Johnny Bench 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base
What a nice card.
I like the different angle of the image that was used.
And I have to say that I could very easily see the bat swapped out with the golf club, which I believe is something that Mr. Bench would really, really enjoy.
Posted in Johnny Bench Collection
Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, 1983 topps, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, collection, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Johnny Bench, most valuable player, MVP, reds, topps, world series
2013 Topps Update ‘Postseason Heroes’ Subset – Greg Maddux
The 2013 Topps Update baseball card set includes a subset tagged as ‘Postseason Heroes. And with that theme, you would expect to find cards of modern players like Albert Pujols, Edgar Renteria, and Pablo Sandoval but none of these guys made the checklist.
That does leave room for some nice surprises…
This is the card of Greg Maddux from the set:
In 23 big league seasons, Greg Maddux made it to 13 postseasons. He competed in 9 NLCS match-ups, and 3 World Series’. Maddux compiled a record of 11-14 in the postseason and went just 2-3 in World Series play.
Of his three World Series championships, he won a single title – in 1995.
Posted in 2013 Topps Update 'Postseason Heroes'
Tagged 1995 world series, 300 wins, 3000 strikeouts, all-star, atlanta braves, baseball, baseball cards, braves, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, cy young, cy young award, gold glove, greg maddux, world series
Jose Fernandez 2013 Topps Chrome Update All-Star Card
I don’t know how or why it took me so long to get this card, but I am really happy that I did not forget to go after it.
This is the Chrome Update card of Jose Fernandez from the 2013 set.
Jose actually had two cards in the Update set – his Rookie Debut card and his All-Star card.
I can happily say that I have both now. And I am eager to see if I can nab any of the colored parallel versions for my collection next.
Hopefully I can bring a few of them home!
Posted in Jose Fernandez Collection
Tagged 2013 all-star, 2013 ROY, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball news, florida marlins news, Florida/Miami Marlins, jose fernandez, Marlins, marlins baseball, miami marlins, pitcher, rookie, Rookie of the Year, rookie phenom, ROY, starting pitcher
Baseball Card Show This Afternoon!!
Yessir, it is the first Saturday of the month, and of the new year, and that means that there is a baseball card show in town.
And while I normally skip the Saturday festivities and opt for the Friday evening event, my plans have been shuffled around a bit and I am able to make the show on Saturday.
So, I am hoping for a new batch of dealers as I have not been to a show on a Saturday in more than a year. And hopefully with those new dealers comes new baseball cards for me to peruse too.
Since there are no ‘new’ releases for me to seek out at this show, I will not be bringing a ‘want list’ this time around – strictly a collector going to see what he can uncover.
And you better believe that I will feature the full haul of the cards I score on Monday, so be on the lookout for that!!
Have a great weekend. And grab some cardboard if you can. I know I will…
Posted in Baseball Card Shows
Tagged baseball, baseball card show, baseball cards, card show florida, collecting, collection, coral square baseball card show, coral square card show, dani jai-alai card show, dania card show, florida baseball card show, hobbies, hobby
The first Cuban-born inductee to the National Baseball Hall Of Fame was Tony Perez. Perez was inducted into Cooperstown in 2000.
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged 1975 world series, 1976 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball trivia, big red machine, Cincinnati Reds, Did You Know...., Florida/Miami Marlins, Hall Of Fame, hall of fame trivia, HOF, Marlins, reds, tony perez, topps, world series
Christmas Brings Me A Paul Molitor Signed Baseball With ‘HOF 04’ Inscription!!!
After the Christmas holiday passed, I had quite a bit to go through and organize which has delayed my showing off of some of the really, great things that landed my way.
Of the lot, there was an item from my wife and boys that was simply super!
The gift was a signed Paul Molitor baseball with an added ‘Hall of Fame’ inscription.
Have a look:
Nice, huh?? Molitor has a bit of an odd scribble for his signature, but it is clearly his as I have seen dozens and dozens of them as I have shopped for more than a year for one for my collection of signed balls.
When Mill Creek ran their annual holiday sale during the Black Friday weekend after Thanksgiving, this ball was part of their offerings. And I sent a few strong messages via email to my wife about how nice of an addition to this ball would be to my collection.
The hint was taken – and I am now the proud owner of another great ball.
And you know what, it is!! I have wanted to add a Molitor signed ball to my collection for a while, and I can now claim that I have one.
A huge ‘Hat-Tip’ to my wife and kids for the great gift!!
Posted in Autographs, Paul Molitor Collection
Tagged 1978 topps, 1982 world series, 1993 world series, 3000 hits, all-star, baseball, blue jays, brewers, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, milwaukee brewers, minnesota twins, Paul Molitor, rookie, stolen bases, topps, toronto blue jays, twins, world series, world series MVP