Tag Archives: all-star

Reggie Jackson 1976 SSPC Baseball Card

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:

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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…

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Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Mini – Base

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!

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Dave Winfield 1990 Score

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.

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Rickey Henderson 1987 Donruss Pop-Up All-Star

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:

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That’s the Metrodome in the backdrop, right?

Cal Ripken Jr. 1992 Fleer Superstar Special ‘The Indispensables II’ With Joe Carter

Cal Ripken Jr. 1992 Fleer Superstar Special ‘The Indispensables II’ With Joe Carter

Man, I really like these two guys…

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Both of these guys, in different ways, have cemented themselves in my baseball memory and built images in my head that will last for my lifetime.

Joe Carter hit the home run that all kids dream of as a kid.  World Series drama, walk-off game winner, series clincher – You name it!  With one swing, Joe Carter cemented himself as a baseball legend who shined the brightest when all eyes were on him.

Cal Ripken built such an incredible baseball resume, and he did it the right way.  A consummate professional, Ripken played the game the right way and he did it for the pure love of the sport.  A tremendously skilled all-around player, Cal has no weakness on the field, and he took that to his off-the-field persona once he retired from the sport.

Wade Boggs 1988 Topps Glossy All-Star Send In

Wade Boggs 1988 Topps Glossy All-Star Send In

I’m always digging the cards of Wade Boggs from his early Red Sox years that feature him playing defense.

And this one from the 1988 Topps Glossy All-Star Send-In set is a beauty!

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While Boggs was known for his hitting prowess, he was a sharp defender of the ‘hot corner’.  He has a lifetime fielding percentage of .962 at third base, and while that is not a record-setting number, it is fantastic for a player that is solely known for his offensive punch.

Gotta love #26!

1975 Topps Set Card 312/660 – #324 – Ed Kranepool, Mets

1975 Topps Set Card 312/660 – #324 – Ed Kranepool, Mets

Progress: 312/660

Card Number:  324

Player Name:  Ed Kranepool

Team:  New York Mets

Position:  First Base, Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues: 18 seasons, 1962-79

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Ed Kranepool played in 105 games for the New York Mets in 1975.  He hit .323 on the season with 105 hits in 325 st-bats.  Of his 105 hits, Kranepool connected for 16 doubles and 4 home runs with 42 runs scored and 43 RBI.

Notes From Career:  Ed Kranepool played his entire big league career with the Mets.  He was selected to the 1965 NL All-Star team and is a member of the 1969 World Series winning team.  Kranepool is a lifetime .261 hitter with 1,418 hits.  He has 235 career doubles and hit 118 home runs.

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Tony Gwynn 1987 Fleer Baseball All-Stars

Tony Gwynn 1987 Fleer Baseball All-Stars

While not part of their standard base product, Fleer did make an All-Star set in 1987.

The set was sold in a box-set format, and was tagged as ‘Baseball All-stars’.

And while normally, I demand that my All-Star cards feature an image that shows you one of their All-Star traits, I will let this one of Tony Gwynn pass because Tony’s smile brightens up the whole card.

Have a look:

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Come to think of it, maybe Tony Gwynn’s smile back then was an All-Star trait…

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Chrome – Base

Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Chrome – Base

Here is another sweet card that I picked up in that 2014 Topps Chrome purchase.

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It’s the base card of #27, Giancarlo Stanton!

 

As you may know, I have been building the Stanton rainbow from this year’s Topps release and it features the same image as this Chrome card does.  Does that mean that I get to include this one in that project too?

Either way, yes or no, I am loving how strongly  the colors from this card stand out.  That Chrome finish really allows for the Marlins team colors to shine!

1975 Topps Set Card 310/660 – #395 – Bud Harrelson, Mets

1975 Topps Set Card 310/660 – #395 – Bud Harrelson, Mets

Progress: 310/660

Card Number:  395

Player Name:  Bud Harrelson

Team:  New York Mets

Position:  Shortstop

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues: 16 seasons, 1965-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bud Harrelson played in just 34 games for the Mets in 1975.  With 73 at-bats, Harrelson collected 16 hits en route to a .219 batting average.  He had 2 doubles on the year, with 3 RBI and 5 runs scored.

Notes From Career:  Bud Harrelson played for three major league clubs during his 16-season big league career.  He is a lifetime .236 hitter with 1,120 hits in 1,533 games played.  Harrelson is a 2-time All-Star and winner of a Gold Glove Award.  He is a member of the 1969 World Series Champion New York Mets.

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