And With This Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Retired Number Commemorative Card, I Now Have The Trio!!!
You have no idea how hard I tried to get this card so I can show it off in October when I celebrate Reggie Jackson. I was able to score both the Yellow A’s and Grey A’s card.
But it was the Yankees card that eluded me.
Yessir, I have scored!! And it is beautiful.
And now, I can finally show off the full 3-card set. And it looks fantastic!!
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Bryce Harper 2012 Topps Update Rookie Card – Rookie Debut: April 28, 2012
As we all know, Bryce Harper recently captured the 2012 NL Rookie Of The Year Award. He deserved it, and I cannot think of a rookie in recent history that had as much pressure to succeed than what Harper had to deal with.
I was lucky enough to pull this card from a retail blaster of 2012 Topps Update.
The card celebrates Harper’s major league debut which occurred on April 28, 2012. In that game, Harper went 1-for-3 with a double, sacrifice fly, and RBI. The Nationals lost to the Dodgers 4-3.
Posted in Bryce Harper Collection
Tagged 2012 baseball season, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball news, big league debut, bryce harper, bryce harper debut, bryce harper news, major league debut, nationals, nationals news, Rookie of the Year, ROY, washington nationals, washington nationals news
Brooks Robinson 2005 Upper Deck Legends – MLB Artifacts
I like this ‘Artifacts’ brand from Upper Deck’s 2005 Legends set.
I just wish that the picture of Brooks was offered to us in color. Just imagine if the Oriole bird on his hat and sleeve were in Black and Orange…
What could have been!
Still, the card is a sweet one, and I am very happy to have it in my collection. It is serial numbered as 792/1999 and I really like the font that UD used for the card.
Have a look:
Posted in Brooks Robinson Collection
Tagged 1966 world series, 1970 world series, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, brooks robinson, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, orioles, third base, world series, world series MVP
Alan Trammell 1990 Upper Deck
By the time that the 1990 baseball season rolled around, Alan Trammell was in his 14th big league season. And he was just 32 years old!!!
My favorite stat from Trammell’s 1990 season – .304
Trammell hit .304 in 1990 by collecting 170 hits in 559 at-bats. This was the 6th time that Trammell would hit .300 or better. He would go on to do it one more time in 1993.
Atta Boy Tram!!
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
After A Few Comments, I Had To Go Back And Grab Some More Ken Griffey Sr. Cards For The Collection…
A few weeks ago, I posted a story about completing my Ken Griffey Sr. player collection. Congratulatory comments came my way, and a few that also told me that I was missing some cards for the PC.
So, the set was not complete. After a quick review, I confirmed that I had indeed skipped the cards of Griffey in a Red uniform from 1989 and 1990.
And that was not going to cut it. Not for me, and not for the readers of ’30-YOC’.
I set a plan in motion to add these missing cards to my checklist and then I began my hunt.
And then I scored!!!
These are the cards that I needed – all 10 of them!!!
Hat-Tip to Jason and Ron for steering me in the right direction.
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