Fergie Jenkins 1982 O-Pee-Chee Baseball Card
Being that Fergie Jenkins was born and raised in Canada, I have always thought that adding his O-Pee-Chee baseball cards to my collection was a necessary thing to do.
It’s just not that easy though.
So far, I have just three O-Pee-Chee cards of Jenkins in my collection. They are much tougher to come by and when I do find them, they tend to carry a higher price tag than their Topps equivalent.
Well, I now have four O-Pee-Chee cards of Fergie in my collection. I have scored his card from the 1982 set. It is now the oldest OPC in my collection.
Have a look:
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Fergie Jenkins Collection
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, cy young, cy young award, donruss, Fergie Jenkins, Fergie Jenkins Collection, fleer, Hall Of Fame, HOF, philadelphia phillies, phillies, pitcher, rangers, rookie, rookie card, texas rangers
Nolan Ryan 2001 Topps Archives – A Great Card At A Great Price!!!
There are very few players that I will always buy when the price is right. And on www.sportlots.com, that price could be as low as just eighteen cents.
The guys on that very short list are – Joe Morgan, Frank Robinson, Pete Rose, Reggie Jackson, Brooks Robinson, Eddie Murray, and Nolan Ryan are on that list.
And this sweet chunk of cardboard cost me just $0.18!!!!
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged 300 wins, 5000 strikeouts, 7 no-hitters, all-star, angels, astros, baseball, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, california angels, Hall Of Fame, HOF, houston astros, no hitter, nolan ryan, rangers, starting pitcher, texas rangers
Mike Schmidt 1980 Topps
There was no better player in the sport of baseball in 1980 than Michael Jack Schmidt.
Don’t believe me? Just check out the numbers:
48 Home Runs (LL)
121 RBI (LL)
.624 Slugging % (LL)
1.004 OPS (LL)
171 OPS+ (LL)
342 Total Bases (LL)
13 Sacrifice Flies (LL)
It is very nice to have this card in my collection.
Posted in Mike Schmidt Collection
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
1981 HEADLINE: Fernando Valenzuela Becomes 1st Rookie To Capture Cy Young and ROY Awards!!!
On this day in 1981, Fernando Valenzuela won the National League’s Cy Young Award.
The week prior, he was named as the Rookie Of The Year, becoming the first player in major league history to earn both the ROY and the Cy Young Award in the same season.
The numbers? Let’s take a closer look, shall we??
13-7 record with 11 complete games and 8 shutouts. 180 strikeouts with just 61 walks and an ERA of 2.48.
Not too bad for a 20-year old hurler, huh??
Happy Anniversary Mr. Valenzuela!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, cy, cy young, cy young award, dodgers, Fernando Valenzuela, fernando-mania, latin pitcher, los angeles dodgers, los angeles dodgers starting pitcher, mexincan pitcher, pitcher, Rookie of the Year, ROY
2003 Topps Florida Marlins Team Set
The 2003 Topps Florida Marlins team set is a unique one. And I believe that it has to do with the Royal Blue border of the card. That and the player cameo that is cut in the shape of an infield diamond, and you have a card that reminds me quite a bit of the 1983 and 1984 Topps sets.
Have a look at the completed team set:
The 2003 team means a lot to me. Yes, they won the World Series. But, they also had a great group of personalities in both their veteran and rookie players. From Lowell to Dontrelle to Beckett to JP to Penny to D-Lee – that team was so much fun to watch!!
Posted in Marlins Team Sets
Tagged 2003 florida marlins, 2003 marlins, baseball, baseball card collecting, baseball cards, florida9marlins, hobby, Marlins, marlins team set, marlins team sets, miami marlins, team collector, team set, team set builder, team set collecting