Category Archives: Brooks Robinson Collection

Brooks Robinson 2012 Panini Cooperstown – ‘Induction’

Brooks Robinson 2012 Panini Cooperstown – ‘Induction’

One of the things that I like most about the ‘Induction’ subset from the 2012 Panini Cooperstown set is the homage that it pays homage to the day that the player was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

For me, it is neat to not only see the moment captured on a card, but I really like to see the suits these guys wore on their ‘Big Day’ as well as the podium that they stood at.

Here is the card of Brooks Robinson from his ‘big day’:

VINTAGE BROOKS INDUCTION

He kind of looks like a local mayor or delegate doesn’t he???

Happy Birthday Brooks Robinson!!!

Happy Birthday Brooks Robinson!!!

The man considered to be the greatest defensive third baseman in baseball history turns 76 years old today!!

The resume of Brooks Robinson is more incredible each and every time I take a peek at it. I’ve always known him to be a great defensive ball player, but his offensive and team success during his 23-year career cannot be denied. While Mike Schmidt may be the more explosive, and Chipper Jones may be the better pure hitter of the bunch, Brooks can certainly hold his own in the conversation ranking the best third basemen in baseball history.

Robinson is known for his glove first, and with 16 consecutive years of Gold Glove level performance it is clear to see why. On offense he has collected 2,848 hits, 268 home runs, 1,357 RBI, 1,232 runs scored, and a lifetime average of .267. And the Orioles teams he played for did well too. He is a member of the 1966 and 1970 World Series championship teams.

Happy Birthday Mr. Robinson!!!

Brooks Robinson 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen – Mini Black Parallel Version

Brooks Robinson 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen – Mini Black Parallel Version

One of the best things about the Gypsy Queen set if the numerous number of variations you can find of the cards. 

And if you are a player collector, like me, and your favorites happen to be part of the GQ set, you are in for a long, but rewarding hunt.

I shop for cards from this set often.  And I am always amazed at the ‘new’ cards that I uncover during these journeys.

The most recent card I scored from the set is the Black mini version of the card that features Hall of Famer, and Orioles legend, Brooks Robinson.

Have a look:

VINATGE BROOKS MINI

What a nice card.  It is a solid compliment to the base and mini base cards of Brooks that I already had in my collection.

And the hunt goes on….

🙂

Brooks Robinson 2001 Topps ‘Noteworthy’

Brooks Robinson 2001 Topps ‘Noteworthy’

I am really starting to enjoy this set of cards.

Issued in 2001 during Topps’ ’50 Years of Topps’ celebration, the ‘Noteworthy’ set offers up some really sharp looking baseball cards.

This is the card of Brooks Robinson from the set:

VINTAGE B ROBINSON

Between the fonts being used, the great background design, and a sharp image, this card cannot be beat!!

It is definitely time for me to examine the full checklist – I want to make sure that I don’t miss any others that may look as great as this one.

Brooks Robinson 2010 Topps ‘History Of The World Series’ – “Brooks Robinson’s Electric 1970 World Series Performance”

Brooks Robinson 2010 Topps ‘History Of The World Series’ – “Brooks Robinson’s Electric 1970 World Series Performance”

What a fantastic looking baseball card!!!  I am really liking this one.

Take a look:

VINTAGE B ROBINSON1

I bought this full set a few years ago.  My intention was to show it off on this blog card by card.  But, soon after ripping through the set, I quickly changed my mind as it was missing too many of the players that I thought needed to be represented.

Still, there are some gems in the set – and this may be #1 on the list.

The card celebrates Brooks Robinson’s performance in the 1970 World Series.  While providing stellar defense at third base, Brooks also contributed a .429 batting average with 17 total bases, and six RBI in the 1970 Fall Classic.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Brooks Robinson 1969 Topps Deckle Edge

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Brooks Robinson 1969 Topps Deckle Edge

As you know,  I am a big fan of the ‘Deckle Edge’ subset that was part of the 2012 Topps Archives set. 

I am in the process of building that set as we speak, and I was shopping for them at the show.  I was able to find a few, and I will show them off to you later today.

But, I never thought that I was going to find an ORIGINAL DECKLE EDGE baseball card from 1969!!!!

Sure, it may not be in mint, excellent, or very good condition, but I don’t care.  This card is bad-ass, and the fact that I was able to find one of Brooks Robinson makes it even better.

I paid just $2.00 for the card, and I am thrilled to have an Original Deckle Edge card in my collection!!!

Have a look:

SHOW 2

Brooks Robinson 2002 Topps American Pie – ‘American Sluggers’

Brooks Robinson 2002 Topps American Pie – ‘American Sluggers’

I’ve never really cared for the Topps American Pie sets.  I find them a bit hokey…

Still, every once in a while I will find one that looks great.

So, if you look beyond the stars and stripes that make up the border of this card, you will see a great photo of Orioles’ legend Brooks Robinson.

Have a peek:

VINTAGE BROOKS ROBINSON PIE

I am having a hard time figuring out what is going on in the background of this card, but it looks like it could be a tropical storm!!

The color image on top of a Black and White background works really well for this card.  It allows for all of the Orange accents that are part of Robinson’s uniform stand out nicely.

Brooks Robinson 2006 Upper Deck ‘All-Time Legends’

Brooks Robinson 2006 Upper Deck ‘All-Time Legends’

I really like this one.

The card looks like it has a nice celebratory feeling with the Red, White, and Blue banners that flank the lower portion of the card.

The graphic that Upper Deck created for the this card really makes the whole thing work – between the vintage Orioles logo, the Silver filigree accents, and the ‘All-Time Legends’ stamp, this card has a nice sense of royalty to it.

Have a look:

VINTAGE BROOKS ROBINSON

If I had one complaint, it would be the background of the card.  In my opinion, I would ’86’ the sky behind Brooks and replace it was baseball stands full of people.  Keep it Black & White, and muted, but show us that the actual image was taken in a ballpark…

Brooks Robinson 2012 Topps Archives – Gold Stamped Reprint!

Brooks Robinson 2012 Topps Archives – Gold Stamped Reprint!

Man, oh Man, what a beautiful looking baseball card. 

I want to thank Topps for issuing this card as a part of their 2012 Topps Archives release.

I have never seen it prior, and I have so happy to have come across it.

VINTAGE BROOKS

Thanks again Topps, an instant classic for my collection.

If now I could only grab the original!!!

1983 HEADLINE: Brooks Robinson & Juan Marichal Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

1983 HEADLINE: Brooks Robinson & Juan Marichal Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

On this day in 1983, both Brooks Robinson and Marichal were voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Brooks Robinson is known for his glove first, and with 16 consecutive years of Gold Glove level performance it is clear to see why. On offense he has collected 2,848 hits, 268 home runs, 1,357 RBI, 1,232 runs scored, and a lifetime average of .267.  And the Orioles teams he played for did well too.  He is a member of the 1966 and 1970 World Series championship teams.

Juan Marichal is one of the many pitchers that defined the fantastic pitching era of the 1960s and 1970s.  Known for his famous leg-kick, Marichal dazzled while on the mound.  His efforts landed him 243 wins with 52 shutouts to his credit.  Marichal was a 9-time All-Star which says a lot of the respect he had around the league considering that he was fighting for roster spots with Seaver, Carlton, Ryan, Jenkins, and others.

Brooks Robinson was voted into the Hall of Fame on his first ballot.  He captured 344 of 374 votes case, good for 92%.

Juan Marichal was voted into the Hall of Fame on his third ballot.  He captured 313 of 374 votes cast, good for 83.7%.