Daily Archives: May 16, 2014

Florida Marlins 2007 Fleer Ultra Team Set

Florida Marlins 2007 Fleer Ultra Team Set

The Fleer Ultra brand of baseball cards sure did offer up some beauties!

Have a look at this Marlins team set from the 2007 issue:

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This one is sweet!!

And I paid just $1.00 for it.  Not only is the set chock-full of sweet images, but the style of the card allows for the image to be the full focus with no gawdy design elements.

I also really like the mix of images used for the set – from Willis’ leg-kick to Hanley’s home run swing to Cabrera’s follow through.

It’s all good!  And a steal for just one dollar!

Joe Morgan 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Mini

Joe Morgan 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Mini

This is the second card of Joe Morgan that I have grabbed from the newly released 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball card set.

This is the mini version of the base card:

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Morgan has a few more for me to go after.  And now, with his mini out of the way, I am ready to chase the rest of them.

Sound good you ‘Lil Joe’??

 

1975 Topps Set Card 103/660 – #43 – Cleon Jones, Mets

1975 Topps Set Card 103/660 – #43 – Cleon Jones, Mets

Progress: 103/660

Player Name:  Cleon Jones

Card Number:  43

Team:  New York Mets

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  13 seasons, 1963, 1965-76

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Cleon Jones played in just 21 games for the Mets in 1975.  He made 53 plate appearances for the team, connecting for just 12 hits en route to a .240 batting average.  Of his 12 hits, 11 were singles and 1 was a double.

Notes From Career:  Cleon Jones was an All-Star and World Series champion during his career.  He played 13 seasons in the majors, 12 with the Mets and 1 with the White Sox.  Jones was a .281 career hitter with 11,96 hits.  He offered up solid run production as he scored 545 runs during his playing days while also driving in 524.

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1965 HEADLINE: Orioles’ Jim Palmer Wins 1st Major League Game And Connects For Home Run

1965 HEADLINE: Orioles’ Jim Palmer Wins 1st Major League Game And Connects For Home Run

On this day in 1965, the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees battled in front of 25,000+ fans in Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium.

Pitching in relief, a 19-year old Jim Palmer was making just his seventh appearance in a major league game.

He threw four innings of relief for the Orioles and the team supported him by scoring five runs and taking the lead against the Yankees.  Palmer also hit a 2-run home run in the game, off of Yankees’ pitcher Jim Bouton.

The O’s held on for the win, and Palmer secured the first victory of his major league career.

Palmer’s stat line looked like this:

Mound: 3.2 inning pitched, 2 hits allowed, 1 earned run, 4 walks and 1 strikeout
Plate: 1-for-1 with a 2-run home run

Happy Anniversary Mr. Palmer!!!

Jim Palmer

Happy Birthday Jack Morris!!!

Happy Birthday Jack Morris!!!

Jack Morris turns 59 years old today.

The winningest pitcher of the 1980’s Morris compiled a 254-186 record during his career en route to 5 All-star appearances and 7 Top 9 finishes for the Cy Young award.

Morris won 3 World Series championship titles during his career – 1984, 1991, and 1992. In ’91 he won the World Series MVP award as he led Twins to the championship capturing 2 of the team’s 4 wins.

Happy Birthday Mr. Morris.

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps ‘Spring Fever’ Redemption Card

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps ‘Spring Fever’ Redemption Card

Mine may not have been obtained in the manner in which Topps of hobby shop owners would have liked, but it is what it is…

I’m happy to ‘get mine’.

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This is the Jose Fernandez card from the 2014 Topps hobbu-shop exclusive set ‘Spring Fever’.  The set is in its second year and I really enjoy the ‘Spring’ feeling that the card’s graphics package offers.

The Magenta & Gold is a little too FSU for this Canes fan, but I will let it pass…  This Time!!