Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Mailbox

Look what I found in my mailbox today...

My redemption for the Brennan Boesch RC came today, what a great Christmas present!

There are only a few true blue Boesch fans left, but i'm not giving up on this kid from Cal.

I think he learned a lot, and I believe he will be ready to help the Tigers when Spring Training starts next February.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cool stuff

With the college football season winding down, I'm trying to re-focus on baseball, the Hot Stove transactions, and the new releases for the 2011 baseball cards.

I saw this very cool card on my Facebook page, from Topps Tribute Baseball...this will be a very challenging collection to obtain.

It's 5 cards with 2 rookies from 2010 on each card, including the Detroit Tigers Austin Jackson on the bottom of card #3.

When put together, the 5 cards will spell out "2010 Rookies."

OK, so I'll go ahead and say it. If anyone comes across the Jackson card, let's talk.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Goodbye Captain Hook

It took me a while to get over it.

OK, I really never got over it, but I let it go.

When Tigers manager Sparky Anderson took the field for the first time I was not happy, not at all.

Now, I was glad he was the Tigers skipper, heck, it was fantastic.

What I didn't like was his uniform.

I was simply upset, and in fact, I might have started to cry.

Sparky Anderson was wearing #11...wait, what. no, it couldn't be, #11?

Hey, that's Bill Freehan's number I cried out...how dare the Tigers disgrace my boyhood hero's number like that...#11 belonged to the best catcher the Tigers ever had, not a guy in his first game.

OK, I know that was a minor flaw in my character, but hey, I had been personally hurt, so I thought, by the Tigers  injustice towards my hero.

Sparky Anderson passed away today, and to say I was sad would be a tremendous disservice to one of the greatest baseball men ever.

Sparky was a true baseball man, a man who loved the game more and more every single day.

The Tigers should honor Sparky in some way, and I think that way should be to retire #11, do it next year, Freehan turns 69 this month, and honor both those great men at Comerica Park.

#11 was a special number, and I think the Tigers have been slow in doing things like this.

Sparky is in the Hall of Fame, and the Tigers need to do the right thing.

May Sparky rest in peace.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Topps 60th

I clicked on a link today to pick The 60 greatest Topps Cards ever

Wow, I though, how cool will this be, so I went to the site, and started scrolling through some of the most famous cards in Topps history.

Topps has what they consider the 100 greatest cards they've produced, and are asking collectors to pick the top 60 of All-Time to help them promote their 60th Anniversary next year.

Now, it's a great idea, and I voted for my Top 10 cards, but I was not happy about all the selections to choose from.

To start,their is not one, not one, card from any Detroit Tiger player, not one. 

Now, I didn;t expect the '63 Bill Freehan RC, or a '91 Cecil Fielder, but...

...I thought for sure that the 1954 Al Kaline RC would be there for me to select, or the 1978 RC that has Alan Trammell and Paul Molitor on the same card, but no.

There are, however...

16 different Mickey Mantle cards, and 24 different Yankee cards total.

13 different Brookyln Dodger cards

Topps is to be congratulated on a great promotion, but the cards selection is way to slanted to the Yankees and Dodgers. 

So, I voted for 10 of the 100 cards featured, including the '52 Mantle, which has to be in anyone's top 1o, and for the '85 McGwire USA Card, just to name a couple.

As I mentioned before,I would have like the guys at Topps to have a much better selection of cards, there's just way to many Mantle cards.

Here's easily the worst choice that Topps made...

A 1985 Topps Doc Gooden Record Breaker, that's what they consider one of their best 100 cards of All-Time?

Here's another choice from Topps 100 cards...yes, a 1990 Sammy Sosa card.
Topps will take the top 60 cards and insert them into packs of 2011 Baseball packs.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Life Long Tiger Fan Blues

Tiger fans, check out this great video/song by life long Tiger fan Jeff Daniels.

Life Long Tiger Fan Blues by Jeff Daniels.

This is a must listen for all Tiger fans...simply great stuff.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Meeechigan Football is here...Go Blue!

Michigan Football is back for it's 131st season...

The Wolverines, my favorite college football team since 1976 begin the season today @ 3:30 vs. the Connecticut Huskies, hoping to get back to the winning tradition of Michigan Football.

Michigan has also been a great baseball program over the years, and so I thought I'd give a shout-out to the Wolverine baseball players in the big leagues. 

