Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 23, 1993

In Game 6 of the 1993 World Series with the Blue Jays leading the Phillies 3 games to 2, the Phillies took at 6-5 lead into the bottom of the 9th. With two men on, Joe Carter came to the plate and hit a 3 run home run off Mitch Williams to win the game and the World Series in walk-off fashion.

Not sure why I wasn't watching the game on TV, but I remember listening to this game on the radio and going crazy when Carter hit the home run.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Robinson Cano!

Robinson Cano was born October 22, 1982.

Here is his 2003 Bowman RC.

Here is a 2001 Topps Update All-Star Stitches. Since I was at the 2011 Home Run Derby, this is probably my favorite Cano card. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Steve Avery named 1991 NL Playoff MVP

Steve Avery started Game 2 and Game 6 for the Atlanta Braves against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1991 NL playoffs. He pitched 8.1 shutout innings in Game 2 striking out 9 and at one point retiring 11 straight Pirates batters. The Pirates won 1-0.

In Game 6, with the Braves trailing in the series 3 games to 2, Avery pitched 8 scoreless innings struck out 8 Pirates and the Braves won 1-0. The Braves would go on to win Game 7 and Avery was named NL Playoff MVP.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Help save second base by commenting over at Pirates Treasure Room!

Pirates Treasure Room is donating $1 for each comment on his blog this month to help Breast Cancer Awareness! So go check out some awesome pink cards and leave a comment to help save second base!

Here are a few cards I found recently that have some pink on them!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

I'm a lucky man!

Today is my 10th wedding anniversary. It's been 8 wonderful years. I know what you're thinking...I thought you said it was your 10th anniversary. You're right, but I said 8 "wonderful" years. There were two years that weren't so great.

I love that joke and use it every year. My wife hates it, but she knows that's my thing so she puts up with it. My wife puts up with a lot and I'm a lucky man!

My wife and I took a trip this summer to Denver to celebrate our anniversary, so we're just going to dinner and a movie tonight, no big gifts or anything like that.

My wife got me a nice card though and inside the envelope were 3 packs of baseball cards; 2014 Series I, Series II, and Heritage.

Here's what I got.

Two D-Backs and a Red Sparkle parallel, but my favorite card is probably the Molina card.

Some nice action shots and another D-Back plus two cards that would look great signed ttm (Hamilton and Kershaw).  

Another D-Back. 4 D-Backs in 3 packs is pretty good! I really like the World Series highlight card!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

A pack of 2002 Fleer Ultra

One of my friends gave me his collection (minus the majority of his autos and relic cards) recently. He collected as a kid, so there are some cards from the early 90's and the majority was boxes from 2002 - 2006.

Most of what he gave me was still in the boxes that he had bought. Every once in a while though there was a random pack.

Here is a pack of 2002 Fleer Ultra. I imagine my friend was probably disappointed when he opened this pack; what with no autos or relics and not even an insert. But I think it's a great pack and has a bunch of cards for my mini collections and player collections.

Fleer Ultra typically has top notch photography and it appears that 2002 was no exception. Just take a look!

Here's a shot of John Olerud running in the outfield grass. Since Olerud is a first baseman it makes me wonder what he was doing in the outfield with his glove on.

Love this shot of Steve Finley running the bases with one of his kids. 

Great retro uniform shot of Frank Thomas. 

I've started a nice little Ben Petrick collection after seeing his inspiring story and this is an awesome card to add to that collection! 

Here's a great "Tatooine" shot of J.T. Snow.