Daily Archives: April 21, 2014

Bryce Harper 2012 Topps Chrome ROOKIE CARD!!!

Bryce Harper 2012 Topps Chrome ROOKIE CARD!!!

After that horrible card of Giancarlo Stanton that I just showed off a few hours ago, I had to jump in and find a really sweet card to show off after so I could balance out the mood at ’30-YOC’.

And I think I did just that!

Here is Bryce Harper’s rookie card from the 2012 Topps Chrome baseball card set:




The colors are fantastic and the action is supreme!  Another great Bryce Harper rookie card for my collection.  YES!!

Giancarlo Stanton 2010 Bowman’s Best – FAIL

Giancarlo Stanton 2010 Bowman’s Best – FAIL

Well friends, I have been stockpiling cards of Giancarlo Stanton for the better part of six months now and I have to say that I find a majority of them to be done well with nice colors and image choices.

Until now.

This is a new card in my PC of Stanton, and it is by far the worst looking one of the bunch…



This is Stanton’s card from the 2010 Bowman’s Best set.  The image is fair.  But the rest of this things is just plain awful.


1975 Topps Set Card 79/660 – #635 – Chuck Dobson, Angels

1975 Topps Set Card 79/660 – #635 – Chuck Dobson, Angels

Progress: 79/660

Player Name:  Chuck Dobson

Card Number:  635

Team:  California Angels

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  9 seasons, 1966-71, 1973-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Dobson appeared in 9 games for the Angels in 1975.  He went 0-2 in those 9 appearances while working 28 innings and allowing 26 runs.  He had an ERA of 6.75 in ’75 while striking out 14 and walking 13.

Notes From Career:  In 9 seasons, Chuck Dobson amassed a 74-69 record in 190 career starts.  He threw 49 career shutouts and 11 shutouts.  In 1970, Dobson led the league i starts with 4 and in shutouts with 5.  Over the span of his career, Dobson struck out 758 batters while walking 476.


1994 HEADLINE: Eddie Murray Tops Mickey Mantle For Most Career Games With Switch-Hit Home Runs

1994 HEADLINE: Eddie Murray Tops Mickey Mantle For Most Career Games With Switch-Hit Home Runs

On this day in 1994, Eddie Murray broke Mickey Mantle’s record of hitting switch-hit home runs in the same game. Mantle’s record of 10 was dropped down to second place as Murray accomplished this incredible feat for the 11th time in his career.

It was 16 years ago that ‘Easy Eddie’ blasted a home run from both the left and right sides of the plate. And the rest is baseball history!!

Sights From Today’s Marlins/Mariners Afternoon Affair…

Sights From Today’s Marlins/Mariners Afternoon Affair…

Today, we took the kids to the ballpark for some afternoon baseball with the Miami Marlins.  I always try to get to a game early in the season, and this was the first chance we had to get to a game with out hectic Little League and T-Ball schedules.

The weather was beautiful, and hot.  For all of the game that I have attended since Marlins Park opened, this was our first experience of a game with the roof opened.


We sat in ‘our’ seats through the first 5 innings and then moved to higher ground to escape the sun’s rays.  From our seats, located in Row 1 of the second level, we have a nice unobstructed view of the field and are pretty centered between the hitters and the outfielders.

Here is the famous statue in left field.  Sadly, we did not see it in motion today…


And here is the $250 Million Dollar Man, Robinson Cano in the field.


And at the plate.  He had two hits today.


And here is our lead-off hitter, Christian Yelich.  He did not get a hit until the eighth inning, but he ended up scoring the game-tying run on what would be my first experience of ‘Replay’ at a live game.  Yelich has a nice hit-streak going right now and I am hoping that continues tomorrow night when the Marlins are in Atlanta.


And there is my buddy, #27, all the way in right field.  I told the kids that the next time we attend a game I will get seats along the first base side so we can be closer to Giancarlo.


Here he is at the plate.  He did not have a hit today.


And here is a shot from the seats we moved to after the sun was too much for us.  You should have seen their reaction to the ‘review call’ when it was in favor of the Marlins.


What a great afternoon.  It was fun for all of us and Marlins Park is a really enjoyable place to catch a game!

I’m already scanning our schedules for the next time we can get down to the ballpark.