Daily Archives: June 4, 2014

Bryce Harper 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter ‘Across The Years’

Bryce Harper 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter ‘Across The Years’

I missing seeing the ‘Go All Out Attitude’ that Bryce Harper brought to the game.

Sure, others bring it.  But, as a Marlins fan that watches a lot of NL East baseball, I miss the excitement and energy that Harper contributes.

This card from the 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter ‘Across The Years’ subset captures that energy and emotion very well.

Have a look:

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I hope he comes back soon.  And if he is able to recapture his swing quickly, and get on the bases, I look forward to seeing him compete during the second half of the season.

Let’s Go!

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1975 Topps Set Card 131/660 – #315 – Don Kessinger, Cubs

1975 Topps Set Card 131/660 – #315 – Don Kessinger, Cubs

Progress: 131/660

Player Name:  Don Kessinger

Team:  Chicago Cubs

Position:  Shortstop

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  16 seasons, 1964-79

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Kessinger played in 154 games during the 1975 baseball season.  He hit .243 for the team while connecting for 146 hits.  Of his 146 hits, Kessinger had 26 doubles and 10 triples.

Notes From Career:  Don Kessinger was a 6-time All-Star that played for three different teams during his 16 year career.  He was a solid defender at shortstop, winning two Gold Gloves during his time with the Cubs.  Kessigner is a lifetime .252 hitter and has 1,931 hits on his resume including 254 doubles and 80 triples.  In 16 major league seasons, Don Kessinger never made it to the postseason.

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1975 Topps Set Card 130/660 – #140 – Steve Garvey, Dodgers

1975 Topps Set Card 130/660 – #140 – Steve Garvey, Dodgers

Progress: 130/660

Player Name:  Steve Garvey

Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers

Position:  1st Base

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  19 seasons, 1969-87

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Steve Garvey was a machine for the Dodgers in 1975.  Playing in 160 games, Garvey hit .319 with 210 hits in 659 at-bats.  Of his 210 hits, Garvey connected for 38 doubles, 6 triples, and 18 home runs.  He scored 85 runs for the team while also driving in 95.  Garvey was named as an All-Star in 1975, and he also captured a Gold Glove Award.

Notes From Career:  Steve Garvey was a fan favorite during his 19-year major league career.  He was a 10-time All-Star that won four Gold Glove Awards for his defensive excellence at first base.  Garvey is a lifetime .294 hitter with 2,599 career hits including 440 doubles and 272 home runs.  He won the 1974 NL MVP Award and was a member of the 1981 World Series championship winning Los Angeles Dodgers.

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1971 HEADLINE: Fergie Jenkins Captures 100th Win Of His Career

1971 HEADLINE: Fergie Jenkins Captures 100th Win Of His Career

On this day in 1971, Fergie Jenkins captured the 100th win of his major league career.

On the road and facing the Atlanta Braves, Jenkins and his Cubs teammates were in for a battle against future Hall of Famer Phil Niekro.

This time around, it was the Cubs that handled the Braves with ease with a final score of 11-0.  The offensive outburst was provided by Don Kessinger, Joe Pepitone, Billy Williams, and Fergie Jenkins himself who collected two hits and an RBI himself.

As for his pitching, Jenkins was superb – a complete game 3-hit shutout of the Braves with six strikeouts and just one walk.

A very memorable, and dominant, career win #100.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Jenkins!!

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Andre Dawson 1992 Topps Baseball Card – AUTOGRAPHED!!!

Andre Dawson 1992 Topps Baseball Card – AUTOGRAPHED!!!’

How’s about another sweet Andre Dawson signed card for the collection, B?

Sounds good to me, I don’t mind at all!

And here it is, the latest autograph for my Dawson collection:

 

 

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This is Andre’s card from the 1992 Topps baseball card set.  I’ve always like this card because the image captured the power of Dawson’s swing while also showing him keeping his eye on the ball after making contact.

The Blue Sharpie autograph looks great on the card, and is a very nice complement to the multiple Blue elements of the card.

Another great one for the ‘Ultimate Dawson’ collection.  YES!!!