Daily Archives: October 10, 2013

Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Triple Threads – Base

Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Triple Threads – Base

I really enjoy the Topps Triple Threads product, but you will never find me buying a pack or a box of these cards.  Quite frankly, they cost more than what I am willing to spend.

But, that does not mean that I don’t go after singles when I can.

And I recently picked up this base card of Reggie Jackson from the 2012 issue.

Check it out:



I like the card and I like the design.

But, because the 2012 base card design featured so much White and Grey, I think that the card of Reggie would have been better if it featured him in his Athletics, Angels, or dare I say Orioles uniform.

You know, just to add a splash of color to a great looking card…

2013 Topps Archives ‘Tallboys’ Subset – Clayton Kershaw

2013 Topps Archives ‘Tallboys’ Subset – Clayton Kershaw

With the new 2013 Topps Archives baseball card set release, the ‘Mini Tallboys’ subset is easily one of the best parts of the issue.

The cards from this subset offer a very basic, but throwback feel that screams vintage. The set is 40 cards deep and offers a nice mixture of current players, stars from the 1980′s, and Hall of Fame legends.

This is the Clayton Kershaw card from the set:



Kershaw is on an unreal run and is without a doubt the best pitcher in the major leagues right now.  His ability to dominate and keep the offense at bay allows for his team in to be ‘In’ every game he starts as he will not be allowing very many runs, if any at all.

It is just a matter of time before Kershaw throws a no-hitter.  And we are not far off from saying that the start of his professional career is on par with the greatest starts we have ever seen in the majors.

This kid is the ‘Real Deal’.

Joe Morgan 2013 Panini Cooperstown – Base

Joe Morgan 2013 Panini Cooperstown – Base

Yep, another base card from the 2013 Panini Cooperstown set.

This year’s set only featured 100 cards, opposed to 150 from the year before.  What that means to a player collector like me is that many of the Hall of Famers that I collect may not be included in the set.

And sadly, that is precisely what happened – while I can go after the Reggie Jackson, Jim Palmer, and Joe Morgan cards in this set, there is no Andre Dawson or Fergie Jenkins this year and that is a little upsetting.

But, instead of dwelling on it, I will simply push through and collect the players that ‘made the cut’.

This is the base card of Joe Morgan from the set:



A great image selection by Panini for this one.  And I love that the set features a shot of Morgan playing defense – an aspect of his game that he does not get enough credit for.

Time for me to go after the colored parallel versions of this card now that the base is mine!!

Carlton Fisk 1989 Score

Carlton Fisk 1989 Score

While not as nice as his 1988 Score baseball card, this card of Carlton Fisk from the 1989 Score set is a pretty nice one as well.

The card features an action-packed image that appears to show Fisk fouling off a ball while at the plate.  The awkward backswing and position of his legs leads me to believe that he went after a bad pitch just to stay alive for another offering from the pitcher he is facing.  Many know this as ‘chasing a bad pitch’.

Have a look:



I really like the old ‘Home Whites’ that the Sox wore in their last seasons at the Old Comiskey Park.  And those striped socks look great too!!

Finally, My 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Wall Climbers’ Subset Is Complete!!!

Finally, My 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Wall Climbers’ Subset Is Complete!!!

Yessir, I have completed the 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Wall Climbers’ subset and it is a sweet looking set of cards.

The action images that Topps captured for this set really is exceptional.  And while I did not know it when I first considered collecting this set, the cards included in the set actually celebrate the ‘Wall Climbing’ that occurred during the 2010 baseball season that gave us these stellar images.  And the card backs, help tell the story as well – depicting the scene and providing the details of the occasion.

The set is ten cards deep – and as I mentioned before, it is action-packed!

Have a look:



I told you it was sweet.

Among the players included in the set are rookies, all-stars, MVPs, and legends.  And the player mix just goes to show you that at any time, an outfielder can become a ‘Wall Climber’ and put his stamp on any game.

What a fantastic addition to my subset collection – This one is GREAT!!!!