Daily Archives: September 5, 2014

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – All-Star Rookie Card – Green Border Parallel

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Series 2 – All-Star Rookie Card – Green Border Parallel

I have given you base.

And I have given you Red.

And I have given you Blue.

And I have given you Gold.

So, now I give you Green!!!

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And amazingly, I am not even at half of the rainbow yet – Sheesh.  Time to kick it into overdrive if I truly want to stack up another attempt at this Jose Fernandez rainbow…

Dustin Pedroia 2014 Panini Prizm – USA Baseball

Dustin Pedroia 2014 Panini Prizm – USA Baseball

These USA Baseball cards are pretty neat.  They offer a nice snapshot of some of today’s greatest stars during their amateur careers.

Here is a card of Dustin Pedroia from the 2014 Panini Prizm set:

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Very cool, and very shiny!!

 

And while these can in no way replace what the 1985 and 1988 Topps baseball card sets offered to us by way of Olympic baseball cards, I am happy to see that this tradition continues in today’s market.

1975 Topps Set Card 252/660 – #249 – Danny Thompson, Twins

1975 Topps Set Card 252/660 – #249 – Danny Thompson, Twins

Progress: 252/660

Card Number:  249

Player Name:  Danny Thompson

Team:  Minnesota Twins

Position:  Shortstop

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  7 seasons, 1970-76

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Danny Thompson played in 112 games for the Minnesota Twins in 1975.  He hit .270 for the club, collecting 96 hits in 355 at-bats.  Of his 96 hits, Thompson connected for 11 doubles, 2 triples, and 5 home runs.  He scored  just 25 runs for the team while driving in 37.

Notes From Career:  Danny Thompson spent 6+ of his 7 major league years in Minnesota with the Twins.  He played in a total of 694 games during his career, collecting 550 hits along the way.  Thompson is a lifetime .248 hitter with 70 doubles and 15 home runs to his credit.

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Did You Know…

The first National League payer to lead the league in home runs in back-to-back seasons was Frank Schulte who connected for 10 home runs in 1910 and 21 round-trippers the next season in 1911.

Frank Schulte