Daily Archives: July 9, 2014

Joe Morgan 2014 Donruss ‘Power Plus’

Joe Morgan 2014 Donruss ‘Power Plus’

This is the third ‘Power Plus’ card I have picked up from the 2014 Donruss set.  The first card I scored was the card of Bryce Harper, and then I followed that up with the purchase of the Andrew McCutchen card from the subset.

And now, it is Mr. Joe Morgan’s turn!

And it is nice.

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As you can see, the card features two images of the player – one playing offense, and one playing defense.  Joe Morgan was super at both, and I am very happy to have found his name on the checklist of this subset.

Yes, the card may offer a cheap version of the 1985 Donruss border, but this is actually a ‘bright spot’ from the 2014 Donruss set that was full of a lot of dull spots…

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1975 Topps Set Card 185/660 – #328 – Sonny Siebert, Cardinals

1975 Topps Set Card 185/660 – #328 – Sonny Siebert, Cardinals

Progress: 185/660

Player Name:  Sonny Siebert

Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  12 seasons, 1964-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Sonny Siebert appeared in 23 games during the 1975 baseball season, splitting time between the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics.  He compiled a record of 7-6 between both teams and ended the year with a 3.90 ERA.  Siebert worked 87 innings during the season allowing 97 hits and 43 runs while striking out 54 and walking 41.

Notes From Career: Siebert was named as an All-Star twice during his big league career.  He has a lifetime record of 140-114 in 399 career appearances.  Siebert’s career ERA is 3.21 and he struck out 1,512 batters in 2,152 innings of work.

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1975 Topps Set Card 184/660 – #124 – Jerry Reuss, Pirates

1975 Topps Set Card 184/660 – #124 – Jerry Reuss, Pirates

Progress: 184/660

Player Name:  Jerry Reuss

Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  22 seasons, 1969-90

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Jerry Reuss appeared in 32 games for the Pirates in 1975.  He compiled a record of 18-11 for the ‘Bucs’ with 15 complete games and 6 shutouts.  In 237 innings of work, Reuss allowed 224 hits and 73 runs en route to an ERA of 2.54.  He also struck out 131 batters in ’75 while walking 78.

Notes From Career:  Jerry Reuss suited up for 9 different teams during his 22-season career.  He was a 2-time All-Star and finished his playing days with a record of 220-191 and 11 saves.  Reuss has a lifetime ERA of 3.64 with 1,907 strikeouts to his credit.  Jerry Reuss was a member of the 1981 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

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2011 HEADLINE: Derek Jeter Joins The 3,000 Hits Club!!!

2011 HEADLINE: Derek Jeter Joins The 3,000 Hits Club!!!

On this day in 2011, Derek Jeter hit the 3,000th hit of his major league career.

At home in Yankee Stadium, and in front of a capacity crowd, Derek Jeter joined the ‘3,000 Hits Club’.

Entering the game, Jeter needs just hit two hits to reach the baseball milestone. And he took care of that in a major way – a home run in third inning. Jeter became just the second player in major league history to have his 3,000th hit be a home run. The first player was Wade Boggs.

Jeter ended the day with 5 hits in 5 at-bats; he hit 3 singles, 1 double, and 1 home run. And more importantly, the Yankees won the game 5-4.

Happy Anniversary Derek Jeter!!!

Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Archives – Base

Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Archives – Base

Bryce is back.  And that means that it is time for me to re-focus my collecting dedication to him and the cards that feature his image.

So, I started hauling in the ones from recent product releases that have eluded me thus far.

The first one I landed was his base card from this year’s Archives set.

Have a look:

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I love it 0 a great action image!

And Bryce has a ton of cards in the new Archives set so I should be able to bulk up on my collection of his stuff pretty easily.

If my count is correct, he has a minimum of 6 cards in the set.  Time for me to get shopping!