Daily Archives: February 15, 2014

Joe Morgan 2004 Upper Deck Timeless Teams – 1976

Joe Morgan 2004 Upper Deck Timeless Teams – 1976

I have a handful of cards from this set.

From Frank Robinson to Jim Palmer to Fergie Jenkins.

And while I enjoy owning then and keeping them in some of my favorite player collections, there is no doubting that this card of Mr. Joe Morgan is the most fun-loving card from the set that I have pulled thus far.

Have a look:




Joe Morgan was such a dynamic player, especially while with the Reds.  His ability to affect the game in a number of ways made him an elite player and an excellent spark plug for ‘The Big Red Machine’.

I have no idea why Morgan is smiling the way that he is in this shot, but it is nice to see it captured for all of us to enjoy on as baseball card.

Eddie Murray 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings ‘HOF Heroes’ – Red

Eddie Murray 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings ‘HOF Heroes’ – Red

It’s always fun to be able to add a parallel to your collection when you have the base version already in your collection.

This time around, that enjoyment comes from adding the ‘Red’ Diamond King card from the 2005 Donruss set to my Eddie Murray collection.

Have a look:


The card is virtually the same as the base card, just with Red accents.  and as you can see from the above scan, the Red adds a nice punch of color.

As you know, I am not the biggest fan of Donruss Diamond Kings baseball cards.  But, for a challenge the 2004 and 2005 sets offer tons of collecting opportunities for the player collector.

1975 Topps Set Card 17/660 – #34 – Steve Renko, Expos

1975 Topps Set Card 17/660 – #34 – Steve Renko, Expos

Progress: 17/660

Player Name:  Steve Renko

Card Number: 34

Team:  Montreal Expos

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style: Posed Fielding

Years In The Major Leagues:  15 seasons, 1969-1983

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Renko appeared in 31 games in 1975, starting in 25 of them.  He put together a win-loss record of 6-12 with a 4.07 ERA.  Renko faced 751 batters in 1975, in 170 innings of work.  He had a WHIP of 1.47 and struck out 99 batters while walking 76.

Notes From Career:  In 15 big league seasons, Steve Renko played for 7 clubs while compiling a career record of 134-146.  He started 365 games during his career and threw 57 complete games including 9 shutouts.  Renko never made it to the postseason.


Did You Know…

Alex Rodriguez hit 435 home runs during the first decade of the 21st century (2000- to 2009), the most by any major league player during that time frame.

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Happy Birthday Ron Cey!!!

Happy Birthday Ron Cey!!!

Ron Cey turns 66 years old today!!

If I could use 1 word to describe Ron Cey’s baseball abilities it would be = SOLID.  This guy appears to have had no weakness!!!

In his 17-season career, Cey established himself as a good hitter for average and power with the ability to drive in runs.  I think that one of the greatest factors of this was that Cey played with the same players for half of his career.  As a member of the LA Dodgers in the 1970’s Cey was on an infield line-up that played together for 8 straight seasons.  By the end, they were a well-oiled offensive and defensive powerhouse and ended up winning the World Series in 1981 while Cey took home the Series MVP Award.

Happy Birthday Mr. Cey!!!

Ron Cey

HOO-RAY!!! My 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Glove Stories’ Subset Is Complete!!

HOO-RAY!!!  My 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Glove Stories’ Subset Is Complete!!

Friends, another baseball card subset has been completed at ’30-YOC’.

This time around it is the 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Glove Stories’ set and the finished product looks incredible.

Here is the full 10-card set:

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What I like best about this subset is that the images that the cards offer give us shots of highlights many of us have seen multiple times.  To be able to recall a single play or moment of a game simply by seeing a picture on a baseball card is pretty neat.

The coloring offered in this set stay true to the Gypsy Queen look and design.  And the added element of the baseball glove leather and stitching was executed very well by Topps.

My lone is issue with the set is that it is ten cards deep.  And that means that once  the cards are pulled from the penny sleeves I use when scanning my cards and inserted into 9-pocket pages, 1 card will get the shaft and be forced to sit alone on the back of the page.  Sheesh…