Daily Archives: June 11, 2014

Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Museum Collection – Base

Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Museum Collection – Base

Last week, I showed you the sweet ‘Blue’ version of Andre Dawson’s card from the 2014 Topps Museum Collection set.

Well, fast forward to today and I have another sweet one to show off – it’s his base card.

Have a look:

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Now, there is not a lot of difference between the base and the Blue, just small accents scattered here and there.

But, the cards are both very sharp and alive with bold colors.

I am hoping that in the coming weeks I can affordably add both the Green and Copper versions of this card to my collection.  Even if I have to crack open my wallet a little wider than I would like, I think I want to do it…

Time will tell.

1975 Topps Set Card 144/660 – #465 – 1974 World Series, Game 5

1975 Topps Set Card 144/660 – #465 – 1974 World Series, Game 5

Progress: 144/660

Card Number:  465

Date:  October 17, 1974

World Series Highlights – Game 5

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Game 5 of the 1974 World Series was the match-up clincher for the A’s as they beat the Dodgers 3-2 and captured the World Series championship.

Vida Blue and Don Sutton both gave their teams a chance to win, but ultimately, it was the home run hit by Joe Rudi in the 7th inning that would be the difference maker.  His solo blast gave the A’s their 3rd run of the game which turned out to be the game-winner.

 

1975 Topps Set Card 143/660 – #445 – Felix Millan, Mets

1975 Topps Set Card 143/660 – #445 – Felix Millan, Mets

Progress: 143/660

Player Name:  Felix Milan

Team:  New York Mets

Position:  2nd Base

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  12 seasons, 1966-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Felix Millan played in all 162 games of the 1975 baseball season.  For the Mets, he hit .283 with a career high of 191 hits.  Milan also scored 81 runs for the team while driving in 56.  He led the National League in being hit by the pitch – he was beaned 12 times.

Notes From Career:  Milan split time between the Mets and Braves during his 12-year career.  He is a lifetime .279 hitter with an on-base percentage of .322.  Milan connected for 1,617 career hits in 1,480 games played.  He has 229 doubles, 38 triples and 22 home runs on his resume.  Milan played against the A’s in the 1973 World Series but he was not victorious.

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1997 HEADLINE: Kevin Brown Fires No-Hitter For The Marlins!!

1997 HEADLINE: Kevin Brown Fires No-Hitter For The Marlins!!

On this day in 1997, Florida Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Brown threw a no-hitter!

On the road in San Francisco to take on the Giants, Brown and his teammates suited up to play in front of a small crowd of just over 10,000 spectators. But for those in attendance that stayed throughout the duration of the ballgame, history was witnessed.

In a battle of a 1st place team(the Giants) and a 2nd place team(the Marlins), it was 1 player that dominated the action from start to finish.

Throughout the night, Brown was amazing. He needed just 98 pitches to complete the game, allowing no hits in the process. Brown struck out 7 batters on the night while pitching almost flawlessly. He walked nobody, and faced just 28 batters.

The Marlins gave Brown all of the offensive support that he needed to remain confident on the hill. Tallying 9 runs, Edgar Renteria, Charles Johnson, and Moises Alou provided the firepower enabling Brown to remain calm during the course of the game.

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Mr. Brown!!!

I have watched parts of a handful of no-hitters on television. This is the first one that I can recall watching the entire game.

Still Seeking That Elusive Sepia…

Still Seeking That Elusive Sepia…

Friends, I am so close to finishing my ‘Fergie Jenkins Rainbow’ from this year’s Gypsy Queen release that I can taste it.

I am, and have been, just 1 card shy of the full collection for more than a few weeks now and it is starting to drive me wild that I cannot seem to knock out this last card.

Sure, I know that they are on the rare side and limited to just 50 copies.  But, by now, I would have expected that more than three would have appeared on Ebay.  I’m truly kicking myself for not buying one of those three cards as I am not deep in the ‘waiting game’…

But trust me, in time that Sepia will be mine!!!

the waiting game