Daily Archives: February 11, 2014

Joe Morgan 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen – Alternate Image Mini

Joe Morgan 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen – Alternate Image Mini

I am going to get there, but it may just take me a bit longer…

My ‘Joe Morgan 2013 GQ Rainbow’ is slowly inching closer to the finish line.

Among the cards in the set, the Morgan rainbow has an ‘extra’ – the alternate image mini.

And here it is!

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NICE!

I love the action that Topps gave up with this shot.  And to be honest, I would love to see a full-sized card of this same shot to see what the full picture could offer.

Though I doubt that it could look much better than this one…  It is N-I-C-E!!

Andrew McCutchen 2011 Bowman – Base & Gold Border

Andrew McCutchen 2011 Bowman – Base & Gold Border

And this my friends is what you call in the baseball card world a ‘Double Header’.  Two cards at the same time!!!

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Oh yeah, I was able to snag both of these cards from the same seller on Sportlots.com a few weeks ago and I liked them so much that I wanted to feature them together.

These cards come from the 2011 Bowman baseball card set.  The Black card is the base card from the set, and the one with the Gold border is the colored parallel of the same card.

The image used on the card is sweet and shows a nice extension to Cutch’s sweet swing!

For a guy that is on the smaller side, he gets his bat around very quickly and as able to throw a lot of power into his cuts.  He is a true joy to watch – at the plate, on the base paths, and in the outfield.

1975 Topps Set Card 13/660 – #399 – Terry Harmon, Phillies

1975 Topps Set Card 13/660 – #399 – Terry Harmon, Phillies

Progress: 13/660

Player Name:  Terry Harmon

Card Number:  399

Team:  Philadelphia Phillies

Position:  Second base, Shortstop

Image Style:  Posed Defense

Years In The Major Leagues:  10, 1967 1969-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Appeared in 48 games.  Collected just 13 hits in 72 at-bats for a .181 batting average.

Notes From Career:  10-year veteran that played in 547 games, all with the Phillies.  Of his 547 games played, Harmon played 237 at second base, 183 at shortstop, 22 at third base, and 1 at first base.  He had a .977 career fielding percentage.

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Did You Know…

The first United States President to attend a major league baseball All-Star game was President Franklin D. Roosevelt who attended the mid-summer classic on July 7, 1937.

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1982 HEADLINE: Ozzie Smith Dealt To The St. Louis Cardinals!!!

1982 HEADLINE: Ozzie Smith Dealt To The St. Louis Cardinals!!!

On this day in 1982, Ozzie Smith was traded from the San Diego Padres to the St. Louis Cardinals.  Part of a 6-player deal, the 2-time All-star and 1-time Gold Glove winner was the focal point of the trade.

And as they say, the rest was history…

For the next 15 years, Ozzie Smith was the centerpiece of the Cardinal team as well as the face of the franchise.  Amazingly enough, he captured the hearts of the Cardinals’ fans with his amazing defensive play, and not his career .262 batting average.  ‘The Wizard of Oz’ was truly a wonderful sight to see as he covered more ground, made more plays, and solidified the entire right side of the Cardinal infield for one and a half decades.

While Ozzie will never be noted as one of the better hitters in the Hall of Fame, he did excel in certain areas of offense.  A speedster, Smith tallied 580 career stolen bases which puts him in 21st place on the all-time list.  He also scored 1,257 runs in his career.

Ozzie went on to capture 13 Gold Gloves, 15 All-star selections, and 1 World Series Championship!!!

Bryce Harper 2013 Topps Update – All-Star Card – Blue Border

Bryce Harper 2013 Topps Update – All-Star Card – Blue Border

I’ve got a good handful of 2014 Topps baseball cards in transit to me for my player collections and Miami Marlins project.

But, I am still keeping my eye out for some of the 2013’s that have yet to find their way into my collection.

And that shopping paid off nicely – I have added the Blue Border, Wal-Mart Exclusive, card of Bryce Harper’s All-Star card to my collection.

 

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And I am still hunting for a few more of these colored parallels.

I have to say that I think the Blue looks great!!