Sunday, October 30, 2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016
2016 Topps Gold #319 Adam Wainwright 1995/2016
I felt good out there. I've still got to sharpen just a bit, but things are falling into place. -Adam Wainwright
Friday, March 25, 2016
2013 Topps Making Their Mark #MM36 Carlos Martinez
Please enjoy the video presentation.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
2001 Fleer Triple Crown # Fernando Tatis
Hey, look! Another Fernando Tatis card from 2001. Thank you card companies for producing a bazillion sets in the late 90s and early 2000s. Tatis must have been doing his Ken Griffey, Jr. impression when this photo was shot. Backward hat, shades, back pocket hanging out, and squaring up the ball. Too bad he didn't imitate the Hall of Fame career part. Still, two grand slams in an inning is pretty cool. Ken Griffey, Jr. never did that.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
1982 Donruss #498 Darrell Porter
He touched so many people through baseball, through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, through his writing. The end doesn't diminish any of that. But the end does tell the saddest story, the one of a man who found God, worked with children, loved to fish, cherished his family but still could not summon the power to beat cocaine. -Joe Posnanski, sportswriter
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
1959 Topps #162 Bobby G. Smith
Bobby Gene Smith was born on May 28, 1934 in Hood River, Oregon. He was signed by the Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1952. Bobby made his debut for the Cardinals on April 16, 1957. From 1957-59, Smith compiled a .231 batting average with little run production. As a result, the Cardinals traded him to the Phillies in exchange for Carl Sawatski after the 1959 season.
Bobby found himself in a Cardinals uniform, once again, after the Cardinals acquired him in a trade with the Chicago Cubs halfway through the 1962 season. The Cardinals received Smith along with Daryl Robertson in exchange for Alex Grammas and Don Landrum. Consequently, Smith failed to impress; batting .231 with little run production. The Cardinals sold him to the Boston Red Sox after the season ended.
Monday, March 21, 2016
2015 Panini Father's Day Jumbo Relics Kolten Wong
My dad always told me to never be satisfied where you're at. -Kolten Wong