Cal Ripken Jr. 2013 Topps Archives – 1972 Design
Last week I showed off this card as part of a post that showed off the horrible treatment that the 2012 Topps brand gave the Baltimore Orioles.
Of the cards that I featured, there were six in total, my most surprising personal reaction was aimed at the card of Cal Ripken Jr.
First, let me show you the card:
First, I will say that I am happy to see that Topps chose an image for that card of a young Ripken. But beyond that, I cannot find too much to rave about…
The posed portrait is not a good one. The cropping makes Ripken look extremely large in size. And I even find the Light Blue & Yellow of the card’s graphic design to be far from exciting.
Overall, this card is far from what I would want out of an Archives brand. I am guessing that Topps has hundreds, if not thousands, of Ripken images in their vault. Going with this one makes no sense – and it makes this collector offer up a big, ‘Thumbs Down’…
Posted in Cal Ripken, Jr. Collection
Tagged 1983 world series, 2130 games, 2131 games, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball history, baseball milestones, cal ripken, consecutive games played, Hall Of Fame, HOF, iron man, lou gehrig, most valuable player, MVP, orioles, world series
Jim Rice 1987 Topps
It’s hard not getting sentimental when adding cards from the 1987 Topps set into my current player collections.
As a kid, this set meant the world to me, and I became a knowledgeable set builder due to the amount of time I spent with these baseball cards with the wood-grain design.
The cards had a nice look and feel to them, and I always liked how strongly the team logo stood out on this issue.
I recently grabbed the Jim Rice card from the ’87 Topps set for my Rice PC. The card features a great, power swinging image and that sweet Red Sox logo!
Check it out:
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Tagged 1986 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, fenway park, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jim rice, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, rookie, topps, world series
1980 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson Steals 100th Base Of His Career
On this day in 1980, Andre Dawson stole the 100th base of his big league career.
On the road and facing the Philadelphia Phillies at Veteran Stadium, Andre Dawson and his Expos team were seeking a win against the National League powerhouse.
Dawson was 1-for-5 on the day with a home run and a stolen base. In the top of the 6th inning and with Gary Carter at the plate, Andre Dawson stole the 100th base of his major league career – second base off of Phillies pitcher Lerrin LaGrow.
Dawson was solid on the day, and helped lead the Expos to a 7-6 win.
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Mr. Dawson!!!
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, autographed baseball, autographed baseball collection, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, helmet, hobby, HOF, Marlins, mini helmet, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, signed 8x10, signed 8x10 photo, signed helmet, signed photo, signed picture, silver slugger
1979 HEADLINE – ‘Rickey Henderson Debuts For The A’s’
It all started on this day 34 years ago…
Rickey Henderson’s debut with the Oakland A’s on June 24, 1979 is when it all began. In the game, Henderson’s A’s team took on the Texas Rangers in Oakland, CA. The A’s lost the game 5-1, but Rickey gave us a glimpse of what was to come..
In the game Henderson batted lead-off and went 2-for-4 with a single and a double. He also picked up the first stolen base of his career, which as we all know was just the start of his amazing run as the game’s greatest lead-off hitter!!
Happy Anniversary Rickey!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Rickey Henderson Collection
Tagged all-star, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, collecting, collection, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, lou brock, most valuable player, MVP, new york yankees, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, rickey henderson, Rickey Henderson Collection, stolen bases, yankees
Giancarlo Stanton 2013 Topps Archives – Base Card & 1983 All-Star Card
The Miami Marlins are represented in the 2013 Topps Archives set a total of four times. And all four of those cards feature the same player – Giancarlo Stanton.
After completing a few trades from my Archives box breaks, I have landed two of the four cards.
Here is the Stanton base card that features the 1990 Topps design as well as the 1983 All-Star card.
2 down, 2 to go.
Stay tuned! And ‘Thanks’ for reading!!!
Posted in Florida/Miami Marlins, Giancarlo Stanton Collection
Tagged baseball, baseball cards, florida marlins news, Florida/Miami Marlins, giancarlo stanton, home runs, Marlins, marlins baseball, mike stanton, mike stanton news, stanton homers