, phillies, silver slugger, world series, world series MVP
Mike Schmidt was the first World Series MVP in Philadelphia Phillies history. In 1980, Schmidt homered twice against the Kansas City Royals while driving in seven runs and leading the Phillies to the World Series title.
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Hank Aaron 2006 Topps Heritage ‘Flash Back’
One of my favorite new collections that I have undertaken is my modern-issue Hank Aaron collection.
I love picking up new cards of Mr. Aaron – and I do anything I can to learn more about someone who I consider to be among the best to have ever played the game.
After reading the book, ‘The Last Hero: A Life Of Henry Aaron’, my fascination with Hank as a ballplayer and man grew immensely. And as a baseball card collector, I know no other way to celebrate him than to purchase and showcase baseball cards of him.
My most recent pick-up comes from the 2006 Topps Heritage ‘Flash Back’ set. The card pays homage to Aaron winning the batting title in 1956 with his .328 batting average.
Go Get ‘Em Hank!!!
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