Daily Archives: June 3, 2014

Giancarlo Stanton 2013 Panini Triple Play

Giancarlo Stanton 2013 Panini Triple Play

Kind of a neat one here….

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This card comes from the 2013 Panini ‘Triple Play’ set.  I don’t know the exact way to describe it other than saying that the card is cartoon-like.

I did not intentionally go after this one, but after seeing it in person, it is nice – not as childish as I originally thought it may be.  The card was an add-on to a larger, bulk order I placed on Sportlots.  After shopping with just one seller, and right before completing my order, I opted to see if the seller had any Stanton cards for sale that I did not already own.

The seller had one – this one!

And now it is mine.

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1975 Topps Set Card 129/660 – #99 – Mike Hegan, Brewers

1975 Topps Set Card 129/660 – #99 – Mike Hegan, Brewers

Progress: 129/660

Player Name:  Mike Hegan

Team:  Milwaukee Brewers

Position:  1st Base, Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  12 seasons, 1964, 1966-67, 1969-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Hegan appeared in 93 games for the Brewers during the 1975 baseball season.  He hit .251 for the club which included 11 doubles and 5 home runs.  Hegan drove in 22 runs for the Brewers and also scored 19 runs.

Notes From Career:  Mike Hegan was a 1-time All-Star during his 12 year major league career.  Hegan was a career .242 hitter and has 504 hits on his resume.  Hegan connected for 53 home runs during his playing days while also being responsible for 229 RBI and scoring 281 runs.  Hegan was a member of the 1972 World Series winning Oakland Athletics.

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1975 Topps Set Card 128/660 – #14 – Milt Wilcox, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 128/660 – #14 – Milt Wilcox, Indians

Progress: 128/660

Player Name:  Milt Wilcox

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  16 seasons, 1970-75, 1977-86

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Milt Wilcox pitched in 25 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1975.  He had a record of 0-1 and amassed an ERA of 5.63 in 38 innings of work.  In those 38 innings, Wilcox struck out 21 while walking 17.  He gave up 50 hits while allowing 27 runs.

Notes From Career:  Milt Wilcox pitched for five different clubs during his 16-year big league career.  He finished his playing days with a 119-113 record with 73 complete games, 10 shutouts, and 6 saves.  Wilcox has a career ERA of 4.07 with 1,137 strikeouts in 2,016 innings of work.  Wilcox was a member of the 1984 World Series winning Detroit Tigers.

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Did You Know…

No Diamondbacks pitcher has won more games in a single season than Randy Johnson’s 24 wins from the 2002 baseball season.

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My 2014 Topps Series 1 ‘All Rookie Cup Team’ Set Is DONE!!!

My 2014 Topps Series 1 ‘All Rookie Cup Team’ Set Is DONE!!!

It’s been a while since I was able to boast that I have knocked out another modern subset, but that is exactly what I am able to do now.

I have finally pieced together, and completed, the ‘All Rookie Cup Team’ subset from this year’s Topps Series 1 release.

The set is 10 cards deep and features an All-Star line-up that includes all positions and two pitchers.

Here is the full set:

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The colors of this set are superb, and Topps gave us a pretty decent mix of action imagery (though I would have liked to have seen better images of Pujols & Rice).

As I, and many readers, have pointed out already in the set – The cards are missing a key Topps element, the Rookie Cup Trophy.  Over the decades, we have grown to expect these little trophies on our baseball cards, and I think that it would have been appropriate here to have them on the cards as well.

Personally, I think that this set grades out as a B, but if the trophies were part of the card’s design, we could be looking at a A, for sure!

The only other issue is the mix of players taken – but that is certainly subjective.  Would I take Jim Rice , Mike Trout, or CC Sabathia on my team?  Maybe not, but I won’t argue against them either.

Another subset in the books for ’30-YOC’!!!