Daily Archives: March 18, 2014

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps – Green Border Parallel

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps – Green Border Parallel

Another one for my Stanton rainbow!!!

This time around, I was able to secure the Green version of his card from the 2013 Topps Series 1 set.

Check it out:


I still have a way to go to get the full rainbow, but I am watching quite a few cards that will aid me in that quest.

Stay tuned for some future posts that will hopefully help me build this sweet addition to my Giancarlo Stanton PC.

Reggie Jackson 2013 Panini Cooperstown – Colgan’s Chips Disc – New York

Reggie Jackson 2013 Panini Cooperstown – Colgan’s Chips Disc – New York

I believe that this is the final ‘Chips’ card that I wanted to grab from the 2013 Panini Cooperstown set.

I already had the California version of Reggie’s card from the set, so going after this one was natural.

But, because this is his New York card it has been a little tougher to grab at  a bargain price.

Still, I did not pay that much – and my patience paid off as I finally scored the card for a cool $1.00.

Have a look:


1975 Topps Set Card 45/660 – #209 – 1971 Most Valuable Players

1975 Topps Set Card 45/660 – #209 – 1971 Most Valuable Players

Progress: 45/660

Player Name:  Vida Blue, Joe Torre

Card Number:  209

Team:  Oakland A’s, St. Louis Cardinals

Image Style: reprint baseball cards

How they got there:

Vida Blue and Joe Torre were the MVP’s of their respective leagues at the conclusion of the 1971 baseball season.  Blue led the A’s with his 24-8 record that included 24 complete games and 8 shutouts.  He had a league-low ERA of 1.82 and struck out 8.7 batters per 9 innings.  Torre led the NL with 230 hits in 161 games during the 1971 season.  He also led the league in RBI, batting average, and total bases with 137, .363, and 352 respectively.


Did You Know…

John Smoltz was the first pitcher in major league baseball history to record 200 wins and 100 saves.


And Finally, A Glimpse Of My Andre Dawson Sealed Baseball Pack Collection

And Finally, A Glimpse Of My Andre Dawson Sealed Baseball Pack Collection

I always find it fun to sit back and take a deep breath so I can enjoy the collection I have put together over the years.

And when the setting calls for a camera, I am quick to act.

The other night while putting away some extra ‘stuff’ on my desk, I wanted to get a full glimpse of my Andre Dawson Sealed Pack collection just in case I ran across something new and needed to refresh my memory as to what I already owned.

I laid all of the packs out on my desk and I soon realized that this would be a great addition to my ‘Ultimate Dawson’ page.

So, I snapped a picture of all of the packs.

And here it is:

Dawson Pack Collection


I’ve got to say that this particular part of my collection is enjoyable to view this way – after all, we have a window into each pack and they all showcase my favorite baseball player as the centerpiece.

Consider this a great addition to ‘Ultimate Dawson’.

Hopefully, I can snag a few more packs in the year…  Wish me luck!