2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-1 – Tom Seaver, Cincinnati Reds
I really like the ‘Mound Dominance’ subset that Topps included in their 2012 base set. The cards are sharp, the graphics are solid, and I am a sucker for cards that pay homage to a historic baseball event.
The ‘Mound Dominance’ set recalls 15 amazing pitching performances in major league history.
This is card #1 – Tom Seaver, Cincinnati Reds
The dominant day – June 16, 1978. On this day, Seaver threw a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals. This was Seaver’s lone no-hitter of his career. In the game, he struck out three while walking three and allowing no hits and nor runs. The Reds beat the Cardinals 4-0.
Progress – 1/15
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Tagged 1969 world series, 300 wins, baseball, baseball cards, chicago white sox, Cincinnati Reds, cy young, cy young award, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Mets, New york mets, new york yankees, no hitter, reds, Rookie of the Year, ROY, tom seaver, tom terrific, white sox, world series, yankee stadium, yankees
Willie McCovey 2000 Fleer Greats Of The Game
Jeez, talk about a border that was built for a team? The color of this 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game set is a perfect complement to the colors of the San Francisco Giants!!
Have a look:
I love this set, and I have a lot of cards from it. The imaging is solid. I like the 3-D feel that the card has with McCovey’s bat laying on top of the border. And the Fleer GOTG logo is excellent!!
Posted in Willie McCovey Collection
Tagged 500 home runs, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, giants, Hall Of Fame, HOF, home run, mccovey cove, most valuable player, MVP, Rookie of the Year, ROY, san francisco giants, willie mccovey
Mike Schmidt 1985 Topps
The 1985 Topps set was the first set that I actively collected as a kid. And while I ultimately finished the 792-card set, I was an unorganized 10-year old doing so.
At the time, I had no concept of buying commons to fill voids in a checklist. Instead, I just bought more packs. And when they cost just fifty cents each, that was not too much to ask for.
All of those ‘extra’ packs led to me having a lot of extra cards in my collection.
And I firmly remember having a full page of this card from the set, Mike Schmidt’s base card:
It’s too bad that I got rid of all of that stuff years ago. If I hadn’t, this is certainly one that I would not have had to re-buy today…
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
Baseball salaries are amazing. Of the Hall of Famers that retired during the 1960’s, Mickey Mantle made the most in a single season with a $100,000 salary from each season from 1963-1968. He was followed by Eddie Matthews who earned $73,500 in 1968. And Matthews was tied with Duke Snider who made $73,500 in 1965.
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Tagged 61 home runs in a season, all-star, babe ruth, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball record, baseball trivia, Did You Know...., mickey mantle, new york yankees, roger maris, sports trivia, yankee stadium, yankees
George ‘Sparky’ Anderson 1960 Topps Baseball Card – YES!!!
In mid-November, I shared the Top Ten Most Wanted Cards for my collection with the readers of this blog.
The list had cards that were old, and cards that were new. The list featured rookies, and autographs, and error cards too.
Well, I can proudly say that I have now added one of those cards to my collection.
#7 to be precise – 1960 Topps George ‘Sparky’ Anderson
Have a look:
This card is a perfect complement to the 1959 rookie card of ‘Sparky’ that I scored a few months ago.
Sparky’s big league career spanned just 152 games, all coming in 1959. With the addition of this card to my collection, I now have the two cards issued of Sparky from his playing days.
There are a lot of cards of Sparky from his managing days that I do not have. I may have to go after them next!!!
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Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, 1984 world series, baseball manager, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, detroit tigers, Hall Of Fame, HOF, manager, reds, Sparky Anderson, tigers, world series