Daily Archives: September 17, 2014

Dave Winfield 1985 Topps Glossy All-Star

Dave Winfield 1985 Topps Glossy All-Star

Gotta love it – Another great card for my Dave Winfield collection!

This one comes from the 1985 Topps baseball card set.  The All-Star Glossy cards were inserted into rack packs of 1985 Topps and were counted as bonus cards for the set.

Have a look:

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I have always enjoyed the theme of All-Star cards – these players stand out and deserve the extra attention.  In many sets, I wish that the cards were done better and did a more solid job of celebrating the All-Star, but I will take what I can get.

And this time, I got another great card for my growing Dave Winfield collection.

Yeah, Baby!!

Andrew McCutchen 2013 Panini Triple Play – Red Border Sticker

Andrew McCutchen 2013 Panini Triple Play – Red Border Sticker

This is the second of two cards, stickers, that I picked up of Andrew McCutchen from the 2013 Panini Triple Play set.

And, again, while something I would not purposely focus on adding into my collection, as an accessory for just $0.18 each, it is a nice addition.

Have a look:

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Featuring the same image, cartoon, as the card I showed off a few weeks back, this one has a Red border and lacks some of the graphic elements that the base card brings.  Other than that, it’s almost identical.

1975 Topps Set Card 264/660 – #59 – Ken Henderson, White Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 264/660 – #59 – Ken Henderson, White Sox

Progress: 264/660

Card Number:  59

Player Name:  Ken Henderson

Team:  Chicago White Sox

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  16 seasons, 1965-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Ken Henderson played in 140 games for the White Sox in 1975.  Henderson hit .251 on the year with 129 hits in 513 at-bats.  Of his 129 hits, Henderson connected for 20 doubles, 3 triples, and 9 home runs.  He drove in 53 runs for the Sox while also scoring 65 times.

Notes From Career:  Ken Henderson played for 7 different clubs during his 16-season big league career.  He is a lifetime .257 hitter with 1,168 career hits.  Henderson connected for 216 doubles and 122 home runs during his playing days while also stealing 86 bases (52 between 1970-72).

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1984 HEADLINE: Reggie Jackson Crushes Home Run #500 Of His Career!!!

1984 HEADLINE: Reggie Jackson Crushes Home Run #500 Of His Career!!!

On this date in 1984, Reggie Jackson crushed the 500th home run of his Hall of Fame career!!!

One of the most impressive players in the game joined the 500 Home Run Club in front of 28,862 fans at Anaheim Stadium in California.  As a member of the Angels, Jackson and his teammates took on the first place Kansas City Royals.

In the bottom of the 7th inning with his team trailing 7-0, Reggie Jackson crushed a Bud Black pitch into the outfield stands for a home run – #500!!!

Reggie Jackson currently ranks at 13th All-time with 563 career home runs.  And although that ranking will fall a few notches over the next few years, Reggie Jackson will always be remembered as being one of the greatest home run hitters of All-time!!

Congratulations to ‘Mr. October’!!!

1955 HEADLINE: Brooks Robinson To Make His Debut For The Orioles

1955 HEADLINE: Brooks Robinson To Make His Debut For The Orioles

On this day in 1955, Brooks Robinson made his big-league debut.

At the age of 18, Robinson and his Baltimore Orioles teammates hosted the Washington Senators.  And in front of a crowd that barely crossed 5,000 spectators, Robinson performed like a veteran.

On the day, Brooks went 2-for-4, collecting two singles and an RBI.  His efforts helped lead the team to a 3-1 victory.

Welcome to the big leagues, Mr. Robinson.  Happy Anniversary!!!