Jim Palmer 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter – Gold Bordered mini
During that same shopping binge I mentioned in the previous Joe Morgan post, I told you that I had a little success, but not too much, while buying Jim Palmer cards.
Well, one of the few cards of Palmer that I did score during that web-based shopping trip was this one from the 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter release:
This card is the Gold Mini version of Palmer’s card from the set. And while you may not be able to see the coloring as well as I can with the card in my hands, I will say that the Golden border design definitely adds a unique coloring to the card.
I’m not certain that I love it, but it is certainly a unique choice by Topps and the A&G team.
I brought home this bad-boy for $1.00.
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Joe Morgan 2011 Topps Tribute – Base
I picked this card up while making a buy on COMC.com a few weeks ago. My goal during that shopping trip was to start working on cards of both Joe Morgan and Jim Palmer from recent releases that I had not been able to grab thus far.
I did very well with my Morgan buys that evening, and not so well with Palmer. But, with Palmer that is to be expected as I have been collecting his cards for some time now.
As for Morgan, I was able to grab two cards of him from the 2011 Topps Tribute set.
This is his base card:
I like the design, but the photo choice is horrible. Sure, I like the action, but I have to imagine that if Topps wanted to use a better image of Morgan while running the bases it would not have been so tough to accomplish…
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Roberto Clemente 2012 Topps Golden Greats – ‘Sweet 16’
This card comes from the 2012 Topps ‘Golden Greats’ subset and it features the legend, Roberto Clemente.
The card’s title is ‘Sweet 16’ and the back of the card shares the story of Clemente’s game winning hit in Game 1 of a Double Header on June 29, 1965 against the Reds. The hit came in the 16th inning of the game and gave the Pirates a 2-1 win over Cincinnati
Posted in Roberto Clemente Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball hero, baseball legend, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, most valuable player, MVP, pirates, pittsburgh pirates, Roberto Clemente
Vince Coleman 1989 Topps
Now this card below of Vince Coleman is a perfect example of how NOT to build a great baseball card.
When you are showcasing one of the most exciting and electrifying baseball players in the sport, show him doing something that matches that level of excitement. Show him stealing a base or bunting the ball or diving in the outfield while trying to make a play.
But do not, I repeat – ‘Do Not’, do this:
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1990 HEADLINE: Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. Are First Father-Son Combo To Hit Back-To-Back Home Runs
On this day back in 1990, Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. became the first ever Father & Son duo to hit back-to-back home runs in the major leagues.
An event that must have been extremely memorable and enjoyable for the duo, the Griffey men certainly had a great evening.
Ken Sr. went 2-for-5 on the day with a home run and 3 RBI. The younger Griffey went 1-for-4 with his solo home run. Their combined offensive output was not enough to hold of the Angels as the Mariners lost 7-5.
Still, a very memorable and historic night in Anaheim!!!
Congratulations to 2 class acts!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Ken Griffey Sr. Collection
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insert 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Florida Marlins Team Set
I’ve been on a bit of an Allen & Ginter streak with my Marlins team sets as of late.
In the last three months, I have hauled in the 2007, 2008, and 2013 team sets.
Well, time to add another team set to the lot! This one comes from the 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter release, and it is six base cards deep while also featuring two insert cards.
Check it out:
I really like this team set. The colors used by Topps for their famous A&G backgrounds really stands out. And that action shot of Hanley Ramirez is very unique for the A&G brand – I like it!!!
The insert cards come from the ‘National Pride’ subset and they feature Jorge Cantu and Hanley Ramirez.
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