Daily Archives: October 6, 2014

Joe Morgan 2010 Topps Triple Threads – Sepia

Joe Morgan 2010 Topps Triple Threads – Sepia

Any time that I can find modern cards of Joe Morgan that feature his sporting his Houston Colt .45s or Houston Astros uniform, I gravitate towards them.

And more often than not, I try to add them to my collection if the price is agreeable.

Well, I have found another one.  And it is a true beauty!

Have a look:




This card of Joe is from the 2010 Topps Triple Threads baseball card set.  And as you can see, the card features a very young Morgan wearing his old Astros uniform while fielding at second base.

I love it!  The colors are great, and that old uniform is a superb throwback to the mid-1960’s.

This card is the Sepia version of the base card.  Each Sepia card from this issue was limited to just 99 copies.  Mine is stamped as #42/99.

I’m very excited to have picked this one up for my collection!  A great addition, for sure!

Reggie Jackson 2002 Topps Super Teams – 1974 A’s

Reggie Jackson 2002 Topps Super Teams – 1974 A’s

Here is another neat one of Reggie from the early 2000’s.



This card comes courtesy of  the 2002 Topps ‘Super Teams’ set that celebrates Reggie and the 1974 Oakland Athletics team that won its third consecutive World Series championship.  As you can see in the scan, the card has a shiny element to the design, but the back of the card is very reminiscent of vintage baseball card stock.

The card features a very young shot of Reggie as he sports his vintage A’s uniform with the striped shirt sleeve cuffs.

As a neat way to make the card tie back to the year of the ‘Super Team’, this card is serial numbered to 1974 copies.  The one I have scored is stamped as #1458/1974.


1975 Topps Set Card 281/660 – #365 – Bob Bailey, Expos

1975 Topps Set Card 281/660 – #365 – Bob Bailey, Expos

Progress: 281/660

Card Number: 365

Player Name: Bob Bailey

Team:  Montreal Expos

Position: 3B, Outfield

Image Style: Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues: 17 seasons, 1962-78

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bob Bailey played in 106 games for the Montreal Expos during the 1975 baseball season.  He hit .273 with 62 hits in 227 at-bats for the team.  Of his 62 hits, Bailey connected for 5 doubles and 5 home runs while also stealing 4 bases.  He drove in 30 runs in 1975, and also scored 23 times.

Notes From Career:  Bob Bailey is a career .257 hitter that played for five different major league clubs during his 17-season career.  Bailey has 1,564 career hits that includes 234 doubles and 189 home runs.  He stole 85 bases during his playing days while scoring 772 runs and driving in 773.


1985 HEADLINE: Phil Niekro Joins The ‘300 Wins Club’

1985 HEADLINE: Phil Niekro Joins The ‘300 Wins Club’

On this day in 1985, and at the age of 46, Phil Niekro joined the 300 Wins Club.

A seasoned veteran with 24 years of major league experience, Niekro tallied win after win through 3 decades leading up to this historic day.

On the last day of the regular season, Niekro and his New York Yankees team was on the road to take on the Toronto Blue Jays.  44,000+ fans packed the stadium and watched history be made as Niekro earned his 300th victory as the Yankees won the game 8-0.  In the game, he pitched all 9 innings en route to 4-hit shutout.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Neikro!!!

1966 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer’s World Series Debut Is Historic!!!

1966 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer’s World Series Debut Is Historic!!!

On this day in 1966, a 20-year old Jim Palmer threw a gem in Game 2 of the World Series.

Still in his rookie season, and on the road to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers, Palmer took the mound with the entire baseball world watching.

And this kid delivered one of the greatest pitching performances in World Series history.  And he was the youngest player on the field.

Palmer pitched a masterpiece.  Going the distance, Palmer and his Orioles teammates won the game 6-0.  He threw a complete game shutout while allowing just 4 hits and striking out 6 batters.  A legendary performance by a calm, cool-mannered kid!!!

Congratulations Mr. Palmer!!!

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Sepia Mini

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Sepia Mini

I may still be sitting and waiting for that Fergie Jenkins Sepia mini to drop from the sky and land as an auction on Ebay, but that does not mean that I don’t have my eyes peeled for other cards from the 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen set.

And as a matter of fact, I did land my first Sepia-toned mini.  And it is of none of than, #27 – Giancarlo Stanton.

Each Sepia card from the GQ release is serial numbered to just 50 copies.  My card of Giancarlo is stamped as #40/50.

Have a look:



I like it.  But, I will say that the card looks a bit darker that prior Sepia-tone cards  that I have added into my collection.  Maybe it is due to the dark jersey and helmet that Giancarlo is sporting in this picture?

Still, I am very happy to have finally picked up this card.

Now, I just need to find that elusive Fergie Jenkins…