Eddie Murray 1994 Bazooka Baseball Card
I never collected the Bazooka brand of baseball cards when they were first issued, but I am making up for that 20 years later.
These cards are pretty nice.
And they definitely do not have a lot of the gaudy and over-crowded design elements that many cards of the 1990’s featured.
Instead, this set is sharp and clean. It features a border-less design and a nice nameplate that runs horizontally along the bottom of the card.
This is the Eddie Murray card from the 1994 set:
Pretty nice, huh?
I really like the column of player positions that runs vertically down the right-side of the card. The highlighted position of the player being featured is a very nice touch. I’m going to try to do a quick web search for an NL player to see if his card was missing the ‘DH’ position…
Posted in Eddie Murray Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball milestones, eddie murray, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mickey mantle, orioles, RBI leader, switch hitter
1988 HEADLINE: Dodgers’ Orel Hershiser Wins Cy Young Award With Unanimous Vote
On this date in 1988, Orel Hershiser captured the National League’s Cy Young award in a unanimous vote.
Taking all 24 first-place votes, this award capped an unbelievable season for the right-hander.
A close look at the numbers:
23-8 during the regular season with 15 complete games and 8 shutouts. In 267 innings of work, Hershiser compiled a low ERA of just 2.25. His dominant year led to another selection to the National League All-star team and his first Cy Young Award. During the playoffs, Hershiser led the Dodgers to the World Series championship while winning both the NLCS and World Series MVP awards in the process!!
Happy Anniversary Mr. Hershiser!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Orel Hershiser Collection
Tagged 1988 world series, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, cy young, cy young award, dodgers, gold glove, los angeles dodgers, orel hershiser, pitcher, shutouts, world series, world series MVP
1976 Headline: Williams Released By The Oakland A’s, Opts For Retirement
On this day in 1976, Billy Williams was released by the Oakland Athletics, ending his 18-season major league career.
During his 18 years in the big leagues, Williams spent 16 with the Cubs, and his final two with the A’s. Most known for his incredible left-handed swing, Williams collected 2,711 hits, alongside 434 doubles and 426 home runs. He was a catalyst to the Cubs’ offense, and finished in 2nd place for the MVP award on two occasions.
Williams was a 6-time All-Star, Rookie of the Year winner, batting champion, and member of the 1987 Hall of Fame class.
Congratulations to Billy Williams on a fantastic career!!!
Posted in Billy Williams Collection, Birthdays & Anniversaries, Chicago Cubs
Tagged all-star, Athletics, baseball, baseball cards, Billy Williams, Billy Williams Collection, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, Hall Of Fame, HOF, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, playoffs, Rookie of the Year, ROY
Reggie Jackson 1976 SSPC Baseball Card
I don’t have a lot of cards from these SSPC baseball card sets, but the ones that I have been able to grab are pretty neat. And perfect for my most favorite player collections, too.
This card of Reggie Jackson comes courtesy of the 1976 SSPC set.
Take a look:
These cards are very basic in nature offering no graphic elements on the front while also missing team names, player names, player positions, and brand logo. Instead, the card showcases a large image.
These cards remind of a the more current Topps Glossy All-Star Send-In cards. But since those did not debut until the mid-80’s, I will say that this is one of the earlier ‘blank’ front cards that I know of…
Posted in Reggie Jackson - Mr. October
Tagged 500 home run club, 500 home runs, 500 HR, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, A's, all-star, angels, Athletics, baseball cards, california angels, collection, facial hair, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mustache, new york yankees, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, reggie jackson, Reggie Jackson - Mr. October, world series, world series MVP, yankees
Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Mini – Base
While the scan does not show it, this is the Jose Fernandez base card from the 2014 Topps Mini card set.
Maybe next time when I scan cards that I score from this set, I will take the extra step and show it off next to the standard-sized base card so you can see just how ‘mini’ the card is.
Maybe next time..
For now, enjoy this card of the 2013 NL ROY!
Posted in Jose Fernandez Collection
Tagged 2013 all-star, 2013 ROY, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball news, florida marlins news, Florida/Miami Marlins, jose fernandez, jose fernandez relic, jose fernandez relic card, Marlins, marlins baseball, miami marlins, pitcher, rookie, Rookie of the Year, rookie phenom, ROY, starting pitcher
Dave Winfield 1990 Score
Dave Winfield was a monster. And when he swung the bat and connected, there was always a chance that the ball was going to sail over the outfield wall.
But, there was never any doubt that it would be hit hard.
After all, Dave Winfield is 6 feet, 6 inches tall and weighed 220 pounds during his playing days.
This card of ‘Big Dave’ from the 1990 Score baseball card set captures that powerful swing very nicely.
Posted in Dave Winfield Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, 400 home runs, 400 home runs club, 400 hrs, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, collection, dave winfield, Dave Winfield Collection, donruss, fleer, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, new york yankees, padres, san diego padres, topps, yankees
Rickey Henderson 1987 Donruss Pop-Up All-Star
As a kid that was an avid baseball card collector in 1987, I don’t recall ever knowing about these Donruss Pop-Up cards.
I now know that these Pop-Ups were part of a larger All-Star set that Donruss issued in 1987 that followed the design of the base product from the same year.
These Pop-Ups are actually fold-out style cards that are pretty neat.
But, I would never pop mine out or stand mine up. At least I wouldn’t do that if I only had one…
Here is the card of Rickey Henderson from that set:
That’s the Metrodome in the backdrop, right?
Posted in Rickey Henderson Collection
Tagged all-star, baseball cards, baseball legend, baseball milestones, collecting, collection, Hall Of Fame, hobby, HOF, lou brock, most valuable player, MVP, new york yankees, oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, rickey henderson, Rickey Henderson Collection, stolen bases, yankees