Daily Archives: August 15, 2014

Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Jim Palmer has not been inserted into too many Topps products this year, so while I am not loving his card from the 2014 A&G set, I will use the opportunity it offers to bulk up my collection of #22.

And the best way for me start that process is to nail the base card.

Which I have done.

And I have scanned it.

And I will now unveil it.




It’s neat to see the ‘Sweat’ shirt that is under Palmer’s Orioles uniform.  These were used t get a guy warm quickly and then help them shed water weight.  You don’t really see these in use any longer – especially ones with a butterfly-collar like Palmer is rocking here.


Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL ROY – Blue Border Parallel

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL ROY – Blue Border Parallel


It’s another colored-border parallel from this years Series 2 Topps issue.

I’m starting to rack these cards of Jose Fernandez up but I still have a way to go to get to where I want to be with this part of my collection.

Have a look:




Just keeping track of them as I find them, but the ‘X’s on my list are starting to fill the open spots so that is very encouraging.

I’ve got to keep Truckin’ on if I want to get these done before the end of the season…

1975 Topps Set Card 229/660 – #221 – Aurelio Rodriguez, Tigers

1975 Topps Set Card 229/660 – #221 – Aurelio Rodriguez, Tigers

Progress: 229/660

Player Name:  Aurelio Rodriguez

Team:  Detroit Tigers

Position:   3rd Base

Image Style:  Posed Fielding

Years In The Major Leagues:  17 seasons, 1967-83

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Aurelio Rodriguez played in 151 games for the Detroit Tigers during the 1975 baseball season.  He spent all of that time defending third base while getting 507 at-bats.  Rodriguez hit .245 during the season with 124 total hits including 20 doubles, 6 triples, and 13 home runs.  Rodriguez scored 47 runs for the Tigers in ’75 while also driving in 60.

Notes From Career:  Aurelio Rodriguez was a solid performer at third base, earning a Gold Glove during the 1976 season for his sharp play.  During his 17-season career, he amassed a fielding percentage of .964 while committing just 215 errors in 1,983 total  games played.  Rodriguez has a lifetime batting average of .237 with 1,570 career hits.


2011 Headline: Jim Thome Joins 600-HR Club!!!

2011 Headline: Jim Thome Joins 600-HR Club!!!

On this day in 2011, Jim Thome became just the eighth player in major league history to hit 600 or more home runs in his big league career.

The shot came against the Detroit Tigers in a game in which Thome also connected for #599.

In the seventh inning, and with two men on base, Thome launched a pitch from Daniel Schlereth over the outfield wall and made baseball history.  Three runs scored, and the Twins won the game.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Thome!!!

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Game-Used Jersey Relic Card

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Game-Used Jersey Relic Card

Ok, just one more Ginter card for the night, I promise!

This one has a nice twist though…  It is a relic card that features the reigning NL ROY, Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins.

Have a look:




Pretty neat, if I do say so.  I have not really invested too much time or money into buying Allen & Ginter relic cards, but I found this one for a great price, and with nobody competing to out-bid me, I won it for very little.

While the relic is nice, I think that one with color would work so much better with this card’s design – it would certainly add some much needed punch to the card!

Still, I am very happy to have been able to grab for this card for as little as I did.  It’s a great addition to my collection of Jose Fernandez baseball cards.