Daily Archives: May 20, 2014

1975 Topps Set Card 108/660 – #303 – Grant Jackson, Orioles

1975 Topps Set Card 108/660 – #303 – Grant Jackson, Orioles

Progress: 108/660

Player Name:  Grant Jackson

Team:  Baltimore Orioles

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  18 seasons, 1965-82

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Jackson appeared in 41 games for the Orioles in 1975.  At the end of the season, he sported a 4-3 record with 7 games.  In 48 innings of work, Jackson compiled an ERA of 3.35 while striking out 39 batters and allowing just 18 runs.

Notes From Career:   Jackson suited up for six different teams during his 18 year career.  He put together a record of 86-75 with 79 saves in 692 appearances.  Jackson has a career ERA of 3.46 and a 5.9 strikeouts per nine innings pitched average.  Jackson was named as an All-Star in 1969 as a member of the Phillies.  He won a World Series title with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979.

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Dustin Pedroia 2009 Bowman – Base & Chrome

Dustin Pedroia 2009 Bowman – Base & Chrome

“Hey, it is time for a little 2-for on Tuesday here at ’30-YOC’.

I’ve got two sweet cards from the same set for you today.  The cards feature Red Sox MVP, Mr. Dustin Pedroia and they are both from the 2009 Bowman baseball card set.

Have a look:

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As you can see, we have the base card of Pedroia on the right and the Chrome version on the left.

The cards are sweet, and I love the image selection by Bowman.  Even at a young age, and on a field that sported several veteran players, Dustin Pedroia had no problem taking on the role of defensive leader for the Red Sox infield.

Two very cool additions to my PC of Mr. Pedroia.

1984 HEADLINE: Roger Clemens Wins First Major League Game

1984 HEADLINE: Roger Clemens Wins First Major League Game

On this day back in 1984, Roger Clemens won his first major league baseball game.

With his team on the road in Minnesota, the Boston Red Sox were battling the Minnesota Twins. Clemens needed just 131 minutes to earn victory number 1 of his career.

Against a solid Twins team, Clemens pitched 7 strong innings in the 5-4 win. He allowed 7 hits and 4 runs during the contest. He also showed off his ability to dominate hitters with his powerful pitching and sharp control as he struck out 7 batters while walking just 1.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Clemens. Win #1 of your 354 career victories came on this day 30 years ago!!!

Reader ‘McGee-Fan51’ Sends Over An Impressive Lot of 1975 Topps ‘Cards’

Reader ‘McGee-Fan51’ Sends Over An Impressive Lot of 1975 Topps ‘Cards’

Nobody has been with ’30-YOC’ longer than McGee-Fan51.  Gerad and I have struck quite the friendship up over the last 5+ years and he has proven to be a loyal reader, great trade partner, and a generous guy.

When I started my Ozzie Smith player collection, he offered up cards.

When I started my Vince Coleman collection, he offered up cards.

And when I announced that I was going to be collecting the 1975 Topps baseball card set, he told me to check my mailbox for a nice surprise.

Well, that surprise has landed and as you could expect, it was chock full of ‘Cards’.

When it gets right down to it, he sent me nearly the complete Cardinals team set from the 1975 Topps issue.

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This lot is loaded!  From rookie cards to superstars to everything in between.

And he also sent me a gem of a card that I knew I was going to have to save some funds for..

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Very awesome stuff.

Gerad, thank you for these great treats.  I’ve already logged in all of the cards, scanned them, and will prepare drafts for them next.  Each one deserves the same attention that I have been giving the rest of my 75’s – a single post per card, a true celebration!

Thanks again Buddy!  I owe you big time!!!