Sunday, July 26, 2015

2015 Hall-of-Fame Induction Ceremony: C.Biggio, J.Smoltz, R.Johnson, & P.Martinez

Today, the 4 new members of the MLB Hall-of-Fame are being inducted at Cooperstown, NY.  Here are the rookie cards for those 4 former players.











Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jose Vizcaino

Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 7th round of this year's MLB draft was the familiar name of Jose Vizcaino Jr.  I recently got to see him play in A- ball in the minors as Vizcaino's team beat my team by a narrow margin.  Many people might remember Jose Vizcaino Sr. who played for 8 different teams over an 18-year career between 1989-2006--mostly for the Dodgers and Astros.  Vizcaino has one World Series ring with the 2000 Yankees in 2 WS appearances, 3 LCS's, and 6 LDS's.  Vizcaino's regular-issue Topps rookie card was in 1992, but he also had a Topps Debut card in 1990, which is perhaps his true Topps rookie.





Saturday, July 18, 2015

2015 Top Teams in each League

For much of this season's first half, the top spot in each league has belonged to both Missouri teams on the Illinois and Kansas borders: St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals.  This is significant to me since I spent many years attending games at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and was in attendance at the New Busch Stadium during Opening Weekend in its inaugural season.  I'm looking forward to visiting the Royals again next month for T-Shirt Tuesday and Retro Replica Powder Blue Jersey night.