Daily Archives: October 12, 2014

Reggie Jackson 1995 Upper Deck SP Championship Series ‘Classic Performances’

Reggie Jackson 1995 Upper Deck SP Championship Series ‘Classic Performances’

When you hear the term ‘Classic Performances’ as it relates to the sport of professional baseball, you probably go to some of the greatest postseason performances that your memory can serve up.

For me, that includes Reggie Jackson’s historic performance in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series against the LA Dodgers.

So, when I blindly bought this card from Sportlots.com a few weeks ago as I prepared for ‘Reggie Jackson Month’ here at 30-YOC, I was expecting a little more quality and a little less of a generic look.

This is what I got:

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Yes, it celebrates Mr. October so I am happy, but I wish that the image took me right back to that game in 1977.

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Wade Boggs 1991 Topps – Micro

Wade Boggs 1991 Topps – Micro

You cannot tell by looking at the scan below, but this baseball card is tiny.  I mean super-tiny.

It comes from the 1991 Topps micro baseball card set.  This set was only issued as a complete factory set, and it was an exact duplicate of the 792-card base set product.

The Wade Boggs card from the set is superb.

Have a look:

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I should have paired this with the base card from the same 1991 flagship set.  That would have allowed for you to see just how ‘micro’ this card really is.

Next time.

1975 Topps Set Card 287/660 – #459 – 1974 AL Championships

1975 Topps Set Card 287/660 – #459 – 1974 AL Championships

Progress: 287/660

Card Number:  459

1974 AL Champions

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The Oakland Athletics defeated the Baltimore Orioles 3 games to 1 in the 1974 ALCS to advance to the World Series.  In the 4-game set, the A’s won games two, three, and four after dropping game one.  They scored a combined 8 runs in the final three games of the series while only allowing the Orioles to score one time.

1982 HEADLINE: Paul Molitor Sets Record With 5 Hits In World Series Game

1982 HEADLINE: Paul Molitor Sets Record With 5 Hits In World Series Game

On this day in 1982, Paul Molitor collected the first 5-hit game in World Series history!!!

In Game 1, and on the road in St. Louis, Molitor did everything possible to help put his Brewers in the best position to win.

His box score looking something like this – 6 at bats, 5 hits, 2 RBI, 1 run scored.  And most importantly, the Brewers won the game 10-0.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Molitor!!!

Here Is My Andre Dawson 3-Card 2013 Panini America’s Pastime Career Numbers Relic Set

Here Is My Andre Dawson 3-Card 2013 Panini America’s Pastime Career Numbers Relic Set

I’ve never really tried to put together a complete relic set from a specific product of a specific player at any time.

For me, there is just too much involved with attempting to do that.  Too many cards, too many low-serial numbered cards, and more likely than not – t0o expensive to go after.

Still, I do try to grab what I can, when I can.

And I have been able to pick-up three different cards of Andre Dawson from the relic set of 2013 Panini America’s Pastime tagged as ‘Career Numbers’.

Each card is serial numbered to just 125 copies, and they all celebrate Andre’s 438 career home runs.

Here are the three cards:

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As you can see, I have grabbed the Cubby Blue, the home White, and the home White with pinstripe.

I have no idea if other versions of the same card exist. But, if they do and if they can be had affordably, I will do what I can to expand this set past three cards.

Wish me luck!