Brooks Robinson 2013 Topps Triple Threads – Base
Now this is one sweet-looking baseball card!!!
We’ve all seen brilliant images of Brooks Robinson playing masterful defense at third base for the Baltimore Orioles. Not only was Brooks the best, but photographers knew that if they focused on him, they would get something beautiful – it was just a matter of time.
Many pictures of Mr. Robinson deserve to be framed – after all, they are art. And what he did on the field was art.
Well, Topps helped us with that. Their 2013 Triple Threads brand offers great images in a design that is reminiscent of a frame.
Take a look again above. That’s how it is done!
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1975 Topps Set Card 204/660 – #94 – Jim Lonborg, Phillies
Player Name: Jim Lonborg
Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Image Style: Posed Pitching
Years In The Major Leagues: 15 seasons, 1965-79
Notes From His 1975 Season: Jim Lonborg started 26 games for the Phillies during the 1975 baseball season. He compiled a record of 8-6 with 6 complete games and 2 shutouts over that time. In 159 innings of work, Lonborg allowed 161 hits and 84 runs en route to an ERA of 4.12 ERA. Lonborg averaged 4.1 strikeouts per nine innings while also striking out 1.75 batters per one walk given up.
Notes From Career: Jim Lonborg pitched for the Red Sox and Phillies during his 15-season career. He has a career record of 157-137, which includes a personal best 22 wins during the ’67 season. Lonborg’s career ERA is 3.86. In 2,464 innings of work, Lonborg struck out 1,475 batters while allowing 2,400 hits and 1,170 runs. He was named as an All-Star in 1967, while also winning the AL Cy Young Award.
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1983 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson Captures Stolen Base #200 Of His Career
On this day in 1983, Andre Dawson stole the 200th base of his career.
The achievement came during the 98th game of the baseball season for the Montreal Expos as they faced the Reds in Cincinnati.
The steal came in the top of the 7th inning and came against the great defensive catcher of the Reds, Hall of Famer Johnny Bench.
On the day, Dawson was 1-for-4 with a home run, 2 RBI, a run scored, and the 200th stolen base of his career.
Happy Anniversary Andre!!!!
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Giancarlo Stanton 2011 Topps Heritage All-Star Rookie
As the second half of the 2014 baseball season starts to unfold, I wanted to grab a nice, older card of my favorite Marlin.
And after just a little bit of shopping, I think I secured myself this doozie:
The card comes from the 2011 Topps Heritage set which is patterned after the 1962 Topps release.
As you can see, the card features a very young Mike Stanton who is sporting a standard ‘High Number’ jersey often seen on young players during Spring Training.
Oh, and let’s not forget about that incredibly sweet-looking Topps All-Rookie Team trophy – It is N-I-C-E!!!
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