Daily Archives: September 7, 2013

Joe Morgan 2013 Topps Archives – 1982 Topps Design

Joe Morgan 2013 Topps Archives – 1982 Topps Design

While I will never complain about adding more cards to my collection that feature Joe Morgan wearing his Cincinnati Reds uniform, this card with the 1982 Topps design should be showing him in his Giants gear.

Morgan spent the 1981 and 1982 baseball seasons in San Francisco with the Giants, and it would only be proper to have this card show that.

I’m not mad.  Just trying to stick with the appropriate theme for the time..

After all, who could get mad at this smile???



And now that Morgan’s base card from the 2013 Topps Archives set is mine, it is time to go after the Gold and ‘Orange Glow’ versions!!!

Reggie Jackson 2012 Panini Golden Age

Reggie Jackson 2012 Panini Golden Age

Reggie Jackson is without a doubt one of my favorite players to collect.  Along with his ‘star status’, I happen to really enjoy collecting older cards that feature the vintage  logos and uniforms of the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics.

And while Panini is not allowed to show you the Yankees logo that was on Reggie’s helmet during this at-bat, we all know that it is there…



I’m happy to see Reggie in this ‘Golden Age’ set.  I kind of wish that the card had a ‘B’ version of him in his A’s uniform as well.  It would look great with the ‘Golden Age’ graphics!!

Hat-Tip to loyal ’30-YOC’ reader Jarred for this card – it was recently sent to me in a package of cards that he sent my way.  Thanks Bud!!

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Wall Climbers’ Subset – Torii Hunter

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Wall Climbers’ Subset – Torii Hunter

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 Torii Hunter from the set:



Torii Hunter has been making highlight reel plays in the outfield since his rookie season of 1997.

Since that time, Hunter has established his status as one of the most athletic outfield defenders in the game.  With his speed, ability to read the ball, and lack of caution when it comes to making plays, Hunter has saved tons of runs for his teams while cementing wins too.

Hunter has won 11 Gold Gloves for his defensive excellence.

Keith Hernandez 1990 Score

Keith Hernandez 1990 Score

Keith Hernandez was not a New York Met in 1990.  He was an Indian, a Cleveland Indian.  He signed as a Free Agent with the Indians during the offseason between the 1989 and 1990 seasons.

But you would never know that from his 1990 Score baseball card…



Still sporting his Mets uniform and featuring that great-looking New York Mets logo, Hernandez’s 1990 Score card shows him doing what he did at Shea Stadium for seven big league campaigns.

But, in 1990, he only played in 36 games – all with Cleveland.  And things did not go well – .200 batting average, just 26 hits, 1 home run, 8 RBI, and the end of his career.

My preference is to collect the baseball cards of Hernandez from his time with the Cardinals and Mets – when he was one of the most well-rounded first basemen in the league!!!

Did You Know…

On August 25, 2011, the New York Yankees became the first team in major league history to have three players hit Grand Slams in the same game.  Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, and Russell Martin all hit Grand Slams against the Oakland A’s.

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Baseball Card Show T-O-N-I-G-H-T!!!!

Baseball Card Show T-O-N-I-G-H-T!!!!

Finally, it is the first weekend of September and this baseball card collector is headed to his monthly card show.

After last month’s show, I am hoping that the dealers that went to the National have brought back some new goodies for me to check out.  I didn’t buy too much last time around, and my desire to jump into boxes and boxes of cards is very strong.

Among the things that I am hoping to find:

  1. 2013 A&G Miami Marlins cards
  2. 2103 Panini Cooperstown singles for my player collections
  3. 2013 A&G singles for my player collections
  4. 2013 colored parallel Miami Marlins cards from the flagship – Series 1 & 2
  5. Jose Fernandez rookie cards
  6. Giancarlo Stanton 2011 Gypsy Queen ‘Wall Climbers’ – last one for my subset
  7. 2013 Archives ’72 Basketball Design
  8. 2013 Archives ‘Mini Tallboys’
  9. Goodies for upcoming ’30-YOC’ contests and giveaways

As you can see, I have a lot I’m going to be looking for.  Hopefully I am able to snag hoards of cards from my list – and more!!

Come back to ’30-YOC’ on Monday as I will be featuring each and every card that I buy!!

Have a great weekend.

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