Daily Archives: August 14, 2014

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base – Too Much Of The Same Old, Same Old…

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Well, just like the Reggie Jackson card that I just posted earlier this afternoon, this card of Fergie Jenkins from the 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter set is far from exciting.

And to be honest, this one is actually quite boring.



It’s boring because I feel like I have seen this EXACT card before – just with a different border style from another brand that Topps issues annually.

Fergie pitched in the major leagues for 19 seasons – but you would never know if by looking at his most recent cards issued by Topps.

Here is his card from another 2014 release, Archives:

Jenkins 2014 archives

And here is the same image used in the 2012 Topps Five Star brand:

Jenkins 2012 five star

And I am fairly certain that I can find more if I really wanted to…

But, I don’t.  So, I may just buy a few of the ‘easy’ ones from the A&G release, but I just don’t feel like hunting what feels like has already been caught numerous times…

Sorry, Fergie.  It is not your fault.

Reggie Jackson 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Reggie Jackson 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Well, I have not picked up many cards from the new Allen & Ginter set, but the ones that I have are directly linked to my most precious player collections.

Like this one of Hall of Famer, Reggie Jackson!

Check it out:



While the image used is not one that is very unique, it does feature a young Reggie from his first stint with the Oakland A’s.  And for this collector, that is something to enjoy.

Would I rather the card have an image of Reggie in action?  Yes, but I know that is not the ‘MO’ of Ginter.

So, I scoop up this card happily and insert it into my collection that honors his great career.


1975 Topps Set Card 228/660 – #381 – John Curtis, Cardinals

1975 Topps Set Card 228/660 – #381 – John Curtis, Cardinals

Progress: 228/660

Player Name:  John Curtis

Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  15 seasons, 1970-84

Notes From His 1975 Season:  John Curtis made 39 pitching appearances for the Cardinals in 1975, 18 of which were starts.  He compiled a record of 8-9 with 1 save in those contests.  Curtis worked 146 innings during the 1975 season, allowing 151 hits and 70 runs during that span en route to an ERA of 3.44.  He also struck out 67 batters in that time, while walking 65.

Notes From Career:  John Curtis was used as both a starting pitcher and relief pitcher during his 15-season MLB career.  He has a career record of 89-97 with 11 saves, 42 complete games, and 14 shutouts.  Curtis has a lifetime ERA of 3.96 as he allowed 1,695 hits and 810 runs in 1641 innings.


1971 HEADLINE: Bob Gibson No-Hits The Pittsburgh Pirates!!!

1971 HEADLINE: Bob Gibson No-Hits The Pittsburgh Pirates!!!

On this day in 1971, Bob Gibson was masterful as he and his Cardinals teammates battled the Pirates in Pittsburgh.

Defeating the team by himself, Gibson did what everyone knew that his talents could offer.  Allowing no hits to a very talented Pirates squad, Gibson made major league history.  He went the distance in the contest while facing 28 batters.  His impressive numbers from this outing include:  10 strikeouts, 3 walks, 0 runs, and 0 hits allowed!!!

And ‘Hoot’ helped himself at the plate too.  Going 1-for-4, Gibson drove in three runs to help pad the team’s lead.  The Cardinals ended up winning the contest 11-0.

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Mr. Gibson!!!

SIGNING RESULTS: 1985 National League Most Valuable Player, Willie McGee!!

SIGNING RESULTS:  1985 National League Most Valuable Player, Willie McGee!!

Thanks to the generosity of loyal ’30-YOC’ reader Gerad (aka McGee-Fan51), I was able to take part in a signing with the 1985 NL MVP, Willie McGee two weeks ago in St. Louis.

I’ve wanted to add McGee to my collection for some time and a signed ball by him is another great MVP-themed ball for my collection.

Gerad hooked me up by working with the promoter of the event as he had  a few things to get signed as well.  And when he asked if  I was interested as well, I jumped right in!

I put a ball and payment in the mail the very next day.  And now, I am the proud owner of this new ball.

Have a look:


I love it.  Signed right on the sweetspot in Blue ink, this ball and autograph look sharp and clean.  And while Mr. McGee may not have the best looking signature around, I am thrilled to finally have one in my collection, especially when the cost was a fraction of what a signed ball would cost me on Ebay.

Thank you again, Gerad!  Another great piece has been added to my signed baseball collection.