Daily Archives: December 20, 2012

Jim Palmer 2012 Topps Museum Collection – Copper

Jim Palmer 2012 Topps Museum Collection – Copper

Here’s another one that is a work of art!!

This card comes from the 2012 Topps Museum Collection, and it is the Copper-colored parallel version of the base card.

I like the museum-esque framing that Topps used on this card.  And I really like how that framing makes it look like the card can be found hanging on a wall in a museum.

This card is serial numbered as 29/299.

I have read that Topps is bringing this brand back in 2013.  I am happy with their decision as I find the card to be very likable.  Of course, I would be happier if I saw the name of Andre Dawson or Fergie Jenkins on the checklist too.



Johnny Bench 2004 Donruss MVP – 1976 World Series – This One Is Magical!!!!

Johnny Bench 2004 Donruss MVP – 1976 World Series – This One Is Magical!!!!

Another card has entered my collection that needs very little introduction.

I will tell you that it was printed by Donruss in 2004.

I will tell you that it celebrates the 1976 World Series.

And I will tell you that it is serial numbered as 306/1000.

And now, I will let the card speak for itself:


Maury Wills 2001 Topps Archives

Maury Wills 2001 Topps Archives

I have long admired the major league career of Maury Wills.  No, I never got to see him play.  And no, he never suited up for the teams that I have cheered for during my lifetime.

But, it certainly does appear that he played the game in the same manner in which I enjoy watching it.

Wills was a hustler; a terror on the base paths.  And he was a nightmare for pitchers; both at the plate and while on base.

Here is a card of him from the 2001 Topps Archives set.


If you had to pick one player in the majors today that you would compare to Wills and how he played the game, who would you select?

My pick is Michael Bourn!

Alan Trammell 1988 Topps

Alan Trammell 1988 Topps

I have always had a soft-spot in my collecting heart for the 1988 Topps baseball card set.

Heck, as a kid, I used to try to draw them.  And trace them too.

The ’88 design is as simple as they come.  The team name at the top offers a bold, all-caps font that was not very hard to duplicate.  And the banner that covered the lower-right corner was a breeze to copy.  From there, you just had the picture!!

I recently scooped this card of Alan Trammell from the 1988 Topps set for the player collection that I am building of him.  As soon as  I saw it, it took me right back to when I was 13 and drawing it!!

Gotta love the memories that baseball card collecting conjures up…

Fergie Jenkins 2005 Donruss Throwback Threads ‘Throwback Collection’ Game-Used Jersey Card

Fergie Jenkins 2005 Donruss Throwback Threads ‘Throwback Collection’ Game-Used Jersey Card

When it comes to my relic and autographed cards of Fergie Jenkins, I really try to stick to cards of him that feature him wearing his Cubs uniform.

That task is not always succesful, or easy.  Fergie suited up for 4 different teams during his playing days (Phillies, Cubs, Rangers, Red Sox) and he seems to get a lot of attention from the card companies for some reason while wearing his Rangers uniform.

The latest addition to my collection of Game-Used cards that feature Fergie comes from the 2005 Donruss Throwback Threads collection.  And in it, his is suited up in his Rangers digs.

Have a look:


The card is nice.  And I appreciate the ‘Throwback’ theme.  But for me, I would have preferred to have seen him in his Phillies uniform for this set.  I mean, if we are going to tag a set as ‘Throwback Collection’, we may as well throw it all the way back, right!?!?

As a matter of fact, I have never seen a Phillies relic card of Fergie.  I have a certified autograph from Topps that has him wearing his Phillies uniform.  But not a Game-Used card…  Hmmm…

Anyway, this beauty is serial numbered as 130/250.  And I paid less than $5 to call it mine!