Friday, September 11, 2020

Remembering and a Tribute

 As we remember 9/11 today, I'd also like to pay tribute to Tom Terrific, Lou, Roberto and Jackie.

They were all Heroes.



A random Topps card Commemorating 9/11.










Since they're all wearing 42, I'm assuming it was on Jackie Robinson Day.


Monday, August 24, 2020

More oddballs

 Just a few more oddball cards.   I know Nick has posted the Alvarado in the past and probably some of the others.






Not some much the leap by Carter, but the shirt of Mattingly in the stands.



Vintage uniform and new high jump champ?




Friday, August 21, 2020

Other oddballs

 There doesn't seem to be as many oddballs in the other sports, so when I come across a few I'd 

like to show them off.


Here are a couple of Hockey oddballs.



Do Baseball spikes also smell?


A picture from the past, but we still need to say thanks to our first responders.


A non-sports card


Get your wish list in early this year.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Al Kaline oddball

 Al Kaline was my favorite player.  I had an A2000 Al Kaline mitt and my first little league home run was with a 34 Inch Al Kaline bat.  My tribute to Al is this card from Tiger Stadium.




The following are some other oddball cards.  The first is from a Tigers schedule.


Stroh's, Blatz, Milwaukee's best, Buckeye and Heilman's were all Regional Beers.


Another of my favorite Minor League cards.


I never liked black licorice, but Red Twizzlers were the best.


Tony's daughter says he must hydrate.


And this card is one of the many colorful names that frequent baseball cards.



Saturday, August 15, 2020

Hat Topper

 It's been awhile since my last post.   I have been reading all your posts and decided to get back in the game.  My favorite cards are oddballs.  Bubbles are first, but there are lots of other interesting topics.

Today is Hat Toppers.


Most Hat Toppers are curtesy of autos.





However, once in awhile, you never know.



And we'll finish with the helmet oddballs.




Sunday, May 31, 2020

oddballs and more hammers

Anytime I go through cards, the first thing after bubbles are the oddballs.  I have more fun looking at the backgrounds of cards, the backs and poses more than the stats or accolades.


I've always wondered what Ayala was doing in 1994.  Now I know.  He was ahead of his time.



I hope the players are having picnics with their families.  It sure looks like Jeter is eating a hot dog.
Kranepool's got a better caterer, lobster.



I got a special issue of Beckett with Art cards.


Background cars.



Fun in the minor leagues.  I'll miss my Mud Hens this summer.
No Mize, Manning or Skubal.  We were projected to have the best Minor league rotation in baseball.


Hooter's is known for their chicken wing,  Sure.


imitation is the best form of flattery, go U.L.


Was Mouton imitating Eddie Gaedel .


Is this a version of the hidden ball trick.


Fair or Foul.


Will football and baseball compete for awhile in the fall?





More hammers.


Relax

Baseball will be back.



















Monday, May 11, 2020

Hammer and donuts

When I added a Conine Hammer card to my last post it led to me going down a "Donut Hole".







I'm not the first person to use this picture in a post.  "Playing with my Cards" had a post back in 2013 with this image of Fielder.

Connie it seems started with a donut in this 1994 card



There have been many early cards with batters holding multiple bats to warm up.


So far, this is the earliest card I can find with a donut.


1972 Braves postcard.

Almost every year from 1973 through 2011 have at least one donut card.


This 1977 Dave Parker was the first card I could find with a double donut.

There has been a few different variations on the "Hammer".










1992 Hal Morris uses a little of everything.

Donuts have run the gamut.  From Rookie cards -


through Last "sunset" cards.


Variations.





Senior League


Pitchers


Putters






Lots of pictures of bats wrapped in tape for batting practice.



More double donuts


My favorite picture combines donuts and bubbles.

The donut evolved into sleeves that are being used in our present.


Here comes the Hammer.



J.D. Hammer


three hammers and nails







































































Remembering and a Tribute

 As we remember 9/11 today, I'd also like to pay tribute to Tom Terrific, Lou, Roberto and Jackie. They were all Heroes. A random Topps ...