Daily Archives: March 9, 2014

Joe Morgan 1984 Donruss Champions – JUMBO

Joe Morgan 1984 Donruss Champions – JUMBO

I have purposely passed on picking up this baseball card in the past simply due to it’s size and my inability to store it with the other cards in my Joe Morgan collection.

But finally, I broke down.  And I made the buy.

The card is from the 1984 Donruss Jumbo set, and the card is about the size of a standard postcard.

I like the simple look of the card, and I really like how large the image is allowed to be.

Have a look:

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Pretty nice, right?

While I would love a card like this to be of Morgan in his Reds’ uniform, I will definitely take this one too!!

Reggie Jackson 2005 Donruss Throwback Threads ‘Generations’ w/Duke Snider & Sammy Sosa

Reggie Jackson 2005 Donruss Throwback Threads ‘Generations’ w/Duke Snider & Sammy Sosa

I have a few of these cards in my collection.  And I love the look.

See for yourself:

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The look is clean and crisp, though I do wish that the player images were larger.

Oh, and I would also be fine if the card did not include Sammy Sosa as a part of the players being showcase.  As you all know, I just don’t care for the guy.

Thankfully, I have a lot of respect for Duke Snider, and Reggie Jackson is one of my all-time favorites.  I get to look past Sosa being on the card so I can focus on the ‘good guys’.

1975 Topps Set Card 36/660 – #475 – Darrell Evans, Braves

1975 Topps Set Card 36/660 – #475 – Darrell Evans, Braves

Progress: 36/660

Player Name:  Darrell Evans

Card Number:  475

Team:  Atlanta Braves

Position:  Third Base

Image Style: Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  21 years, 1969-89

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Evans was a solid source of production during the 1975 baseball season.  He hit just .243, but he connected for 22 doubles and 22 home runs en route to scoring 82 runs and driving in 73.  He struck out 106 times in 1975 while also grabbing 105 walks.

Notes From Career:  Evans has a lifetime batting average of .248 with 2,223 hits.  He was a nice source of power as he connected for 329 doubles and 414 home runs.  Evans was a 2-time All-Star and finished in the Top 20 for the League MVP Award at the conclusion of four different seasons.  Evans was a member of the 1984 World Series championship winners – the Detroit Tigers.

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Happy Birthday Benito Santiago!!!

Happy Birthday Benito Santiago!!!

Benito Santiago turns 49 years old today.

Santiago was an established baseball star when he joined the Florida Marlins in 1993 for their inaugural baseball season.

Santiago was the team’s most well known player, and his Hispanic heritage made him an instant hit in with the fans and city of Miami.  Benito became an ambassador of the game in South Florida and he still makes periodic appearances associated with the team.

Santiago was a 5-time All-star, a 4-time Silver Slugger trophy winner, and the winner of three Gold Glove awards.  He also won the Rookie of the Year Award as a member of the San Diego Padres during the 1987 baseball season.

Happy Birthday Benito!!!

Take A Guess At What I Am Going To Do With These Two Baseballs…

Take A Guess At What I Am Going To Do With These Two Baseballs…

After publishing my most recent ‘My Balls‘ post I got to thinking about how I would like to add a few more specialty signed baseballs to my collection.

I have a few Hall of Fame balls, a Gold Glove ball, a Cy Young ball, and a few Black Rawlings balls in my collection.  I even have a special Montreal Expos / Puerto Rico ball in my collection.

I know that the Cubs will be using a special Wrigley Field ball this year that honors the 100th season of Cubs baseball at the ballpark.  I have yet to find bargain pricing online for those balls yet.

But, I did find a great price on the Fenway Park 100th Anniversary balls that the Red Sox used in 2012.

So, with the help of an Amazon gift card that I had been holding for a special purchase, I bought two of them.

Here they are:

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And here is a zoomed-in look at the logo:

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Any guesses on who I may be sending these to so I can add some more signed specialty baseballs to my collection???

Hmmmm….  I wonder.