Giancarlo Stanton 2010 Topps ‘Rookie Debut’
I love cards that celebrate a player’s achievements. And when Topps decided to stamp baseball cards with a ‘Rookie Debut’ theme, I was all in!!!
This card comes from the 2010 Topps set, and it celebrates Stanton’s first major league game.
Have a look:
Man, what I wouldn’t do for a baseball card featuring Andre Dawson in his Expos uniform with the ‘MLB Debut 9/11/1976’ stamp.
You hear that Topps? I think I am on to something!!!
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Tagged baseball, baseball cards, florida marlins news, Florida/Miami Marlins, giancarlo stanton, home runs, Marlins, marlins baseball, mike stanton, mike stanton news, stanton homers
Jim Rice 1983 Fleer
If you know your boy at ’30-YOC’ than you know that I really like cards that feature cards of players sitting in the on-deck circle getting ready to step up to the plate and go to work.
This card of Jim Rice features an image of that theme, but it looks like the photographer captured him at a time in which he was not ready to be photographed.
Check it out:
It’s one thing to get close to the action. But, it is another thing to get so close that you annoy the player. And that is not a good thing…
Posted in Jim Rice Collection
Tagged 1986 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, fenway park, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jim rice, most valuable player, red sox, rookie, topps, world series
1995 HEADLINE: Robin Ventura Hits 2 Grand Slams In The Same Game!!!
On this day in 1995, Robin Ventura hit two Grand Slams in the same game, becoming just the 8th player in major league history to accomplish the feat.
Here is a closer look at Ventura’s stat line from that very memorable ballgame:
3-for-5 with a walk, 3 runs scored, 8 RBI, and most importantly – A Chicago White Sox victory!!!
Happy Anniversary Mr. Ventura!!
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Tagged 1988 Olympics, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, chicago white sox, comiskey park, dodgers, gold glove, gold medal, gold medalist, los angeles dodgers, Mets, New york mets, olympics, robin ventura, summer olympics, white sox
1985 HEADLINE: Gary Carter Connects For 5 Home Runs In 2 Games!!!
On this day in 1985, Gary Carter became just the 11th player in major league history to crush 5 home runs over the course of 2 consecutive games.
An amazing feat for any slugger, this incredible accomplishment is even more amazing as Carter was never really known as a long-ball threat.
I thought it would be fun to re-live those 5 round-trippers. Here are the notes:
Very impressive, if I do say so myself!!
Happy Anniversary Mr. Carter!!!
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Tagged 1986 world series, all-star, baseball, catcher, Expos, gary carter, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Mets, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, New york mets, silver slugger, world series
Happy Birthday Mike Piazza!!!
Mike Piazza turns 45 years old today.
Piazza was a solid offensive contributor for the teams he played for during his 16-year career. One of the game’s greatest slugging catchers of all-time, Piazza was an offensive machine. During his career he piled up some very impressive numbers: a lifetime .308 batting average along with 2,127 hits, 427 home runs, 1,335 RBI, 1.048 runs scored, and 344 doubles. A true power hitter with a good ‘batter’s eye’, Piazza shined brightly when the spotlight was on him.
And during that 16-year career, Piazza picked up a nice handful of individual awards. He was the 1993 Rookie of the Year, he was a 12-time All-star, and he won 10 Silver Slugger awards.
For his birthday I would like to give Mike Piazza two more years. 2 more years in the big leagues with a few statistical milestones within reach. Most notably would be 2,500 career hits. While I don’t think he was talented enough to join the elite 3,000 hits club I do think that he was solid enough of a hitter to be just 1 notch behind them!!
Happy Birthday Mike. High Five!!!
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Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball legend, catcher, dodgers, Florida/Miami Marlins, Hall Of Fame, HOF, los angeles dodgers, Marlins, memorabilia, Mets, mike piazza, New york mets, Rookie of the Year, ROY, silver slugger
Million Dollar Question – What Is Worst Current Major League Baseball Team Logo???
The last two weeks have been fun – We’ve discussed our favorite baseball team logos of the past and present time.
It’s always interesting to see what other think, and I liken this to similar discussions we’ve had in the past about favorite baseball card designs.
Now, it is time to flip it and go from talking about our favorites to talking about the ones that do nothing for us – The Bad!!!
Let’s start with the current MLB logos. Which one turns your stomach? Which one puts you to sleep? Which one are you would you not sport on a cap or t-shirt or jersey??
For me, the answer is simple.
Have a look:
This is the modern logo that the San Diego Padres are using. And it does nothing for me. Sure, it is clean, but it is so bland and so uninspiring. It’s a shame too, because the Padres have one of my favorite vintage logos of all-time with their ‘Friar Themed’ design from back in the day. But this one here is just plain awful…
To be perfectly honest, if this logo did not include the word ‘Baseball’ in the actual design I would not even think that this logo belonged to a sports franchise.
And now it is your turn. What do you think is the worst logo in baseball today?? And please go easy on my Marlins… 🙂
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