Daily Archives: June 10, 2014

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Bowman – Base

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Bowman – Base

I have yet to really dig into the new 2014 Bowman baseball card set yet, but I did grab a bunch of singles on Sportlots.com for my modern player collections.

Among the cards that I scored was two cards of the reigning NL MVP, Andrew McCutchen.

This is one of the two cards, his base card:

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I like it!  The action captured is very nice and centered very well on the card.  If it was zoomed out just a bit more so we could see his full bat and possibly his shoes, that would be better, but I am certainly not complaining about this one.

I really like how Bowman incorporates the Black and Yellow of the Pirates colors into the overall look off the card.  It works well with Cutch’s home, White uniform.

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1975 Topps Set Card 142/660 – #409 – Bob Robertson, Pirates

1975 Topps Set Card 142/660 – #409 – Bob Robertson, Pirates

Progress: 142/660

Player Name:  Bob Robertson

Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates

Position:  1st Base

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  11 seasons, 1967, 1969-76, 1978-79

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bob Robertson played in 75 games for the Pirates in 1975.  He hit .274 for the team with 34 hits in 124 at-bats.  Of his 34 hits, Robertson connected for 4 doubles, 6 home runs, and 24 singles.  He also drove in 18 runs for the Bucs while scoring 17 times.

Notes From Career:   Bob Robertson spent the majority of his 11-year big league career with the Pirates.  He is a lifetime .242 hitter with 578 career hits.  Robertson has 115 home runs on his resume along with 283 runs scored and 368 RBI.  Robertson won a World Series championship with the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates.

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1975 Topps Set Card 141/660 – #105 – Buzz Capra, Braves

1975 Topps Set Card 141/660 – #105 – Buzz Capra, Braves

Progress: 141/660

Player Name:  Buzz Capra

Team:  Atlanta Braves

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  7 seasons, 1971-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Buzz Capra appeared in 12 games for the Atlanta Braves in 1975.  Starting all 12 contests, Capra posted a record of 4-7 alongside an ERA of 4.25.  In 78 innings of work, Capra allowed 77 hits and 41 home runs while striking out 35 batters and walking 28.

Notes From Career:   Capra was an All-Star during the 1974 baseball season.  He pitched in 142 games for the Mets and Braves during his 7-year career and posted a record of 31-37 with an ERA of 3.87 during that time.  Capra struck out 362 batters  in 544 innings of action during his playing days while giving up 479 hits and 256 runs.

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Did You Know…

Despite playing for the losing team, Hack Wilson had the highest batting average during the 1929 World Series.  He hit .471.

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