Daily Archives: June 25, 2014

Dustin Pedroia 2009 ToppsTown – Can Anyone Tell Me More About These??

Dustin Pedroia 2009 ToppsTown

I was collecting back in 2009, but I was not going after modern stuff.  Well, let me correct that – I was collecting modern cards of retired legends, just not active players…

So, while I was collecting in ’09, I really have no clue what this ‘ToppsTown’ card or set is all about.  I like the look, and the colors work very well with the Sox uniform that Pedroia is sporting, but I am wondering if this is what Topps was issuing prior to their newer ‘Spring Fever’ sets that have been in the 2013 and 2014 sets.

Can anyone tell me more about this card?  Thank you!


Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Turkey Red – Online Exclusive

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Turkey Red – Online Exclusive

Here is a nice one-and-done for my Giancarlo Stanton collection.



This card comes from the web-exclusive 2014 Topps Turkey Red set.

As for the ‘one-and-done’ comment, Stanton only had a single card in this set so with this pick-up, I can quickly and smoothly move on to my next conquest to collect #27.

1975 Topps Set Card 165/660 – #24 – Al Fitzmorris, Royals

1975 Topps Set Card 165/660 – #24 – Al Fitzmorris, Royals

Progress: 165/660

Player Name:  Al Fitzmorris

Team:  Kansas City Royals

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  10 seasons, 1969-78

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Al Fitzmorris started 35 games for the Royals in 1975.  He concluded the season with a 16-12 record with 11 complete games and 3 shutouts.  He had an ERA of 3.57 as he allowed 104 runs in 242 innings of work.

Notes From Career:  Fitzmorris posted a 77-59 record with 7 saves over ten big league seasons.  He was used as both a starting and relief pitcher, making 288 appearances and 159 starts.  He has a lifetime ERA of 3.65 with 458 strikeouts and 433 walks given up in 1,277 innings of work.


Did You Know…

Dean Chance was the first Twins pitcher to strike out over 230 batters in a single season.  In 1968, he struck out 234.

Dean chance 1968 topps

Jose Fernandez 2013 Topps All-Star Stitches Game-Used Jersey Relic Card

Jose Fernandez 2013 Topps All-Star Stitches Game-Used Jersey Relic Card

While I am certainly not pleased that Jose Fernandez is rehabilitating an injury that will keep him away from Marlins Park until at least the start of the 2015 baseball season, I have seen a slight dip in how quickly his ‘But It Now’ cards are selling on Ebay.

And I was hoping that I would be able to grab a few.

And that hope turned into reality when I scored this sweet card.

Have  look:





From the 2013 Topps set, this card celebrates Fernandez making the All-Star team during his rookie campaign.  The swatch is a bright Orange, which represented the National League and it is from his practice jersey from the event.

I am thrilled to have this Game-Used relic card to my collection.

Hopefully a few more will land my way too.

Fingers crossed.