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2011 Topps ‘Prime 9 Players Of The Week’ Redemption Set – Jackie Robinson

2011 Topps ‘Prime 9 Players Of The Week’ Redemption Set – Jackie Robinson

I had such a good time building the ‘Prime 9 – Home Run Legends’ set that as soon as it was completed, I jumped right into the ‘Prime 9 – Players Of The Week’ set.

The set was issued in the same manner – through exclusive redemption cards that could only be processed through hobby shops.

The set is ten cards deep, and features a great graphic display as well as a super-glossy finish.

This is the Jackie Robinson card from the set:

Prime Robinson

 

The back of the card features ‘9 Prime’ facts about Robinson.

A few of my favorites are:

  • Starred at UCLA in basketball, football, track, and baseball
  • Won a batting title in lone minor league season
  • Innaugural Rookie Of The Year Award Winner
  • Led NL in steals in two of first three seasons
  • First ever Black MLB analyst
  • Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom in 1984

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #19 – Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #19 – Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers

I am working on this set because I find it to be the most appealing of the subsets issued by Topps in 2012.

The cards feature bold colors, great images, and a unique horizontal design.

I especially like the ‘Career Day’ theme as it pays homage to some of the greatest individual performances of baseball’s elite players.

Card #19 – Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers

CAREER DAY 19

The Career Day – April 23, 1954.  On this day during the 1954 baseball season, Jackie Robinson stole the show with his bat and legs.  Robinson went 3-for-5 for the Dodgers while hitting a double and two singles and scoring a run.  He also stole three bases in the contest – all three coming in the same inning!!  His final hit of the afternoon was a game-winning double in the 13th inning.

Progress – 19/25

Come Watch The Trailer For The Upcoming Jackie Robinson Biopic ’42’

Come Watch The Trailer For The Upcoming Jackie Robinson Biopic ’42’

I will definitely be going to the theaters to see this one!!!

Have You Seen The ‘Moneyball’ Trainler Yet? Come Check It Out Here!!!

Have You Seen The ‘Moneyball’ Trailer Yet?  Come Check It Out Here!!!

For the non-sports fan, there hasn’t been too much talk about the new film starring Brad Pitt.  But inside the baseball world, most of us know some parts of the story of Billy Beane and ‘Money Ball’.

Well, in case you have yet to see it, here is the official trailer for the film.

So, what do you think? 

  1. See it in the theaters
  2. Wait for Netflix
  3. Wait for the $5 Wal-Mart DVD bin