Daily Archives: February 22, 2014

Andrew McCutchen 2012 Bowman Chrome

Andrew McCutchen 2012 Bowman Chrome

I really like this card – the image is superb!!

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And while I am not certain that the ball McCutchen hit left the ballpark or not (my guess is no) but the image captured by the photographer of this shot caught ‘Cutch’ in a great moment of action.

And with the added element of ‘Chrome’ that Bowman added to this card, you take a normal card and kick it up a notch or two.

A great addition to my Andrew McCutchen player collection.

1975 Topps Set Card 24/660 – #322 – Ed Goodson, Giants

1975 Topps Set Card 24/660 – #322 – Ed Goodson, Giants

Progress: 24/660

Player Name:  Ed Goodson

Card Number: 322

Team:  San Francisco Giants

Position:  3rd Base

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  8 years, 1970-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Goodson played in 86 games during the 1975 season splitting time between the Giants and Braves.  He hit just .208 with 41 hits in 86 games.  He drove in 16 RBI and scored 15 runs.

Notes From Career:  Goodson played for three big league clubs during his eight season career.  He has a lifetime batting average of .260 with 329 hits.  Of his hits, Goodson connected for 51 doubles, 2 triples, and 30 home runs.  He drove in 170 runs during his playing days while also scoring 108 runs.  Goodson played for the Dodgers during the 1977 World Series – losing to the Yankees.  He was used in one game as a pinch-hitter, and he struck out.

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Did You Know…

The record for the most singles hit in a single major league baseball season is held by Ichiro Suzuki.  In 2004, Ichiro connected for 225 singles.

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Happy Birthday George “Sparky” Anderson!!!

Happy Birthday George “Sparky” Anderson!!!

Today we celebrate the birthday and life of Hall of Famer and legendary manager of the ‘Big Red Machine’, Mr. George ‘Sparky’ Anderson.  Always a fan favorite, Anderson provided some great quotes during the course of his coaching career.

Here is a small sampling:

“If I ever find a pitcher who has heat, a good curve, and a slider, I might seriously consider marrying him, or at least proposing.”

“I understand people who boo us. It’s like going to Broadway show, you pay for your tickets and expect to be entertained. When you’re not, you have a right to complain.”

“The day I got a hit off (Sandy) Koufax was when he knew it was all over.”

A true character and a legendary personality in the sport, Sparky Anderson is 1-of-a-kind!!!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Anderson!!!

ATTN: 2014 Topps Set Collectors and Team Set Builders, I Can Help You!!!

ATTN:  2014 Topps Set Collectors and Team Set Builders, I Can Help You!!!

The title of this post says it all.  I have amassed a pretty healthy stack of 2014 Topps Series 1 baseball cards that maybe able to help you in your collecting endeavors.

So, if you are building the complete flagship set or trying to collect every card from your favorite team, let me know as I may be able to help you.

Here is a look at the stacks of cards that  I have to offer:

2014 Topps Trade Bait

Almost every team is represented in this hefty stack of cards – and they’re all available for trade.  Personally, I am interested in colored parallel cards of any of the Marlins players you may have as well as cards from the Super Veteran subset.

Hit me up if you’re interested.  Let’s work out some trades so I can help you get closer to your goals.

Thanks for reading.