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:
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.
Posted in Tony Gwynn Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, batting champion, batting title, captain video, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mr. parde, padres, san diego padres, tony gwynn
Reggie Jackson 1985 Fleer Limited Edition
Here is another special issue of Reggie from the mid-80’s.
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.
Posted in Reggie Jackson - Mr. October
Tagged 1987 topps, 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, A's, all-star, angels, Athletics, baseball cards, california angels, collection, facial hair, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mustache, new york yankees, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, reggie jackson, Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, topps, topps turn back the clock, turn back the clock, world series, world series MVP, yankees
1975 Topps Set Card 283/660 – #413 – Marty Pattin, Royals
Card Number: 413
Player Name: Marty Pattin
Team: Kansas City Royals
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
Posted in 1975 Topps Baseball Card Set
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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.
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, candlestick park, Did You Know...., giants, giants history, giants trivia, Hall Of Fame, HOF, juan marichal, pitcher, pitching legend, san francisco giants, san francisco giants history, starting pitcher
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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Tagged 1956, 1956 world series, brooklyn dodgers, don larsen, new york yankees, no hitter, perfect game, world series, world series history, world series MVP, yankee stadium, yankees, yogi berra
Cal Ripken Jr. 1994 Topps Stadium Club
Holy Cow, this is a sweet image!
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!!!
Posted in Cal Ripken, Jr. Collection
Tagged 1983 world series, 3000 hits, 400 home runs, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball milestones, baseball records, cal ripken jr., gold glove, most valuable player, MVP, orioles, ripken, Rookie of the Year, ROY, shortstop, silver slugger, world series