There are four Wolverines in MLB this year, including Jake Scott of the Baltimore Orioles,  Chris Getz of the KC Royals, J.J. Putz of the Chicago White Sox, and ex-Wolverine QB Clayton Richard of the San Diego Padres.

Richard is having a fine season this year with the Padres, compiling a 12-6 record this year, with a 3.50 ERA so far in 2010.

This card is Richards 2005 Bowman RC. 

Clayton was a 8th round draft pick by the ChiSox in 2005. He has a career record of 23-16, with a ERA of 4.21.

So, here's to the Wolverines in pro baseball, and here's to the Meeeechigan Men running through the tunnel at 'The Big House" today...Go Blue!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Bill Freehan Bobble head

Bill Freehan played catcher for the Detroit Tigers from 1963-1976. 

To this day he is my favorite ball player of All-Time.

Below is a link to an article about a giveaway at a Great Lakes Loons game this past July 21st.

I would love to find this Bill Freehan Bobble Head for my collection. If anyone knows where I may obtain one, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My first blog trade

On Tuesday I received a package from Steve @ White Sox Cards

Thanks to Steve for helping me complete my first trade of baseball cards through my blog.

I am relatively new at my blog, and it was great to trade with Steve.

Imagine, if you will, a Tigers fan and a ChiSox fan actually agreeing on something..hahahaha!

I received a great 1969 Bill Freehan Topps All-Star card...beautiful...but that wasn't the trade card...he sent me a nice Bill Freehan Upper Deck Jersey Card...and it's terrific.

I won't spoil what Steve got in return, I'll leave that for him.

Meanwhile, with my first trade under my belt, I look forward to doing some more swapping in the future.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Adios Pablo!

Goodbye, so long, and farewell...

Finally, after months of trying, I've traded away the very first Topps Million Card Giveaway card that I unlocked, trading it for this...
Now, I honestly don't recall this card, nor do I remember Patterson pitching for the Tigers, but, I just had to get rid of that '78 Torrealba card.

So, I have 6 cards in my Topps MCG now, ans I've received 2 in the mail...and I traded for every one of them, now how cool is that!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Topps Million Card Giveaways

As most baseball card collectors in 2010, I ventured into the Topps Million Card Giveaway redemption program, and even though I cannot afford to buy a lot of cards, I have unlocked 6 code cards, none of which were very good.

I did pull a 1968 card of a Cincinnati catcher, but I cannot remember his name, as I traded the card.

I did trade most of the cards I opened, getting a 1970 and a 1972 Bill Freehan.
..MY BOYHOOD HERO...and NOT TRADEABLE...which I have received from Topps...
 Both Freehan cards were in great shape...thanks to Topps.

a 1971 Les Cain..

...a 2003 Brandon Inge...

...and a 2005 Carlos Guillen...


I also acquired 1989 and 1990 Alan Trammell cards.


 I have traded for all the cards that I now have, with the exception of the very first card I redeemed...a 1978 Pablo Torrrealba, a pitcher for the Oakland A's.

I have tried in vain to trade this card since day one, but I just cannot get anyone to pull the trigger.

If any A's fans, or guys collecting 1978 cards need this to add to their collections, please let me know.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Play at the Plate Contest for August

Sorry for the lack of posts the past few weeks, my health hasn't been the best, plus I really haven't been getting a lot of cards to speak of.

I am waiting on my Brennan Boesch Rookie Redemption card, and two Bill Freehan cards, a 1970, and 1972, that I traded for in the Topps Million Card Giveaway.

Blog News...
I've entered a contest over at Play at the Plate.

He's giving away a blaster pack of 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter...how cool is that!

I really appreciate what these guys do, how dedicated they are to baseball cards, it's just awesome!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Brennan Boesch's first Topps RC

Thanks to Grand Cards,   for the news of the 1st regular issue Topps RC of Brennan Boesch.

Brennan is redemption card #3 in the 2010 set.

How cool is this card!

Please let me know if anyone gets one and wants to make a deal.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Look who's 4th in batting average in the big leagues

It took a while, but now it's official, Detroit Tigers rookie Brennan Boesch is now among the elite of hitters in the big leagues, hitting .346 at the All-Star break, good enough for 4th best. Brennan is also 4th in slugging %, at.593

Brennan trails only teammate Miguel Cabrera in batting average, .346, the Rangers Josh Hamilton, ,346, and the Twins Justin Morneau, .345.

In slugging, Brennan trails Cabrera, .651, Hamilton, .625, and Morneau, .618.

