Daily Archives: May 24, 2014

Andrew McCutchen 2012 Topps Heritage

Andrew McCutchen 2012 Topps Heritage

2012 is the season in which Andrew McCutchen took his game to the next level and became one of the great, young faces of the sport.

He raised his batting average from .259 in 2011 to .327 in 2012 and greatness followed.  He led the NL in hits with 194 which included 29 doubles and 31 home runs.  He also stole 20 bases en route to scoring 107 runs for the Pirates.

This is his card from the 2012 Topps Heritage set.

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I like the look of this one, especially the candid inset shot of him in the lower right-corner of the card.

A very nice addition to my Andrew McCutchen collection.  YES!!

 

1975 Topps Set Card 115/660 – #416 – Larry Lintz, Expos

1975 Topps Set Card 115/660 – #416 – Larry Lintz, Expos

Progress: 115/660

Player Name:  Larry Lintz

Team:  Montreal Expos

Position:  2nd Base

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  6 seasons, 1973-78

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Larry Lintz split time playing for both the Montreal Expos and St. Loius Cardinals during the 1975 baseball season.  In total, he played in 73 total games while hitting .207.  He connected for 31 total hits in 1975 with 1 double and 30 singles.

Notes From Career:   Lintz played for four different teams during his 6-year major league career.  He appeared in 350 games and amassed 140 career hits.  of his 140 hits, he had 13 doubles, 1 triple, and 126 singles.  Lintz stole 128 bases in his 350 games en route to scoring 137 runs.  He has no postseason appearances.

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1975 Topps Set Card 114/660 – #292 – Ron Schueler, Phillies

1975 Topps Set Card 114/660 – #292 – Ron Schueler, Phillies

Progress: 114/660

Player Name:  Ron Schueler

Team:  Philadelphia Phillies

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  8 seasons, 1972-79

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Schueler made 46 appearances for the Phillies in 1975.  He finished the year with a 4-4 record and a 5.24 ERA.  In 92 innings of work, Schueler allowed 88 hits and 55 runs while striking out 69 batters and walking 40.

Notes From Career:  Ron Schueler was used as both a starter and relief pitcher during his playing days.  In 291 games, he made 86 starts.  He finished his career with a record of 40-48 with 11 saves and a 4.08 ERA.  He pitched for four clubs during his career, missing the postseason in each of his stops.

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Did You Know…

The first teenager to play 150 or more games in a single season was Bob Kennedy.  Kennedy starred for the Chicago White Sox in 1940 – he was 19 years old.  in 154 games, Kennedy hit .252 with 153 hits, 74 runs scored, and 52 RBI.

 

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Reader Patrick Sends Over A Sweet 1988 Topps Rack Pack With Andre Dawson On Top!!

Reader Patrick Sends Over A Sweet 1988 Topps Rack Pack With Andre Dawson On Top!!

My Andre Dawson sealed pack collection grows by on thanks to the generous gift of loyal ’30-YOC’ reader, Patrick.

Patrick hooked me up with a nice 1988 Topps pack that features Dawson’s Glossy All-Star card in the primary position.

Have a look:

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The rack is sweet, and it is a fantastic addition to my growing collection of sealed packs that feature my favorite baseball player in the window,

Thanks again, Patrick!  This was a great one!!