Daily Archives: August 12, 2014

Joe Morgan 2002 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classics

Joe Morgan 2002 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classics

Any time that I can grab a modern or vintage card of Joe Morgan for my player collection, I will make the effort.  And when said effort costs me just $0.18, I will usually do it with some vigor and umph!

That’s exactly what occurred when I grabbed this card of ‘Little Joe’ during a shopping spree on Sportlots.com a few weeks ago.

Have a look:



This card comes from the 2002 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classics set, and is part of the ‘All-Time Classic’ subset.

As you can see, the card features a Black and White image of a defending Joe Morgan with a baseball background and a plain graphic design behind it.

The card is nice, but there is not enough interest in the image for me – way too drab.

If I had the right tools on my PC, I would make Morgan’s shoes Black while coloring his stirrups, cap, and jersey accents in Red.  And then I would also color the sticking of the giant baseball behind him Red as well to tie it all together.


1975 Topps Set Card 226/660 – #172 – Boston Red Sox Team Card

1975 Topps Set Card 226/660 – #172 – Boston Red Sox Team Card

Progress: 226/660

Card Number:  172

Team:  Boston Red Sox

Manager: Darrell Johnson

Notes From The 1975 Season:   Led by manager Darrel Johnson, the Red Sox posted a record of 95-65 in the AL East while scoring 796 runs and allowing 706.  They won their division by 4.5 games in a tight race with the Baltimore Orioles.  The 1975 Boston Red Sox were the AL Champions and played in the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.


1975 Topps Set Card 225/660 – #293 – Dick Sharon, Tigers

1975 Topps Set Card 225/660 – #293 – Dick Sharon, Tigers

Progress: 225/660

Player Name:  Dick Sharon

Team:  Detroit Tigers

Position:   Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  3 seasons, 1973-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:  The 1975 baseball season was Dick Sharon’s final season in the major leagues.  Sharon played in 91 games for the Tigers in ’75, connecting for 31 hits in 160 at-bats.  Hitting just .194 with an on-base percentage of .306, Sharon scored 31 runs for the Tigers while also driving in 20.

Notes From Career:  Dick Sharon played three seasons in the major leagues, all with the Detroit Tigers.  A career .218 hitter, Sharon has 102 lifetime hits in 467 at-bats.  Of his 102 hits, Sharon connected for 20 doubles, 13 home runs, and 69 singles.  He scored 46 runs over three seasons with the club while also driving in 46.


Did You Know…

Boston Red Sox legends Fred Lynn and Johnny Pesky both hit .331 in their rookie campaigns.

Lynn Pesky

My “Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Rainbow” Is Now 17 Cards Deep. Come See.

My “Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Rainbow” Is Now 17 Cards Deep.  Come See.

It was back on May 21 that I showed you the progress I had made on my ‘Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Rainbow’.  At the time, the collection was 15 cards deep.

Well, fast forward to tonight and that set has added two more cards to the list – and I now sit with 17 different cards in my rainbow.

The two new additions are the Sabermetrics Stats card from the 2014 Topps Series 2 set as well as the retail-exclusive NL All-Star card.  Both of these cards share a White border theme, and both are excellent additions to what has been a fun set to build.

Here is a look at the full rainbow, all 17 cards:

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This has been a blast to build and I am eager to see if I can add any more cards to it.  I know that there are more out there like the Silk card, and the Pink border card, and the acetate card, but I have yet to see any of them come across any of the secondary marketplaces that I shop.

Time will tell, but I am looking forward to eventually showing off and owning card #18.

Wish me luck.