Cal Ripken Jr. 1998 Fleer Skybox Dugout Access
The theme of ‘Dugout Access’ is a very neat one and a great one for a baseball card set.
I just wish that the theme extended beyond the name and logo. I wish it was carried forward to the image being used on the card as well…
This is Cal Ripken, Jr’s card from the 1998 Fleer Skybox ‘Dugout Access’ set:
Like I said, the name of the set is really cool. And the logo designed around the name also works pretty well.
Now, just imagine if the image used of Cal for this set looked more like this:
Or like this:
Now that is true ‘Dugout Access’.
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
Lot Of 2 Reggie Jackson 2008 Upper Deck Yankee Stadium Legacy Cards
I know that there are a bunch of cards in this set that feature #44, and in time I will look to keep adding more and more of them to my collection.
I was able to score two of them recently, and each acknowledges Reggie during a different decade in which he played for the Yankees.
On the right, the card celebrates his time between 1970-1980, and the card on the left honors Reggie’s time in pinstripes between 1980-1990.
Have a look:
As a whole, Reggie Jackson spent 5 seasons of his career with the Bronx Bombers, from 1977-1981.
Luckily, for Upper Deck and for collectors like me, Reggie gets love in this set from both decades!
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
Rickey Henderson 2002 Topps Heritage
It’s always interesting to me to see cards of Rickey Henderson suited up in a non-Yankees or non-Athletics uniform.
Rickey played for nine different clubs during his 25-season career. His third longest tenure with any single team came with the San Diego Padres as he played with them for three seasons, from 1996 and part of 1997 and then again in 2001.
This is Rickey’s card from the 2002 Topps Heritage baseball card set:
He still looks in incredible physical condition, doesn’t he. Not bad for a 42-year old legend.
Posted in Rickey Henderson Collection
Tagged all-star, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, collecting, collection, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, lou brock, most valuable player, MVP, new york yankees, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, rickey henderson, Rickey Henderson Collection, stolen bases, yankees
1975 Topps Set Card 289/660 – #422 – Brian Downing, White Sox
Card Number: 422
Player Name: Brian Downing
Team: Chicago White Sox
Image Style: Posed Portrait
Years In The Major Leagues: 20 seasons, 1973-92
Notes From His 1975 Season: Brian Downing played in 138 games for the White Sox in 1975. He hit .240 in those contests as he connected for 101 hits in 420 at-bats. Downing drove in 41 runs during the season while also scoring 58 times.
Notes From Career: Brian Downing played for three different clubs during his 20-season career. Downing is a 1-time All-Star catcher, and has 2,099 hits in 2,344 games played. He has a lifetime .267 batting average with 275 home runs, 1,073 career RBI, and 1,188 runs scored.
Posted in 1975 Topps Baseball Card Set
Tagged 1975 set build, 1975 topps, all-star, angels, baseball, baseball cards, brian downing, california angels, catcher, chicago white sox, topps, topps set, white sox
Bill Buckner was the first left-handed Chicago Cubs hitter to lead the league in doubles at the conclusion of a baseball season. In 1981, Buckner led the NL with 35 doubles.
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball trivia, bill buckner, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, cubs history, cubs trivia, Did You Know...., first base, red sox
Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Museum Collection – Bronze
This set has been a tough one for me to tackle as not too many singles have hit Ebay since it launched months ago.
Thus far, I have the base card and the Blue card.
And now, I have the ‘Bronze’.
Have a look:
The bronze looks nice, the way that the color is used adds to the framing of the image of ‘Hawk’ and I think that the Bronze coloring allows for the Blue of Andre’s uniform to really pop.
Hopefully I can land a few more cards from this set as they appear in the secondary market. I’ve seen the Green version, but that is it…
Wish me luck.
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, Andre Dawson Collection, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collection, collector, Cubs, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, Marlins, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, silver slugger