These stats for Brennan are in ONLY 65 games! 


Friday, July 9, 2010

Cool card contest

Over a A Pack To Be Named Later there's a great giveaway going on. 

You can win 95 packs of un-opened cards by quessing how many cards total are in those packs, so check it out, so far there have been 38 entries. 

If you win, and pull any good Tigers cards from the packs, and would like to trade, let me know.

Good Luck.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

2,500 Hits...and counting

Congratulations to the Tigers Johnny Damon, who collected hit #2,500 tonight in the 3rd inning off the Orioles Jake Arrieta.

How would you like to win a FREE box of 2010Allen & Ginter?

One of the most anticipated card sets of the year is the 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter.

Just go over to Coolio Cards and enter a contest that simply requires you to talk about your favorite ball palyer.

Here's the link, good luck...

Win a free Box of Allen & Ginter

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bad Wax...a contest...USA! USA! USA!

Over at Bad Wax...Bad Wax contest there's a chance to win a special replica Jim Craig Team USA card.

To win the card, just comment on the card itself in the comment section of the post, or on your card blog itself.

The contest will end Wednesday @ 9PM.

Brennan and the All-Star snub

I've come across several articles today regarding Brennan Boesch not being selected to the American League team for the All-Star Game next Tuesday.

In today's first post I discussed my disappointment in Brennan not being at least on the MLB Final Vote, and that seems to be the one prevailing theme.

On today's broadcast of the Tigers 12-9 win over the Baltimore Orioles, both play by play man Mario Impemba, and color man Rod Allen were both astonished that Brennan wasn't on the Final Vote.

Here's the links I've found so far on the snub issue, starting with this one by Jason Stark, whom I consider one of the best baseball writers in the business, from espn.com...Jason Stark on MLB All-Star snubs 

Both Brennan and Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander took not making the team like professionals in this post by Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press...Boesch, Verlander talk about not making the All-Star Game 

There's also this piece by Thomas Franz of the Bleacher report...Tigers All-Stars 2010,

I hope that Brennan, who's from the L.A. area, gets there somehow, maybe in the HR Derby. I voted 25 times for Brennan as a write-in for the event.

One more reminder to vote for Brennan as the MLB Clutch Performer for June, here's the link...Vote for Brennan

If you come upon a great article on Brennan, or the Tigers, please feel free to let me know.

Friday, June 25, 2010

What would you do with $1,000,000...how about buying a baseball card?

Baseball card collecting has now reached the ultimate in absolute stupidity.

One card, one simple piece of cardboard inserted into a pack of baseball cards, signed by a player, and its the only one, the only one of that card.

Now, there is more than one of this card, but what makes this card unique is...are you ready...it has a "red" border, and it's a signed card...that's it...there are more of that basic card around, they just don't have that 1/1 "red" border.

That card is now being bid on...on eBay...the current price...


Yep, that's right...$999.999...for a baseball card...of a player who has pitched in exactly 3 big league games...Steven Strasburg.

The person, and persons who are bidding for this card...if indeed they intend to pay that much, cannot be of sound mind...no matter what they tell you. 

Do they think they are going to be able to sell the card for a profit...they paid a million dollars for the card!

The only sane person involved here is the fortunate person who opened up that pack of cards with the Strasburg card inside. He's going to collect a pile of money for a simple few dollars...living the American dream.

I just don't get it...why...why on earth would you pay one million dollars for a piece of cardboard...it's not even a year old...it's just simply stupid...idiotic, and the reason that collecting baseball cards is now completely out of hand.

Forget that for a million dollars you could buy a 1952 Mickey Mantle, a 1954 Hank Aaron, a 1954 Al Kaline, a 1963 Pete Rose, a 1968 Nolan Ryan...and still have $900,000 left, but if you have a million dollars just laying around, then why don't you give that money to charity, to a children"s hospital, to the Veteran's of our country who need medical cars, or to take care of their families. 
Baseball cards are supposed to be made for the enjoyment of young kids, and baseball fans who enjoy putting together card sets, who enjoy collecting card of their favorite players...by trading cards with each other..."hey, what do you want for that Steven Strasburg, I've got a Jason Heyward RC, a Albert Pujols RC, a Tim Lincecum RC, and a Ubaldo Jimenez RC, and oh, yeah, here's a Ken Griffey, JR RC...how about trading?

"Ok, sure, just add $999,000 and it's a done deal."

