Daily Archives: June 20, 2014

Bryce Harper 2014 Bowman – Nevada State Variation

Bryce Harper 2014 Bowman – Nevada State Variation

Word on the street is that my buddy, #34, is working his way back into playing shape and getting ready to put in more ‘baseball activity’ in time for a return to the majors in July.

I cannot wait to see him come back.  And I only hope that he comes back with the same level of ferocity that he has shown in his first few seasons as a big-leaguer – just maybe a tad sharper of a base runner.

Get back soon Bryce.  We’re waiting for you!!

This is his ‘State’ card from the 2014 Bowman set.  I have yet to grab his base card from the set, and I will do that in time, but I was able to snag this one for $0.25 during a shopping spree on Sportlots.com with one of my favorite sellers.

Enjoy!

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1975 Topps Set Card 157/660 – #653 – Lee Richards, White Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 157/660 – #653 – Lee Richards, White Sox

Progress: 157/660

Player Name:  Lee Richards

Team:  Chicago White Sox

Position:  Infield

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  5 seasons, 1971-72, 1974-76

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Lee Richards played in 43 games for the White Sox in 1975.  An infielder, Richards spent time at second base, shortstop, and third base in those 43 contests.  He hit .200 during the season with just 9 hits in 45 at-bats.

Notes From Career:  A true utility player, Lee Richards spent time playing three infield positions and two outfield positions during his five-year big league career.  He has a lifetime batting average of .209 as he connected for 103 hits in 239 games played.

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1975 Topps Set Card 156/660 – #424 – John Lowenstein, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 156/660 – #424 – John Lowenstein, Indians

Progress: 156/660

Player Name:  John Lowenstein

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Action

Years In The Major Leagues:  16 seasons, 1970-85

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Lowenstein played n 91 games for the Indians in 1975.  He hit .242 during the season with 64 hits in 265 at-bats.  Lowenstein drove in 33 runs for ‘The Tribe’ in 1975 while scoring 37 times.

Notes From Career:  John Lowenstein compiled a career batting average of .253 during his 16 season major league career.  He retired from the sport with 881 hits which included 137 doubles and 116 home runs.  Lowenstein was a member of the 1983 World Series Baltimore Orioles team.

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Did You Know…

The Milwaukee Brewers had two pitchers appear in 75 games or more during the 2012 baseball season.  Francisco Rodriguez appeared in 78, and John Axford was close behind him with 75.

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Giancarlo Stanton 2011 Topps Opening Day All-Star Rookie

Giancarlo Stanton 2011 Topps Opening Day All-Star Rookie

I continue to peck away at ‘older’ cards of Giancarlo Stanton for my player collection.

And since he has only been in the league for five seasons, ‘older’ tends to mean baseball cards that are 3-5 years old.

My most recent score is this 2011 Topps Opening Day All-Star rookie card.

Have a look:

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I am a big fan of the Opening Day set, and it is nice to add another Stanton from this brand into my collection.

I do wish that the Topps All-Star rookie cup was bigger and put in a more prominent spot on the card – if gets a little lost in the upper-right corner if you ask me…

Still, another great addition to my Stanton PC!!