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Happy Birthday Roberto Alomar!!

Happy Birthday Roberto Alomar!!

Roberto Alomar celebrates his 46th birthday today!

Roberto Alomar has a lot to be thankful for as he celebrates his birthday today…

He had a fantastic career that was peppered with tons of individual and team success that includes winning World Series championships.

But today, things are a bit more special for Alomar.  He is one of the newest elected member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and was the headliner going into the 2011 class at Cooperstown.

Alomar can now be celebrated alongside the greatest baseball players of all-time!

Congratulations again Robby.  And Happy Birthday!!!

Did You Know…

Brothers Roberto Alomar and Sandy Alomar, Jr. were teammates with three different major league clubs: the Padres, Indians, and White Sox.

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Happy Birthday Roberto Alomar!!

Happy Birthday Roberto Alomar!!

Roberto Alomar celebrates his 45th birthday today!

Roberto Alomar has a lot to be thankful for as he celebrates his birthday today…

He had a fantastic career that was peppered with tons of individual and team success that includes winning World Series championships.

But today, things are a bit more special for Alomar.  He is one of the newest elected member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and was the headliner going into the 2011 class at Cooperstown.

Alomar can now be celebrated alongside the greatest baseball players of all-time!

Congratulations again Robby.  And Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday Roberto Alomar!!

Happy Birthday Roberto Alomar!!

Roberto Alomar celebrates his 44th birthday today!

Roberto Alomar has a lot to be thankful for as he celebrates his birthday today…

He had a fantastic career that was peppered with tons of individual and team success that includes winning World Series championships.

But today, things are a bit more special for Alomar.  He is one of the newest elected member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and was the headliner going into the 2011 class at Cooperstown.

Alomar can now be celebrated alongside the greatest baseball players of all-time!

Congratulations again Robby.  And Happy Birthday!!!

‘unclemoe’ Sends Over Some Great Gifts!!!!

‘unclemoe’ Sends Over Some Great Gifts!!!!

‘unclemoe’ and I have become buddies of sorts.  We both have a fine appreciation for this sport and hobby, and we both admire each other’s blogs.

If you have yet to check out his blog, you are missing out!!!  The task he is trying to complete is certainly the most grand I have ever heard of – collect the full 2008 Topps baseball card set – AUTOGRAPHED!!!  Yes, all 990 cards!!!  And amazingly, he is almost half-way there…  It is truly something to marvel at, I suggest any fan of the hobby check it out:  2008 Topps Blog.

Anyway, he also throws in some non-2008 Topps stuff.  And he recently featured a card that I wanted.  So, I asked for it and he obliged.

The card?  A 2011 Topps Reggie Jackson from the ’60 Years Of Topps’ set.

Here it is:

But, he also threw some other goodies into the mix.

And here they are….

A Kirby Puckett card I needed for my collection from the 1993 Topps Black Gold Set:

A new (new for me, but it is from 1993) Jim Palmer baseball card:

A nice stack of Brooks Robinson cards:

Some great Billy Williams stuff:

And lastly, a Game-USed bat card from the newest enshrined member of the Baseball Hall Of Fame, Mr. Roberto Alomar:

Thank you for the great cards, unclemoe!!  I owe you, big time!!!

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – Top Ten Switch-Hitters Of All-Time!!!

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – Top Ten Switch-Hitters Of All-Time!!!

As the result of a recent Eddie Murray post that was published on this blog less than two weeks ago, and at the request of ’30-YOC’ loyal redear Matt, I am happy to present to you my ‘Top Ten Switch-Hitters Of All-Time’.

And while I don’t profess to be an expert on the subject of switch-hitting, a fair number of the guys that have cracked the ‘Top Ten’ have played during my generation.

And of the men that made this final cut, only one of them is active with a chance at still making moves to a higher spot on the list.

So, without further ado, here we go:

Honorable Mention – Chili Davis, Carlos Beltran, Willie McGee, Ruben Sierra, and Bobby Bonilla.

10 – Ted Simmons.  Lifetime .285 hitter with 2,472 hits, 483 doubles, and 248 home runs.

9 – Lance Berkman (active).  Lifetime .296 hitter with 1,822 hits, 405 doubles, and 358 home runs.

8 – Bernie Williams.  Lifetime .297 hitter with 2,336 hits, 449 doubles, and 287 home runs.  1 Silver Slugger award and 1 batting title.

7 – Tim Raines.  Lifetime .294 hitter with 2,605 hits, 430 doubles, and 170 home runs.  1 Silver Slugger and 1 Batting title.

