Daily Archives: November 4, 2014

Lot Of (2) Eddie Murray 1985 Fleer Star Stickers

Lot Of (2) Eddie Murray 1985 Fleer Star Stickers

Here is a fun 2-sticker lot that I recently picked up of Eddie Murray:

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These stickers are much smaller in size than the scans show, they’re probably 2/3 the size of a standard baseball card.

And they’re pretty neat too!  Both come from the 1985 Fleer ‘Stars’ sticker set.  And I really like the waving flag graphic that runs along the bottom of the sticker.

But, with no team name, player name, player position, text, or Fleer logo on the front of these stickers, it does kind of feel like something is missing.  I don’t need anything gaudy or over-the-top, but some information on the front is necessary, isn’t it?

Thankfully, the images that Fleer used for these look great.  But, I still would not mind an Orioles logo somewhere on the front along with Eddie’s name… That should be tagged as ‘Baseball Cards 101’.

1975 Topps Set Card 309/660 – #428 – Dave Hamilton, Athletics

1975 Topps Set Card 309/660 – #428 – Dave Hamilton, Athletics

Progress: 309/660

Card Number:  428

Player Name:  Dave Hamilton

Team:  Oakland A’s

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues: 9 seasons, 1972-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Dave Hamilton split his 1975 baseball season between the Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox.  In 41 total games, Hamilton went 7-7 with 6 saves.  He worked a total of 105 innings in 1975, allowing 105 hits and 42 runs en route to an ERA of 3.25.

Notes From Career:  Dave Hamilton pitched for four different major league clubs during his 9-year career.  He has a lifetime record of 39-41 with 31 saves.  In 704 innings of work, Hamilton struck out 434 batters while allowing 692 hits and 339 runs.  Hamilton is a member of the 1972 World Series Champion Oakland Athletics.

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1975 Topps Set Card 308/660 – #470 – Jeff Burroughs, Rangers

1975 Topps Set Card 308/660 – #470 – Jeff Burroughs, Rangers

Progress: 308/660

Card Number:  470

Player Name:  Jeff Burroughs

Team:  Texas Rangers

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 16 seasons, 1970-85

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Jeff Burroughs played in 152 games for the Texas Rangers in 1975.  He hit just .226 on the year with 132 hits in 585 at-bats.  Of his 132 hits, Burroughs connected for 20 doubles and 29 home runs while also driving in 94 runs and scoring 81 times.  Burroughs also led the NL in strikeouts with 155.

Notes From Career:  Jeff Burroughs is a former AL MVP and 2-time All-Star.  He is a lifetime .261 hitter with 1,443 hits in 1,689 games played.  Burroughs has 230 doubles and 240 home runs on his resume alongside 882 RBI.

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Did You Know…

The first Philadelphia Phillies left-handed pitcher to be named to the NL All-Star Team was Ken Raffensberger.  Raffensberger was chosen as a member of the 1944 squad.

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SIGNING RESULTS: 1962 NL MVP, Dodgers Great Mr. Maury Wills!!

SIGNING RESULTS: 1962 NL MVP, Dodgers Great Mr. Maury Wills!!

Wow, this former player has been on my ‘want list’ for years.

And after having a few shots to get him and missing out on the opportunity, I finally jumped in with both feet and registered myself and my blank baseball for a private signing event with the former NL MVP.

And the results are perfect.

Have a look:

Maury Wills Ball

He’s got a pretty neat looking signature, doesn’t he?!?!

I’m digging it, and the added #30 and MVP NL ’62 inscription as well.

Maury Wills is the man.  He is a former league MVP, stolen base champ, 5-time All-Star, 2-time Gold Glove Winner, and 3-time World Series Champion!

Before Rickey Henderson, there was Lou Brock.  And before there was Lou Brock, it was Maury Wills!  He was an offensive machine, a true spark-plug for the Dodgers franchise – a career .281 hitter with an on-base percentage of .330.  Wills has 2,134 career hits with 586 stolen bases and 1,067 runs scored in 1,942 games played.

This is an autograph that I am super excited to have in my collection.  And it will rest with some of my other Dodgers’ balls – Duke Snider, Kirk Gibson, and Orel Hershiser.

Yeah Baby!!