Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Archives – Gold Foil Version
With this card, I am exactly half-way to where I want to be with my collection of Fergie Jenkins cards from the 2014 Topps Archives set.
Fergie has four cards in this release – and this Gold version of his base cards is the second one that I have now hauled in.
The Gold cards are serial numbered to 199 copies. Mine is #95/199.
Have a look:
When I posted the base card a week or so ago, I blasted Topps for giving us another card with the same image of Fergie that we have seen on other recently released products. So, I am not going to do that again.
But, I will say that even with the Gold border color added to the cards as an extra piece to the puzzle, I am not overly thrilled…
I want truly unique images. Or at least ones we have not seen in recent years.
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Fergie Jenkins Collection
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Don Mattingly 2014 Topps Archives – Base
Yes, Don Mattingly sported one of the more famous mustaches in baseball during the 1980’s, but I don’t recall it being this big and bulky…
Wow, Topps really took us back.
This mustache is ‘One For The Ages’. It’s right up there with Jose Canseco’s mustache from his 1986 Donruss card and Greg Maddux’s sweet ‘stache from his 1987 Donruss ‘Rated Rookies’ card.
I LOVE IT!!!
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Juan Bernhardt hit the first home run in the history of the Seattle Mariners franchise. The blast came on April 10 of the 1977 baseball season.
Happy Birthday Barry Bonds!!!
Barry Bonds turns 50 years old today.
We are all entitled to our opinions, and I know that we all have them when it comes to Bonds. But, of all of the guys that have exited the game during the course of the last few years and are headed to Cooperstown, we saw sharp declines in their output – except for that of Barry Bonds. We saw it from Frank Thomas and Ken Griffey Jr. and John Smoltz and Randy Johnson and even my beloved Greg Maddux. And while I don’t enjoy watching the demise of my baseball heroes, I do think that Barry Bonds was posied to give us more.
Bonds is the guy that I feel like he could have given us a lot more to watch. 3,000 hits was very close. As was 800 home runs. I would have liked to have seen him reach both milestones prior to his retirement from the game.
Easily one of the best hitters of his generation, Bonds worked very hard to get to that level. He did that by learning on the job – becoming more disciplined at the plate, hitting the ball the other way, being disruptive on the bases. He was a true menace – in a very, very good way.
Happy Birthday Mr. Bonds – you are missed by this fan!!!
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Tagged 2002 world series, 500 HR, 600 hr, 700 hr, all-star, barry bonds, baseball, baseball cards, baseball miletones, baseball records, gaints, gold glove, home run king, most valuable player, MVP, pirates, pittsburgh pirates, san francisco giants, silver slugger, world series
1975 Topps Set Card 200/660 – #500 – Nolan Ryan, Angels
Player Name: Nolan Ryan
Team: California Angels
Image Style: Posed Pitching
Years In The Major Leagues: 27 seasons, 1966, 1968-93
Notes From His 1975 Season: Nolan Ryan appeared in 28 games for the California Angels. He started all of the games, and amassed a record of 14-12 with 10 complete games and 5 shutouts. In 198 innings of work, Ryan compiled an ERA of 3.45 as he allowed 152 hits and 90 runs in that span. Ryan struck out 186 batters in 1975, averaging 8.5 per 9 innings pitched. Ryan was selected to the AL All-Star team in 1975.
Notes From Career: Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan is one of the most accomplished pitchers in major league history. He has a career record of 324-292 with 222 complete games and 61 shutouts to his credit. In 5,386 innings of work, Ryan struck out 5,714 batters (MLB high) while walking 2,795 (MLB high). He has a career strikeout per nine innings pitched ratio of 9.5:9 and also a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.4:1. Ryan was selected as an All-Star 8 times, and finished in the Top 10 for the Cy Young Award 8 times. He became a World Series champion in 1969 while with the Mets and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 capturing 98.8% of the votes cast.
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