Daily Archives: November 25, 2012

Jim Palmer 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen – Paper Frame Version

Jim Palmer 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen – Paper Frame Version

Time to show off another Jim Palmer card from the 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen set.  This card is known as the ‘Paper Frame’ version and it is serial numbered as 416/999.

Here is the card:

And now with this addition to my Jim Palmer collection, I have all three base cards of ‘Cakes’ from this set – the base, the Green-Frame, and now the Paper-Frame too.

And now it is time to move on to those pesky minis!!!

Wish me luck.

Reggie Jackson 1987 K-Mart 25th Anniversary Baseball Card

Reggie Jackson 1987 K-Mart 25th Anniversary Baseball Card

As a kid that was in his collecting prime in 1987, I had the full set of these K-Mart commemoratives.

And now, 25-years later,  I just try to scoop the cards from the set that feature my favorite players.

Hence, the latest addition to my Reggie Jackson collection.

Have a look:

Eric Davis 1991 Fleer

Eric Davis 1991 Fleer

Man oh man, that Yellow that Fleer used on its 1991 design is B-R-I-G-H-T!!!

Thankfully, they gave us an equally awesome photo of Eric Davis to use to help offset the card’s design.

This image is great – Davis is about a millisecond from making contact with the pitcher’s offering.  Something tells me that he connected!

Happy Birthday Joe DiMaggio!!!

Happy Birthday Joe DiMaggio!!!

The power of Joe DiMaggio’s name still carries an incredible amount of weight with it 59 years after his retirement from the game.  “Joe D” personified what baseball and specifically what baseball in New York was all about during the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Amazingly DiMaggio’s legendary status was built on just 13 seasons as a major leaguer.  Joe missed 3 seasons during the prime of his career due to his commitment to serve his country.  Many players from his era fought in the war and it always makes me wonder what we as fans missed during those years when these guys were away from the game.

In 13 seasons, ‘The Yankee Clipper’ finished in the Top 12 for the MVP in 11 seasons.  The numbers are pretty impressive:  (3) 1st place finishes, (2) 2nd place finishes.  Along with these honors, Joe DiMaggio compiled 2,214 career hits with 361 home runs and 1,537 RBI.  Joe also made the All-Star team in each of his 13 years in the majors.  WoW!!!  The Gold Glove was not awarded during Joe’s playing days, but if it had been he would own quite a few as his range in the outfield was unparalleled back then.

One of the main factors of DiMaggio’s fame was due to his incredible World Series accomplishments.  Joe played in 10 World Series contests, and won 9 championships!!!

And then, there is a little thing known as baseball’s grandest milestone – “The Streak”.  In 1941, DiMaggio hit safely in 56 consecutive games.  Since then, only 1 player has hit safely in 40+ games and nobody has come close to 50 again.

Joe DiMaggio is a true legend in the game of baseball and today we salute him for his amazing career and desire to be the best player in the game.

Happy Birthday Mr. DiMaggio!!!

Billy Williams 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts – ‘A Stitch In Time’ – Game Used Jersey Card

Billy Williams 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts – ‘A Stitch In Time’ – Game Used Jersey Card

Not a bad score this time around.  As a matter of fact, I have added more game-used relic cards of Billy Williams to my collection in 2012 than base cards.

I’ll have to change that as I would really like to be able to finish of my PC of Williams.  Maybe I can make that a reality in 2013.

As for the newest card in my Billy Williams collection, it is from the 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts set.  And the ‘Stitch In Time’ theme is a sweet one.

Have a look at the card:

I told you it was nice!