Daily Archives: August 26, 2013

Logan Morrison 2011 Topps Series 2 – Diamond Anniversary Edition

Logan Morrison 2011 Topps Series 2 – Diamond Anniversary Edition

This card was sent to my by reader Jarred, and I am extremely grateful!!!  Jarred did not know it, but I was seeking a little inspiration and push on a collecting goal of mine.

This card, and Jarred’s offering, gave me that inspiration!!!

LoMO

I like this card a lot, but it was not the one that I was truly seeking.

However, is does remind me of the card I do want, and I am now more drive to go and get it!!!

The card I am seeking is from the 2011 Topps Lineage set – and it offers a similar ‘Diamond’ experience.  I am actually after the full set of cards from this brand, and I have been very lax in my efforts to collect it.

I have the 3-card Marlins base set.  But my collection stops there.  I still need the ‘Diamond’, ‘Platinum’, and 1975 Minis to call the set complete.

Jarred, Thanks for the inspiration.  I am now eager and ready to get back on track!!!

Hank Aaron 2012 Topps ‘Golden Greats’ – Aaron Slams Cardinals!

Hank Aaron 2012 Topps ‘Golden Greats’ – Aaron Slams Cardinals!

The ‘Golden Greats’ subset that was featured in the 2012 Topps flagship set took the great players of the game and gave us a few highlights from their careers.

Many players in this set received multiple cards, with Hank Aaron rightfully being one of them.

Have a look:

AARON 7

This card celebrates a game played on 7/2/1962 when Aaron and his Braves team was trailing the Cardinals 6-3 heading into the ninth inning and facing a certain loss.  After scoring one run, Aaron was up to bat with the bases loaded and a 6-4 deficit.  Aaron was already 3-for-3 on the day when he blasted a Grand-Slam, Walk-Off, Game-Winning Home Run!!!

It’s nice to see this event captured and honored as a part of this set!!!

 

Roberto Clemente 2012 Panini Cooperstown

Roberto Clemente 2012 Panini Cooperstown

Sure, I get it.  Find an image in which you have to do minimal work.  And for a hitter, that may mean a shot of him in which he is swinging the bat so the letters on his jersey are covered up by his extended arms.  And if his head is not aimed at the camera, you may be able to avoid having to do airbrush work on the helmet as well.

Kind of the cheap way out of things if you ask me, but it is certainly a lot more economically advantageous…

Here is the result of that thought process – Roberto Clemente’s card from the 2012 Panini Cooperstown set:

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Carlton Fisk 1988 Score

Carlton Fisk 1988 Score

Of all of the new player collections that I am working on, there is no doubt that the set of Carlton Fisk cards offers the most action.

Most likely due to the fact that he plays the catcher position, very few of the Fisk cards I have picked up so far include posed images.

Score’s 1988 baseball card design famously used multiple colors for its borders.  Fisk’s card happened to have landed in the ‘Gold’ section of the set.

Here is the card:

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I have no idea how they assigned the player to the border color or the border color to the player, but I think that this card would have fared just a tad better in the ‘Red’ section.

But that’s just me…

Contest Time: ‘MVP For A Day’

Contest Time: ‘MVP For A Day’

OK, time for another round of ‘MVP For A Day’ with ’30-Year Old Cardboard.

This one will be just as much fun as the others!!!

‘MVP for a Day’ goes like this. You select one hitter that you feel will be the most valuable player for the day. On Wednesday, the 28th, 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 9:00 PM EST 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…

MVP CONTEST PRIZE

A healthy assortment of MVP and Hall of Famers!!!

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.