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Did You Know…

Warren Spahn led all major league pitchers with 202 wins during the 1950’s.  The second place pitcher was Robin Roberts who trailed Spahn by three with 199.

Robin Roberts 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites

Robin Roberts 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites

I recently scooped up this card of Hall of Famer Robin Roberts:

And while I know very little about his professional career, what drew me to this card was the great photo.

Obviously, Roberts is being told how to pose for the photographer – this was pretty common of cards from the 1950s and 1960s; especially pitchers.

What really caught my eye was the background…  Not only do the seated fans seem to have little to no interest in the photo shoot happening right before their eyes, but look at how close to the field they are!!!

Great Stuff!!!

Did You Know…

No pitcher has surrendered more home runs in his major league career that Hall of Famer Robin Roberts, who gave up 505 homers.

The 2011 Phungo’s Are Here!!!

The 2011 Phungo’s Are Here!!!

Sweet – my first crack at some 2011 baseball cards!!

These cards come courtesy of Paul, author of the blog Phungo.  Along with being a dedicated Phillies fan, Paul is also a card designer and this is the third straight season in which he has sent over some of his custom issues for ’30-YOC’.

So, without further ado, here is my haul from Phungo 2011…


In random order, you are seeing cards of the following current and former players:  Shane Victorino, Derrek Lee, Mickey Morandini, Hanley Ramirez, Robin Roberts(SP), and an Opening Day card from the Phillies and Nationals game.

The cards are sweet – of them can you guess which one is my favorite??

It’s not Hanley…  It’s not former Marlin and Cub Derrek Lee either…  And it’s not Shane Victorino…

My favorite card from this pack is…  Mickey Morandini!!!

Yep, ‘The Mick’.  Why you ask?  Any time I think of or hear the name Mickey Morandini, I get flashbacks of listening to Harry Caray try to pronounce that name – FUN every single time!!

Thanks for the memories Paul.  And the great cards too!!!

Did You Know…

Hall of Famer Robin Roberts gave up 505 home runs in his 19 years of pitching, the most home runs given up in a career.


**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’

My take – Sorry Mr.Roberts.  Someone has to hold the top spot…