Daily Archives: January 12, 2013

Jim Palmer 2012 Topps Commemorative Retired Number Patch #22

Jim Palmer 2012 Topps Commemorative Retired Number Patch #22

It was more than a few weeks since I added a card from the 2012 Topps Commemorative Retired Number set to my collection.

And while I have no plans of putting the full set together, I was on a pretty good streak of picking these up.  First, it was Dawson.  Than Morgan.  Than Winfield.  And than all three Reggie Jackson versions.

I was in the mood to add a few more to my collection, so I found the checklist for the set online and scanned it a few times to see who else would fit nicely in my collection.

And then it hit me – Jim Palmer!!!  How did I miss this so many times before?  Of course that Palmer card needs to be in my collection.  I cannot believe that I had missed it so many times before…

Well, I set off to score one for my Jim Palmer super-collection.  And it did not take long for me to finalize my purchase.

And now, it is home with me right where it belongs!!

GU PALMER RETIRED NUMBERS

And it is perfect!!

Enjoy.

Alan Trammell 1982 Donruss Diamond Kings

Alan Trammell 1982 Donruss Diamond Kings

You know me by now.  I am not a big fan of these cards, especially the early ones…

Yes, I find value in their history.  But, I just don’t care for them that much.

But, my desire to complete player collections and honor the great players from my youth outweighs my feelings about the Diamond Kings brand.

So, for that reason, I grab them when I need them.

And in the case of this card from the 1982 Donruss set, I needed it!

1994 HEADLINE: Steve Carlton Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

1994 HEADLINE: Steve Carlton Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Carlton had a dominant 24-season major league baseball career.  His resume boasts some incredibly impressive accomplishments including 4 Cy Young awards, 10-time All-star, 329 career victories, 4,136 strikeouts, 1 Gold Glove award, 1972 National League Triple Crown winner, and member of the 1967 World Series champions.

Carlton was voted into the Hall of Fame on his first ballot.  He captured 436 of 465 votes cast, good for 93.8%.

1988 HEADLINE: Willie Stargell Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

1988 HEADLINE: Willie Stargell Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

An exceptional ball player, Willie Stargell was dynamic on offense.  He has a lifetime batting average of .282 with 2,232 hits.  His power numbers are solid as he smashed 475 home runs and 423 doubles.  He also scored 1,195 runs during his career while driving in an additional 1,540.

Stargell was a 6-time All-star and he won the MVP Award in 1979 at the age of 39.  Stargell was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988.  He also helped lead the Pirates to two World Series championships in 1971 & 1979.

Stargell was voted into the Hall of Fame on his first ballot.  He collected 352 of 427 votes cast, good for 82.4%.

1983 HEADLINE: Brooks Robinson & Juan Marichal Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

1983 HEADLINE: Brooks Robinson & Juan Marichal Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

On this day in 1983, both Brooks Robinson and Marichal were voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Brooks Robinson is known for his glove first, and with 16 consecutive years of Gold Glove level performance it is clear to see why. On offense he has collected 2,848 hits, 268 home runs, 1,357 RBI, 1,232 runs scored, and a lifetime average of .267.  And the Orioles teams he played for did well too.  He is a member of the 1966 and 1970 World Series championship teams.

Juan Marichal is one of the many pitchers that defined the fantastic pitching era of the 1960s and 1970s.  Known for his famous leg-kick, Marichal dazzled while on the mound.  His efforts landed him 243 wins with 52 shutouts to his credit.  Marichal was a 9-time All-Star which says a lot of the respect he had around the league considering that he was fighting for roster spots with Seaver, Carlton, Ryan, Jenkins, and others.

Brooks Robinson was voted into the Hall of Fame on his first ballot.  He captured 344 of 374 votes case, good for 92%.

Juan Marichal was voted into the Hall of Fame on his third ballot.  He captured 313 of 374 votes cast, good for 83.7%.

GIVEAWAY TIME – Celebrating 8,000 Posts On ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

GIVEAWAY TIME – Celebrating 8,000 Posts On ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

In case you missed it, earlier in the day today 30-Year Old Cardboard passed the 8,000 posts milestone.  CNN and MSN covered it live, but sadly Fox News did not show up for the event.

The party was insane.  People were doing the conga.  The mariachi band was hot.  And I think I saw someone take a dare and swallow a goldfish for ten bucks.  It was truly a sight for sore eyes and I am still cleaning up debris from all of the Chinese poppers.

The dust has started to settle, but I still feel like partying!  In fact, I feel like giving out some goodies too.

So, I have rounded up a few treats and I want to share them with the great readers of this blog.  After all, you are the reason that this is so much fun!!

Here is my plan – starting right now, any and all readers of this post that leave a comment are eligible to win one of two prizes.  I will keep this post ‘sticky’ through the weekend and close the entries as of 10:00PM on Monday.  Once the entry window is closed, I will throw all of the names into a web-based randomizer and pick a winner.  That winner will get prize ‘A’.  I will then remove the winner’s name from the pool and run the randomizer again.  That winner will get prize ‘B’.

Two winners, and a lot of fun!!!

Are you ready to see what is up for grabs??

Cool, here we go.

Prize A consists of (3) 1987 Topps rack packs:

8000 PRIZE B

Prize B consists of (4) 1987 Topps cello packs:

8000 PRIZE A

Cool prizes, huh??

This is a baseball card with a love for vintage baseball cards, so I figured that the prizes should reflect that and I feel like the 1987 Topps set does the trick.

So, if you want to participate in the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post stating that you want in.  I will cap all entries on Monday at 10:0PM and announce the two winners on Tuesday morning.

Lastly, just another shout-out to the great readers of this blog.  You guys and gals make this a hell of a lot of fun for me and I look forward to what each and every day may bring to me, my collection, and ’30-Year Old Cardboard’.

As always, thanks for reading.  Now throw your name in the hat and try to win baby win!!

Have a great night!!!