Harmon Killebrew 2012 Topps ‘Golden Moments’ – On The Short List
I’ll be the first one to admit that I do not know enough about or cover the career of Harmon Killebrew on this blog enough. I have tried to learn more about him as of late, and am extremely impressed with how respected amongst his peers that he was.
Killebrew played in an era full of superstars and personality. And while he may not have displayed the personality that matched others from his time, he sure did produce like them, sometimes even more so.
This card is from the 2012 Topps “Golden Moments’ subset. The card pays homage to a game played on August 10, 1971. During this game, Killebrew became a member of the ‘500 HR Club’. He connected for two home runs on the day, becoming just the 10th member of the elite group. Of the members, only Babe Ruth reached the 500-HR landmark in fewer at-bats.
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Tagged 500 home runs, 500 HR club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Hall Of Fame, harmon killebrew, HOF, minnesota twins, most valuable player, MVP, twins
Ernie Banks 2004 Upper Deck Timeless Talents – Legends
This set is becoming a favorite at ’30-YOC’. I like the plain design. I like the full-size photo. And I like the year that is highlighted under the player’s name.
As for this specific card, it is very hard to mention the Chicago Cubs and not think about Ernie Banks or the 1969 baseball season. Banks is the greatest player in the team’s history, and 1969 was the last time that the club was truly poised to compete for a World Series title.
Here is the card:
My lone complaint is that the photo used was issued in a Black and White format. The other cards that I have from this set: Palmer, Jenkins, Robinson, Puckett, and Carew, are all issued in color.
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Ernie Banks Collection
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR, 500 HR club, all-star, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, Ernie Banks, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, Mr. Cub, MVP, Wrigley Field
Mike Schmidt 1982 Fleer
For the most part, this card is just plain awful.
I will give credit to Fleer for at least matching the frame of the card to Schmidt’s uniform color. But beyond that, this card is a far cry from creative…
Instead, let’s talk about Schmidt’s 1982 baseball season. OK?
Schmidt led the league in quite a few offensive categories at the end of the 1982 baseball season.
- walks – 107
- on-base percentage – .403
- slugging percentage – .547
- ops – .949
- ops+ – 161
Not a bad follow-up to his MVP season of 1981!
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
Cecil Fielder is the only player in the majors since Babe Ruth to lead the sport in RBI for three consecutive seasons. From 1990-1992, Fielder was the King. In 1990, he collected 132, in 1991 he had 133, and in 1992 he drove in 124.
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged 50 home run club, 50 home runs, 50 home runs in a season, 50 HR, 50 hr season, all-star, babe ruth, baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, blue jays, cecil fielder, detroit tigers, Did You Know...., new york yankees, sports trivia, stolen base, tigers, toronto blue jays, yankees
2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #7 – Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles
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 #7 – Frank Robinson
Career Day – June 26, 1970. Frank Robinson became just the seventh hitter in major league history to connect for Grand Slams in consecutive innings when his Orioles were playing the Washington Senators. His run production helped lead the Orioles to a 12-2 win. On the day, Robinson was 2-for-4 with two home runs, 8 RBI, and a walk.
Progress – 7/25
Posted in 2012 Topps Career Day
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, american league, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball history, baseball milestones, Cincinnati Reds, frank robinson, Hall Of Fame, HOF, memorial stadium, most valuable player, MVP, National League, orioles, reds