Johnny Bench 2005 Upper Deck Trilogy Game-Used Bat Card – SWEET!!!
You may recall roughly a week or so ago that I showed off a sweet Eddie Murray game-used bat card from the 2005 Upper Deck Trilogy set.
In that post, I stated that I picked up three cards from the same seller, and from the same set.
Card #2 of that purchase was a that features Hall of Famer, Johnny Bench.
Have a look:
This card is just brimming with supreme color. The Red border is a perfect frame for the card.
And while the chunk of bat that is being featured is on the very small side, it is a nice accent to the card, which is serial numbered as 105/115.
Posted in Game Used/Memorabilia Cards, Johnny Bench Collection
Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, 1983 topps, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, bat relic, bench relic, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, collection, game used bat card, game-used relic card, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Johnny Bench, memorabilia card, most valuable player, MVP, reds, relic card, topps, world series
Andre Dawson 2012 Panini Cooperstown Collection
Unfortunately, I cannot recall the last time that I pulled an Andre Dawson baseball card out of a pack of cards.
When the 2012 Panini Cooperstown set was released, I thought that it could be a possibility. And when I received nine packs of the cards from this set for Christmas, I had my fingers crossed that I would pull a ‘Hawk’.
Sadly, that did not occur.
I also was unable to find the card of Andre at the baseball card show that I attended during the first weekend in February.
So, I settled for some online shopping and was easily able to score the card.
Here it is:
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Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, autographed baseball, autographed baseball collection, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, Marlins, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, silver slugger
Brooks Robinson 2006 Upper Deck ‘All-Time Legends’
I really like this one.
The card looks like it has a nice celebratory feeling with the Red, White, and Blue banners that flank the lower portion of the card.
The graphic that Upper Deck created for the this card really makes the whole thing work – between the vintage Orioles logo, the Silver filigree accents, and the ‘All-Time Legends’ stamp, this card has a nice sense of royalty to it.
Have a look:
If I had one complaint, it would be the background of the card. In my opinion, I would ’86’ the sky behind Brooks and replace it was baseball stands full of people. Keep it Black & White, and muted, but show us that the actual image was taken in a ballpark…
Posted in Brooks Robinson Collection
Tagged 1966 world series, 1970 world series, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, brooks robinson, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, orioles, third base, world series, world series MVP
Alan Trammell 1985 Topps
While the 1985 Topps baseball card set ranks very high on my list of favorite card releases of the 1980’s, there is no mistaking how much digital photography has enhanced what we are spoiled by with today’s era of cards.
Back in ’85, we had to deal with fizzy and grainy images. Today, our cards look as sharp as our high-def television pictures.
This card of Trammell from the 1985 Topps set would never get past the editor’s desk at Topps.
But, back in ’85, it was supreme!!!
Posted in Alan Trammell Collection
Tagged 1984 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, detroit tigers, gold slove, lou whitaker, shortstop, silver slugger, tigers, world series, world series MVP
Nolan Ryan 1999 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #21 – 1988 Topps Design
This is the first card that I have obtained for this set since officially declaring that I wanted to build the full set as one of my 2013 collecting goals.
This is the 21st card in the set, a re-print of Ryan’s 1980 Topps baseball card:
As for Ryan’s 1988 baseball season, he was still chugging along at age 41. As a matter of fact, he led the National League in strikeouts with 228. He pitched 220 innings while amassing a record of 12-11 and an ERA of 3.52. Ryan averaged 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings pitched (also a league leader) and finished the 1988 campaign with a 2.62:1 ratio of strikeouts to walks.
Posted in 1999 Topps Nolan Ryan Commemorative Set
Tagged 300 wins, 5000 strikeouts, 7 no-hitters, all-star, angels, astros, baseball, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, california angels, Hall Of Fame, HOF, houston astros, Mets, New york mets, no hitter, nolan ryan, rangers, starting pitcher, texas rangers