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Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – 2005 Leaf Cornerstones With Johnny Bench & Joe Morgan

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – 2005 Leaf Cornerstones With Johnny Bench & Joe Morgan

You know that I am a sucker for anything featuring ‘The Big Red Machine’.  And while never the primary focus of my shopping at these cards shows, I am always seeking out new cards that honor that historic team.

This card does just that – celebrating the play of catcher Johnny Bench and second baseman Joe Morgan.

Check it out:

SHOW 6

 

Coming from the Leaf Cornerstones set, the card acknowledges the guys that excelled at C and 2B while playing together.

Personally, I believe that Bench and Morgan make up the best C/2B Combo that the sport has ever seen, but I am eager to find out what other cards may be on this set’s checklist.

Time to do some research…

PURPLE!!!!

PURPLE!!!!

Prior to tonight, this baseball card was simply a myth.  For a moment, I thought that I might have imagined it up…

I have been collecting the 2008 Upper Deck Heroes set that features Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks for the better part of 18 months.

And up until today, I have never seen a Purple card (the ones serial numbered to just 25 copies).

But now, I finally have proof that it does indeed exist.

Have a peek:

Kind of like Bigfoot, huh??

Too bad that I have no desire to pay the $50 price tag.  Oh well, I still have 24 more chances…  I hope!!

🙂

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #9

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #9

Last month I scooped up this 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes 9-card subset for the very low price of $2.00.  A deal that was just way too good to pass up, I jumped all over it and now I get to show it off to you.

Card #9 – Checklist

Art, perfect art!!!

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #8

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #8

Last month I scooped up this 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes 9-card subset for the very low price of $2.00.  A deal that was just way too good to pass up, I jumped all over it and now I get to show it off to you.

Card #8 – Mays Voted Into Hall Of Fame

A near unanimous selection Willie Mays was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979.  Capturing 409/432 of the votes cast, Mays is considered to be one of the most complete players that the game has ever witnessed.

 

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #7

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #7

Last month I scooped up this 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes 9-card subset for the very low price of $2.00.  A deal that was just way too good to pass up, I jumped all over it and now I get to show it off to you.

Card #7 – Mays Traded To New York Mets

Nearing the end of his playing days, and during the 1972 baseball season, Willie Mays was traded to the New York Mets from the Giants.

Mays called New York home as a member of the Giants prior to their move to San Francisco in 1958.

He sure does look odd in that Mets’ uniform doesn’t he??

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #6

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #6

Last month I scooped up this 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes 9-card subset for the very low price of $2.00.  A deal that was just way too good to pass up, I jumped all over it and now I get to show it off to you.

Card #6 – Mays’ 600th HR Levels Padres

During the 1969 baseball season, and at 38 years of age, Willie Mays reached the major milestone of 600 big league home runs.  This landmark home run marked Mays as just the second player in major league history to reach the 600-home run plateau.

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #5

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #5

Last month I scooped up this 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes 9-card subset for the very low price of $2.00.  A deal that was just way too good to pass up, I jumped all over it and now I get to show it off to you.

Card #5 – Mays Wins Second NL MVP

In 1965, Willie Mays won his second MVP award; his first award came during the 1954 season.

His numbers from 1965?  .317 batting average, .398 on-base percentage, 177 hits, 52 home runs, 21 doubles, 118 RBI, 112 runs scored, 9 stolen bases, and a Gold Glove award.

I would agree – Very Valuable!!

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #4

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #4

Last month I scooped up this 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes 9-card subset for the very low price of $2.00.  A deal that was just way too good to pass up, I jumped all over it and now I get to show it off to you.

Card #4 – Four Homers By Willie Mays

On April 30, 1961, Willie Mays connected for four home runs in one game.  Leading the Giants to a 14-4 victory, Mays was also responsible to driving in eight runs.

Mays became just the ninth player in major league history to hit four home runs in one game.

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #3

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #3

Last month I scooped up this 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes 9-card subset for the very low price of $2.00.  A deal that was just way too good to pass up, I jumped all over it and now I get to show it off to you.

Card #3 – Mays Joins Elite 30/30 Club

In the 1956 and 1957 baseball seasons, Willie Mays was the ultimate offensive threat.  Putting his speed and power together, he became elite.  In 1956, he hit 36 home runs while swiping 40 bases.  And in the following season, 1957, he reached the 30/30 milestone again by smashing 35 homers and stealing 38 bases.

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #2

Willie Mays 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Set – Card #2

Last month I scooped up this 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes 9-card subset for the very low price of $2.00.  A deal that was just way too good to pass up, I jumped all over it and now I get to show it off to you.

Card #2 – Mays Makes Historic Catch

Often considered to be the greatest defensive play in baseball history, this outstanding catch still gets ‘air-time’ every year.  The fact that this catch happened in front of a national audience during the baseball playoffs only added to its legend.

One could certainly argue that more amazing catches have been made since, but this is ‘The Catch’ that still stands out amongst all others.