Daily Archives: March 30, 2013

Florida Marlins 2011 Topps Lineage Team Set – Base

Florida Marlins 2011 Topps Lineage Team Set – Base

I had this set sitting around for a while, and for no reason at all I skipped showing it off.

I am a big fan of the Lineage release, and I wish that this set lasted more than just one year.

The Marlins team set from this release is just three cards deep, but there are multiple versions  to be had.

This is the base version of the Marlins team set.


And now, I need to go after the Platinum, Diamond Anniversary, and 1975 Mini versions next!!!

This should be fun.  Wish me luck!!

Jim Palmer 2012 Panini Cooperstown ‘Induction’ Baseball Card

Jim Palmer 2012 Panini Cooperstown ‘Induction’ Baseball Card

As I mentioned in a prior post, I am  done collecting base cards from the 2012 Panini Cooperstown set.  I have all of the guys that I want, and I have made the decision, for now, to not go after the complete set.

However, there are still a few subsets that interest me – primarily due to the fact that they contain guys that I collect.

The ‘Induction’ set is one of those sets.  I have already added the card of Johnny Bench from that subset into my collection.

And now, I have added the Jim Palmer card as well.

Have a look:


Time to review the checklist of cards in this subset so I can make sure that I get all of the ones I would want.

Jim Rice 1984 Fleer

Jim Rice 1984 Fleer

The 1984 Fleer baseball card design was just basic enough to allow for the photo to take ‘center stage’ as the card’s most prominent feature.

As you can see on this card of Jim Rice from the set, the image was definitely the focal point of the card.


I like the look – nice and clean.  If Fleer had added just a bit of flair, maybe with the player’s name and position, it would have been a little more artsy, but I am good with this classic look.

Did You Know…

Harmon Killebrew hit more home runs during the 1960’s than any other player in the major leagues.

Killebrew slugged 393 round-trippers in the decade, finishing ahead of Hank Aaron’s 375 and Mays’ 350.


Time To Play ’30-Year Old Cardboards’ 4th Annual ‘Opening Day Contest’!!!

Time To Play ’30-Year Old Cardboards’ 4th Annual ‘Opening Day Contest’!!!

As we all eagerly wait for the 2013 baseball season to begin, I want to start it off right.

And one way to accomplish that is to host a contest!!!  This is the fourth straight season in which I am hosting an ‘Opening Day Contest’.

Here is how it will work:

There are 12 games scheduled on Opening Day, April 1.  You can review the schedule, and see the starting pitchers by clicking here.  To win this contest, you need to guess how many total strikeouts will be thrown in these 12 games.  To enter, simply leave a comment on this post with your pick.  Once a number is taken, it cannot be used again.  The person who gets the closest, without going over, to the actual number of strikeouts tossed wins!!!

Opening Days brings out the sport’s top pitchers.  From Clayton Kershaw to King Felix to Justin Verlander to CC Sabathia – there will be a ton of K’s.  So, do your homework and make your selections now!!!

The winner of my ‘Opening Day Contest’ will win this:


That’s right – 2 jumbo packs of 2013 Topps Opening Day baseball cards!!

Sound good??  Wanna play??

Then do your homework and make your picks.  All selections must be made by 9PM EST on Sunday night.  I will post a list of the players and their picks on Monday morning.

Good luck everyone!!!