Daily Archives: January 29, 2013

Andre Dawson 1982 Permagraphics Credit Card

Andre Dawson 1982 Permagraphics Credit Card

Finally, another vintage oddball card to add to my Andre Dawson collection.

It’s been a while, but the hunt continues!!!



Yogi Berra 2011 Topps Kimball Champions Of Games & Sports – mini

Yogi Berra 2011 Topps Kimball Champions Of Games & Sports – mini

Just like the Lou Brock card from the same set that I showed off a week ago, this card of Yogi Berra from the 2011 Topps Kimball Champions set is great.

I love the style of these cards, and especially the smaller, action portrait that is on the bottom.

Have a look:


This card makes me start wondering about the full set.  I have a few more cards from this set, but I may need to investigate the complete checklist a bit further…

Time to web surf!

Rickey Henderson 2012 Panini Cooperstown

Rickey Henderson 2012 Panini Cooperstown

I’ve had some time since my Frank Robinson post to examine the 2012 Panini Cooperstown checklist a little more closely.

And some of my questions have been answered.  Not all of the players that were dominant in multiple uniforms are featured in more than once card in the base set.  There is only one card of Nolan Ryan, Gary Carter, and Tom Seaver in the base set.

And the same goes for Rickey Henderson.  He is featured as a member of the Oakland Athletics, and I have finally added that card to my collection!


Alan Trammell 1988 Score

Alan Trammell 1988 Score

There is something about this set!  I had so many of these cards as a kid that I guess they have left a permanent mark on my collecting brain.

I used to go nuts for the 1988 Score set.  For an inaugural set, Score was very solid.  They offered great, action photos, nice sharp images, and brightly colored borders.

Here is the card of Alan Trammell from the set:

I always wondered how they chose the border color that each player was assigned to.  Did they make each player available in all colors and then choose the best ones for the set?  Or did they come up with a complicated math formula that divided the number of players in the set by the number of colors and then organize them?

We may never know, but I do know that the 1988 Score set is one of my favorites from the 1980’s.


2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #13 – Evan Longoria, Tampa Rays

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #13 – Evan Longoria, Tampa Rays

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 #13 – Evan Longoria


The Career Day – September 28, 2011.  Longoria put his Rays team on his back in this game.  With the team trailing 7-0, Longoria hit a 3-run home run to chip away at the lead and then a walk-off home run that advanced the Rays into the 2011 baseball playoffs.  On the day Longoria was 2-for-5 with 2 home runs, 4 RBI, and the greatest home run in Tampa Rays history.

Progress – 13/25