Daily Archives: July 11, 2014

Florida Marlins 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Team Set

Florida Marlins 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Team Set

With the 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter release occurring just days ago, I am trying to get my Florida/Miami Marlins team set collection up to speed.

While I am not a huge fan of this set, it has more to do with the non-baseball stuff than the actual baseball cards itself.

So, I just cherry-pick the cards I want: cards for my vintage player collections, cards for my modern player collections, and of course, my Marlins team sets.

Since the initial 2007 release of A&G, I have scored all but 2 team sets.

Until now that is – as I have landed the 2010 set.

Have a look:

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The set is nice – I especially like the two horizontal cards this time around as they add a nice, new look.

And now with this 2010 issue out of the way, I have just the 2012 set to grab.

Oh, and of course, the new 2014 too!!

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1975 Topps Set Card 186/660 – #446 – Bart Johnson, White Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 186/660 – #446 – Bart Johnson, White Sox

Bart Johnson spent his full 8-year career with the Chicago White Sox.  A pitcher, Johnson appeared n 185 games for the Sox, starting 97 of them.  He has a career record of 43-51 with 17 saves.  In 809 innings of work, Johnson amassed an ERA of 3.94 allowing 806 hits and 392 runs.  In those 809 innings, Johnson stuck out 520 batters while allowing 348 walks.  Johnson never appeared in the postseason.

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1989 HEADLINE: Bo Jackson & Wade Boggs Kick Off The All-Star Game With A Bang!!!

1989 HEADLINE: Bo Jackson & Wade Boggs Kick Off The All-Star Game With A Bang!!!

On this day in 1989, Bo Jackson and Wade Boggs led off the 1989 Major League All-Star game with back-to-back home runs.

I vividly recall watching this game as a youngster living in the Chicago suburbs. And after the National League was retired in the first inning I was excited to see what Bo Jackson was going to do in his debut at the All-Star Game.

Well, Bo did not disappoint.

And after he touched home while listening to the roar of the crowd, Wade Boggs took center stage. And he too delivered baseball magic.

It was a sweet start to a great game. And a memory that I will hold with me for a very, very long time.

Happy Anniversary to Bo Jackson and Wade Boggs!!!

1985 HEADLINE: Nolan Ryan First to 4,000 Strikeouts!!

1985 HEADLINE: Nolan Ryan First to 4,000 Strikeouts!!

On this day in 1985, Nolan Ryan collected his 4,000th career strikeout – a first in baseball history.

At home and in front of a crowd that was just a shade over 20,000, Ryan made baseball history again. In the top of the 6th inning, he struck out Danny Heep of the Mets giving him the 4,000th strikeout of his big league career.

His line for the day – 7 innings pitched, 7 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks, and 11 strikeouts!!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Ryan!!!

‘Ultimate Dawson’ Continues To Grow Into An Amazing Tribute To ‘The Hawk’!!!

‘Ultimate Dawson’ Continues To Grow Into An Amazing Tribute To ‘The Hawk’!!!

I have been doing a much better job of keeping my ‘Ultimate Dawson’ page updated with my latest and greatest Andre Dawson related treassures.

I invite you now to go ahead and take a tour of the Constantly Growing & Improving Ultimate Dawson!!!

Enjoy!!!