Daily Archives: February 16, 2013

Ernie Banks 2011 ’60 Years Of Topps’ – 1968 Topps Design

Ernie Banks 2011 ’60 Years Of Topps’ – 1968 Topps Design

I don’t own too many vintage baseball cards of Ernie Banks.  Of all of the former Cubs legends – his cards draw the most money, and they seem to maintain their value pretty well.

Of the few cards of Banks that I do have in my collection that were issued during his playing days, I have his 1968 Topps card.  It is in pretty good condition, and is probably my favorite card of the very small collection.

And now, I have a re-print of the same card.


This one comes from the 2011 Topps ’60 Years Of Topps’ set.  And while the corners are more crisp, and the image is sharper, I will say that I still prefer the one that is now 45 years old!!

Warren Spahn 2003 Donruss Team Heroes

Warren Spahn 2003 Donruss Team Heroes

It has been years since I picked up a card of Warren Spahn – more than three years to be a little more specific.

I recently went on a Hall of Fame shopping spree on Sportlots.com.  My rules were simple – pay the lowest price that you can for the cards, and only shop with one seller.

So, that is exactly what I did.  And I kept my shopping themed to modern cards of Hall of Fame legends.

All of the cards were bought ‘on the blind’ as Sportlots.com does not require images for selling cards on their site.

In total, I picked up more than twenty cards.

And that is how I scooped up this one:


Not a bad card at all, especially since I did not get to see it prior to making my purchase…

Eric Davis 1990 Donruss Baseball’s Best

Eric Davis 1990 Donruss Baseball’s Best

While I normally enjoy showing off cards from the 1990 Donruss ‘Baseball’s Best’ set, this one just isn’t doing it for me.

Have a look at the card:


The photo is nice, definitely not the issue…

I think it is just the color combinations – between the Red & Grey and Davis’ uniform and the Bright Blue border of the card’s design. 

Just a combo that does not work…

Still, a great photo selection by Donruss!!

Did You Know…

No active player has led their league in triples more than Jimmy Rollins.  Entering the 2013 baseball season, Rollins has paced the National League in triples in four seasons – 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2007.


Dave Parker ‘Fab Five’ – Card #1 – 1981 Topps

Dave Parker ‘Fab Five’ – Card #1 – 1981 Topps

Now that my Dave Parker player collection is complete, it is time to show of my favorite five cards from the set.

Card #1 – 1981 Topps


Finally, time to show off my favorite card in my recently completed Dave Parker collection.

The card comes from the 1981 Topps baseball card set, and it features a great action photo, a nice ‘All-Star’ headline, and a classic graphic that reminds you precisely of the cap worn by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the early 1980’s.

I also like the background of the photo that was used for this baseball card – between the old-school, unprotected dugouts to the close proximity of the player in the on-deck circle – it all looks great!

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