6 – Frankie Frisch.    Lifetime .316 hitter with 2,880 hits, 466 doubles, and 105 home runs.

5 – Roberto Alomar.  Lifetime .300 hitter with 2,724 hits, 504 doubles, and 210 home runs.  4 Silver Slugger awards.

4 – Chipper Jones.  Lifetime .304 hitter with 2,615 hits, 526 doubles, and 454 home runs.  2 Silver Slugger awards and 1 batting title.

3 – Eddie Murray.  Lifetime .287 hitter with 3,255 hits, 560 doubles, and 504 home runs.  3 Silver Slugger awards.

2 – Mickey Mantle.  Lifetime .298 hitter with 2,415 hits, 344 doubles, and 536 home runs.  1 Batting title.

1 – Pete Rose.  Lifetime .303 hitter with 4,256 hits, 746 doubles, and 160 home runs.  1 Silver Slugger award and 3 Batting titles.

And there you have it.  Obviously with Chipper Jones sitting in the 4th spot on this list, he has the chance of still moving up.  Personally, I don’t think that he will as some of the major milestones ahead of him seem to be too far out of reach as he heads into what may be his final season in the majors.

But, what about the rest of my list?  Anyone in the wrong spot?  Did I miss anyone that you would have included?

Let me hear it.  And as always, ‘Thanks’ for reading!!!

Congratulations To The Newest Members Of The Baseball Hall Of Fame – Bert Blyleven & Roberto Alomar!!!

Congratulations To The Newest Members Of The Baseball Hall Of Fame – Bert Blyleven & Roberto Alomar!!!

From all of us at ’30-Year Old Cardboard’, we just wanted to extend congratulations to the 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame, headlined by Bert Blyleven & Roberto Alomar!!!!

Congratulations Gentlemen – Well Deserved!!!

Roberto Alomar’s Jersey To Be Retired By Toronto Blue Jays On July 31

Roberto Alomar’s Jersey To Be Retired By Toronto Blue Jays On July 31

TORONTO — Roberto Alomar, to be inducted into the Hall of  Fame on Sunday, has another honour coming to him.

Alomar’s No. 12 will be the first uniform number retired in  the Blue Jays’ 35-year history during an on-field ceremony  on July 31 at Rogers Centre.

“This is an honour that I was not expecting,” Alomar said  during a news conference on Tuesday evening at Rogers  Centre. “I knew my numbers were worthy of consideration for  the Hall of Fame, but for the Blue Jays to select my No. 12  to be the first number they retire is a great honor.

“I am truly blessed to be a Blue Jay and I’m looking  forward to the ceremony on July 31.”

Alomar played five seasons with the Blue Jays, including  the World Series championship teams of 1992-93. He was  named to the American League All-Star team and won a Gold  Glove in each of his seasons with Toronto, from 1991-95.

The native of Puerto Rico’s .307 career average as a Blue  Jay is the highest mark in club history among those with a  minimum of 2,000 plate appearances.

Alomar was elected to the Hall of Fame on Jan. 5, and will  be enshrined in Cooperstown — portrayed in a Blue Jays cap  on his plaque — in a ceremony on Sunday. The festivities  can be seen live on MLB Network and MLB.com beginning at  11:30 a.m. ET.

Roberto Alomar 2011 Topps – ’60 Years Of Topps’

Roberto Alomar 2011 Topps – ’60 Years Of Topps’

Hey, there’s the future Hall of Famer doing what he did best!  While incredible at the plate as well, I would have to say that Roberto Alomar is one of the most stellar defenders that I have ever seen at second base.

A 10-time Gold Glove winner, Alomar held rank as the best defensive second baseman for 10 out of 11 seasons.  From 1991-2001, there was nobody better!!  Except for in ’97 when Robbie only appeared in 112 games and the award went to Chuck Knoblauch.  But that doesn’t really count…  🙂

As for the card, it is a reprint of Alomar’s 1991 Topps baseball card, and it looks fantastic!!

Happy Birthday Roberto Alomar!!

Roberto Alomar celebrates his 43rd birthday today!

Roberto Alomar has a lot to be thankful for as he celebrates his birthday today…

He had a fantastic career that was peppered with tons of individual and team success that includes winning World Series championships.

But today, things are a bit more special for Alomar.  He is the newest elected member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and as a headliner going into Cooperstown this summer, Alomar can now be celebrated alongside the greatest baseball players of all-time!

Congratulations again Robby.  And Happy Birthday!!!