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1975 Topps Set Card 107/660 – #378 – Derrel Thomas, Padres

1975 Topps Set Card 107/660 – #378 – Derrel Thomas, Padres

Progress: 107/660

Player Name:  Derrel Thomas

Team:  San Diego Padres

Position:  Second Base

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  15 seasons, 1971-85

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Derrel Thomas played in 144 games for the San Francisco Giants in 1975, even though his Topps card shows him as a member of the Padres.  He connected for 149 hits in those 149 games while also driving in 48 runs and scoring 99 times.

Notes From Career:  Derrel Thomas competed in 1,597 games during his 15-year major league career.  He spent time playing for 7 different teams during that time with his greatest success coming in 1980 as a member of the World Series championship winning Los Angeles Dodgers.


2013 Topps Archives ‘Tallboys’ Subset – Robinson Cano

2013 Topps Archives ‘Tallboys’ Subset – Robinson Cano

With the new 2013 Topps Archives baseball card set release, the ‘Mini Tallboys’ subset is easily one of the best parts of the issue.

The cards from this subset offer a very basic, but throwback feel that screams vintage. The set is 40 cards deep and offers a nice mixture of current players, stars from the 1980′s, and Hall of Fame legends.

This is the card of Robinson Cano from the set:




The big news of the 2013 MLB offseason was that Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees was departing New York and heading for Seattle.  Easily the most well-rounded second baseman in all of baseball, Cano is an elite talent in the prime of his career.

After 5 All-Star selections, 5 Gold Glove Awards, 2 Silver Sluggers, and a World Series crown, Cano is set to be the leader of the Mariners offense when the 2014 baseball season starts.

I CANOt wait to see how this plays out!!

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #18 – Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #18 – Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

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 #18 – Robinson Cano, New York Yankees


The Career Day – September 16, 2005.  On this day in 2005, Cano dominated the Tampa Bay Rays.  During the late stages of his rookie campaign, Cano went 3-for-5 against the Rays, connecting for two home runs, a double, and scoring three times.  All of this was done in the first four innings of the game.

Progress – 18/25