Daily Archives: February 23, 2014

Jim Palmer 2013 Topps Chrome Update ‘Postseason Heroes’

Jim Palmer 2013 Topps Chrome Update ‘Postseason Heroes’

On a recent comment left by reader Matt, he informed me the 2013 Topps Update Chrome set included cards from the Postseason Heroes subset.

And for me that meant two things: Jim Palmer & Reggie Jackson.

And my hunt began.  Thankfully, it did not take too long either as I was able to snag the Palmer for $1.99 which included shipping.

Have a look:



Up next, I’ll have to track down the Reggie Jackson card.

As for the card,I like the added Chrome touch.  And it looks pretty neat when set side-by-side with the base version.

I won’t be collecting the Chrome version of the subset (at least not yet) but that does not mean that I won’t pick them up if found at bargain pricing…

On to the Reggie!!!

Reggie Jackson 2005 Upper Deck Hall Of Fame Baseball

Reggie Jackson 2005 Upper Deck Hall Of Fame Baseball

Wow, what a swing!!



This card is from the 2005 Upper Deck Hall of Fame Baseball set.  The set pays homage to the legends of the game – something this collector and fan can certainly appreciate!

The card is serial numbered to 550 copies, mine is 527/550.  I like the overall look of the card design, even without a team logo or top banner design.  The stars that run up and down both sides of the card are a nice touch, and the very intricate graphics of the bottom add a very nice, royal feel to the card.

A fantastic addition to my Reggie Jackson collection!

1975 Topps Set Card 25/660 – #296 – Alan Foster, Cardinals

1975 Topps Set Card 25/660 – #296 – Alan Foster, Cardinals

Progress: 25/660

Player Name:  Alan Foster

Card Number: 296

Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  10 years, 1967-76

Notes From His 1975 Season:  While featured as a member of the Cardinals on his 1975 Topps baseball card, Alan Foster was a Padre in 1975.  He appeared in 17 games for the club compiling a 3-1 record with a 2.42 ERA in 44 innings of work.  He struck out 20 and walked 21 during that campaign.

Notes From Career:  In 10 seasons, Foster played in 217 games, going 48-63 with 26 complete games and 6 shutouts.  He has a lifetime ERA of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.337.  Foster never made it to the postseason.


Happy Birthday Bobby Bonilla!!!

Happy Birthday Bobby Bonilla!!!

Bobby Bonilla turns 50 years old today.

One of my favorite Marlins from the 1997 championship team, ‘Bobby Bo’ was a fan-friendly, and very funny member of the team.  I remember Bobby coming into the local sporting goods store that I was working at years ago.  It was 1997, but it was very early in the season before any of us thought that we had a chance to win the title.  He joked and kidded with several of us, and was genuinely a nice guy.  He signed a few autographs and had a few conversations with us prior to leaving.

It was a thrill for all of us to meet ‘Bobby Bo’ on that day 17 years ago, so today I want to again say ‘THANKS!!!!’ to the man that helped the Florida Marlins win the World Series in 1997 and helped make a few fans extra happy on that day when he stopped by and hung out for a few minutes!!!


I’m Going After (2) 2014 Topps Series 1 Subsets: Super Veterans & All-Rookie Cup Team

I’m Going After (2) 2014 Topps Series 1 Subsets:  Super Veterans & All-Rookie Cup Team

After having the time needed to fully examine the 2014 Topps Series 1 release and checklist, I have opted to collect two subsets that are part of the issue.

As a guy who loves the subset, it should be no surprise to the readers of my blog that this is my chosen route.

For this round, I am going to go after the ‘Super Veterans’ and ‘All-Rookie Cup Team’ subsets.  Each features a sharp, classic look and highlights some of the great legends of the sport – both modern and vintage.

2014 Topps Super Veterans

If you know the history of my blog, you know that the 1983 Topps Super Veterans subset is one of my favorites of all-time.  I have been begging Topps to issue a modern version of the set, and they obliged with a 15-card set in 2014 Topps Series 1.  Hopefully, it is expanded into Series 2 and Update.

Super Veteran Jeter

2014 Topps All-Rookie Cup Team

And the ‘Rookie Cup’ has long been a Topps staple, and ’30-YOC’ favorite.  This 10-card set features one player at each defensive position and has some incredible names in the checklist.  The design is neat and clean, and from what I can see, the colors of the cards pops nicely!!

All-Rookie Cup Team

Who’s ready to join me on these collecting quests?  I promise that it will be fun!!

Let’s Go!!!