Daily Archives: June 27, 2014

Florida Marlins 2010 Bowman Team Set – GOLD!!!

Florida Marlins 2010 Bowman Team Set – GOLD!!!

Well,last week I showed you the base team set of the Florida Marlins from the 2010 Bowman set.

And now, it is time to show off the same set with a bit more of a royal flare.

Here is the Gold version:

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Same cards.  Same cardstock.  Same images.

But, that Sweet golden border really brightens up the card while also giving it a nice sense of richness.

NICE!

1975 Topps Set Card 169/660 – #41 – Cesar Geronimo, Reds

1975 Topps Set Card 169/660 – #41 – Cesar Geronimo, Reds

Progress: 169/660

Player Name:  Cesar Geronimo

Team:  Cincinnati Reds

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  15 seasons, 1969-83

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Cesar Geronimo played in 148 games for the Reds in 1975.  He hit .257 for the team connecting for 129 hits in 557 at-bats.  Geronimo stole 13 bases for the club in ’75 while scoring 69 runs and driving in 53.  He won a Gold Glove Award with the team as well for his defensive excellence in the outfield.

Notes From Career:  An excellent defender, and speedy base-runner, Geronimo used his speed to anchor center field for the Reds while also providing a great source of run production while on offense.  During his 9 seasons in Cincinnati, Geronimo scored 404 runs while also stealing 72 bases.  He also won four consecutive Gold Glove awards from 1974-1977.  Geronimo won two World Series championships as part of ‘The Big Red Machine’.

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1975 Topps Set Card 168/660 – #37 – Dave Freisleben, Padres

1975 Topps Set Card 168/660 – #37 – Dave Freisleben, Padres

Progress: 168/660

Player Name:  Dave Freisleben

Team:  San Diego Padres

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  6 seasons, 1974-79

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Dave Freisleben started 27 games for the Padres in 1975.  He completed the season with a record of 5-14 with 4 complete games and 1 shutout.  He amassed an ERA of 4.28 by the end of the year as he allowed 206 hits and 102 runs in 181 innings of work.

Notes From Career:  Freisleben was used as both a starting and relief pitcher during his career.  In 202 appearances, he started 121 games.  He finished his playing days with a 34-60 record and 4 saves.  Amazingly, over 865 innings of work, he walked and struck out the same number of batters – 430.

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Happy Birthday Jeff Conine!!!

Happy Birthday Jeff Conine!!!

Jeff Conine turns 48 years old today.

Jeff Conine has been affectionately given the tag of ‘Mr. Marlin’ by the team’s fans. A testament to his playing days in South Florida, Conine’s performance and winning ways as a member of the Florida Marlins has solidified him as their most decorated player and one of it’s favorites.

A member of both World Series championship teams in 1997 and 2003, Conine was a key cog in the Marlins franchise for 8 seasons. Today, Conine holds a position as an instructor with the team and also does some television work for the local channel that covers ‘The Fish’.

For his birthday, I think it would be fitting to give Mr. Marlin the honor of the first retired jersey in franchise history. I know that these types of honors are normally held for players of a Hall of Fame type caliber, but Conine is certainly the most accomplished Florida Marlins player(so far)!!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Marlin!!!

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Andre Dawson 1993 Topps Baseball Card – AUTOGRAPHED!!!

Andre Dawson 1993 Topps Baseball Card – AUTOGRAPHED!!!

How about another sweet Andre Dawson autograph for the collection??

Sure thing… Don’t mind if I do!

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My most recent score is this card signed by Andre in a bright Blue Sharpie.  The card is from the 1993 Topps set, and it features as great, action shot of ‘Hawk’ as he watches the result of another mighty swing.

If you were wondering, this is the 87th card in my ‘Dawson TTM/In Person’ auto collection.  Hopefully I can add a few more in the next few moths and really put a charge into getting to 100.

Time will tell.  And the ride will be sweet!