Daily Archives: January 30, 2014

Andre Dawson 2003 Donruss Signature Series – ‘Team Trademarks’ #/500

Andre Dawson 2003 Donruss Signature Series – ‘Team Trademarks’ #/500

After grabbing the base card from this set of Andre a few weeks ago, I immediately wanted to see how many parallel versions of the card existed and be had affordably.

And it did not take long to see that there was a version of the card that was serial numbered and stamped to 500 copies.

Mine is #193/500

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Still, there are more of these out there.  And I do intend on seeing if I can bring more into my collection.

Time will tell, but I believe that my efforts will have positive results.

Stay tuned.

Bryce Harper 2013 Bowman Platinum – Gold!!!

Bryce Harper 2013 Bowman Platinum – Gold!!!

After pulling the base card of Bryce Harper for my collection, I immediately sought out the colored parallels.

The end result was that I was not willing or wanting to shell out the kind of cash that they were fetching at the time.  But, lucky for me – my patience paid off as I waited a few more weeks and then tried my search again.

And now, I have the ‘Gold’ parallel from the 2013 Bowman Platinum set of Bryce Harper for my collection.  And the Gold background looks great!

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Hopefully, I can nab another one of these beauties in the coming weeks.

Fingers crossed!

George Brett 1990 Upper Deck

George Brett 1990 Upper Deck

Like many aging superstars that can no longer play the defense that they were once capable of, George Brett made the change to first base.

He did this sooner than most – and it began during the 1987 baseball season, his 13th year in the majors.

In 2,707 career games, Brett played first base in 461 of them.  During that span, he compiled a fielding percentage of .993.  And while he was never awarded a Gold Glove for his defensively ability at 1B, he was a serviceable aid to the Royals defense.

This card from the 1990 Donruss card captures Mr. Brett fielding his new position.

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2013 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Glove Stories’ Subset – Mike Trout

2013 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Glove Stories’ Subset – Mike Trout

Topps’ Gypsy Queen brand offers up some pretty sweet 10-card subsets that feature intense action.

One of my favorite parts about the GQ subsets is that they don’t simply throw in the top players – they truly find incredible images regardless of the player’s star power.  What this does is introduce us to other talents that perform at high levels while also allowing for players that are not always in the spotlight a chance to shine for a bit.

The ‘Glove Stories’ set primarily features outfielders with 8 cards, and has 2 infielder cards as well.

This is the Mike Trout card from the set:

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This play could easily be the most shown and watched highlight from the 2012 major league baseball regular season.  Between the ground covered and the height at which Mike Trout leaped to secure haul in the ball, the baseball world stared in awe.

And ever since this single moment, Mike Trout has taken more and more steps to becoming the face of major league baseball and a household name.

‘Wednesday’s Word Association’ – When I Hear The Term “Release Date”, I Think Of…

‘Wednesday’s Word Association’ – When I Hear The Term “Release Date”, I Think Of…

From dictionary.com:

Word Association, Noun.  

Definition – the connection and production of other words in response to a given word, done spontaneously as a game, creative technique, or in a psychiatric evaluation.

Ex: Dog –> Bark

‘Wednesday’s Word Association’ – When I Hear The Term “Release Date”, I Think Of…

If you asked me this question 12 years ago, release day meant that new CD’s were going to be on the shelf for the first time and that the prospect of owning new music from my favorite artist(s) was a reality.

If you asked me this question 7 years ago, release date meant that a new DVD was hitting the shelf for the first time and this allowed me and my family the opportunity to nab the DVD of a favorite drama, comedy, of family film.

Today, ‘Release Date’ means one thing and one thing only – BASEBALL CARDS!!!!

Music can be had on the web, oftentimes before the official launch.  Movies can also be pulled from the web, or rented for just a dollar or two. 

But, the release of a baseball card product cannot be replicated online.  This is still a unique experience.  And it is still a thrill.

And today is ‘Release Day’ for 2014 Topps Baseball, Series 1.  And I cannot wait!!!

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So, When You Hear The Term “Release Date”,  What Is The First Thing That You Think Of??