Daily Archives: June 6, 2014

2013 Topps National League Batting Leaders With Posey, McCutchen, And Braun

2013 Topps National League Batting Leaders With Posey, McCutchen, And Braun

He may not be on pace so far in 2014 to be on any league leaders cards, but the numbers Andrew McCutchen are putting up are superb.

‘Cutch’ is a phenomenal player – and his skills are limitless.  Between the hits, the run production, the power, the base running, and the defense – this guy is the real deal and deserves to be mentioned each and every time that the discussion of ‘best in the sport’ is had.

It may not be 2015, but Andrew McCutchen will be on many more league leaders cards in the near future.  Count on it!

 

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1975 Topps Set Card 134/660 – #78 – Ray Corbin, Twins

1975 Topps Set Card 134/660 – #78 – Ray Corbin, Twins

Progress: 134/660

Player Name:  Ray Corbin

Team:  Minnesota Twins

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  5 seasons, 1971-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:  The 1975 baseball season was Ray Corbin’s final season in the major leagues.  He went 5-7 for the Twins in 18 appearances.  Corbin had an ERA of 5.12 during ’75 and he allowed 105 hits and 59 runs in 89+ innings of work.

Notes From Career:    Ray Corbin spent all five years of his career with the Twins.  In those five years, Corbin compiled a record of 36-38 with 17 saves for the club.  He has a lifetime ERA of 3.84 with 3 shutouts to his credit.

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1975 Topps Set Card 133/660 – #252 – Fred Scherman, Astros

1975 Topps Set Card 133/660 – #252 – Fred Scherman, Astros

Progress: 133/660

Player Name:  Fred Scherman

Team:  Houston Astros

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  8 seasons, 1969-76

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Scherman pitched in 50 games during the 1975 baseball season, splitting time between the Houston Astros and Montreal Expos.  He had a record of 4-4 with an ERA of 3.79.  In 92 innings of work, he struck out 56 batters while walking 45.

Notes From Career:   Scherman suited up for three different teams during his 8-year big league career.  He compiled a record of 33-26 with 39 saves and an ERA of 3.66.  In 536+ innings of work, Scherman struck out just 297 batters while walking 245.  In eight big league campaigns, Fred Scherman made it to just one postseason – in 1972.

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1992 HEADLINE: Eddie Murray Becomes All-Time Switch-Hit Leader In RBI

1992 HEADLINE: Eddie Murray Becomes All-Time Switch-Hit Leader In RBI

On this day in 1992, Eddie Murray passed the great Mickey Mantle for the all-time lead in RBI by a switch-hitter. His 1,510th RBI broke the record.

Murray finished his stellar career with 1,917 total RBI. He still holds the all-time record for a switch-hitter and ranks 9th in baseball history!!!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Murray!!

132 Cards Deep, My 1975 Topps Set Is Now 20% Complete!!!

132 Cards Deep, My 1975 Topps Set Is Now 20% Complete!!!

I’ve done a bit of speed-posting as of late as I have been so excited about my progress when it comes to building the 1975 Topps set.

The set is really coming along nicely, and I am very happy with how far that I have come since starting the build process a few months back.

Back in early April, I hit the 10% mark when I posted card #66 from the set.  And now, after a lot of scans and a lot of research, I have reached card #132 of the set – and officially the 20% mark.

20%

 

And now, I am ready for the next!!!

Stay tuned tomorrow for card #133.  Thanks for reading.