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Mailbox

Today is Monday, June 21st, the first day of summer.

It is also day 2 of Vacation Bible School at our church....14 First Grade Boys being taught about God by my wife Tracy, and the volunteers of our church.

I only bring this up because we will be doing this all week, and so my time will be focused on the young boys learning about God, and the baseball cards will have to go on hold, although I did by some Topps Series 2 cards over the weekend, and yesterday my boy Chihuahua did get me a pack of Topps Opening Day and a pack of Topps Series 2 for Father's Day...yes, my wife bought the cards, and signed my dog's name. I will get to them in a later post.

Today I did receive a long awaited card, and one I wanted very much...

...thanks to Kishi, via ebay, for my beautiful 2007 Bowman Heritage Prospects BHP 37 Brennan Boesch.

The Brennan Boesch Collection now exists of two cards now...the first 2 of what I hope will be a great adventure, the collecting of a great young Tiger outfielder's baseball cards, renewing my energy and love of my Detroit Tigers, my favorite baseball team for over 40 years.

If you have any Brennan Boesch cards, or Tiger cards in general, feel free to leave a message about the cards you have, and what you would like in return.

p.s. check out the daily contest from Grand Cards...he's giving away a bunch of his cards. Every day he will let collectors know what's up for grabs, and the best deal will win that day's cards. It's a great thing being done by a cool guy, and a fantastic Tiger fan...dig out those Granderson cards and good luck.



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My in box...Freehan cards

 These are the cards I received in my mailbox the past week, or so....sorry, but I still can't scan cards, but once I do, i will post them.

2004 Bill Freehan Greats of the Game AUTO(GBA-BF)...thanks to MPH Cards of Virginia Beach, Virginia...the card is terrific, and it's a great addition to the collection.

1970 3D Bill Freehan #57 OF 75...thanks to Vintage Sports Cards of Danbury, Connecticut...this is a fantastic looking card, and another great find for my Freehan collection.

If any collectors out there have, or come across anything Bill Freehan, please leave me a note, and I will get back to you.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Hello from the World Golf Village

You never know who will enter your life...

                Mr. Alvarez is our host this weekend here in St. Augustine for a weekend marriage seminar. He and his wife are super people. We are truly blessed to have met Jose, who played in parts of 4 big league seasons with the Atlanta Braves, posting a 8-9 career record, with a 2.99 era.

For you die hard Braves fans, I found these card listings for Jose.

1989 Upper Deck #734
1989 Topps #253
1989 Fleer #585
1989 Donruss # 405(pictured to the left)
                                       1990 Upper Deck #634
                                       1990 Fleer Regular #574
                                       1990 Donruss #389

Starting Sunday night, I will be adding Mr. Alvarez to my card collection. Again, you never know who will be put into your path, maybe even a big league ball player.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My best baseball moments

Over on 30 year old cardboard, Bryan Appelbaum has asked his fellow baseball bloggers to look back at their favorite baseball moments, and list them in a top 10 format. As soon as I read this request my mind started to fire up, and so here are the 10 most memorable baseball happening since I started watching America's Pastime in the late 1960's...

#1...My first memory of Tiger Stadium, August 1st, 1969

        During a conversation last month with my Uncle Bob, I asked him if he could remember the first time he took me to the famed old ball park at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull in downtown Detroit to watch the Tigers, and after thinking about it, he told me it was 1967, and that he took me every year, at least once, between 1967-1974, however, the first game I remember vividly was played on August 1st, 1969, as Denny McLain shutout the ChiSox 8-0, raising his record to 16-6(that made his record 47-12 since the start of 1968).

I remember the excitement as we road in the car, and the total amazement that I felt when I saw the massive stadium...wow, I thought, look how big it is! 

Al Kaline drove in 2 runs, Willie Horton and Mickey Stanley had two hits each, and my baseball memory bank had been started.

#2...Nolan Ryan no-hits the Tigers

I'm 13 years old, my Uncle Bob is sitting next to me in the left field bleachers of Tiger Stadium, and I can't figure out why the fans were applauding, after all, the Tigers were losing...so I ask my Uncle, "why are they cheering the other team"...I didn't know what a no-hitter was...and after he explained what was going on, I still cheered for the Tigers to get a hit, but that didn't happen.

                                                          Other than Nolan Ryan throwing a no-hitter, along with 17 K's, what's most remembered about that game was what Tigers first baseman Norm Cash did in his last at bat against the Angels flame thrower...he came to bat with a table leg he had broken off in the Tigers clubhouse. As "Stormin Norman" told the home plate umpire..."...I can't do ant worse that I've done so far."

