Daily Archives: July 19, 2014

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL ROY – Base

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL ROY – Base

I am just now digging into the Topps Series 2 release.

And my boy, Mr. NL ROY, has two cards in the base set.  That translates to a lot of singles for this collector to chase down.  I MEAN A LOT!!!

So, I started with the easiest – the base card.

As I mentioned, Jose has two in the set.  This is the one that celebrates his winning of the 2013 NL Rookie Of the Year Award.



I’ll show off the ‘other’ base card next time around.


Andrew McCutchen 2012 Topps Heritage

Andrew McCutchen 2012 Topps Heritage

I like the Topps Heritage brand of baseball cards because of the homage it pays to the cards that paved the way for the hobby.

But, I don’t dig too deep into the set.  I grab my Marlins team set and cards for my modern player collections and then I am out.

I just grabbed this card from the 2012 Heritage set of Andrew McCutchen.



I like the card.  The colors are nice.  And I really like the inset image in the bottom, right corner.  I just wish that ‘Cutch’ was giving us a little more personality in the main image.

For a guy whose smile lights up a ballpark, you would never know it when holding this piece of cardboard…

1975 Topps Set Card 196/660 – #392 – Bruce Bochte, Angels

1975 Topps Set Card 196/660 – #392 – Bruce Bochte, Angels

Progress: 196/660

Player Name:  Bruce Bochte

Team:  California Angels

Position:   Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  12 seasons, 1974-82, 1984-86

Notes From His 1975 Season:  In his second big league season, Bruce Bochte appeared in 107 games for the California Angels.  He hit .285 during the season with 107 hits in 375 at-bats.  Of his 197 hits, Bochte connected for 17 doubles, 3 triples, and 3 home runs.  He scored 41 runs for the Angels in 1975, while also helping the team with 48 RBI.

Notes From Career:  Bruce Bochte hit .282 over the course of his 12-season big league career.  He had four seasons in which he hit .300 or better.  Bochte has 1,478 career hits to his credit with 250 doubles, 21 triples, and 100 home runs.  Bochte was selected as a member of the 1979 American League All-Star team.


1975 Topps Set Card 195/660 – #98 – Rich Folkers, Cardinals

1975 Topps Set Card 195/660 – #98 – Rich Folkers, Cardinals

Progress: 195/660

Player Name:  Rich Folkers

Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Action

Years In The Major Leagues:  7 seasons, 1970, 1972-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Rich Folkers appeared in 45 games for the San Diego Padres during the 1975 baseball season.  15 of the 45 games were starts.  He compiled a record of 6-11 during the season while working in 142 innings.  He sported an ERA of 4.18 as he allowed 155 hits and 70 runs during his time on the mound.

Notes From Career:  Rich Folkers played for four different teams during his 7-year major league career.  He finished his playing days with a 19-23 record with 7 saves.  In 423 innings of work, Folkers put together an ERA of 4.11 amassing 242 strikeouts and giving up 170 walks.


Miami Marlins 2014 Topps Archives Team Set

Miami Marlins 2014 Topps Archives Team Set

Oh yeah, I am happy to announce that I have landed myself a 2014 Topps Archives team set of the Miami Marlins.

The set features just four cards, but they look great.

Check ’em out:



As you can see, the cards offer up the 1986, 1973, and 1980 Topps card designs.

And the best part of this set – not one of the players featured was born when any of these players were born!!  HAHAHA.