Daily Archives: October 26, 2014

Dave Winfield 1987 Fleer Limited Edition

Dave Winfield 1987 Fleer Limited Edition

Now this is a sweet one!  Have a look:

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The card comes from the 1987 Fleer ‘Limited Edition’ set.  This set was released in a boxed set format and it included 44 total cards.  As you can see, the graphics package that the set featured is on the gaudy side, but it is fun at the same time.

With so much going on with the card, the image of Dave Winfield makes his 6 foot, 6 inch frame seem rather small, doesn’t it??

A great addition to my Dave Winfield player collection.

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1975 Topps Set Card 300/660 – #300 – Reggie Jackson, Athletics

1975 Topps Set Card 300/660 – #300 – Reggie Jackson, Athletics

Progress: 300/660

Card Number:  300

Player Name:  Reggie Jackson

Team:  Oakland Athletics

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  In-Game Action

Years In The Major Leagues: 21 seasons, 1967-87

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Reggie Jackson played in 157 games for the A’s during the 1975 baseball season.  An All-Star, Jackson hit .253 during the season with 39 doubles and a league-leading 36 home runs.  He also scored 91 runs while driving in 104.  He finished in 5th place for the AL MVP Award.

Notes From Career:  Reggie Jackson’s Hall of Fame career was punctuated by 563 career home runs and 4 four World Series championships.  Reggie is a 2-time World Series MVP, a league MVP, and was selected as an All-Star 14 times.  He has 2,584 career hits with 1,551 runs scored, and 1,702 RBI.

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1997 HEADLINE: Renteria’s 11th Inning Hit Clinches The World Series For The Florida Marlins!!!

1997 HEADLINE: Renteria’s 11th Inning Hit Clinches The World Series For The Florida Marlins!!!

On this day in 1997 Edgar Rentaria’s single in the bottom of the 11th inning in Game 7 of the World Series was the game winning hit that delivered the Florida Marlins their first ever World Series title!!!

Another boyhood dream was realized when under the ultimate amount of pressure Edgar shined and both he, the team, and the fans of the Florida Marlins reaped the benefits.

I was at Game 1 of this World Series and the atmosphere was incredible.  I could only imagine how much more intense it was on this night when the championship was finally won.

Happy Anniversary Edgar!!!

1982 HEADLINE: Steve Carlton Becomes First Pitcher To Win 4 Cy Young Awards

1982 HEADLINE: Steve Carlton Becomes First Pitcher To Win 4 Cy Young Awards

On this day in 1982, Steve Carlton was awarded with the NL Cy Young Award.

This win, the fourth for Carlton, marked the first time in major league history that a pitcher was honored as the Cy Young winner in four different seasons.

And when looking at his numbers, it is now wonder that Carlton was the pitcher to make this kind of history.

Check the stats:

1972 – 27-10, 1.97 ERA, 30 complete games, 8 shutouts, 310 strikeouts, 3.56:1 K:walk ratio, All-Star, NL Triple Crown

1977 – 23-10, 2.64 ERA, 17 complete games, 2 shutouts, 198 strikeouts, 2.22:1 K;Walk ratio, All-Star

1980 – 24-9, 2.34 ERA, 13 complete games, 3 shutouts, 286 strikeouts, 3.16:1 K:walk ratio, All-Star, World Series title

1982 – 23-11, 3.10 ERA, 19 complete games, 6 shutouts, 286 strikeouts, 3.33:1 K:walk ratio, All-Star

Pretty awesome stuff right there, huh?

Happy Anniversary Mr. Carlton!!!

Jose Fernandez 2014 Panini Prizm ‘Intuition’

Jose Fernandez 2014 Panini Prizm ‘Intuition’

Here is a neat one that I recently scooped up of the 2013 NL ROY:

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This card comes from the 2014 Panini Prizm set and specifically from the ‘Intuition’ subset.

Panini packed a lot into one card front, but I think it all works really well together.  I especially like how the ‘I’ and ‘N’ in intuition wrap the card upwards and pull it all together.

I cannot wait to get another status update from the Marlins on Jose’s rehab.  My fingers are crossed that he can make 12-14 appearances for the team after the All-Star break in 2015.  And then in 2016, LOOK OUT!!!