Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28, 1991 - Dennis Martinez pitches perfect game!

Dennis Martinez of the Montreal Expos pitched a perfect game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 28, 1991. At the time it was just the 13th perfect game in MLB history. Score honored him in 1992 with two cards, one for the perfect game and one for the no-hitter.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Randy Johnson: Hall of Fame Bobblehead

Randy Johnson will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame later today.

Yesterday the Diamondbacks gave out this Randy Johnson Hall of Fame bobblehead.

I think it turned out great! They even got his mullet right! I'm really excited to see Randy go into the Hall of Fame. I'm even more excited that he's going in as a Diamondback! 

Friday, July 24, 2015

TTM Recap - 3 HOFers and #1 Pick in the 1992 Expansion Draft

I haven't gotten a lot of TTM returns lately, but they have been some good ones.

David Nied was the Colorado Rockies #1 pick in the 1992 Expansion Draft.

The next three players are all members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

It's finished! My Arizona Diamondbacks Bobblehead Collection!

I picked up the last Arizona Diamondbacks bobblehead that I needed last week. Here is my complete collection. There is one more bobblehead going to be given away this season. It is a Randy Johnson HOF bobblehead and will be given out this coming Saturday.

But for now, here is my Arizona Diamondbacks Bobblehead Collection!

This Hello Kitty D-Backs bobblehead is about half the size of most of the other bobbleheads and cost me about twice as much as most of the ones I had to pick up on the secondary market.

Josh Collmentor earned his second bobblehead in 2015. He was the Diamondbacks Opening Day starting pitcher, but has struggled as of late and lost his spot in the rotation. 

Tony LaRussa, in just his first full season in the Diamondbacks organization got his own bobblehead.

This A.J, Pollock Star Wars bobblehead was from this past Saturday. Pollock is having a career year and made his first all-star game earlier this month. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

It's finished! My 3,000 Hit Club Bat Card Collection!

1. Pete Rose (4,256 hits)

2. Ty Cobb (4,191 hits)

3. Hank Aaron (3,771 hits)

4. Stan Musial (3,630 hits)

5. Tris Speaker (3,514 hits)

6. Derek Jeter (3,465 hits)

7. Carl Yastrzemski (3,419 hits)

8. Cap Anson (3,418 hits) - Does not have a bat card.

9. Honus Wagner (3,415 hits)

10. Paul Molitor (3,319 hits)

11. Eddie Collins (3,315 hits)

12. Willie Mays (3,283 hits)

13. Eddie Murray (3,255 hits)

 14. Nap Lajoie (3,242 hits)

15. Cal Ripken Jr. (3,184 hits)

16. George Brett (3,154 hits)

17. Paul Waner (3,152 hits)

18. Robin Yount (3,142 hits)

19. Tony Gwynn (3,141 hits)

20. Dave Winfield (3,110 hits)

21. Craig Biggio (3,060 hits)

22. Rickey Henderson (3,055 hits)

23. Rod Carew (3,053 hits)

24. Lou Brock (3,023 hits)

25. Rafael Palmeiro (3,020 hits)

26. Wade Boggs (3,010 hits)

27. Alex Rodriguez (3,009 hits and counting)

28. Al Kaline (3,007 hits)

29. Roberto Clemente (3,000 hits)

Here is a video from today. The Honus Wagner was the final card I needed. You'll notice that I show a different Rafael Palmeiro card than is on the blog. I actually have both. One is for the 3000 Hit Club and one is for the 500 Home Run Collection 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I got Zippy Zapped! Part #2

Here is part 2 of my recent Zippy Zapping from Kenny, of the blog Torren' Up Cards.

The T206 card Kenny sent me was sandwiched in between a bunch of sweet D-Backs cards! Thanks again Kenny!

Let's start off with a couple of cards of the starting N.L. first baseman from yesterdays All-Star game.

Goldy reached base twice and scored the first N.L. run. 

A.J. Pollock made his all-star debut last night and he made a nice catch in center field. 

Next up are two horizontal purple Toys-R-Us 2015 Topps variations! 

An Archie Bradley RC! Hopefully Bradley gets better soon and finds his way back into the rotation. 

This card is really cool looking! I did some research and found that Marcus Wilson was a 2nd round draft pick in 2014. 

The final two cards are both from 2015 Bowman and are of players that are having good seasons. Ziegler is 14-16 in Save opportunities this season. 

This is my first Yasmany Tomas card.