Baseball card blog focusing on 1971 Topps, cards of catchers and the Colorado Rockies, sometimes drifting of into other areas or sports.
Friday, 30 December 2011
Thursday, 29 December 2011
1971 Topps Variations: Jim Northrup #265
Jim Northrup spent 12 season in the Majors from 1964-1975, playing in 1,392 games, 1,279 of those with the Tigers. Hit for a .267 career average with 153 home runs and 610 RBI. His best seasons came in 1968 and 1969, driving in a career high 90 runs in 1968 finishing 13th in MVP voting.
Thursday, 22 December 2011
RLC Custom Card Project: Octavio Dotel
Looking to make one last post before leaving for the Holidays, and inspired by Night Owl's Dotel post, here is a quick custom of Octavio with the Rockies. Once Dotel suits up for the Tigers in 2012 he will hold the record for most different teams in one career. Dotel only pitched in 5 1/3 innings over 8 games with the Rockies, was not featured on a card with the team, and this is the only photo I have ever seen of him in a Rox uniform. Dotel has had a very interesting career, he became the first National Leaguer to start at least 15 games and save at least 15 games in one season in 2000. He shared a no-hitter with 5 other pitchers in 2003. He was traded to the Rockies from the Dodgers while the Rockies were in L.A. playing a series against the Dodgers. From starter to closer to reliever to basically a ROOGY to World Series Champion, and at 38 he still has chance to add to that.
Note: edited of 3/25/2022 to be including in the RLC Project
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Custom Card: 1985 Topps Football Sal Fasano
Monday, 19 December 2011
Preview: 2012 Topps Archives
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Friday, 16 December 2011
Mailday: 2011 Bowman Draft Rockies team set
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Custom Card: 1992 Pinnacle Matt Herges
Card back after the jump
Monday, 12 December 2011
1971 Topps Variations: Ron Cook #583
|Eyes Up (above)|
Eyes Down (below)
This is Ron Cook's rookie card, with his only other card being in the 1972 set. His first season the the majors (1970) had mild success, going 4-4 with a 3.72 ERA over 41 games, including 7 games started. However his second and final season would not be as successful, going 0-4 with a 4.91 ERA over five games, this time starting four.
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
CotD: 1969 Topps Larry Haney #209
Haney's 1968 card, only the 68 is not reversed. I have no idea why they would reverse the photo instead of just moving the circle with the name and position to the other side of the card. Other than that this is a pretty cool card, I like how he's geared up instead of the classic crouch with just a glove card pose, and it's a Seattle Pilots card, how cool is that (even though he's pictured as an Oriole). The nice shot of the old-school catchers gear and the weird photo mirror makes this a pretty cool card for catcher collectors (if they even exist other than me).
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Mailday: 2011 Topps Marquee Ubaldo Jimenez #MCA-UJ
Monday, 5 December 2011
CotD: 1971 Ron Santo #220
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