2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #24 – Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies
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 #24 – Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies
The Career Day – August 10, 2009. On this day, the Rockies were playing in Chicago against the Cubs. Tulo went 5-for-5 on the day as he hit for the cycle – 2 singles, 1 double, 1 triple, and 1 home run. He scored 2 runs in the game and drove in 7 runs. Tulo was the first shortstop in the history of the game to connect for 5 hits and drive in 7 runs in the same game.
Progress – 24/25
Posted in 2012 Topps Career Day
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, colorado rockies, coors field, cycle, gold glove, National League, rockies, shortstop, silver slugger, troy tulowitzki, tulo
Willie McCovey 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen – Base
Well, I have found my first card from the new 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen that does not thrill me.
Unfortunately, it features one of my favorite legends – Mr. Willie McCovey.
Have a look:
I like the setting of the card. And I really like that vintage Giants uniform that McCovey is wearing too.
It’s the image that does this player and set no justice. Did he hit a foul ball? Did he pop one up behind first base? The shot used leaves a little to the imagination, which is ok, but it is not a supremely positive question that other cards conjure up…
Posted in Willie McCovey Collection
Tagged 500 home runs, all-star, giants, Hall Of Fame, HOF, home run, mccovey cove, most valuable player, MVP, Rookie of the Year, ROY, san francisco giants, willie mccovey
1985 Fleer Super Star Special – ‘NL Pitcher’s Nightmare’ – Starring Mike Schmidt & Ryne Sandberg
Fleer did a great job of pairing up players with their ‘Superstar Special’ sets from the mid-1980’s.
And this card from the 1985 Fleer set is no exception.
The card tagged as ‘NL Pitcher’s Nightmare’ features two future Hall of Famers, and two great sluggers – Mike Schmidt and Ryne Sandberg.
Of the pair, I would have to think that at the time this shot was snapped that Schmidt was the more feared hitter. He was a veteran by the time the 1985 baseball season rolled around while Sandberg was still getting his feet wet. Still, Ryno mashed a ton of homers early in his career and this is a magnificent pairing.
A great addition to my Mike Schmidt player collection!!!
Posted in Mike Schmidt Collection
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mike schmidt, most valuable player, MVP, philadelphia phillies, phillies, third base, third baseman
1984 HEADLINE: Roger Clemens Wins First Major League Game
On this day back in 1984, Roger Clemens won his first major league baseball game.
With his team on the road in Minnesota, the Boston Red Sox were battling the Minnesota Twins. Clemens needed just 131 minutes to earn victory number 1 of his career.
Against a solid Twins team, Clemens pitched 7 strong innings in the 5-4 win. He allowed 7 hits and 4 runs during the contest. He also showed off his ability to dominate hitters with his powerful pitching and sharp control as he struck out 7 batters while walking just 1.
Happy Anniversary Mr. Clemens. Win #1 of your 354 career victories came on this day 26 years ago!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tagged 1999 world series, 2000 world series, 300 wins, 4000 strikeouts, all-star, astros, baseball, baseball cards, blue jays, boston red sox, cy young, cy young award, houston astros, most valuable player, MVP, new york yankees, pitcher, red sox, Roger Clemens, starting pitcher, toronto blue jays, world series, yankees
Contest Time – ‘Home Run Derby’
We’ve all see the ‘Home Run Derby’ before, but trust me this is not like ESPN’s version.
It is however the theme for this contest.
So, here is the deal – There are 15 major league baseball games being played on Wednesday, May 22nd. To win this contest, simply predict the total number of home runs hit on this day and win!!
Review the schedules now and make your selection. Once a total home run tally is selected it is off the boards and cannot be chosen again.
Here is a peek at the games for Wednesday’s schedule; study it closely and submit your pick into the comments section of his post.
What’s up for grabs this time around???
How about a sweet lot of 2013 Topps Heritage baseball cards??
Have a look:
I will keep the entry window for this contest open until 9:00 PM on Tuesday so I have enough time to put all of the info together and post a final list of the players and their picks on Wednesday morning before any of the action takes place?
Great. Get going and make your pick now!!!