Daily Archives: September 18, 2013

Bryce Harper 2012 Bowman Prospects – ROOKIE CARD!!!

Bryce Harper 2012 Bowman Prospects – ROOKIE CARD!!!

I recently bought this card while doing a little shopping on COMC.com.

Since Harper has so many cards coming out, but has only been in major releases for the last 2-3 years, I am trying to tackle my collection of his card by keeping current with today’s releases while still going back to his cards from 2012.

This card comes from the 2012 Bowman Prospects set:



I paid $2.99 for the card, plus a percentage of the $3.00 shipping fee that COMC.com charges.

I’m happy with the buy and excited to bring another Harper rookie card into my collection.

Need to continue down this road and grab as many as I can now while still affordable…

Wish me luck!!

Jim Rice 1986 Fleer – Seriously….

Jim Rice 1986 Fleer

I mean it – how close do you need to get to snap a picture like this?



Come on!?!?!

Show me the batting cage.  Show me the other players around the cage waiting with Rice.  Show me the coaches huddled with each other spitting sunflower seeds into the grass.


Did You Know…

Buddy Hassett set the rookie record for few strikeouts in a full season by striking out just 17 times in 1936.  Hassett played in 156 games that season while hitting .310 and having an on-base percentage of .350.


1976 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson Collects 1st Stolen Base Of Major League Career

1976 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson Collects 1st Stolen Base Of Major League Career

On this day in 1976, the Montreal Expos hosted the St. Louis Cardinals for a double header.

In game two of the double header, Andre Dawson stole the first base of his major league career.  The steal came in the bottom of the second inning after Andre hit a single to lead-off the inning.  The steal came against the combination of Eddie Solomon and John Tamargo.  Dawson would later score for the Expos on a single by Barry Foote.

On the day, Dawson was 2-for-4 for with 2 singles, 1 run scored, 1 RBI, and a stolen base.  The Expos lost the game 7-4.

Happy Anniversary Andre!!!

Dawson Stealing Bases

Happy Birthday Ryne Sandberg!!!

Happy Birthday Ryne Sandberg!!!

Ryne Sandberg turns 54 years old today!!

One of the greatest offensive infielders to have played the game, Sandberg is a Hall of Famer and fan favorite.

And in the city of Chicago he is still as loved today as he was during his playing days with the team that started more than 25 years ago.

Sandberg is currently managing the Philadelphia Phillies as he took over for Charlie Manuel earlier in the season.  I hope he gets to keep the job entering the 2014 campaign as I would like to see how he and the Phillies do with him as the leader of the team from the start of Spring Training.

Go Get ‘Em Ryno!!!  Happy Birthday!!!

And The Giveaway Winner Is…

And The Giveaway Winner Is…


Congratulations, Baseball Dad!!!

And here is a look at how everything played out when run through the randomizer:

Giveaway Winner

Congrats again, Baseball Dad.

And one more look at the prize:


And a big ‘Thank You’ to all that participated.

Oh, and stay tuned to ’30-YOC’ because in the coming weeks I will launching my ‘Annual Pick The Award Winners Contest’.

Have a great day everyone!!

Million Dollar Question – ‘When I Say 1988 Score, You Think What Card’???

Million Dollar Question – ‘When I Say 1988 Score, You Think What Card’???

Last week was a lot of fun as we examined the 1981 Topps baseball card set.  I asked what card you thought of first when you heard the words ‘1981 Topps’ and the answers were great.

So, I will continue with this theme for a few more weeks to see what other great memories we can conjure up from our youth that was packed with baseball cards.

This time around we will look at the 1988 Score baseball card set – a ’30-YOC’ favorite.

1988 marked Score’s debut into the hobby with its brightly colored borders and great action pictures.  The cards also featured full-color backs and packs included small, 2×2 holograms that contained baseball trivia.  Collecting Score baseball cards in 1988 was a lot of fun.

And many of the cards from the set are memorable.

But, when it comes down to it – there is one card from this set that stands apart from the rest for me.

That card is the Gregg Jefferies rookie card.

Here it is:

Gregg Jefferies

When the set was released, Gregg Jefferies was one of the biggest prospects in the sport.  Being on the Mets only amplified his status and he quickly became a highly sought afterrookie  baseball card.

Jefferies had rookie cards in both the Fleer and Donruss sets from 1988, but this card from the Score set captured him perfectly.  And the Gold border with the ‘Rookie Prospect’ headline stands apart from the rest – Big Time!!!

So, how about you?  What is the most notable card you cam think of when you think of the 1988 Score set?

I cannot wait to hear this!!!  And I’ll probably have to reveal my second place finisher from this set as well…  Stay tuned for that.