The umpire refused, of course, to allow Cash to use the table leg... Cash was retired, and the Halos won, 6-0.

#3...1970 All-Star game

The only baseball game I remember watching with my Dad, who wasn't a big sports fan...except when it came to his Boston Celtics...was when we were on vacation in northern Michigan, and we watched the 1970 All-Star Game, made famous, of course, by Pete Rose bowling over A.L. catcher Ray Fosse to score the winning run. It was a spectacular end to the game, the first All-Star Game I ever saw on TV.

 #4...The Tigers on the road

Through my travels in life I have been fortunate to watch my beloved Tigers on the road, and in some of baseball's most famous ball parks. In 1987  I saw Allan Trammell hit a three run HR in a Tigers victory over the Orioles in old Memorial Stadium. My next visit to a Tigers-Birds game was not so memorable, except for the fact that I was in beautiful Camden Yard, the O's new home. 

In 1988-89, while in the US Navy, I had the privilege of attending eight Red Sox games @ historic Fenway Park, including a game in which the Tigers beat the BoSox behind a HR by Lou Whittaker, and a stellar pitching performance by Frank Tananna. I was also fortunate to see Nolan Ryan, then a Texas Ranger, pitch on a ABC Monday Night Baseball Game of the Week, and see several great players like Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, and Lee Smith.

In 1992 I attended my one and only game @ "The House that Ruth Built," old Yankee Stadium...but the monuments were closed for repairs.

Other venues I've been fortunate to attend...Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Wrigley Field in Chicago(I was only 12, and I don't remember much", Shea Stadium, Joe Robbie Stadium, and Tropicana Field.

#5...The World Series, 1992

This is my one, and only appearance at a World Series. I was fortunate to get tickets to see the Twins and Braves play in Atlanta. Our seats were very far up in right center field, but the atmosphere of a World Series was fantastic.

#6...Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Game #1

My team, the Detroit Tigers, were scheduled to open up big league baseball in Tampa, and I just had to be there. I got tickets for games 2 and 3, but I had to scalp tickets to the first ever game in Devil Rays history...$50 bucks apiece...but I got in, and the Tigers beat the Devil Rays, 11-6. Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Stan Musial, and Al Rosen threw out first pitches...although I was so far up down the right field line that I couldn't see them.

#7...The "Bird is the Word"

To this day, 34 years and counting, no Tigers player, not Allan Trammell, Lou Whittaker, or Cecil Fielder caused a stir among Tigers fans like Mark Fidrych did in his rookie year of 1976, no one.
Fidrych simply captivated Tigers fans...he was energetic, running on and off the field, he talked to the baseball, telling it to stay low, and he  manicured the pitchers mound, making sure it was to his liking, and he thanked his teammates for their play, even if it was a routine ground ball.  

Recognize the guy raising his fist in the crowd behind Fidrych? 

Yep, that's current Tigers Manager Jim Leyland and his Mom.

#8...My first Spring training games, 1978

My Dad took my brothers and I to see the Tigers play in Lakeland, Florida,  the Tigers spring home since 1934...I have been back a few times, including 2006, when I took my bride to see the Tigers, and her favorite player, Pudge Rodriguez, and even though the Tigers lost, the reaction of my wife when she first saw Pudge in person, well, I'm sure my Uncle Bob saw the same reaction when I saw Bill Freehan for the first time.  It was a priceless day...there is simply no place like Joker Marchant Stadium.

#9...Sweeping the D-Backs

In the summer of 2004 I went to a three game series @ Comerica Park, the Tigers vs. Arizona.
Game 1 was won, 1-0, by the Tigers, but that was nothing...the next night night Tigers third baseman Eric Munson hit a walk off homer into the General Motors water falls in dead center field, and then, on a beautiful Sunday Afternoon, the Tigers were trailing in the bottom of the ninth when first baseman Carlos Pena hit a walk off Grand Slam HR to give a sell out crowd a day to remember forever.

#10...Meeting Ernie Harwell

Yes, this should be higher on the list, but as the saying goes, I've saved the best for last.
Last night I was going through some old boxes, and I found the ball that Ernie signed for me during a break in a spring game in the late 1990's. Like many thousands, if not millions, of young fans, I grew up, and learned about the Tigers by listening to the best play by play man in the history of baseball, Ernie Harwell.

