Daily Archives: February 9, 2013

Alan Trammell 1982 Fleer – Pretty Brutal!!!

Alan Trammell 1982 Fleer

Way too zoomed in…

Empty stands…

Bland graphics…

Poor lighting…

Welcome to 1982 Fleer!!!

TRAMMELL 2

Did You Know…

The first American League player since Ted Williams to hit .300 and drive in 100 runs in three straight seasons was Thurman Munson.  In 1975, Munson hit .318 with 102 RBI.  During the 1976 season, he hit .302 with 105 RBI.  And in 1977, Munson hit .308 with 100 runs driven in.

Munson

 

Happy Birthday John Kruk!!!

Happy Birthday John Kruk!!!

John Kruk turns 52 years old today!

A man with one of the largest personalities in baseball during his playing days, Kruk was always a fan favorite.  Although Kruk did not look like the prototypical baseball player, or athlete for that matter, he was as talented a hitter as there was in the late 80’s.  In Kruk’s 10-year playing career, he hit .300 or better 7 times.  And when he retired from the sport, he left with a career batting average of .300 while amassing 100 home runs and 592 RBI.

But for Kruk’s birthday I want to give him something else.  Something nobody else may think of to give him.  I want to give him 1 more double.  I mean, who wants to retire from the game with 199 doubles when 200 sounds so much better?  So, ‘Krukkie’ my gift to you is 1 more ‘2-bagger’. 

Happy Birthday & Enojy!!!

Happy Birthday Mookie Wilson!!!

Happy Birthday Mookie Wilson!!!

Mookie Wilson turns 57 years old today.

Mookie Wilson’s major league career spanned 12 seasons, spent in both New York and Toronto.

As a player, Mookie was a run-scorer!  In 12 seasons, he scored 731 runs, with his career high of 91 coming during the 1983 baseball season.  His great speed was also used for getting him into position for scoring all of those runs.  Mookie amassed a solid number of doubles and triples, with 227 and 71 respectively.

Wilson is probably best known for the base hit that led the New York Mets to a win in Game Six of the 1986 World Series.  That hit, and play, is baseball history and Wilson was the catalyst.

Happy Birthday Mr. Wilson!!! 

My Dave Parker Player Collection Is Now Complete!!!

My Dave Parker Player Collection Is Now Complete!!!

With the acquisition of his 1974 Topps rookie card, I have completed my Dave Parker player collection.  The set consists of 26 major-brand cards of ‘The Cobra’ from his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1974-1984.

One thing that stands out while looking at the full collection is the number of posed portrait cards that were issued of Parker.  While not on Dale Murphy-esque levels, there a lot of non-action, posed photos used of him, especially from his early years.

Lucky for me, many of them were shot near the batting cage.  And you know me, I LOVE BATTING CAGE CARDS!!!  As a matter of fact, of the 26 cards that make up my Dave Parker set, six of them are ‘batting cage cards’.

Here is a look at the full collection. 

Dave Parker Collection

And as I do with all of my recently completed player collection, I will select and feature my ‘Fab Five’ and show them off to you next week.

Stay tuned as the fun will begin on Monday with ‘Card #5’.

Have a great night!!