Daily Archives: August 1, 2014

Dustin Pedroia 2008 Upper Deck Season Highlights

Dustin Pedroia 2008 Upper Deck Season Highlights

The frame may be just 5 foot, 8 inches tall weighing 165 pounds, but the power compacted into the frame is what counts!

And with that power and elite bat speed, Dustin Pedroia can hit the ball – Hard!

In 2008, Pedroia connected for 17 home runs.  His season his is 21.  He is on pace for 150-175 round trippers for his career.

Not too shabby for a 165-pound second baseman…

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Now he just needs to find a uniform that hits him a bit better…

 

1975 Topps Set Card 210/660 – #388 – Steve Stone, Cubs

1975 Topps Set Card 210/660 – #388 – Steve Stone, Cubs

Progress: 210/660

Player Name:  Steve Stone

Team:  Chicago Cubs

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  11 seasons, 1971-81

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Steve Stone started 32 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1975.  He went 12-8 with 6 complete games and a shutout during the season.  In 214 innings of work, Stone compiled an ERA of 3.95 while allowing 198 hits and 103 runs.  Stone struck out 139 batters in 1975, giving him a K:Walk ratio of 1,74:1.0.

Notes From Career:  Steve Stone put together a 107-93 record during his 11-year playing career.  A Cy Young Award winner and All-Star, Stone has a lifetime ERA of 3.97 with 880 runs allowed in 1,788 innings of work.

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1975 Topps Set Card 209/660 – #272 – Lynn McGlothen

1975 Topps Set Card 209/660 – #272 – Lynn McGlothen

Progress: 209/660

Player Name:  Lynn McGlothen

Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  11 seasons, 1972-82

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Lynn McGlothen started 34 games for the Cardinals in 1975.  He compiled a record of 15-13 with 9 complete games and 2 shutouts.  In 239 innings of work, McGlothen amassed an ERA of 3.92 as he allowed 231 hits and 110 runs.  McGlothen struck out 146 batters in ’75, giving him an average of 5.5 K’s per nine innings pitched.

Notes From Career:  In 11 baseball seasons, Lynn McGlothen pitched for 6 different clubs.  He appeared in 318 games during that time, making 201 starts.  In total, McGlothen put together a record of 86-93 with 2 saves.  He threw 41 complete games with 13 shutouts while striking out 939 batters in 1,497 innings of work.  McGlothen was chosen as an All-Star during the 1974 baseball season.

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1993 HEADLINE: Reggie Jackson Inducted Into Baseball’s Hall Of Fame

1993 HEADLINE: Reggie Jackson Inducted Into Baseball’s Hall Of Fame

On this day in 1993, Reggie Jackson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

A colorful player both on and off the field, I am fairly certain that Reggie’s speech was a classic.  If only there was YouTube back in 1993…

A member of the ‘500 HR Club’, a league MVP, a 5-time World Series champion, and a Hall of Famer, it does not get much better than Reginald Martinez Jackson!!!

Happy Anniversary to Mr. October!

Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Tier 1 Game-Used Dual Jersey Relic Card – NICE!

Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Tier 1 Game-Used Dual Jersey Relic Card – NICE!

First, I gave you the single relic card that offered up the White jersey swatch with the Blue pinstripe.

Then, I posted the single relic card that had a full ‘Cubby Blue’ swatch as the centerpiece.

And now, I have another great card of Andre Dawson from the 2014 Topps Tier 1 set to show off.

This one features two piece of game-used jersey.  Yes, I said TWO!

And trust me when I tell you, it looks fantastic.

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Each of the dual relic cards from the 2014 Topps Tier 1 set are stamped and serial numbered to 50 copies.  The one that I grabbed of Andre is numbered as 45/50.

I don’t know how these keep landing in my lap, but for the price that they are, I am not complaining.  My relic card collection of Andre is growing rapidly as is my admiration for the Tier 1 product.

Yeah Buddy!