Daily Archives: May 7, 2014

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Topps – Blue Border Parallel

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Topps – Blue Border Parallel

From one Pirates legend to a blossoming Pirates legend!!!

I recently scored this Blue-bordered parallel of Andrew McCutchen from the 2014 Topps Series 1 release.  I paid just $1.00 and I am very pleased with my pick-up.

Have a look:

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While this shade of Blue may not be the best match for the Yellow and Black of the Pirates uniform, it does add a nice border contrast the card.

No complaints from me on this one  – Another great addition to my growing Andrew McCutchen player collection!

Roberto Clemente 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Base

Roberto Clemente 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Base

I’m always eager to see what images fill the Gypsy Queen set when it comes to the legends selected to be in the set.

And more often than not, I am pleased.

This is one of those cases!  I love this card:

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Roberto Clemente, and all vintage Pirates, looks good in the GQ set.  The colors work well together and the lettering of the ‘P’ on a Pirates cap or helmet along with the wording on the jersey s a great match to the fonts that Topps uses for the GQ design.

I also like the image selection of Clemente.  Very relaxed at the plate, single batting glove, pork-chop sideburns…  Very 1970’s baseball!!

1975 Topps Set Card 96/660 – #12 – David Clyde, Rangers

1975 Topps Set Card 96/660 – #12 – David Clyde, Rangers

Progress: 96/660

Player Name:  David Clyde

Card Number:  12

Team:  Texas Rangers

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  5 seasons, 1973-75, 1978-79

Notes From His 1975 Season:  David Clyde appeared in just 1 game in 1975.  Once a young baseball phenom, Clyde was demoted to the minor leagues after just one start in 1975.

Notes From Career:  Clyde played in parts of five major league seasons over the course of nine years.  He never panned out to what he ‘was supposed’ to be and finished his big league career with a 18-33 record in 73 starts.

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Did You Know…

The Blue Jays record for home runs by a pair of teammates in a single season was set in 1999 when Carlos Delgado and Shawn Green connected for 86 home runs.  Delgado hit 44 and Green launched 42.