Daily Archives: February 10, 2014

Fergie Jenkins 2012 Panini Cooperstown – Crystal Parallel

Fergie Jenkins 2012 Panini Cooperstown – Crystal Parallel

Shockingly, this is just the second card of Fergie Jenkins that I have picked up from the 2012 Panini Cooperstown set.

It’s not for lack of effort or desire – but it is one of availability.

While I was able to build the Andre Dawson rainbow with relative ease, this Jenkins collection has been very tough to put together.

The set features 4 cards: Base, Crystal, Blue Crystal, and Red Crystal.

I grabbed the base card from the set more than 12 months ago – January of 2013 to be exact.

And now, after a very long and unsuccessful year of shopping, I have nabbed the Crystal version of the card.  The card is serial numbered to just 299 copies – mine is #267/299.




Hopefully I can wrap up this 4-card doozie by 2016.  Stay tuned.

Reggie Jackson 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes – ‘Curtain Call’

Reggie Jackson 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes – ‘Curtain Call’

There are so many cards from the 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes set that I want that I think the only way that I could scoop them all up would be to solely devote time and budget to that set.

But, I cannot do that – not at all!  Between the set I am building, the team collection I am working on, and the modern player collections, I am in way too deep to press pause on anything and focus my sole attention on a single goal.

But, I can try to grab a neat card from the set when I can.

And that is what I did when I grabbed this sweet card of Reggie Jackson from the ‘Curtain Call’ subset from the 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes set.

Have a look:



I love the vintage design, and the Maroon and Mustard colors work well together.

And I really like that sweet ‘Curtain Call’ logo fills the lower-left corner of the card.

A very nice addition to my Reggie Jackson collection!

1975 Topps Set Card 12/660 – #651 – John Morlan, Pirates

1975 Topps Set Card 12/660 – #651 – John Morlan, Pirates

Progress: 12/660

Player Name:  John Morlan

Card Number:  651

Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  2, 1973-74

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Morlan did not play during the 1975 baseball season

Notes From Career:  Morlan made just 49 appearances in the big leagues.  Split between the 1973 and 1974 baseball seasons, Morlan went 2-3 while compiling a 4.16 ERA in 106 innings of work.  He did throw a complete game in the 1973 season, where he started 7 games.


Happy Birthday Lenny Dykstra!!

Happy Birthday Lenny Dykstra!!

Lenny Dykstra turns 51 years old today!!

As one of the grittiest players to play the game in the 1980’s and 90’s, you couldn’t help but enjoy watching Dykstra suit up each and every day.  With an unparalleled style, ‘Nails’ was the supreme competitor and often put his body on the line solely in the effort to help his team win.

In 12 seasons in the big leagues, Dykstra had a career batting average of .285 while scoring 802 runs and stealing 285 bases.  His efforts assisted the New York Mets in winning the World Series in 1986.

Dykstra has fallen on some hard times in the last few years, but the strong and vibrant images of him enjoying and playing the game he loved are what remain with this fan!!

Happy Birthday ‘Nails’!!!

Andre Dawson 2004 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia ‘Tools Of The Trade’ Dual-Relic Card

Andre Dawson 2004 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia ‘Tools Of The Trade’ Dual-Relic Card

It has been a while since I nabbed a card from the Playoff ‘Tools Of The Trade’ series.  And it is not because I don’t want them – it is more of a supply and pricing issue.

The supply is there, it is minimal but it is there.  And the price is very there – and usually much higher than what I am wanting to pay.

The style of this set is one that I have enjoyed since I encountered them when I got back into the hobby.  Between the 2004 and 2005 issues, they are some of my favorite modern card styles.

So, when I am able to find one at a low, affordable price, I jump all over it.  And sometimes my bid sticks.  Sometimes.

This is one of those times!!!

I pulled in a dual-relic card of Andre from the 2004 set.  The card features a bat and jersey relic and it is serial numbered to just 250 copies.  The one that I picked up is numbered as 147/250.

Have a look:


The Blue swatch is a perfect match to the card’s color scheme.  And the little chunk of wood is a very nice complementary piece.

It’s nice to add one of these to the collection.  I am ready for the next!!