Daily Archives: May 6, 2014

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Mini

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Mini

I told you that I was going to go after these Fergie Jenkins cards from the 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen set with an accelerated pace.

Here is the Mini Base card of him from the set:





And now with the two easier cards out of the way, it is time to dig in and start tracking down the harder stuff – colored borders and serial-numbered minis!

I’m so ready!

1975 Topps Set Card 95/660 – #572 – Roger Nelson, White Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 95/660 – #572 – Roger Nelson, White Sox

Progress: 95/660

Player Name:  Roger Nelson

Card Number:  572

Team:  Chicago White Sox

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  9 seasons, 1967-76, 1976

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Roger Nelson did not play major league baseball in 1975.

Notes From Career:  Roger Nelson appeared in 135 games during his 9-year major league career.  He has an overall record of 29-32 with 636 innings of work on his resume.  He amassed an ERA of 2.08 during his 636 innings while also striking out 371 batters while walking 190.  Nelson led the AL in WHIP in 1972 with 0.871 in 173 innings of work.


1982 HEADLINE: Gaylord Perry Wins 300th Game Of His Career

1982 HEADLINE: Gaylord Perry Wins 300th Game Of His Career

On this day in 1982, Gaylord Perry won the 300th game of his major league career.

As a member of the Seattle Mariners, and at home playing in the Kingdome, Perry took on the New York Yankees. And in front of 27,000+ fans, Perry and the Mariners beat them 7-3.

At the age of 43, Perry was strong. Going the distance, he allowed 9 hits and 3 runs, while striking out 4 and walking just 1 batter. Gaylord Perry was just the 15th person in major league history to win 300 games.

Happy Anniversary, Mr. Perry!!!

Happy Birthday Willie Mays!!!

Happy Birthday Willie Mays!!!

The ‘Say Hey Kid’ turns 83 years old today.

Possibly the greatest all-around player in baseball history, the name Willie mays carries some major weight in the sport of professional baseball.

The resume: Career .302 batting average. 3,283 hits. 660 home runs. 2,062 runs scored. 1,903 RBI. 338 stolen bases.

The accolades: 1951 Rookie of the Year. 2-Time MVP Winner(1954 & 1965). 20-Time All-star. 12 Consecutive Gold Gloves. 1 World Series Championship.

Happy Birthday Mr. Mays!!!

2014 Topps Series 1 “Topps All Rookie Cup Team” – Derek Jeter

2014 Topps Series 1 “Topps All Rookie Cup Team” – Derek Jeter

Topps’ All-Rookie Team means a lot of different things to a lot of different collectors.  But, one thing is for certain – If your card is tagged with the All-Rookie Team logo, you did something during your first season in the big leagues to make yourself stand out from the rest.

And for that reason alone, I can totally support a set of cards that picks ‘The Best Of The Best’ from these teams.

In 2014, Topps issued a subset in their Series 1 release that took one player at each position, naming them to the ‘Topps All Rookie Cup Team’.

Representing the catcher is Derek Jeter:



While he played in 15 games during the 1995 baseball season, 1996 is known as Derek Jeter’s rookie campaign.

And it was superb!!  Jeter nabbed the AL ROY Award with his .314 batting average and .370 on-base percentage.  He connected for 183 hits in that season including 25 doubles, 6 triples, and 10 home runs.  He also stole 14 bases en route to scoring 104 runs and driving in 78.  In 654 plate appearances, Jeter struck out 102 times while drawing 48 walks.