Daily Archives: May 19, 2013

Fergie Jenkins 2013 Topps Tribute – Base

Fergie Jenkins 2013 Topps Tribute – Base

It is so nice to see that Fergie Jenkins made it into a few 2013 Topps sets so far this year.  It gives me the chance to build up my collection a bit while also showcases him to new collectors that may not know his great history.

This card is from the 2013 Topps Tribute set; it is the base card from the set.

JENKINS TRIBUTE BASE

Time for me to start going after the colored parallel versions now.

Stay tuned!!!

Frank Robinson 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘The Great Ones’

Frank Robinson 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘The Great Ones’

It is so nice to see Robinson included in a set of this magnitude.  I find him to be one the most underrated players in the history of the sport, yet his accomplishments are on par with the elite legends of the game.

Here is the card of Mr. Robinson from ‘The Great Ones’ set:

VINTAGE ROBINSON GREAT ONES

Man, I wish that they used a better image of Robinson for this card.  I am not complaining about him wearing his Reds uniform, not by a longshot, but I am just way to used to seeing this specific shot used by Topps over and over.

For me, when tagging a set as ‘The Great Ones’ I would prefer something that just had an image to match such a great theme.

Maybe next time…

2010 Topps ‘Legendary Lineage’ With Bob Gibson & Tim Lincecum

2010 Topps ‘Legendary Lineage’ With Bob Gibson & Tim Lincecum

I really like cards like these and I am always eager to see who Topps pairs with some of the great players from our current era of baseball.  And while it would be impossible to reach a 100% consensus on a topic that can be so opinionated, I think that they do a pretty good job with their pairings.

This card features legendary Bob Gibson and a modern-day phenom, Tim Lincecum

VINTAGE GIBSON.LINCECUM

A few years removed from the 2010 release, we have seen a sharp decline in the dominance of Lincecum over the last few baseball seasons.  Sure, he is still striking out a very respectable number of hitters, but his dominance on the mound is not what it once was – the wins are down and so is the overall effectiveness.

But, back in 201o, Tim Lincecum was the real-deal!!  His ability to cruise through innings as he mowed down batter after batter was unparalleled – and it all led to wins.

I’d love to see him bounce back to his original form!!!

1988 Fleer Superstar Special Featuring Tony Fernandez, Cal Ripken Jr., and Alan Trammell

1988 Fleer Superstar Special Featuring Tony Fernandez, Cal Ripken Jr., and Alan Trammell

What a great way to start off a Sunday huh??

Showing off a baseball card featuring three of the best shortstops from the American League during the 1980’s.

The card comes from the 1988 Fleer baseball card set, and is part of the in-set subset called ‘Superstar Special’.

The card:

If I had to rank these three great shortstops, it would be very easy to do.

1 – Ripken
2 – Trammell
3 – Fernandez

For all intents and purposes, this one will land in my Alan Trammell player collection, which is getting very close to completion!!!

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #4 – 1957 Topps Design

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #4 – 1957 Topps Design

This is the third 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 4th card in the set, a re-print of Aaron’s 1957 Topps baseball card:

4

Hank Aaron’s greatest individual season came in 1957.  He captured the league MVP Award in 1957 as well as his lone World Series championship.

Some of Aaron’s amazing numbers from that 1957 baseball season include: 198 hits, 27 doubles, 44 home runs, 118 runs scored, 132 RBI, 369 total bases and just 58 strikeouts in 675 plate appearances.

And he did all of this at the age of just 23 – WOW!!!