Daily Archives: June 30, 2014

Giancarlo Stanton 2013 Bowman – Refractor!!

Giancarlo Stanton 2013 Bowman – Refractor!!

Oh yeah, here is a little shiny-shiny for you on this beautiful Monday evening.

Have a look:



This card is from the 2013 Bowman baseball card set.  The description of the card stated ‘Refractor’ when I purchased it, but with the high number of parallels that are part of this 2013 release from Bowman, I have no idea if the term ‘refractor’ is the only one used to describe this alternate version.

Me?  I like the term ‘ICE’ for this one.  It kind of looks like you’re looking down on the card through a tall glass of ice chips and water.


1975 Topps Set Card 173/660 – #429 – Jim Dwyer, Cardinals

1975 Topps Set Card 173/660 – #429 – Jim Dwyer, Cardinals

Progress: 173/660

Player Name:  Jim Dwyer

Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  18 seasons, 1973-90

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Dwyer played in 81 games for both the Cardinals and Montreal Expos in 1975.  He had 206 at-bats in those games, connecting for 56 hits en route to a .272 batting average.  Of his 56 hits, Dwyer collected 8 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, and 44 singles.  He also had 21 RBI and scored 26 runs.

Notes From Career:  Jim Dwyer played for seven different teams during his big league career.  He connected for 719 hits and is a lifetime .260 hitter with 349 RBI and 409 runs scored on his resume.  Dwyer is a member of the 1983 World Series championship winning Baltimore Orioles team.


1975 Topps Set Card 172/660 – #634 – Cy Acosta, White Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 172/660 – #634 – Cy Acosta, White Sox

Progress: 172/660

Player Name:  Cy Acosta

Team:  Chicago White Sox

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  4 seasons, 1972-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:    Cy Acosta appeared in six games during the 1975 baseball season.  He did not factor into the decision of any of the contests.  He pitched 8.2 innings allowing 9 hits and 7 runs while striking out 2 and walking 3.

Notes From Career:  Cy Acosta pitched in 74 games during his 4-year career.  He split time between the White Sox and Phillies and amassed a 13-9 record.  Acosta threw 186 innings during his playing days and allowed 143 hits and 65 runs in that time.


1995 HEADLINE: Eddie Murray Joins The ‘3000 Hits Club’

1995 HEADLINE:  Eddie Murray Joins The ‘3000 Hits Club’

On this day in 1995 Eddie Murray collected the 3,000th hit of his amazing baseball career!!!

In his 19th big league season while playing DH for the Cleveland Indians, Murray joined baseball’s elite group of hitters.

In the 6th inning, he smacked a single off of Mike Trombley of the Minnesota Twins and that moment became history!!!

Murray ended his baseball career with 3,225 hits which currently ranks him in 13th place in baseball history.

Congratulations Mr. Murray!!!