Daily Archives: June 5, 2014

Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Museum Collection – Blue Parallel

Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Museum Collection – Blue Parallel

The Museum Collection brand has always been able to put together a solid base product.  Between allowing the image featured on the card to stand out, and adding subtle yet dramatic graphic elements that enhance the look of the card, these cards are sweet!

I typically do not go after too many cards from this set as the price tag is typically more than what I would want to pay.

But, when I saw the Andre Dawson card, I had to grab one.

The card I found was the Blue parallel version to the base card.  The Blue version is serial numbered to 99 copies.  Mine is stamped as 84/99.

Have a look:



Wow, the Blue really looks great on this card!!  It perfectly complements the uniform that ‘Hawk’ is sporting.

And hopefully in time I can score another card from the set.  Wish me luck!!

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – White Frame Parallel

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – White Frame Parallel

Finally, a parallel of Giancarlo Stanton for my 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen collection.

This is the White Paper framed card of Stanton.

Have a look:



While I like the card, there is something about this year’s White framed cards that I don’t find as appealing as last years.  It might be the White nameplate that just kind of floats among nothing that is distracting my eye, but for some reason I don’t like the 2014 nearly as much as I liked them in 2013.


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1975 Topps Set Card 132/660 – #593 – Gene Lamont, Tigers

1975 Topps Set Card 132/660 – #593 – Gene Lamont, Tigers

Progress: 132/660

Player Name:  Gene Lamont

Team:  Detroit Tigers

Position:  Catcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  5 seasons, 1970-72, 1974-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:  The 1975 baseball season was Gene Lamont’s final one in the big leagues.  He played in just 4 games for the Tigers in ’75, getting 3 hits in 8 at-bats – good for a .375 batting average.

Notes From Career:   Lamont appeared in 87 games during his 5-year major league career.  He is a lifetime .233 hitter with 37 hits to his credit.  Lamont was primarily used as a back-up catcher and pinch hitter during his time in the league.


Did You Know…

In 1967, Tony Perez hit a 15th inning home run off Catfish Hunter to lead the NL to a 2-1 win and become the first Reds player to with the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award.

Tony Perez ticket stub

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Mini Red Border

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Mini Red Border

Yessir!!!  I have finally landed the Red mini card of Fergie Jenkins from the 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen set.

The Red cards are serial numbered to just 99 copies.  Mine is stamped as 57/99.

Have a look:



I love it!!  The Red used may not be the traditional Cubs’ Red of even baseball Red for that matter, but it is a nice color for a baseball card border.

This is the third mini that I have grabbed of #31 for my collection.  I now have the base, Black, and Red.

Time to track down that even tougher to find, Sepia mini.  Here I come!!!