Daily Archives: August 11, 2013

Roberto Clemente 2012 Topps Archives – 1955 Topps Design

Roberto Clemente 2012 Topps Archives – 1955 Topps Design

The 1955 and 1956 Topps baseball cards will stop me in my tracks each and I every time that I see them.  And for these sets, it really doesn’t even matter who the player is…

But, it certainly does not hurt when it is Hall of Famer, Roberto Clemente!!

This card is a re-print of Clemente’s 1955 Topps rookie baseball card.  This is the Gold stamped version, and I am really, really liking it.

Check it out:



Not only do you get a sense of history when checking out this card due to the age of the original, but that great Pirates logo, coupled with a faux-Clemente signature, and a Gold-stamped ‘Topps Archives’ logo and you have a winner!!!


Joe Morgan 2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants

Joe Morgan 2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants

I have long been a fan of the 2005 Upper Deck ‘Past Time Pennants’ set so when I made building a ‘Super Collection’ of cards of Joe Morgan a priority for myself, this is one of the first sets that I sought out.

Thankfully, Morgan was on the checklist – and now the card is mine!

Have a look:

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I really enjoy the over-sized image that Upper Deck used for this card’s design and I am especially liking that big, Silver ‘Past Time Pennants’ logo centered just below Morgan’s photo.

A great addition to my collection – YES!!!

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Wall Climbers’ Subset – Denard Span

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Wall Climbers’ Subset – Denard Span

The 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Wall Climbers’ set is a piece of art. The cards feature stunning graphics with images that capture some of baseball’s greatest action – the art of leaping into the air and bringing back would be home run balls.

The set offers just 10 cards, but each one is an amazing look at one of baseball’s great highlights.

This is the card of Denard Span from the set:



Denard Span has been thrilling fans with his defensive play since joining the major leagues in 2008.  His combination of quick feet and tracking ability has allowed for some incredible highlights to be witnessed.

In 2011, Span played in just 67 games due to injury.  In those 67 contests, Span had 208 plays in the outfield.  He made 207, good for a fielding percentage of .995.

Did You Know….

The first player in Seattle Mariners history to post a 20-game hitting streak was Dan Meyer who accomplished the feat during the 1979 baseball season.

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2012 Topps ‘Prime 9’ Home Run Legends Redemption Set – Albert Pujols

2012 Topps ‘Prime 9’ Home Run Legends Redemption Set – Albert Pujols

The 2012 Topps ‘Prime 9’ sets were issued through redemption cards that were inserted into hobby boxes of the Topps 2012 flagship baseball card set.  The cards were numbered and each card represented a specific card it could be redeemed for.

These special insert cards were redeemable only through hobby shops and Topps made these cards available for redemption on a very limited basis.

The card’s design is great, and I have been a fan ever since seeing them.  The high-gloss finish is unlike any that I have seen before and I like the fact that Topps rewards the baseball card business owner with such a nice, exclusive offer.

This is the Albert Pujols card from the set:



A few Albert Pujols home run facts:
* 475 career home runs at beginning of 2013 baseball season
* 1st major league HR off of Armando Reynoso
* Most home runs on the road – Pittsburgh
* Most against pitchers – Ryan Dempster (8)