Daily Archives: August 28, 2013

Frank Robinson 2004 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts

Frank Robinson 2004 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts

Wow, how much nicer would this baseball card of Frank Robinson look if the card contained an image featuring action??

I find some of the card designs issued by Upper Deck in the 2000’s to be the most appealing ones I have ever seen.  It greatly disappoints me to see such nice stuff ruined by a boring, and sometimes awful, picture selection.

While this one is not awful, it is boring!

Have a look:

ROBINSON 10

 

Come one, how much better would this card look if the image of Robinson was of him wearing a Grey, wool Orioles uniform while swinging at a 96-MPH fastball?

The card’s graphics are so nice, and I really like the shading of the card’s design.  All that is missing is a sharp stand-out image!!

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Wall Climbers’ Subset – David DeJesus

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Wall Climbers’ Subset – David DeJesus

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 David DeJesus from the set:

DAVID DEJESUS

 

DeJesus is a 12-year MLB veteran that continues to make plays in the outfield that are on par with much more athletic and younger outfielders.

He has a career fielding percentage of .992 and has made just 23 errors in 2,814 chances.

Keith Hernandez 1985 Fleer

Keith Hernandez 1985 Fleer

‘Ok, Mr. Hernandez, what I need for you to do is get down on your left knee.  You’ll then place your right elbow on your right knee and then brace yourself with the bat.

You know, just like you did when you were playing Little League ball’

That’s it!  Hold that pose!!  Ready – 1,2,3!!!!’

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Did You Know…

The first professional athlete to be on the cover of a Wheaties box of cereal was Lou Gehrig.  The Yankees legend made his debut with Wheaties in 1934.

Lou Gehrig

‘MVP For A Day’ – Contest Players & Their Picks For August 28, 2013

‘MVP For A Day’  – Contest Players & Their Picks For August 28, 2013

Alright, everyone. Wednesday’s baseball action will get under way in a few hours.

Below is a list of the player that have entered the contest as well as the big leaguer that they are hoping becomes the ‘MVP For A Day’.

Player Pick
Brian C Paul Goldschmidt
mgrlvr Miguel Cabrera
commishbob Chris Davis
Wrigley Regular Joey Votto
Gerad Yadier Molina
Q Mike Trout
Nick Yasiel Puig
jaredwillden David Ortiz
Irondequoit36 Edwin Encarnacion
Matt D Andrew McCutchen
Charley8 Adrian Gonzalez
Fuji Kurt Suzuki
AG Buster Posey
Victor Pedro Alvarez
Stealing Home Andre Ethier
Ron C Brian Dozier
Fordman (Mick) Jay Bruce
Matt Wilson Matt Holliday
John H Austin Jackson
Deano Jarrod Saltalamachia
Rob Nate McClouth
**30-YOC Giancarlo Stanton

You see my entry in the last line of the players.  I’m not eligible to win, but I wanted to throw my entry into the hat so I can track Stanton versus the other guys.

And here is one more look at the prize!

MVP CONTEST PRIZE

Enjoy the games!!! We’ll know who the winner is after today’s action is through!!

Million Dollar Question – What Is Your Favorite Current Baseball Logo???

Million Dollar Question – What Is Your Favorite Current Baseball Logo???

I had a lot of fun with last week’s ‘Million Dollar Question’.  It was great to go back and re-look at those old, historic logos.

And now, of course, I am going to ask the same question but for today’s logos.

And it should be just as fun!!!

The interesting thing about today’s logos is that the majority of them look computer-driven, not made by hand.  I’m cool with that, after all it is representative of the time we live in.  But, when I see the old vintage logos, they look like they have a lot more life to them – true animation!!

When I started looking at the logos of all 30 current MLB teams, I quickly realized that I like a lot of them.  And to be honest, if you asked me this last week I may have a different opinion than the one I am about to offer up and the one that I could provide next week too.

But, based on my mood and my likes at this moment, I do have a favorite. It has just enough old-school flare to it to make me think about the team’s history and some of the great players that wore the uniform that boasted this logo.

So, while the Rays, Astros, Mets, and Cardinals all got some consideration, there is one team logo, that for me, sits atop the totem pole.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the logo of the Kansas City Royals:

Royals Logo

 

I love the whole crown look that this logo pulls off.  The coloring looks great, and this is a logo that I would proudly sport on a cap or on the sleeve of a jersey.  The script ‘Royals’ is sharp, and the Royal Blue coloring is a nice partner to the name of the Royals.

Again, ask me in a few days and I may change my mind, but right now I am loving that logo!!!

How about you?  Which current major league logo do you like the best??

GO!