Daily Archives: March 15, 2014

Reggie Jackson 2001 Topps ’50 Years’ Chrome – 1982 Topps Design

Reggie Jackson 2001 Topps ’50 Years’ Chrome – 1982 Topps Design

I love collecting baseball cards of Reggie Jackson.  He is one of my favorite all-time players, and he is undoubtedly one of the greatest personalities in all of baseball.

Still, I do run across cards of him that are simply bad.

And this is one of them…

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The card comes from the Chrome version of the 2001 ’50 Years’ set, and it features a new image with the 1982 Topps baseball card design.

It is just WAY TOO ZOOMED-IN!!!!

1975 Topps Set Card 41/660 – #521 – Dennis Blair, Expos

1975 Topps Set Card 41/660 – #521 – Dennis Blair, Expos

Progress: 41/660

Player Name:  Dennis Blair

Card Number:  521

Team:  Montreal Expos

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style: Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  4 years, 1974-76, 1980

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Blair started in 27 games for the Expos in 1975.  He went 8-15 with a 3.80 ERA.  In 163 innings of work, Blair struck out 82 while walking 106.  He allowed 77 runs while giving up 150 hits in 163 innings of work.

Notes From Career:  After a promising start to the second-half of the 1974 baseball season, Dennis Blair’s career took a sharp turn in the opposite direction.  In 22 starts in 1974, Blair went 11-7.  He followed that up with an 8-15 effort in 1975.  And in 1976, he pitched just 15 innings before being sent down to the minors.  He briefly resurfaced, with the Padres, in 1980 but pitched just 14 innings and allowed 18 hits and 10 runs.

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Did You Know…

Hall of Famer, Ralph Kiner was the first player in major league history to connect for home runs in three consecutive All-Star Games.  He accomplished this feat during the 1949, 1950, and 1951 mid-summer classics.

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Happy Birthday Harold Baines!!!

Happy Birthday Harold Baines!!!

Harold Baines turns 54 years old today.

22 magnificent seasons, most of which were not held under the microscope of the big lights in a big city.

While Harold Baines played in some of the largest cities in the baseball world, he managed to escape national attention while still putting on consistent performances.

Baines’ numbers are extremely noteworthy, and his ability to deliver season after season is very evident by his impressive offensive stats.

Baines has a lifetime batting average of .289 alongside 2,866 hits.  He also has scored 1,299 runs, hit 384 home runs, and drove in 1,628 runs.  Baines was a 6-time All-Star and a 1-time Silver Slugger Award winner.

Happy Birthday Mr. Baines!!!

How Nice Would It Be To Own A Kirby Puckett Signed Baseball???

How Nice Would It Be To Own A Kirby Puckett Signed Baseball???

There are very few autographed baseballs of players that I grew up watching that I would consider unobtainable.

But, of those select few, I believe that Kirby Puckett falls into that category.

Kirby supplied a fantastic looking autograph – it just comes with a very hefty price tag…

Ah, a man can dream, can’t he???