Daily Archives: March 21, 2013

Fergie Jenkins 1983 O-Pee-Chee Sticker

Fergie Jenkins 1983 O-Pee-Chee Sticker

I am constantly seeking new and old card of Fergie Jenkins for my ‘Ultimate Jenkins’ collection.

And that task is getting progressively harder and harder as the weeks go by.

It sucks that Fergie is not getting included in as many modern Topps releases as he was 6-7 years ago.  The cards are starting to dry up and what is left is pricey and tougher to come by…

I did come across this O-Pee-Chee sticker of Fergie that was issued in 1983.

And I had to have it!!!

JENKINS OPC STICKER

Eric Davis 1988 Donruss Baseball’s Best

Eric Davis 1988 Donruss Baseball’s Best

While the Bright Orange border may not be a classic baseball color, everything else about this 1988 Donruss Baseball’s Best card looks great.

The photographer of this image captured Davis milliseconds before he is about to spring into action.  Like a cobra, Davis is reared back and is ready to flex full steam ahead as the pitch heads toward home plate.

Have a look:

ERIC DAVIS 4

Excellent photo choice by Donruss.  Fantastic work by the photographer!!!

Happy Birthday Shawon Dunston!!!

Happy Birthday Shawon Dunston!!!

Shawon Dunston turns 50 years old.

One of the most likeable and recognizable faces in the Cubs’ dugout during the mid-to-late 1980’s. Shawon Dunston was a fan favorite in Chicago.

A highly skilled baseball player, Shawon Dunston enjoyed playing the game each and every day.  With a huge smile as proof, it was very hard to find another player that enjoyed taking the field more than Shawon.

Whether it was at the plate, with the fans celebrating him with the ‘Shawon-O-Meter’, or in the field when he routinely turned double plays or showed off his cannon of an arm while playing at short, Shawon was electric.

Dunston played 18 years in the majors – for 6 teams.  He is, and will always be a ‘Cubbie’ in my eyes!!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Dunston!!

Topps Locks Up MLB-Exclusive Baseball Card License Through 2020

Topps Locks Up MLB-Exclusive Baseball Card License Through 2020

From Beckett.com

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Topps and MLB Properties are extending their exclusive licensing agreement for baseball cards.

Their deal is extended through the year 2020, according to an announcement made by the company today.

“Since making Topps our exclusive baseball card licensee, they have continually validated that decision by bringing clarity to the marketplace and reinvigorating the hobby, especially among young people,” said Howard Smith, the MLB Senior Vice President, Licensing, in a prepared statement. “Generations of baseball fans have grown more attached to the game through collecting baseball cards, and Topps is continually coming up with new and creative ways to reach the next generation.”

The longest-running manufacturer of baseball cards, Topps has made baseball cards since the 1950s and first signed its licensing deal with MLB Properties in 1969. Its current run as an exclusive licensee began in 2010. It will keep exclusivity on “MLB, Jewel Event and Club trademarks, logos and other intellectual property, for use on baseball cards, stickers and certain other product categories.”

Topps said it will aims to “improve the retail and collecting experience and make cards increasingly relevant to children” in its statement.

“Topps has been making baseball cards for over 50 years, and with the ongoing support of MLB, we will continue to produce the most innovative and exciting collectibles in the marketplace,” said Doug Kruep, Topps’ Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Sports & Entertainment. “We value our relationship with MLB and look forward to being in business with them for many years to come.”

Tons Of Trades = Lots Of Help With The Projects I Am Working On!!!

Tons Of Trades = Lots Of Help With The Projects I Am Working On!!!

I tell you what, I have the best and most generous readers around!

Their desire to help me conquer a few new collecting objectives has left me with mail almost every day for the last two weeks.  In turn, I hope that I have been able to assist a lot of you with cards for your collections as well.

I have finally finished sorting everything.  I have documented my gains and updated my checklists.  I am a lot further along tonight than I was 10 days ago.

So, without further ado, let’s take a peek at what has stuffed my mailbox over the last few weeks, shall we?

2103 Miami Marlins parallel versions and inserts:

PATP 2 PATP 1

2012 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Moonshots’

TRADES MOON SHOTS

2012 Topps Archives ‘Cloth Stickers’

TRADES CLOTH 1

TRADES CLOTH 2

2012 Topps Archives ‘Deckle Edge’

TRADES DECKLE

There is some really great stuff in there, and I am so very thankful to everyone that has helped me get a little closer to knocking out these subsets and team set.

Thank you to Brian, Marcus, Patrick, Ryan, Robert, Doug, Brad, Jeff, Oscar, Q, and Rob!!