Daily Archives: June 17, 2013

Alan Trammell ‘Fab Five’ – Card #5 – 1983 Topps

Alan Trammell ‘Fab Five’ – Card #5 – 1983 Topps

Now that my Alan Trammell player collection is complete, it is time to show of my favorite five cards from the set.

Card #5 – 1983 Topps


You can never go wrong when adding a 1983 Topps baseball card to your ‘Fab Five’. 

And I don’t think that I made a bad pick with this one.  The large action image is a great shot of Trammell as he prepares to haul ass from home plate towards first base.  By the looks of it, he has hit a chopper to in infield – hopefully he made it to first safely!

The card design from Topps is iconic amongst collectors.  The team-themed colors are great complements to the card’s overall look, and I always enjoy looking back at the uniforms my favorite players wore during their playing days.

George Brett 2012 Panini Cooperstown ‘High Praise’

George Brett 2012 Panini Cooperstown ‘High Praise’

The 2012 Panini Cooperstown set offered a few in-set subsets to collect along with the base cards.

For me, most of them were poorly done and brought my zero desire to go after them.

There was one, however, tagged as ‘High Praise’ that did appeal to me.  And while I have yet to commit to going after it with any amount of vigor, I did scoop up a few singles…

And this is the one of Hall of Famer, George Brett:


The quote: ‘George Brett could get good wood on an aspirin’, Jim Frey.

Gotta love it!!!

Mike Schmidt 1989 Fleer Update – ‘Fleer Salutes A Champion’

Mike Schmidt 1989 Fleer Update – ‘Fleer Salutes A Champion’

I am a big fan of commemoratives, so it should come as no surprise to you that I really like this baseball card.

Have a look:

When Mike Schmidt retired from the major leagues during the 1989 baseball season, several card companies got to work making cards to acknowledge his amazing 3-time MVP-winning big league career.

This card, from the 1989 Fleer Update set, may look a bit ‘put together’ today, but back in 1989, this was a very savvy way to present multiple images on the same card.

Thank you Fleer.  And thank you, Mr. Schmidt!

Happy Birthday Dave Concepcion!!!

Happy Birthday Dave Concepcion!!!

Dave Concepcion turns 65 years old today.

Dave Concepcion’s major league career lasted 19 seasons. And all of them came as a member of the Cincinnati Reds.

A superb defender at shortstop, Concepcion helped anchor one of the most talented infields in all of baseball’s history. For his incredible defensive efforts, Concepcion won 6 Gold Glove awards in a 7-year span.

A career .267 hitter, he collected 2,326 hits. Fleet on his feet, Concepcion scored 993 runs for the Reds while also stealing 321 bases. Other impressive offensive stats include 950 RBI, 389 doubles, 101 home runs, and 48 triples.

Concepcion was named as a National League All-star 9 times. He also won back-to-back Silver Slugger trophies in 1981 & 1982.

Dave Concepcion’s brilliant play at shortstop along with his speed and ability to get on base helped the Cincinnati Reds win World Series titles in 1975 & 1976.

Happy Birthday Mr. Concepcion!!!

Contest Time: ‘MVP For A Day’

Contest Time: ‘MVP For A Day’

OK, time for another fun contest at ’30-YOC’.

This one should be fun. ‘MVP for a Day’ goes like this. You select one player that you feel will be the most valuable player for the day. On Wednesday, the 19th, there are 15 games taking place – you can review the schedule here. Pick the one player that you think will be the most valuable to their team.

Here are the rules:

  1. The player must be an offensive player(no pitchers allowed)
  2. Once a player is selected, he is off of the boards and cannot be picked again
  3. All picks must be submit into the comments section of this post no later than 10:00 PM on Tuesday

Here is how the scores will be tallied:

  1. Hits = 5 points each
  2. Home Runs = 8 points each
  3. RBI = 10 points each
  4. Walks = 3 points each
  5. Stolen Base = 8 points each
  6. Strikeouts = (-5) Points each

So take your time, but not too much time, and review the schedules. And get your picks in so we can choose Wednesday’s ‘MVP For A Day’!!!

And now for the prize…


How does (6) 1987 Topps rack packs sound???

Now study those match-ups and make your selections!!!  I’ll publish a list of all of the players and their picks on Wednesday morning.

Good Luck.