Daily Archives: August 6, 2014

Andrew McCutchen 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Sliding Stars’

Andrew McCutchen 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Sliding Stars’

I tell you what, Andrew McCutchen is quietly sneaking up on the spot for ‘Best Player In The Game’.

I have watched as many Pittsburgh Pirates games as I have been able to, and this guy is an absolute game-changer.  He is the epitome of a ‘5-Tool Player’ and I would gladly stack his output and importance to his team against any other player in the league – Yes, ANY PLAYER!

Cutch, can do it all.  And he excels at all of it.  And at just 27 years old, he is still getting better and learning as he goes.

The sky is the limit!

This is Cutch’s card from the 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Sliding Stars’ subset.  It offers a sweet, action picture of the reigning NL MVP and it has a great backdrop which really allows for his likeness to pop!

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1975 Topps Set Card 217/660 – #342 – Leroy Stanton, Angels

1975 Topps Set Card 217/660 – #342 – Leroy Stanton, Angels

Progress: 217/660

Player Name:  Leroy Stanton

Team:  California Angels

Position:   Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  9 seasons, 1970-78

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Leroy Stanton played in a career-high 137 games during the 1975 baseball season.  An outfielder, Stanton spent a majority of his time playing in Right Field.  He hit .261 n 1975 with 115 hits in 440 at-bats.  Stanton stole 18 bases during the season which helped aid him in scoring 67 runs for the club.

Notes From Career:  Leroy Stanton suited up for three different teams during his tenure in the major leagues.  Stanton has a lifetime batting average of .244 with 628 hits achieved in 829 games.  Stanton scored 294 runs during his career while also driving in 358.  He never made it to the postseason.

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1975 Topps Set Card 216/660 – #346 – Bobby Darwin, Twins

1975 Topps Set Card 216/660 – #346 – Bobby Darwin, Twins

Progress: 216/660

Player Name:  Bobby Darwin

Team:  Minnesota Twins

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  9 seasons, 1962, 1969, 1971-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bobby Darwin played in 103 games during the 1975 baseball season, splitting time between the Minnesota Twins and the Milwaukee Brewers.  He hit a combined .234 on the year with 83 hits in 355 at-bats.  Of his 83 hits, Darwin connected for 12 doubles, 2 triples, 13 home runs, and 56 singles.  He scored a combined 45 runs in ’75 while also driving in 41.

Notes From Career:  Bobby Darwin played for six different teams during his 9-year major league career.  Darwin is a career .251 hitter with 559 hits on his resume.  Darwin led the leagues in strikeouts during three consecutive seasons with 145 in 1972, 137 in 1973, and 127 in 1974.

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1988 HEADLINE: Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage Captures Career Save #300

1988 HEADLINE: Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage Captures Career Save #300

On this day in 1988 Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage collected the 300th save of his big league career.

At home and in front of a crowd of 32,000 Cubs fans, Gossage came into the game in the top of the ninth inning to secure the Cubs victory, the win for Greg Maddux, and save #300 of his career.  The save was his 11th of the year and helped the Cubs secure the 7-4 win over Philadelphia.

In total, Gossage recorded 310 saves.  He currently sits in 22nd place on the all-time list.

Happy Anniversary Goose!!!

Reader Jared Fires Over A Huge Lot Of Cards, Perfectly Crafted For A Collector Like Myself!!!

Reader Jared Fires Over A Huge Lot Of Cards, Perfectly Crafted For A Collector Like Myself!!!

I’m like a kid in a candy store tonight as I had a HUGE bubble mailer waiting for me when I got home from work.

And as soon as I had time to rip it open, I did.

And the treasures inside are plentiful and super.

I won’t even start showing them off to you now.  I’ve got to sort.  I’ve got to organize.  I’ve got to drop them into penny sleeves.  I’ve got to say ‘THANK YOU’ to Jared again for the great gift.

And, since I am such a nice guy, I will give you a little treat too:

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Enjoy.

And get ready to see a lot of new cardboard being shown off at ’30-YOC’!  Stay tuned.