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2013 Topps Archives ‘Tallboys’ Subset – Al Kaline

2013 Topps Archives ‘Tallboys’ Subset – Al Kaline

With the new 2013 Topps Archives baseball card set release, the ‘Mini Tallboys’ subset is easily one of the best parts of the issue.

The cards from this subset offer a very basic, but throwback feel that screams vintage. The set is 40 cards deep and offers a nice mixture of current players, stars from the 1980′s, and Hall of Fame legends.

This is the card of Al Kaline from the set:


Kaline spent 22 years in the major leagues, and he called Tiger Stadium home for the duration of that time.  A 15-time All-Star with the club, Kaline was on par with the game’s greatest talents from the 1950’s and 1960’s.

The member of the 1980 Baseball Hall of Fame class, Kaline collected 3,007 hits during his career along with 1,622 runs scored, 1,583 RBI, 399 home runs, and 137 stolen bases.  He won 10 Gold Gloves for his excellent play in the outfield as well.  Never an MVP, he did finish in the Top 10 on 9 separate occasions.

Kaline was the offensive leader of the Tigers team that won the 1968 World Series.  In 7 games, he hit .379 while connecting for 11 hits, including 2 doubles and 2 home runs.

100,000 HITS!!!

The blog reached 100,000 hits today.

And while this milestone may be minor to some and major to others, for me it is a nice accomplishment.  I put a lot of time and dedication into ’30-YOC’, and I am very proud to have been able to deliver this blog to each and every reader, to the tune of 100,000 hits.

So on an occasion like this, I figure why not celebrate and get myself a little gift.  I’ve been watching some stuff on Ebay over the last few days.  It may just be time to pull the trigger and celebrate 100,000 hits in style!!!

Let’s go shopping!!!