Andrew McCutchen 2010 Topps Opening Day
I’m still searching for his 2014 Topps Opening Day card, but in the meantime I can show off another OD card of McCutchen’s that I recently picked up.
This one is from 2010:
And how did the reigning NL MVP perform on Opening Day in 2010??
How about: 1-for-4 with a double, stolen base, and being hit by the pitch? He also scored two runs and aided the Pirates in an 11-5 victory on the road over the Dodgers.
Not a bad day at the office!
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1975 Topps Set Card 64/660 – #520 – Amos Otis, Royals
Player Name: Amos Otis
Card Number: 520
Team: Kansas City Royals
Image Style: Posed Portrait
Years In The Major Leagues: 17 seasons, 1967, 1969-84
Notes From His 1975 Season: Amos Otis had a bit of a ‘down year’ in 1975 after hitting .284 or better in the three seasons prior, he hit just .247. Still, he did hit 26 doubles, 6 triples, and 9 home runs for the Royals while also stealing 39 bases and scoring 87 runs.
Notes From Career: Otis was a speedy and solid player during his 17 season career. He used is speed well, on both offense and defense as he captured 341 stolen bases and 3 Gold Gloves. Otis was a 5-time All-Star and a huge part of the Royals offense. He twice led the league in doubles during his career and also led the league in steals in 1971 with 52 swipes. Otis played in the 1980 World Series as a member of the Royals who ultimately lost to the Phillies in six games.
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In the franchise history of the Milwaukee Brewers, the team has only had one season in which two different pitchers collected 200 or more strikeouts in the same season. In 2011, Yovani Gallardo and Zack Greinke each eclipsed the 200-K mark. Gallardo struck out 207 batters while Grienke was a few behind him with 201.
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Tagged baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, brewers, brewers trivia, Did You Know...., milwaukee brewers, pitcher, sports trivia, starting pitcher, yovani gallardo, Zack Greinke
1987 HEADLINE: Dennis Eckersley Traded To Oakland A’s
On this day in 1987, the Chicago Cubs traded future Hall of Famer, Dennis Eckersley to the Oakland Athletics.
As part of a 5-player, 2-team trade, Eckersely and Dan Rohn were shipped to the Oakland A’s in exchange for Brian Guinn, Dave Wilder, and Mark Leonette.
Now I don’t know about you, but I would have to say that the A’s got the better end of that deal… You agree, right?? 🙂
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Tagged 'the eck', 1988 world series, 1989 world series, 1990 world series, 50 saves, all-star, basebal history, baseball, boston red sox, cleveland indians, closer, cy young, cy young award, dennis eckersley, most valuable player, MVP, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, pitcher, relief pithcer, world series
Bryce Harper 2014 Topps – Gold Border Parallel
I’ve been spending so much time trying to stay on top of all of the new Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez cards that are being released, that I have kind of let my Bryce Harper pursuit lag a little.
So, I tried to change that by going back and picking up some cards as I await the new Gypsy Queen release next week.
I was shocked to be the lone bidder on this one:
Yep, the 2014 Topps Gold border card of Bryce Harper. The Gold looks great and is a very nice complement to the Nationals’ team colors.
As most of you know, these Gold-bordered cards are serial numbered to 2014 copies. Mine is #1232/2014.
And just like that, I am back on track with #34!!
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