Daily Archives: March 5, 2014

Bryce Harper 2013 Topps Update – Home Run Derby Card – Emerald Crystal

Bryce Harper 2013 Topps Update – Home Run Derby Card – Emerald Crystal

Oh yeah!!!  Another great addition to my Bryce Harper player collection.

This one comes from the 2013 Topps Update set and it is the Emerald Foil version of his card that celebrates his appearance in the Home Run Derby during MLB’s All-Star weekend.

This Emerald beauty was a little tough to nab,  but my patience paid off.

Have a look:

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I still have a few more Harpers from the 2013 sets to try to grab, and I need a healthy stack from the new 2014 Topps Series 1 release too.

Hopefully I can grab a few more before he takes the 2014 season by storm.

Wish me luck!

1988 Fleer Cello Pack With Andre Dawson On Top!!!

1988 Fleer Cello Pack With Andre Dawson On Top!!!

Hey, how about that?

A sweet 1988 Fleer baseball card cello pack with my favorite player right on top!!!

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My collection of sealed baseball card packs that features Andre Dawson place on top in the ‘window’ of the package is picking up nicely.

This Fleer packaging allows for the card’s image to really stand out and I have to guess that if I had seen this one in 1988 I would have been thrilled to find it.  Almost as thrilled as I am 26 years later!!

Another great addition to ‘Ultimate Dawson‘.  Yessir!!!

1975 Topps Set Card 32/660 – #649 – Jack Heidemann, Cardinals

1975 Topps Set Card 32/660 – #649 – Jack Heidemann, Cardinals

Progress: 32/660

Player Name:  Jack Heidemann

Card Number:  649

Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Position:  Shortstop

Image Style: Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  8 years, 1969-72 and 1974-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  By the time that the 1975 baseball season began, Jack Heidemann was a member of the New York Mets.  He played in 61 game for the Mets getting 167 plate appearances for the team.  Heidemann hit just .214 for the team as he collected 31 hits including 4 doubles, 2 triples, and a home run.

Notes From Career:  Heidemann played for four big league clubs during his 8-year career.  He is a lifetime .211 hitter and drove in 75 runs while scoring 94 times.  He has 231 career hits, accounting for 293 total bases.  He never played for a team that made it to the postseason while he was on the roster.

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Did You Know…

The last player to appear in a Major League All-Star game representing the Brooklyn Dodgers was Gil Hodges.  Hodges was chosen to participate in the 1957 All-Star Game.  The Dodgers moved to Los Angeles at the conclusion of the ’57 season.

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Happy Birthday Kevin Brown!!

Happy Birthday Kevin Brown!!

Kevin Brown turns 49 years old today.

A 19-year veteran, Kevin Brown enjoyed a very solid major league baseball career as a starting pitcher.  A lifetime record of 211-144, equating to a win percentage of 59.4%, is strong considering some of the cellar-dwelling teams that Brown suited up for.

With dominant stuff on the mound, and very good health, Brown pitched 3,256 innings.  In that time, he compiled a 3.28 ERA while amassing 2,397 strikeouts.

Brown was an All-Star six times and finished in the Top 6 for the Cy Young award on five occasions.  He had one 20-win season with the Texas Rangers in 1992 when he went 21-11.

Kevin Brown is a member of the 1997 World Series Champion Florida Marlins!

Happy Birthday Mr. Brown!!

Million Dollar Question – Is Now The Time To Invest In Craig Biggio Rookie Cards?

Million Dollar Question – Is Now The Time To Invest In Craig Biggio Rookie Cards?

With the progression of Craig Biggio’s Hall of Fame vote tally, I would say that the odds of his election into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2015 is likely a 90% certainty.

In 2013, Biggio tallied 68.2% of the vote.  And in 2014, he claimed 74.8% of the votes cast.

Barring any ground-breaking, and earth-shattering news, I believe that Biggio will easily earn the extra votes to hit the magical 75% needed for enshrinement.

So, is it time to invest in Mr. Biggio now?  Buy hoards of his rookie baseball cards with the goal of flipping them when his name is more relevant in the hobby than it is today?

I am not one to turn down an option like this.  But, I am also not the guy that wants to buy a card for a quarter to sell it for a dollar as the associated Ebay and PayPal fees will surely put you in the red…

What do you think?  Invest in Craig Biggio with the goal of making money a year from now or pass?

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