Daily Archives: January 30, 2013

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-7 – Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-7 – Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies

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#7 – Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies

ROY HALLADAY

The Dominant Day – October 6, 2010.  On this day, Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in baseball’s postseason history.  It was his debut in the playoffs, and the Reds had no chance against the dominant Halladay.  In the complete game, Halladay threw 104 pitches en route to 8 strikeouts and a victory for the Phillies.

Progress – 7/15

Hank Aaron 1989 Topps – Turn Back The Clock

Hank Aaron 1989 Topps – Turn Back The Clock

I built this small subset last year; Topps’ Turn Back The Clock subset was a favorite of mine as a kid…

But, while shopping on www.sportlots.com, I was making a decent sized purchase from one seller.  And one of my final tasks when buying from anyone on sportlots is to check out what they have available for 4-5 different players.  If they have anything that I don’t have, and it is affordable, I usually snag that prior to checkout.

So, this investment cost me just eighteen cents, and a fraction of a low shipping fee.

The card, issued in 1989, takes you back to the biggest headline from fifteen years ago.  That would be 1974 – and there was nobody in baseball making headlines in 1974 bigger than Hank Aaron.

VINTAGE AARON TBC

I LOVE THIS CARD!!!

Derek Jeter 2007 Upper Deck ‘Future Stars’

Derek Jeter 2007 Upper Deck ‘Future Stars’

I really like the look of this baseball card.

But how in the hell did Derek Jeter land himself in a ‘Future Stars’ baseball card set issued in 2007??  1997, I am with you.  2007, what the heck?!?!?!

VINTAGE JETER

Did You Know…

The major league pitcher with the most shutouts after the age of 35 is Cy Young.  Young threw 39 shutouts after he turned 35 years old.  Early Wynn had 27.

Cy Young

Fergie Jenkins 2002 Team Topps Legends Certified Autograph Issue – 1966 Rookie Stars

Fergie Jenkins 2002 Team Topps Legends Certified Autograph Issue – 1966 Rookie Stars

If you recall my ‘Top Ten Wanted Cards’ than you would recognize the below image.  This card was on the list, and has been on my ‘Want List’ for a few years now.

Topps issued a nice little handful of certified Fergie Jenkins signed cards in the early 2000’s.  I have most of them, but this one has always eluded me.  I’m not sure as to why the price of this one was always higher than the others – maybe because it was a rookie card reprint, maybe the print run was smaller, maybe because I was also competing with Phillies collectors?  I’m still not sure…

But, finally, after years and years of waiting patiently, I GOT MINE!!!

Have a look:

JENKINS CERT PHILLIES

The Blue autograph on this card looks perfect.  It is an on-card auto, and is placed perfectly next to the Topps ‘Team Topps Legends’ and ‘Certified Autograph Issue’ logos.

The first card that I knocked off my ‘Top Ten Wanted Cards’ list was a Sparky Anderson 1959 rookie card.  This is the second to be scratched off the list.

Hopefully my luck continues…

Thanks for reading!