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1979 HEADLINE: Carl Yastrzemski Joins The ‘3000 Hits Club’

1979 HEADLINE:  Carl Yastrzemski Joins The ‘3000 Hits Club’

On this day in 1979 Carl Yastrzemski collected hit #3000 of his amazing baseball career!!!

On the road and taking on the New York Yankees in front of 34,000+ Yankee fans, Carl Yastrzemski and the Boston Red Sox made this game a memorable one.  Winning easily 9-2 against their divisional foes, ‘Yaz’ and the Red Sox enjoyed both team and individual success on this historic day.

In the bottom of the 8th inning, ‘Yaz’ connected for a single off of Yankees’ pitcher Jim Beattie.  Hit #3,000 was 19 years in the making, but Carl Yastrzemksi’s dedication to the game and the art of hitting certainly helped earn him a spot in this legendary club.

Congrats ‘Yaz’!!

Yaz

 

 

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Did You Know…

The only player in major league history to have more than 700 at-bats during his rookie season is Juan Samuel.  As a member of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1984, Samuel approached the plate 701 times.

Juan Samuel

Did You Know…

The member of the ‘3,000 Hits Club’ with the lowest career batting average is Carl Yastrzemski.  With 3,419 career hits, Yaz compiled a lifetime batting average of just .285.

Yaz

1979 HEADLINE: Carl Yastrzemski Joins The ‘3000 Hits Club’

1979 HEADLINE:  Carl Yastrzemski Joins The ‘3000 Hits Club’

On this day in 1979 Carl Yastrzemski collected hit #3000 of his amazing baseball career!!!

On the road and taking on the New York Yankees in front of 34,000+ Yankee fans, Carl Yastrzemski and the Boston Red Sox made this game a memorable one.  Winning easily 9-2 against their divisional foes, ‘Yaz’ and the Red Sox enjoyed both team and individual success on this historic day.

In the bottom of the 8th inning, ‘Yaz’ connected for a single off of Yankees’ pitcher Jim Beattie.  Hit #3,000 was 19 years in the making, but Carl Yastrzemksi’s dedication to the game and the art of hitting certainly helped earn him a spot in this legendary club.

Conrats ‘Yaz’!!!

Yaz

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Lot Of Three 2012 Topps Archives ‘Deckle Edge’ – Yaz, Ichiro, Killebrew

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Lot Of Three 2012 Topps Archives ‘Deckle Edge’ – Yaz, Ichiro, Killebrew

Like I said earlier, I was trying to keep a sharp eye out for any of the cards I was missing from the new subsets that I am collecting.

 I didn’t fare too well with my hunt for Gypsy Queen ‘Moonshots’ cards, but I did haul in three cards from the 2012 Topps Archives ‘Deckle Edge’ set.

All costing me just one dime each, I was able to pick up cards of Ichiro, Carl Yastrzemski, and Harmon Killebrew.

Have a look:

SHOW 7

For just thirty cents, this was a fantastic way to take care of three ‘Needs’ on my list.

Carl Yastrzemski 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen

Carl Yastrzemski 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen

I bought this card ‘on the blind’ during a recent shopping splurge on www.sportlots.com.

Have a look:

VINTAGE YAZ GQ

In my opinion, Topps’ Gypsy Queen set offers the best card backgrounds in the hobby.  There is no mistaking Fenway Park as the back-drop for this card of Carl Yastrzemski.

There is also no mistaking that the Gypsy Queen brand of cards is my current favorite product released by Topps.  I do not think that anyone can go wrong buying any cards from this set ‘on the blind’…

Carl Yastrzemski 2001 Fleer Greats

Carl Yastrzemski 2001 Fleer Greats

I am really starting to enjoy this set.  I have a small handful of cards from it already, and if I can affordably find more, I will add them in time too.

I really like the way that the player’s uniform is highlighted on these cards.  From the caps to the jersey lettering to the stirrups, they all look fantastic!

This is the card of Carl Yastrzemski from the set:

VINTAGE YAZ GOTG

Another great one, right?  Again, Fleer did a fabulous job with the coloring of the card.  The muted background and lightly-colored border really allow for the boldness of the Navy Blue and Red of Yaz’s Red Sox uniform pop!!

Good stuff!