Daily Archives: April 2, 2013

Andre Dawson 2012 Topps Triple Threads – Black

Andre Dawson 2012 Topps Triple Threads – Black

Yes, I am still knocking out cards from my 2012 ‘Needs List’.

And yes, I know that we are now into the 4th month of 2013.

But believe me, I could not help it.  It has been tougher to capture all of the colored parallel cards from the 2012 Topps Triple Threads set.  I have had very good luck with this set in the past, and with this addition to my collection I think I have all of the 2012’s that I will get as well.  But this time around, it just took me a lot longer to find them all affordably.

This one is the ‘Black’ version ; it is serial numbered as 27/50.

Have a look:


I have to say that while not as dark and strong as ‘Black’ could have been for this set, I really like this version.  The blending and fading of the card’s background colors is supreme, and Dawson’s image really pops!!

A great addition to my collection!  YES.

Mike Schmidt 1989 Bowman – WOW! Bowman Actually Used An Action Photo In 1989?!?!?!

Mike Schmidt 1989 Bowman

Well, well, well, as it turns out, the 1989 Bowman baseball card set did feature a little action photography.

Here some proof:


This is Mike Schmidt’s card from the 1989 Bowman set.

And as you can plainly see, this is an action photo of Schmidt.  It’s a poorly cropped image, but it is action-filled.

Back in ’89, Bowman loaded us up with posed, portait-style photography.  This card is a far cry from that.  And from what I can tell, there were not many that mimicked this one.

I need to find a pictorial essay of the whole set so I could calculate just how many cards used posed images versus action photos.

Off to the web!!!

1996 HEADLINE: Cecil Fielder Captures First Stolen Base Of His Big League Career

1996 HEADLINE: Cecil Fielder Captures First Stolen Base Of His Big League Career

On this day back in 1996 Cecil Fielder stole the first base of his major league career!!!

It took 1,097 games, but he finally did it. Congratulations!!!


Happy Birthday Don Sutton!!!

Happy Birthday Don Sutton!!!

Don Sutton truns 68 years old today.

Don Sutton was elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1998. With a career win-loss record of 324-256, Sutton had double-digit wins in 22 of his 23 seasons. With 3,574 strikeouts and a career ERA of just 3.26, Sutton was a dominant pitcher in the National League from his rookie season in 1966 through the mid 80’s.

Happy Birthday Mr. Sutton!!

30-YOC’s Opening Day Contest Winner Is…

30-YOC’s Opening Day Contest Winner Is…


With a guess of 224 strikeouts, DEANO hit the number right on the head – 224!!!! That’s some pretty solid guess work right there!!!

Congratulations to DEANO!!!

Here is one more look at the prize:


Thanks to everyone that played in my ‘4th Annual Opening Day Contest’.

The next contest is right around the corner!!!

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #19 – Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #19 – Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers

I am working on this set because I find it to be the most appealing of the subsets issued by Topps in 2012.

The cards feature bold colors, great images, and a unique horizontal design.

I especially like the ‘Career Day’ theme as it pays homage to some of the greatest individual performances of baseball’s elite players.

Card #19 – Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers


The Career Day – April 23, 1954.  On this day during the 1954 baseball season, Jackie Robinson stole the show with his bat and legs.  Robinson went 3-for-5 for the Dodgers while hitting a double and two singles and scoring a run.  He also stole three bases in the contest – all three coming in the same inning!!  His final hit of the afternoon was a game-winning double in the 13th inning.

Progress – 19/25