Daily Archives: September 3, 2014

Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Mini A&G Back

Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Mini A&G Back

I hate to do this to you, so I will go through it as quickly as I can.

I was able to grab Palmer’s ‘Mini A&G Back’ card from this year’s Allen & Ginter release last week on Ebay for just $1.00.  It was nice to add another one to my collection, but as you know I am not a huge fan of the style A&G offered this year.

So, now it is time to unveil.

Here is the card front:


And now, the back:


And now, we move one.

You coming with?

Andrew McCutchen 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter – ‘Hometown Heroes’

Andrew McCutchen 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter – ‘Hometown Heroes’

Yes, I claim Andrew McCutchen as one of my own.  He and I are ‘Florida Boys’!!

And while he is from the northern part of the state and I the south, we are kin.

This card from the 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter nicely depicts ‘Cutch’ and his Florida roots.  As soon as I came across this one, I had to have it.


1975 Topps Set Card 250/660 – #55 – Bobby Bonds, Yankees

1975 Topps Set Card 250/660 – #55 – Bobby Bonds, Yankees

Progress: 250/660

Player Name:  Bobby Bonds

Team:  New York Yankees

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  14 seasons, 1968-81

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bobby Bonds played in 145 games for the New York Yankees over the course of the 1975 baseball season.  He hit .270 with the club, connecting for 143 hits.  Of his 143 hits, bonds delivered 26 doubles, 3 triples, 32 home runs, and 82 singles.  He also stole 30 bases for the team en route to scoring 93 runs.

Notes From Career:  Bobby Bonds is a 3-time All-Star and 3-time Gold Glove Award winner.  He concluded his 14-year major league career with 302 doubles, 332 home runs, 461 stolen bases, 1,024 RBI, 1,258 runs scored, and 1,886 hits.  Bonds is one of just eight players in major league history to collect 300 steals and 300 home runs during their career.


1975 Topps Set Card 249/660 – #169 – Cookie Rojas, Royals

1975 Topps Set Card 249/660 – #169 – Cookie Rojas, Royals

Progress: 249/660

Player Name:  Cookie Rojas

Team:  Kansas City Royals

Position:  2nd Base

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  16 seasons, 1962-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Cookie Rojas played in 120 games for the Kansas City Royals during the 1975 baseball season.  He hit .254 for the team, with 103 hits in 406 at-bats.  Rojas scored 52 runs during the season while also driving in 60.

Notes From Career:  Cookie Rojas is a 5-time All-Star with 16 years of big league play on his resume.  The second baseman suited up for four different clubs during his playing days, amassing 1,660 hits in the process.  Rojas is a career .263 hitter with 593 RBI and 713 runs scored.


Yankees To Wear Commemorative ‘Captain’ Patch For Remainder Of 2014 Baseball Season

Yankees To Wear Commemorative ‘Captain’ Patch For Remainder Of 2014 Baseball Season

From ESPN.com

The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that the team will wear a patch of Derek Jeter’s final-season logo on all player hats and uniforms from Sept. 7, the day that the shortstop will be honored at Yankee Stadium, through the end of the season.

The baseballs with Jeter logos that will be put in play on Sept. 7, and the uniforms used in the game and throughout the rest of the season will be sold by Steiner Sports, company president Brandon Steiner said.

Steiner also has an exclusive autograph deal with Jeter and has been selling more than 200 Jeter-signed products, including game-used jerseys that retail for $25,000.

Leading up to Jeter’s final games, an even greater flow of merchandise has hit the shelves. New Era is selling a three-cap box of Jeter hats for $150. The hats, which are available only at Yankee Stadium and official Yankees stores, are limited to 2,014 sets.

New Era Cap president Pete Augustine told ESPN.com that the company, which has been making hats since 1920, has never celebrated a player like this.

“As soon as he announced this was going to be his final season, we could see the market was hungry for it,” Augustine said. “We’ve never seen this much interest from a player perspective, and I’m not sure we ever will.”

New Era has made more than 50 Jeter products for sale, including a white leather fitted hat for $99.99.

“We literally can’t keep product in stock,” Augustine said. “We make it, it sells out.”

New Era sells more Yankees caps than any other team, as 23 percent of the company’s Major League Baseball business this year has been generated off the Yankees logo. Augustine said Jeter’s final season has helped push the numbers by a few percentage points.

The Yankees will also be selling a commemorative Jeter issue of Yankees Magazine for $20.

Jeter’s No. 2 jersey is the best-selling jersey in the league this year, according to MLB spokesman Matt Bourne, and Nike is seeking to further capitalize on its spokesman by trademarking “RE2PECT,” which it is already using on gear sold in stores.

Tickets for Derek Jeter Day, which the Yankees announced on July 18, have become among the hottest tickets of the year, along with Sept. 25, his last home game.

jeter captain patch

‘Ultimate Dawson’ Soars To New Levels!!

Ultimate Dawson‘ Soars To New Levels!!

If you missed it last night, I showed off my latest and greatest Andre Dawson autograph conquests  – another ball for my collection and a signed 1977 Topps Rookie card.

Here they are one more time:



I’m still thrilled at how both pieces came out and even more excited about how nicely they add quality and depth to my ‘Ultimate Dawson‘ collection.

If you haven’t been to the page recently, you should really stop by and check it out.  It is truly the greatest part of my collection – and it has been a joy putting it together, piece by piece, over the last 6 years.

I cannot wait to see what comes next!!

Thanks for reading.