Daily Archives: May 2, 2014

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Heritage – Chrome

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Heritage – Chrome

Another day, another Stanton and my collection that honor Giancarlo Stanton is really starting to take shape nicely.

I already grabbed the base card of Stanton from the 2014 Topps Heritage set, so I have been busy looking for ‘deals’ of his parallels.

And I found one for his Chrome card, just $1.49 with FREE Shipping.  So, I grabbed it!!!

The card is the same as his base card, just with Topps’ chrome finish applied.  Each Chrome card is serial numbered to just 999 copies and the one I grabbed is 569/999.




Joe Morgan 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Base

Joe Morgan 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Base

Picking up new cards of Joe Morgan for my player collection has been a ‘slow-go’ as of late as he has not been inserted into as many 2014 issues as he has been in the last few years.

So, I was very happy to find Mr.Morgan’s name on the 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen checklist as this would give me the chance to pick up a few new cards of my favorite 2nd baseman of all-time.

And of course, I started with the base card.

Have a look:



While I like the card, and I have always been a fan of cards that show players either standing or kneeling in the on-deck circle, I wish that he was not looking directly at the camera as this confirms he is posing versus having the shot as an ‘in-game’ picture.

Still, I do like it and the colors are fantastic!

Hopefully I am able to add the others of Morgan rather quickly…  Stay tuned.

1975 Topps Set Card 90/660 – #13 – Gene Locklear, Padres

1975 Topps Set Card 90/660 – #13 – Gene Locklear, Padres

Progress: 90/660

Player Name:  Gene Locklear

Card Number:  13

Team:  San Diego Padres

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  5 seasons, 1973-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Gene Locklear played in a career high 100 games during the 1975 season.  He had a career year with a .321 batting average with 76 hits in 237 at-bats.  Of his 76 hits, Locklear connected for 11 doubles, 1 triple, and 5 home runs.  He also scored 31 runs for the team while driving in 27.

Notes From Career:   Gene Locklear played in 292 games during his 5-year career.  He played for three different teams during that time.  Used mostly as a utility outfielder, Locklear spent a majority of his time in center field and left field.  He has a career fielding percentage of .962.


Did You Know…

The 1921 Detroit Tigers batted .316 as a team, the highest batting average in American League history.  Still, the team finished in sixth place in the league.

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Giancarlo Stanton 2010 Topps ‘Red Hot Rookie’ Rainbow Refractor!!!

Giancarlo Stanton 2010 Topps ‘Red Hot Rookie’ Rainbow Refractor!!!

Reader ‘Q’ told me that he put something special in the mail for me, but I had no idea it was going to be this nice.

He sent me the card of Mike (Giancarlo) Stanton from the 2010 Topps ‘Red Hot Rookie’ redemption set.

Have a look:



Now, I was not collecting modern cards of modern players back in 2010 when these cards were released, so I did not have too much information on what set this was from.

After a little web research, I have found out that this card was part of a 10-card redemption set that Topps created for hobby boxes of 2010 Series 2 baseball cards.  If found in your box, you sent your code to Topps and then you had a chance at nabbing one of ten ‘Red Hot Rookies’.

I love the card – and the colors are sweet!!

Q, thanks again for the generosity.  This is easily one of the nicest cards in my Stanton collection thus far.