Daily Archives: August 9, 2014

Rod Carew 2014 Topps Archives – Major Mustache Alert!!!

Rod Carew 2014 Topps Archives

I could talk about Rod Carew and him being one of the best hitters in major league baseball history, and you would probably be OK with that.

I could tell you how much I enjoy the 1989 Topps baseball card design, and you would probably be OK with that.

But let’s get right down to it – LOOK AT THAT MUSTACHE!!!

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A true work of art!  Thank you, Topps.

1975 Topps Set Card 221/660 – #91 – Dick Green, A’s

1975 Topps Set Card 221/660 – #91 – Dick Green, A’s

Progress: 221/660

Player Name:  Dick Green

Team:  Oakland A’s

Position:   2nd Base

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  12 seasons, 1963-74

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Dick Green did not play during the 1975 baseball season.

Notes From Career:  Dick Green spent his entire 12-year major league career with the Athletics franchise – both in Kansas City and Oakland.  He is a career .240 hitter with 960 hits in 4,007 at-bats.  Of his 960 hits, Green connected for 145 doubles, 23 triples, 80 home runs, and 712 singles.  He scored 427 runs for the A’s during his career while also driving in 422.  Green played on three World Series Championship teams with Oakland – 1972, 1973, and 1974.

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Did You Know…

The winner of the first Giants game in the history of the San Francisco franchise was Ruben Gomez.  The victory came on April 15, 1958 in an 8-0 win over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Happy Birthday Deion Sanders!!!

Happy Birthday Deion Sanders!!!

Deion Sanders turns 47 years old today.

The guy that they called ‘Prime Time’ was a joy to watch.  And while he was ultimately a better professional football player than baseball player, Deion was still entertaining nonetheless.

With a major league career that lasted 9 seasons, Deion’s career was based on his greatest attribute – Speed!

Sanders collected 159 stolen bases during his playing days.  Usually hitting at the top of the line-up, his skills allowed for him to score 308 runs in 641 games.

A member of the Braves, Reds, Yankees, and Giants, Deion had the charisma and flare to excite crowds and bring people to the ballpark.  And if memory serves me properly, he was also a great baseball postseason player too.

Happy Birthday ‘Prime Time’!!!