Daily Archives: October 13, 2014

Joe Morgan 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Pastime’s Pastime

Joe Morgan 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Pastime’s Pastime

I was very happy to find Joe Morgan’s name on the subset checklist from the A&G ‘Pastime’s Pastime’ issue.

I kind of feel like Morgan is one of the forgotten HOFers as he does not tend to get into as many sets as some of the other stars of the 1970’s.

So, when I saw his name on this checklist, I immediately sought out an image of the card.  And then a place to buy.

The card is far from spectacular as I don’t care for another recycled image of him, but I will take what I can get.

Here is the card:

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The 1975 & 1976 Most Valuable Player deserves better!

Reggie Jackson 1996 Upper Deck Eagle Ballpark Style Peanuts Baseball Card

Reggie Jackson 1996 Upper Deck Eagle Ballpark Style Peanuts Baseball Card

Here is a neat 1990’s oddball baseball card of Reggie Jackson.  When I say neat, I mean that it is cool that a baseball card is packaged with a bag of peanuts as baseball and chomping on a bag of peanuts go hand-in-hand.

But the card itself is nothing like the sweet oddball cards that filled our collections from the 1980’s.  This one is bland and dull, a surprise from a company like Upper Deck.

Have a look:

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This card cannot hold a match to a Drake’s or KMart card.  No chance!

1975 Topps Set Card 288/660 – #437 – Al Cowens, Royals

1975 Topps Set Card 288/660 – #437 – Al Cowens, Royals

Progress: 288/660

Card Number:  437

Player Name: Al Cowens

Team:  Kansas City Royals

Position: Outfield

Image Style: Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues: 13 seasons, 1974-86

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Al Cowens played in 120 games for the Royals in 1975.  He hit .277 on the year with 91 hits in 328 at-bats.  Of his 91 hits, Cowens connected for 13 doubles, 8 triples, and 4 home runs.  He stole 12 runs on the year en route to scoring 44 runs.  He also drove in 42 RBI for the club.

Notes From Career:  In 13 major league seasons Al Cowens played for four different major league clubs.  He is a career .270 hitter with 1,494 lifetime hits in 1,584 games played.  Cowens connected for 276 doubles and 108 home runs over the course of his career while driving in 717 runs and scoring 704 times.  He won a Gold Glove for defense in 1977.

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Happy Birthday Eddie Matthews!!!

Happy Birthday Eddie Matthews!!!

Eddie Matthews had a solid 17-year professional baseball career.  And while his individual achievements and team success were on par with the biggest stars of his era, it was his quiet approach to the game that kept him out of the limelight.  Playing alongside Hank Aaron for most of his career kept the spotlight off of him as well…

Still, Matthews was quite the slugger, and he put up very impressive numbers.  Clubbing 512 home runs during his career, Matthews hit 25 or more home runs in 11 consecutive seasons, and 12 in total.  A run-producer, Eddie knocked in 100 runs five times while also scoring 100 or more runs 8 times.

Matthews was a 9-time All-Star and perennial candidate for the MVP award.  He was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978.

He helped lead his 1957 Braves and 1968 Tigers teams to World Series championships.

Happy Birthday Eddie Matthews!!!

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Panini Prizm – Digi-Camoflage Parallel

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Panini Prizm – Digi-Camouflage Parallel

Here is a pretty neat one:

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I have yet to truly dig deep into the 2014 Panini Prizm set, but when I found this card online for just $1.00 with free shipping, I scooped it up for my Stanton PC.

I really like the look of the card, and the digi-camo style of this one is a unique spin on a colored parallel.  I know that Panini has a handful of other border colors within this set too – and in time, I will attempt to grab a few more of them.

So far, I have the base, Blue, and now the Prizm versions.  Hopefully I can grab a few others.  And for $1.00 I would certainly make that happen!