Fergie Jenkins 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen – Black mini
I keep plugging away at the different versions of Gypsy Queen cards of Fergie Jenkins from the 2013 release.
This card, serial numbered as 190/199, is the ‘Black Mini’ version and now I need just two more.
Hopefully I will soon be able to call the Green and Sepia versions of the card mine as well.
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Willie McCovey 2011 Topps Triple Threads – Sepia – NICE!!!!
Of the many new aspects that modern collecting brings to hobby, one of my favorites is the colored parallel version of the base card.
For me, it is about enjoying the same card with a twist – and sometimes the twist works and well, sometimes it does not.
In the case of Willie McCovey’s sepia-tones card from the 2011 Topps Triple Threads set, IT WORKS!!!
The card is serial numbered as 532/625 and it looks great.
Take a peek:
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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
George Brett 1990 Bowman – Batting Cage Card!!!
While I normally would complain about a posed portrait on any baseball card that makes its way into my collection, I will give this one a pass.
And you probably know why…
There are some photography themes on baseball cards that I will never tire of – batting donut cards, on-deck circle cards, signing autograph cards, and of course – the batting cage card!!
George Brett more than likely perfected his craft while working in the cages – it is nice to have a card like this in my collection that pays tribute to his fantastic career!
Posted in George Brett Collection
Tagged 1985 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, george brett, Hall Of Fame, HOF, kansas city royals, most valuable player, MVP, royals, third base, world series
No player in the 20th century has won more games in his final season in the majors than Sandy Koufax. Koufax wrapped up his big league career in 1966 while winning 27 times for the Dodgers.
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball trivia, cy young, cy young award, Did You Know...., dodgers, dodgers history, dodgers trivia, los angeles dodgers, sandy koufax
Andre Dawson 2013 Topps Tribute – Green
With the easy job of adding the base card of Andre Dawson from the new 2013 Topps Tribute set to my collection, it then began time to go after the colored parallel versions became the next phase for me.
In years past, the colored versions of the Tribute cards came out quickly and sold for quite a bit earlier on. Lucky for me, I learned that they could be had a few weeks later for much less money but the supply may be a little limited.
But, I took that philosophy with me to this year’s release and I was able to snag the Green version if the card for under $2.00. And I would say that is a good deal!!!
The card is serial numbered as 2/75. And the Green is a nice contrast to the Cubs uniform that Dawson is wearing.
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