Daily Archives: October 8, 2014

Tony Gwynn 1995 Bazooka Baseball Card

Tony Gwynn 1995 Bazooka Baseball Card

It’s not often that you see Tony Gwynn swinging for the fences, but that appears to be what he is doing in the image from this 1995 Bazooka baseball card.

Have a look:

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Gwynn connected for 3,141 hits during his 20-year major league career.  He has 135 lifetime home runs.  Just 4.29% of his hits left the field.  And still, he was the most feared hitter in the game during his 20-year reign as the game’s best hitter.

Reggie Jackson 1985 Fleer Limited Edition

Reggie Jackson 1985 Fleer Limited Edition

Here is another special issue of Reggie from the mid-80’s.

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Reggie was featured in a lot of ‘extra’ subsets and limited edition sets during the decade as we was one of the game’s greatest stars and a huge draw with collectors.

This card, from the 1985 Fleer Limited Edition set, features Reggie during his time with the California Angels.  Those old ‘A’ caps with the halo are pretty sweet and definitely classify as a ‘retro throwback’.

I’m digging Reggie’s Aviator shades too.

 

1975 Topps Set Card 283/660 – #413 – Marty Pattin, Royals

1975 Topps Set Card 283/660 – #413 – Marty Pattin, Royals

Progress: 283/660

Card Number: 413

Player Name: Marty Pattin

Team:  Kansas City Royals

Position: Pitcher

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 13 seasons, 1968-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Marty Pattin appeared in 44 games for the Royals in 1975, including making 15 starts for the team.  He compiled a record of 10-10 while throwing 4 complete games including 1 shutout while also recording 5 saves.  He worked 177 innings during the season while allowing 173 hits and 77 runs en route to a 3.25 ERA.

Notes From Career:  Pattin has a career record of 114-109 with 25 saves over 13 seasons.  He is a 1-time All-Star with 64 complete games and 14 shutouts to his credit.  Pattin struck out 1,179 batters while walking 603 in 2,038 innings of work.  He has a career ERA of 3.62

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Did You Know…

Juan Marichal holds the San Francisco Giants record for most pitching victories in a single season.  In 1968, Marichal won 26 wins for the team.

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1956 HEADLINE: Don Larsen Hurls The First Perfect Game In World Series History!!!

1956 HEADLINE: Don Larsen Hurls The First Perfect Game In World Series History!!!

On this day in 1956, and front of the world, Don Larsen threw a perfect game in Game 5 of the World Series.

More than 50 years later, this game is still talked about during each post-season.  Many consider this pitching performance by Larsen to be the greatest single-game performance in baseball’s great history.

In Yankee Stadium, and with 64,000+ fans behind him, Larsen and his teammates were battling their cross-town rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Larsen’s numbers looked like this:

9 innings pitched.  0 runs allowed.  0 hits given up.  0 walks.  0 base runners.

A truly remarkable and historic event!!!  Happy Anniversary Mr. Larsen!!!!

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Cal Ripken Jr. 1994 Topps Stadium Club – What A Picture!!!

Cal Ripken Jr. 1994 Topps Stadium Club

Holy Cow, this is a sweet image!

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I always enjoyed how Topps’ Stadium Club brand felt like you were holding a true photograph.  With their border-less style, each one felt like a mini picture, with a few added graphics.

This card from the 1994 Stadium Club set carries true with that same style.

And it looks like Ripken had to get a little dirty on this play to make an out.  It appears that he had to bolt to his right and dive for the ball, and then quickly spring up and fire a strike to first to get the runner out.  Did he do it?  One would certainly have to guess that he did.

Cal had the range and arm for the job, no doubt about it!!!