Andre Dawson 2012 Topps Triple Threads – Amber
I continue to try to rack up the cards of Andre Dawson from the new Topps Triple Threads set. Some have been easy to nab, and some have been challenges.
My latest find from the set is the ‘Amber’ version of the card. It is serial numbered as 74/125 and the Red colored background is surprisingly sweet!!
Have a look:
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Chicago Cubs
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, Marlins, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, silver slugger
Johnny Bench 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen – Base
Man, talk about a nice looking baseball card!!
I have really become a fan of the Gypsy Queen brand. And I have spent a considerable amount of time going back to prior issues to grab the cards of the players that I collect.
And that is how and why I landed this card of Johnny Bench from the 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen set for my collection.
Have a look:
The coloring of this card is as good as it gets. The Red is super-vibrant, and while it stands out, it does not detract from any of the other spectacular elements of the card.
If Gypsy Queen was a set that only featured vintage players, I would certainly be inclined to build it!!
A fantastic addition to my Johnny Bench collection.
Posted in Johnny Bench Collection
Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, 1983 topps, 1983 topps super veterans, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, collection, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Johnny Bench, most valuable player, MVP, reds, super veterans, topps, world series
Alan Trammell 1988 Fleer
Sometimes it is the small details of a baseball card that makes it ‘likable’ for me.
In the instance of this card of Alan Trammell, there are two minor things that really help make this one a nice looking card.
First is the old Tigers logo. I always liked the logo that the Tigers used in the late 1980’s. As a matter of fact, I had a t-shirt with that same logo on it!
Second is the arm angle of Trammell’s throwing arm. It is almost perfectly aligned with the Red & Blue striping of the Fleer border design. That little effect makes the card flow better in my opinion.
Check it out:
Posted in Alan Trammell Collection
Tagged 1984 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, detroit tigers, gold slove, lou whitaker, shortstop, silver slugger, tigers, world series, world series MVP
1990 HEADLINE: Oakland’s Rickey Henderson Captures The American League MVP Award
On this day in 1990, Rickey Henderson was award with the American League’s MVP award.
Rickey Henderson is the kind of player that can challenge for the MVP crown during each season that he plays. His ability to separate himself from the rest of the league gave him constant respect from the voters.
It was no surprise that Rickey won the American League MVP award in 1990 – it’s just kind of surprising that it was his only one!!
In 1990, Henderson was the key that ignited the mighty Oakland A’s offense. During that year, Rickey batted .325 and had an on-base percentage of .439. He collected 159 hits, scored 119 runs, stole 65 bases ans smacked 28 home runs. And in 594 plate appearances, Rickey struck out just 60 times.
Henderson’s 1990 campaign also included an All-star selection, a Silver Slugger award, and a trip to the World Series!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Rickey Henderson Collection
Tagged all-star, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, bowman, collecting, collection, donruss, fleer, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, lou brock, most valuable player, MVP, new york yankees, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, rickey henderson, Rickey Henderson Collection, score, stolen bases, topps, upper deck, yankees
1984 HEADLINE: Dwight Gooden Becomes Youngest ROY In Baseball History
On this day in 1984, Dwight Gooden became the youngest player in major league history to capture the Rookie Of The Year award.
Debuting in ’84 at the young age of 19, Gooden was fierce!
He made 31 starts that season, and compiled a 19-7 record. He amassed 276 strikeouts during that campaign, and finished the season with a very low and respectable 2.60 ERA.
In addition to an All-Star team selection, Gooden finished in second place for the NL’s Cy Young award.
Happy Anniversary Doc!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Dwight Gooden Collection
Tagged 1986 world series, all-star, baseball history, cy young, cy young award, doc gooden, doctor k, DR. K, Dwight Gooden, Mets, New york mets, new york yankees, pitcher, Rookie of the Year, ROY, strikeouts, world series, yankees
2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #4 – Stan Musial, St. Louis Cardinals
I am working on this set because I find it to be the most appealing of the subsets issued by Topps in 2012.
The cards feature bold colors, great images, and a unique horizontal design.
I especially like the ‘Career Day’ theme as it pays homage to some of the greatest individual performances of baseball’s elite players.
Card #4 – Stan Musial
Career Day – May 2, 1954. Musial connects for 5 home runs in a double-header against the New York Giants. His stat line from the twin-bill looks like this: 6 hits, 6 runs scored, 5 home runs, 9 RBI, 2 walks, and an amazing 21 total bases. The Cardinals won the first game 10-6, but lost the second game 7-9.
Progress – 4/25
Posted in 2012 Topps Career Day
Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball legend, Cardinals, Hall Of Fame, HOF, home run record, st. louis cardinals, stan musial, stan the man, world series