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:



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.

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.


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.


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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