God Bless you Ernie...
So, there you have it, my top baseball moments in my 40+ years of following Americas great game...baseball fans,  always remember baseball fans, to swing hard in case you hit the ball, because you don't want to get caught "standing there like the house bu the side of the road."

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Today's Mail Box...6/01/10

As many of you know, Brennan Boesch is my favorite Tigers player to follow, heck I even created my own blog about Brennan...


I don't have a easy route to get cards...there are no card shops anywhere near me, and because of my disability I have limited funds...very limited. So, when I started searching the web...ebay...I quickly found out that the vultures had already pounced on Brennan's RC...2007 Bowman...a lot of variations...refractors...autographed cards...autographed refractors...enough...I just wanted Brennan's regular issue cards...and most of them were way out of my price range....but...

...after a successful bid...lots of bids, with several different bidders, I finally got a successful bid in, and the 2007 Brennan RC was mine, and after payment, and a long anticipated wait...I opened the mailbox today, ...and shazam, there it was...I collected all the mail, went back to the house, gave my wife her mail, and opened up the package like it was Christmas Day...there it was...my very own 2007 Brennan Boesch RC, now added to my collection of Detroit Tigers baseball cards, a collection that has spanned over 40 years...

So, thecollection of my favorite Tigers rookie since Mark Fidrych in 1976 is underway...and, please feel free to let me know if you have any of Brennan's RC's, either for trade, or for sale.

Friday, May 28, 2010

"He don't want to walk you."

Today Kirk Gibson turns 53...I can still remember late in 1979 when Gibby hit a line drive home run in the old Arlington Stadium in Texas...Tigers play by play man George Kell couldn't believe that anyone could hit a ball out while a 25 mph wind was blowing in from right center field...right where Gibby hit that laser line drive, but the former Spartan wide receiver had the brut strength that Tiger fans had been hearing about, and after a slow start, possibly in part to a comment by Tigers manager Sparky Anderson calling him the next Mickey Mantle, but nonetheless, Kirk Gibson was just getting started...and the 1984 post season belonged to Gibby and the best team in baseball, the '84 World Champion Tigers...Happy Birthday Gibby!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Today's Mail Box...5/27/10

In today's mailbox was the first shipment of Tigers cards I've received since I began my blog earlier this week...

2010 Topps National Chicle #40 Johnny Damon
                                            #224 Al Kaline

2010 Bowman #198 Austin Jackson RC
                        #199 Scott Sizemore RC

2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions #30 Al Kaline

Total cost was $8.07...thanks to Bleacher Sports...the cards are super......getting a Jackson RC, and a Sizemore RC for just .99c ea was great...my favorite cards was the '09 UD Al Kaline Goodwin card, I love the art work...the back of the card is very crisp, clean, and showing Kaline's 1958 stats...a .314 avg., 27 home runs, 128 rbi, in 617 ab's...and a nice logo of the Olde English Tigers "D" .

2010 Topps Series 2..Love the USATigers Caps cards!!!!

OK, I am giving s a shout out to all my collector fans...HELP.!!!!!

I have seen the Tigers All-Star USA  cap cards...and I have decided I will try to obtain the entire set of them...

If any of you have these cards, please let me know. I have a very limited income...I am on disability, but I would be interested in anything affordable to me. Thanks for your help.

Ty Cobb, Al Kaline, Hal Newhowser, Max Scherzer, Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, Rick Porcello...or any Series 2 Topps inserts...thanks again.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Let's talk Tiger Baseball cards

I started collecting baseball cards in the late 1960's, but got out about a dozen, or so, years ago. I'm looking to get back into collecting again, but my focus will be the Detroit Tigers exclusively, with one exception...this years Topps cards...I turned 50 this year, so I want to collect the entire 2010 Topps Baseball set, and I want to try and put together as much of the 196o Topps set as possible...I was born in Feb. of '60 in Kalamazoo.

I loved Bill Freehan, the Tigers All-Star catcher of the mid '60's to mid '70's...even though I have every regular issue Topps Freehan card, I am always looking to add to my collection.

The 1973 Freehan card shown above is my favorite because if you look closely Freehan's trying to tag the runner out...but the ball is in his right hand.

Freehan's RC is 1963 Topps #466. It's never moved in price...$60.00

I would love to talk Tigers baseball cards, about the Tigers 2010 team, or just baseball, and baseball catd collecting in general.

Until next time, take care, and God Bless.