Daily Archives: March 21, 2014

2011 Topps ‘Diamond Duos’ w/Giancarlo Stanton & Logan Morrison

2011 Topps ‘Diamond Duos’ w/Giancarlo Stanton & Logan Morrison

I love these ‘pairings’ cards and I was a little disappointed to not see them appear in the 2014 Topps flagship set.

So, I will simply go back and grab the ones I want.

And this one takes me back a few seasons when the Marlins were loaded with the young talent of Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison.

Have a look:

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Called ‘Diamond Duos’ this set is sharp and the colors look great.

Man, I miss those ‘old’ Marlins uniforms.

Hey LoMo, best of luck with Seattle in 2014.

Bryce Harper 2014 Topps – ‘The Future Is Now – Harper Hype Proves Valid’

Bryce Harper 2014 Topps – ‘The Future Is Now – Harper Hype Proves Valid’

Another subset card of Bryce Harper for my growing collection!

This one comes from the 2014 Topps Series 1 ‘The Future Is Now’ release.  Harper has two cards in this subset, and this is the first one that I have picked up.

The card is tagged with the headline of ‘Harper Hype Proves Valid’ and I would certainly agree with that.

Have a look:

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So far, I am doing a pretty decent job of staying on top of all of the new releases so I don’t feel like I am digging myself out of a large hole as I try to catch-up to all of the new stuff.

We’ll see how long that can last…  Fingers crossed.

1975 Topps Set Card 50/660 – #361 – Dodgers Team Card

1975 Topps Set Card 50/660 – #361 – Dodgers Team Card

Progress: 50/660

Card Number:  361

Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers

Manager: Walter Alston

Notes From The 1975 Season:  The Dodgers finished in second place in the NL West with their 88-74 record. The offensive leaders of the club were Steve Garvey and Ron Cey with their 18 and 25 home runs.  The pitching leaders of the Dodgers were Andy Messersmith, Burt Hooton, and Don Sutton with their respective 19, 18, and 16 wins.

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Happy Birthday Shawon Dunston!!!

Happy Birthday Shawon Dunston!!!

Shawon Dunston turns 51 years old.

One of the most likeable and recognizable faces in the Cubs’ dugout during the mid-to-late 1980’s. Shawon Dunston was a fan favorite in Chicago.

A highly skilled baseball player, Shawon Dunston enjoyed playing the game each and every day.  With a huge smile as proof, it was very hard to find another player that enjoyed taking the field more than Shawon.

Whether it was at the plate, with the fans celebrating him with the ‘Shawon-O-Meter’, or in the field when he routinely turned double plays or showed off his cannon of an arm while playing at short, Shawon was electric.

Dunston played 18 years in the majors – for 6 teams.  He is, and will always be a ‘Cubbie’ in my eyes!!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Dunston!!