Daily Archives: May 18, 2014

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Heritage – Chrome

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Heritage – Chrome

After dealing with having to buy two of the Jose Fernandez short print cards for my Marlins team set and player collection, I really did not plan on buying more 2014 Heritage cards of the reigning NL ROY.

But, I did not stop shopping just to see what was becoming available.

And soon, I found a sweet 2-card lot with a very low opening price.  So, I watched it.  And as the week progressed, the price did not budge.  So, I started paying closer attention as the end date neared.

And wouldn’t you know, I was the lone bidder.  And winner!

One of the cards from the lot was the Chrome card.  It is serial numbered to 999 copies.  Mine is #116/999.

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I’ll show off the other card in the coming days.

Stay tuned.

1975 Topps Set Card 105/660 – #87 – George Foster, Reds

1975 Topps Set Card 105/660 – #87 – George Foster, Reds

Progress: 105/660

Player Name:  George Foster

Card Number:  87

Team:  Cincinnati Reds

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  18 seasons, 1969-86

Notes From His 1975 Season:  George Foster had a great season in 1975.  He hit .300 for the first time in his career as he collected 139 hits in 463 at-bats.  Of his 139 hits, 51 went for extra bases and he connected for 24 doubles, 4 triples, and 23 home runs.  Foster also drove in 78 runs for the Reds in 1975 while scoring 71 times.  He was a member of the World Series championship team.

Notes From Career:   George Foster was a main contributor to the ‘Big Red Machine’ during the mid-70’s.  He was a huge source of run production for the team as he led the NL in RBI during the 1976,77, and 78 seasons.  He also paced the NL in home runs in 1977 and 1978.  Foster was a 5-time All-Star, a league MVP, and a 2-time World Series champion.

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1977 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson Connects For First Major League Home Run

1977 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson Connects For First Major League Home Run

On this day in 1977, Andre Dawson of the Montreal Expos connected for the first home run of his major league career.

On the road and facing the Atlanta Braves in front of a crowd of less than 10,000 fans, Dawson and the Expos played in a high scoring affair ultimately won by the Braves by a score of 10-8.

In the top of the 8th inning, and trailing 9-5, Andre Dawson hit the first home run of his career off of Braves’ pitcher Buzz Capra to get the Expos a bit closer.

This home run would be the first of 19 that Dawson would hit in 1977 and the first of 438 that he would hit in his career.

Happy Anniversary ‘Hawk’!!!!

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Happy Birthday Reginald Martinez Jackson!!!

Happy Birthday Reginald Martinez Jackson!!!

You may know him as Reggie or as Mr. October or as 1 of the greatest World Series heroes in baseball history. However you know him, Reginald Martinez Jackson turns 68 years old today!!

I unquestionably consider Reggie Jackson as being one of the most dynamic players to ever play the game of professional baseball. On the very short list, I think that Reggie during his prime was one player that was worth the price of admission alone. His persona and ability were head and shoulders above most of his teammates and competitors and when Reggie got the chance to shine, he took full advantage… The result is one of the most impressive careers in baseball for a player playing in a major market city.

Happy Birthday ‘Mr. October’!!!

Happy Birthday Brooks Robinson!!!

Happy Birthday Brooks Robinson!!!

The man considered to be the greatest defensive third baseman in baseball history turns 77 years old today!!

The resume of Brooks Robinson is more incredible each and every time I take a peek at it. I’ve always known him to be a great defensive ball player, but his offensive and team success during his 23-year career cannot be denied. While Mike Schmidt may be the more explosive, and Chipper Jones may be the better pure hitter of the bunch, Brooks can certainly hold his own in the conversation ranking the best third basemen in baseball history.

Robinson is known for his glove first, and with 16 consecutive years of Gold Glove level performance it is clear to see why. On offense he has collected 2,848 hits, 268 home runs, 1,357 RBI, 1,232 runs scored, and a lifetime average of .267. And the Orioles teams he played for did well too. He is a member of the 1966 and 1970 World Series championship teams.

Happy Birthday Mr. Robinson!!!

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps – Black Border Parallel

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps – Black Border Parallel

Yeah Baby!!

Another card of Giancarlo Stanton from the 2014 Topps Series 1 release.

And this time around it is the Black-bordered card.  And it is N-I-C-E!!!

 

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The card is serial numbered to just 63 copies and mine is #32.  This is the first time that I have sought out one of these black-border cards from Topps and I have to say that I really like the look.  The Black border allows for not just the Marlins team colors to pop, but it also helps make the Silver foil accents leap out as well.

A great addition to my collection of cards that feature Giancarlo from the Series 1 release.