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Did You Know…

In 1967, Orlando Cepeda became the first unanimous MVP Award winner in the National League since 1936.  Cepeda captured all of the 28 1st Place votes!!


2001 Topps Archives – 1962 NL Home Run Leaders w/Aaron, Mays, Robinson, Banks, and Cepeda!!!

2001 Topps Archives – 1962 NL Home Run Leaders w/Aaron, Mays, Robinson, Banks, and Cepeda!!!

Jeez, talk about a who’s, who of power hitters from the 1960’s.  This re-printed baseball card from the 2001 Topps Archives set celebrates the National League’s home run leaders from the 1962 design.

The card features 5 Hall of Famers, and 4 members of the ‘500 Home Runs Club’.


Now, let’s dig into the numbers.

Here is the leaderboard:
Willie Mays – 49
Hank Aaron – 45
Frank Robinson – 39
Ernie Banks – 37
Orlando Cepeda – 35

Not too shabby!!

The funny thing is that I have to now decide where to store this card.  And since I collect, and organize, my cards at the player level, I have three choices – Aaron, Banks, or Robinson…

Quite the pickle that I am in, huh??

I think that I am going to have to go with Aaron.  He is a focus of mine right now, and it is fitting to have a Home Run commemorative card going into his collection.  Sorry Ernie.  Sorry Frank.

2001 Topps Archives – 1963 NL Home Runs Leaders Starring Aaron, McCovey, Mays, and Cepeda!!!

2001 Topps Archives – 1963 NL Home Runs Leaders Starring Aaron, McCovey, Mays, and Cepeda!!!

Holy Cow, talk about a quartet of talented players on a single baseball card.  This one has royalty written all over it.

Have a look at this beauty:

While I certainly respect and value what each of these four fantastic baseball players brought to the field, this card will undoubtedly land in my Hank Aaron collection.  To me, Hank is the King!!

But, talk about a group of sluggers?

In 1963, these four guys combined to connect for 140 home runs.  Aaron and McCovey led the way with 44 homers a piece, and Mays tallied 38.

I have seen my share of great League Leaders cards, but I am not certain that another one captures as much history in the sport as this one.

I am very happy to be able to call this one, ‘MINE’!!!


1968 Topps Game – Orlando Cepeda

1968 Topps Game Orlando Cepeda

Orlando Cepeda enjoyed a 17-season major league career that saw many team and personal rare feats.

As a member of the Giants and the Cardinals, Cepeda reached the World Series three times, winning one title in 1968 as a member of the Cards.

Individually, Cepeda was a 7-time All-Star, as well as a Rookie of the Year and MVP winner.  He collected 2,351 hits during his career as well as 379 home runs, 1,365 RBI, and amassing a .297 batting average.

Cepeda was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veteran’s committee in 1999.

Progress – 10/33

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Andre Dawson & Orlando Cepeda Dual Game-Used Jersey Card!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Andre Dawson & Orlando Cepeda Dual Game-Used Jersey Card!!!

Anytime that I can add a new Andre Dawson baseball card to my collection while attending a card show, I consider the trip a success.

With that being said, this 2-hour journey was a success and this card is the reason why:

Great one, huh??

Yeah, I had seen this card just once before on Ebay – and that was quite some time ago…

I may have paid a bit more for it than what I normally would like to pay, but since the card contained two swatches from 2 Hall of Famers (including one from my favorite HOFer) I jumped at the chance to own it.

The card was issued in 2005 by Upper Deck as part of their ‘MLB Artifacts’ set.  Each swatch contained features a pinstripe – and while Dawson’s is obviously from a Cubs’ jersey, the Cepeda looks to be from a Giants’ uniform ( he is pictured wearing a Cardinals uniform).

The card is serial numbered as 99 – this is number 34!!!

Orlando Cepeda Autographed Major League Baseball w/HOF Inscription!!!

Orlando Cepeda Autographed Major League Baseball w/HOF Inscription!!!

Mill Creek did it again – and I took the bait!


This time around, they were offering a signed baseball signed by Hall of Famer, and legendary Giants player Orlando Cepeda.

Here is the ball:

And it is a fantastic addition to my signed baseball collection.  YES!!!

Orlando Cepeda 1969 Topps

Orlando Cepeda 1969 Topps

During a recent vintage spree, I nabbed a few beauties from the late 1960’s at bargain prices.  Any time I can take advantage of discounted or free shipping on multiple card auctions, I usually go for it.  And in this round, I grabbed this card:

A 1969 Topps card of current Brave and former Giants slugger, Orlando Cepeda!!!

’69 was Cepeda’s first of three seasons in Atlanta.  Still a solid player, and big threat at the plate, Cepeda continued to thrive in 1969 as he connected for 147 hits including 28 doubles, 22 home runs, and 88 RBI.