Daily Archives: May 25, 2014

Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Mini

Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Mini

Yessir!!  Even before I was able to grab Bryce Harper’s base card from the 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen set, I scooped up the mini version.

And it is N-I-C-E!!!

Have a peek:

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I love the action-packed image that Topps chose for this card.

And now with this ‘mini’ out of the way, I am going to see what other cards of #34 I can grab from the GQ set.

Wish me luck!

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Heritage – Red Border Parallel

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Heritage – Red Border Parallel

I still have a ways to go to grab the colored and parallel versions of Stanton’s card from the 2014 Topps Heritage set.  But, I am making progress.

My most recent pick-up is the Red-bordered card.

Have a look:

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The Red works well with the Black Marlins jersey and it gives the card a nice ‘Pop’.  If Stanton was wearing either his Orange or White uniform top when this picture was snapped I do not think it would look nearly as good.

On to the next!!!

1975 Topps Set Card 116/660 – #83 – Jim Merritt, Rangers

1975 Topps Set Card 116/660 – #83 – Jim Merritt, Rangers

Progress: 116/660

Player Name:  Jim Merritt

Team:  Texas Rangers

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  11 seasons, 1965-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Jim Merritt appeared in 5 games for the Rangers in 1975.  He did not register a win or a loss in those appearances.  He threw a total of 3.2 innings while allowing 3 hits and 1 run.  He closed the season with a 0.00 ERA with zero strikeouts or walks allowed.

Notes From Career:   In 11 major league seasons, Jim Merritt posted a record of 81-86.  He was used as both a starter and relief pitcher during his career and he also posted 7 saves.  In 1970 Merritt won 20 games for the Cincinnati Reds.  He was named an All-Star in the following season.  He played in the 1965 and 1970 World Series but lost in both match-ups.

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1982 HEADLINE: Fergie Jenkins Joins The ‘3,000 Strikeouts Club’

1982 HEADLINE:  Fergie Jenkins Joins The ‘3,000 Strikeouts Club’

On this day in 1982, Fergie Jenkins struck out the 3,000th batter of his major league pitching career.

The victim?  Garry Templeton of the San Diego Padres.

The Cubs would go on to lose the game 2-1, but Jenkins joined an elite group of pitchers in the loss.  He went seven innings allowing five hits and two runs while striking out 4 and walking just 1.

When he reached the 3,000th strikeout, he became just the 7th player to accomplish the feat.

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