Daily Archives: September 15, 2014

1975 Topps Set Card 262/660 – #280 – Carl Yastrzemski, Red Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 262/660 – #280 – Carl Yastrzemski, Red Sox

Progress: 262/660

Card Number:  280

Player Name:  Carl Yastrzemski

Team:  Boston Red Sox

Position:  Outfield, 1st Base

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  23 seasons, 1961-83

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Carl Yastrzemski played in 149 games for the Red Sox in 1975.  He hit .269 on the year with 146 hits in 543 at-bats.  Of his 146 hits, Yaz connected for 30 doubles and 14 home runs while scoring 91 runs and driving in 60.  Yaz was chosen as an All-Star in 1975 and he finished in 30th place for the AL MVP Award.

Notes From Career:  Yaz is one of the greatest stars from his era.  His numbers are on par with the sport’s greats – 3,419 hits, 452 home runs, 1,844 RBI, 1,816 runs scored, 168 stolen bases, and a career batting average of .285.  In Yaz’s 23-year career, he finished in the Top 20 for the MVP award 12 times, while earning the award in 1967 with his .326/44/121 performance.

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Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Sticker

Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Sticker

Both of my sons are collecting the 2014 Topps Sticker set.  This has been a long and tedious journey.  But, they are really enjoying themselves, and have even become good trade partners during the process.

In total, we have probably ripped through 70-80 packs.  I use them as rewards for lots of things – good behavior, good work at school, good test scores, and performance on the baseball field.

As we have gotten deeper and deeper into these set builds, more and more doubles have popped up.  Actually, triples.

So, the deal is this – if we get a sticker that both boys have already in their books, dad gets it.  I then sell of large lots on Ebay of the stickers with the goal of capturing more money for more packs.

But, every once in a while I find one I want to keep for myself.

Like this one of Nats superstar, and ’30-YOC’ favorite, Bryce Harper!

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Wade Boggs 1998 Fleer Ultra = My First Wade Boggs Tampa Bay Rays Card!!

Wade Boggs 1998 Fleer Ultra = My First Wade Boggs Tampa Bay Rays Card!!

Wade Boggs completed his 18-year Hall of Fame baseball career playing his final two seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays.

During his age 40 & 41 seasons, Boggs was still a valuable piece to the team, and a key leader.

In his two seasons with Tampa, Boggs connected for 210 hits in 213 games played.  He hit .289 for as a member of the Rays, and had an on-base percentage of .360.

This is Boggs’ 1998 Fleer Ultra baseball card, and my first that depicts him as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.

 

 

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Enjoy.

 

 

Did You Know…

The Arizona Diamondbacks were the fastest expansion team to reach the World Series, making it to the Fall Classic in their fourth year of existence, 2001.

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Happy Birthday Gaylord Perry!!!

Happy Birthday Gaylord Perry!!!

Gaylord Perry turns 75 years old today.

The legendary Hall of Famer and member of the ‘300 Wins Club’ has a lengthy resume full of stuff that makes baseball players legends.

Check it out:

  • 2-time Cy Young award winner
  • 314 wins
  • 3,534 strikeouts
  • 303 complete games
  • 53 shutouts
  • 3.11 ERA
  • 5-time All-Star

Happy Birthday to an incredible pitcher, one of the greatest – Hall of Famer, Gaylord Perry!!

Andre Dawson 2013 Panini Prizm – Blue Pulsar

Andre Dawson 2013 Panini Prizm – Blue Pulsar

This is the fourth card from the 2013 Panini Prizm set that I have scored of Andre Dawson thus far.

And the journey has not been easy as there are not a lot of these cards available on the secondary market.

So far, I have the base card, the Prizm card, the Red Pulsar card, and now the Blue Pulsar.

Have a look:

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The Blue is nice, it complements the Cubs colors that ‘The Hawk’ is sporting in the picture that was used for the card.

I’m hoping I can snag a few more cards from this set soon.  Time will only tell…