Daily Archives: November 3, 2014

Rickey Henderson 1991 Donruss American League All-Star

Rickey Henderson 1991 Donruss American League All-Star

As a crazed collector in the mid-to-late 1980’s and into the early 1990’s, I had some pretty large player collections brewing.

One of which was of Rickey Henderson.  Not only was Henderson one of the best in the game, but he almost always had great-looking baseball cards.

Like this All-Star card from the 1991 Donruss set:

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Donruss really knew how to put together an All-Star card – so much better than Topps back in the day!

The card gives us action – not a posed, super-cropped portrait.  It shows us one of the many skills possessed by the player that earned him his All-Star status.

I am a fan.

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Cal Ripken Jr. 1991 Upper Deck

Cal Ripken Jr. 1991 Upper Deck

The 1991 Upper Deck design still offered quite a bit of similarity to the 1989 and 1990 products that preceded it.

But, I am not complaining!  The 1989 Upper Deck set is a classic with a timeless design.

And the 1991 version, looks just as good.

Here is further evidence – the Cal Ripken, Jr. card:

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I told you – it is a beauty!!

In today’s collecting world, this would not work as collectors demand innovation and new designs from card companies with each and every new release.

I wonder how this went over back in 1991 when collectors first discovered that the 1991 set design was just a tad different from the previous 1989 and 1990 releases…

1975 Topps Set Card 307/660 – #64 – Dave Chalk, Angels

1975 Topps Set Card 307/660 – #64 – Dave Chalk, Angels

Progress: 307/660

Card Number:  64

Player Name:  Dave Chalk

Team:  California Angels

Position:  Shortstop

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 9 seasons, 1973-81

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Dave Chalk played in a career high 149 games for the California Angels in 1975.  H hit .273 for the club, collecting 140 hits in 513 at-bats.  Chalk had 56 RBI and scored 59 runs in those 149 games while also striking out just 49 times.

Notes From Career:  Dave Chalk is a 2-time All-Star that played for 4 teams during his 9-year major league career.  He has 733 career hits in 903 games played with those four teams.  Chalk is a lifetime .252 hitter with 107 doubles, 9 triples, and 15 home runs to his credit.

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Happy Birthday Dwight Evans!!!

Happy Birthday Dwight Evans!!!

Dwight Evans turns 63 years old today.

Evans wore the Boston Red Sox uniform for 20 years!  And in that time, he became known as one of the sport’s greatest defensive outfielders of all-time.  The winner of 8 Gold Glove awards, ‘Dewey’ was a fan favorite due to his desire to stop the other team from collecting hits and runs.

A 3-time All-star, Evans was also known for his power at the plate.  During his career he crushed 385 home runs – good for 4th place in Red Sox history.

Happy Birthday Mr. Evans!!!

Lot Of 2 Giancarlo Stanton 2011 Topps ‘Factory Set Limited Edition’ Cards

Lot Of 2 Giancarlo Stanton 2011 Topps ‘Factory Set Limited Edition’ Cards

I have no idea how limited or rare these cards are, but after picking up and adding large stacks of 2013 and 2014 Giancarlo Stanton baseball cards to my collection, it was nice to find a few older cards for my collection.

And when I say older, I am going all of the way back to 2011…

These 2 cards are tagged as ‘Factory Set Limited Edition’ from the 2011 Topps set.

Here is the first one I grabbed:

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And here is the second one:img858

As you can see, the card is the same as the base card from the set except for the extra Silver-stamped ‘Factory Set Limited Edition’ message that rolls right above the player’s name.

A lot has changed since 2011 – The Florida Marlins are now the Miami Marlins complete with new team colors and logos.  And Mike Stanton is now Giancarlo Stanton.

But one thing has not changed – my love for this team and the for players that aim to get them back to the World Series!  Go FISH!!