Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Series 2 – 1989 Die Cut Mini
It’s getting harder and harder to stay on top of my modern player collections. Between the releases of Panini Przim, Topps Series 2, Topps Archives, and now Allen & Ginter, I am falling behind.
And it is a quick decent.
Still, I fight on. Trying to grab singles as I can while still sticking to a budget and opting for only the best deals that I can find.
I picked up this card of Giancarlo Stanton for just $0.99 with FREE shipping – mission accomplished!
The card is from the 2014 Topps Series 2 release, and is part of the 1989 mini die-cut set.
I like the Orange border of the card and the Orange & Blue team and player name area works well with the image of Stanton that Topps chose for the card.
A very cool addition to my Stanton PC.
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1975 Topps Set Card 198/660 – #206 – 1968 Most Valuable Players
Player Name: Denny McLain, Bob Gibson
Card Number: 206
Team: Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals
Image Style: reprint baseball cards
How they got there:
Denny McLain was both the Cy Young Award and MVP Award winner in the American League in 1968. McLain started 41 games, going 31-6 with a 1.96 ERA. He pitched 336 innings that season while allowing 241 hits and 86 runs. McLain struck out 280 batters in ’68 while walking just 63.
Bob Gibson was both the Cy Young Award and MVP Award winner in the National League in 1968. He was also a Gold Glove winner. Gibson started 34 games for the Cardinals in 1968, going 22-9 with 28 complete games and 13 shutouts. He had an ERA of just 1.12 during the season while working in 304 innings. Gibson struck out 268 batters while walking 62.
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Happy Birthday CC Sabathia!!!
CC Sabathia turns 34 years old today.
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride, CC Sabathia always ranks as on the sport’s great pitchers, but he never quit gets the credit from the media for the tremendous efforts he has put into his 14+ season career.
Winning games at a 64% clip, Sabathia is a 6-time All-star and has won at least 13 games in 11 of his 14 seasons.
A dominant pitcher with very good control, CC hovers around the 2.8 K:walk ratio on a regular basis. And with a World Series championship under his belt, it should not be long before talk of him being one of the best of his generation starts.
It sounds like CC will be put on the shelf for the remainder of the 2014 baseball season. Hopefully he can recover from his injuries and return to All-Star form in 2015.
Happy Birthday CC!!!!
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Tagged 2009 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, brewers, C.C. Sabathia, cleveland indians, cy young, cy young award, indians, milwaukee brewers, new york yankees, pitcher, starting pitcher, world series, yankees
Happy Birthday Dave ‘Hendu’ Henderson!!!
Dave Henderson turns 56 years old today.
Quite possibly the most underrated player on the Oakland Athletics dynasty of the late 1980’s, Dave Henderson put up some monster numbers as a member of the ‘Bash Brothers’. Hendu had an all-around game and although he was not an all-star, his talent level and skills on the baseball diamond were not that far from his superstar teammates.
It must be rough playing on an a team and being compared to players like Rickey Henderson(no relation), Jose Canseco, and Mark McGwire. But Henderson did very well while in Oakland and helped lead the team to three consecutive World Series appearances.
Henderson’s greatest success came from his days with that powerful A’s offense, and he was a big contirbutor. In six seasons with the team, Hendu smacked 104 home runs, drove in 377 RBI, and scored 366 times. A truly well balanced player indeed!!!
For Hendu’s birthday, I thought I would try to help his cause out a little by posting an address where you can reach Mr. Henderson to obtain an autograph while also helping out a foundation he started that is trying to help find a cure for Angelman Syndrome. For any of you that would like to make a donation and at the same time add a great autograph to your collection, you can write to Dave Henderson at:
Pacific Northwest Angelman Syndrome Foundation, 12932 SE Kent-Kangley Rd #375 Kent, Washington, 98031
Happy Birthday Hendu!!!
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Tagged 1988 world series, 1989 world series, baseball, baseball cards, bash brothers, boston red sox, Dave Henderson, jose canseco, mariners, Mark McGwire, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, red sox, rickey henderson, seattle mariners, world series
My 2014 Topps Series 1 ‘Super Veterans’ Subset Is Complete!!!
Oh Yeah!!! I am very, very excited to announce that I have completed another subset at ’30-YOC’. And this time, it is a subset that means the world to me – Topps’ Super Veterans.
The original ‘Super Vets’ subset was part of the 1983 Topps set. It has long been my favorite subset of all-time. I built that set when I got back into the hobby five years ago, and I was extremely excited to see that Topps brought it back for their 2014 release.
Here is the completed 2014 version of ‘Super Veterans’:
I love it!!
And while there may be some questionable entries into the set as well as some notable omissions, I am very happy with the final product. Yes, I had my fingers crossed that the set would expand into the Series 2 and Update sets but that does not look like it will be the case.
So, I will sit back and be proud of another subset completed. A subset that I have been a fan of since 1983!
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