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1940 HEADLINE: Indians’ Bob Feller Tosses No-Hitter On Opening Day!!

1940 HEADLINE: Indians’ Bob Feller Tosses No-Hitter On Opening Day!!

You read that right, 1940.  Today marks the 70th anniversary of Bob Feller’s Opening Day no-hitter.  He is the only pitcher in major league history to toss a ‘N0-No’ in the season opener.

Battling the Chicago White Sox on the road, and in front of 14,000 fans, Feller and his Indians teammates reigned victorious as they beat the Sox 1-0.  The obvious star of the game was Feller, who dominated the Sox through all 9 innings!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Feller!

1940 HEADLINE: Indians’ Bob Feller Tosses No-Hitter On Opening Day!!

1940 HEADLINE: Indians’ Bob Feller Tosses No-Hitter On Opening Day!!

You read that right, 1940.  Today marks the 70th anniversary of Bob Feller’s Opening Day no-hitter.  He is the only pitcher in major league history to toss a ‘N0-No’ in the season opener.

Battling the Chicago White Sox on the road, and in front of 14,000 fans, Feller and his Indians teammates reigned victorious as they beat the Sox 1-0.  The obvious star of the game was Feller, who dominated the Sox through all 9 innings!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Feller!

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-12 – Bob Feller, Cleveland Indians

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-12 – Bob Feller, Cleveland Indians

I really like the ‘Mound Dominance’ subset that Topps included in their 2012 base set.  The cards are sharp, the graphics are solid, and I am a sucker for cards that pay homage to a historic baseball event.

The ‘Mound Dominance’ set recalls 15 amazing pitching performances in major league history.

This is card#12 – Bob Feller, Cleveland Indians

BOB FELLER

The Dominant Day – August 23, 1936.  In the first major league start of his career, Bob Feller threw a no-hitter.  He was dominant right from the start, striking out 15 batters while allowing four walks.

Feller was just 17-years old when this occurred – truly remarkable!!!

Progress – 12/15

Did You Know…

By the age of 23, Bob Feller had already captured 107 career wins in the big leagues.    By the end of the 1941 baseball season, Feller had a record of 107-54.  He then enlisted in the Navy where he spent the next four years.  Upon returning to the major leagues in 1946, he won 26 games.

A true gamer!!!

1940 Headline: Indians’ Feller Tosses No-Hitter On Opening Day!!

1940 Headline: Indians’ Feller Tosses No-Hitter On Opening Day!!

You read that right, 1940.  Today marks the 70th anniversary of Bob Feller’s Opening Day no-hitter.  He is the only pitcher in major league history to toss a ‘N0-No’ in the season opener.

Battling the Chicago White Sox on the road, and in front of 14,000 fans, Feller and his Indians teammates reigned victorious as they beat the Sox 1-0.  The obvious star of the game was Feller, who dominated the Sox through all 9 innings!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Feller!

And The Winner Of The Bob Feller 2001 Topps Archives Baseball Card Is…

And The Winner Of The Bob Feller 2001 Topps Archives Baseball Card Is…

Spiegel 83

Congratulations.  Here is one more look at the prize:

And here is how the winner was selected using a randomizer:

Spiegel83, I have sent you an email to get your mailing address!  Congrats again.

Thanks to everyone else that signed up for a chance to win.  I promise that there will be a lot of giveaways in the year to come!

Have a great holiday weekend.

UP FOR GRABS – Bob Feller 2001 Topps Archives!!!

UP FOR GRABS – Bob Feller 2001 Topps Archives!!!

I thought that this baseball card would make a nice holiday treat for the readers of this blog.

And since the response to my last giveaway of a Carl Yastrzemski card went so well, I thought I would try it again.

This time, up for grabs is a 2001 Topps Archives baseball card featuring Hall of Famer, and baseball legend, Mr. Bob Feller!!

Here is the card:

I resisted giving this one up, as I would love to have it in my collection.  But a good home is better than no home so I am willing to part with it and pass it on to another collector that I know will cherish it.

To be eligible for the card, simply leave me a comment saying that you want it, and I will put your name into the hat.  I’ll keep this post ‘sticky’ through Friday, and will announce the winner of the card Saturday morning.  To make my selection, I will use one of the many web-based randomizer tools found on the web.

Get going – if you want in, let me hear it!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – 2001 Bowman Bob Feller ‘Stadium Seat’ Card

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – 2001 Bowman Bob Feller ‘Stadium Seat’ Card

One of the more common theme among the dealers at this show was the availability of bins of autographed and game-used cards.  And most were dirt cheap.

But most were also of players that nobody would desire (probably why the boxes were very full).

I like to sift through them anyways, always looking for Hall of Famers.

And this time around, I found one.  And it is a beauty!!!

Issued in 2001 by Bowman, the card is miniature in size and features a very large hunk of wood that came from a stadium seat at the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium.  That stadium has seen a lot of baseball magic take place, and it is very cool to have a card that acknowledges that.

And the fact that Bob Feller was chosen to be on card is just icing on the cake!!!   We miss you, Mr. Feller!

This card cost me $2.00.

1940 Headline: Indians’ Feller Tosses No-Hitter On Opening Day!!

1940 Headline: Indians’ Feller Tosses No-Hitter On Opening Day!!

You read that right, 1940.  Today marks the 71st anniversary of Bob Feller’s Opening Day no-hitter.  He is the only pitcher in major league history to toss a ‘N0-No’ in the season opener.

Battling the Chicago White Sox on the road, and in front of 14,000 fans, Feller and his Indians teammates reigned victorious as they beat the Sox 1-0.  The obvious star of the game was Feller, who dominated the Sox through all 9 innings!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Feller!

Bob Feller 2005 Upper Deck Classics

Bob Feller 2005 Upper Deck Classics

As Opening Day nears, I cannot help but think of Hall of Famer Bob Feller.

Back in the day, Feller was quite the pitching ace.  And to date, he is the only player in major league history to throw a no-hitter on Opening Day.

And because of that, I couldn’t resist adding this to card to a purchase I was making on Ebay.

Rest in peace Mr. Feller.  You are missed!!