Daily Archives: March 4, 2014

Joe Morgan 2014 Topps ‘All Rookie Cup Team’

Joe Morgan 2014 Topps ‘All Rookie Cup Team’

Yes, I am going after this full 10-card set, but this guy is going right into my Joe Morgan player collection.

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I really like the card design of this set, and the vintage, and era-appropriate logos used on the card are very nice graphic elements.

I cannot wait to get this subset-build underway!!

 

Jose Fernandez 2013 Topps Update Chrome ‘Rookie Debut’ – ROOKIE CARD!!!

Jose Fernandez 2013 Topps Update Chrome ‘Rookie Debut’ – ROOKIE CARD!!!

Yes, I am still chipping away at 2013 baseball cards.  And yes, I know that I am behind.

But, I am working on it – working on it hard!

My list of ‘wants’ is whittling down, but I have grabbed ahold of another card that I have been seeking for more than a few months.

This is the 2013 Topps Update Chrome ‘Rookie Debut’ card of Jose Fernandez.

Have a look:

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I already have the All-Star card from Fernandez from the same set so this is a nice complement to that card.

I would like to grab a few more 2013’s of Jose before the 2014 season starts.  I’ll need to hunker down and invest some shopping time into the quest, but I am up for it.

I think this young player is about to take the baseball world by storm..  And I cannot wait to get a front-row seat to the action.

Andrew McCutchen 2010 Topps All-Star Rookie Card – CHROME!!!

Andrew McCutchen 2010 Topps All-Star Rookie Card – CHROME!!!

I was given the base version of this same card when I announced that I was going to actively go after collecting baseball cards of reigning NL MVP, Andrew McCutchen.

Well, the Chrome version of that card is now mine as well.

Have a look:

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The chrome card is super-sturdy, and a bit bowed as well.  But, I will say that it looks great right next to the standard, base version.

A very nice addition to my collection of cards that celebrates ‘Cutch’.

1975 Topps Set Card 31/660 – #425 – Tito Fuentes, Giants

1975 Topps Set Card 31/660 – #425 – Tito Fuentes, Giants

Progress: 31/660

Player Name:  Tito Fuentes

Card Number:  425

Team:  San Francisco Giants

Position:  2nd Base

Image Style: Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  13 years, 1965-67 and 1969-78

Notes From His 1975 Season:  The 1975 baseball season was Fuentes’ first with the Padres after spending the first nine years of his career with the Giants.  Fuentes appeared in 146 games with the Padres amassing a .280 batting average with 21 doubles, 3 triples, and 4 home runs.  Fuentes was responsible for scoring 57 runs for the team while also driving in 43.

Notes From Career:  Fuentes finished in 3rd place for the ROY Award in 1966.  He played for 4 different teams in 13 seasons while making it into the playoffs just one time – 1971.

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Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 1 Manufactured Commemorative Patch Card

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 1 Manufactured Commemorative Patch Card

This pick-up was probably my greatest single-card purchase of the night.  And my most expensive one as well.

The card is from the 2014 Topps Series 1 Manufactured Commemorative Patch set that is only available through retail blasters.

And as you can see, the card features the 2013 NL ROY, Jose Fernandez and a very sweet Miami Marlins logo patch.

Have a look:

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I’m loving it.

And it was on my ‘mental list’ to go after when found affordably.  So, I did just that.

This is my first relic card of Fernandez for my collection and I am hopeful that in time I can add another one to my collection.

Thanks for reading!