Browsing posts tagged: 1971 Topps
Happy 45th Birthday Bobby Higginson – 1991 Phillies Draftee

Why is a marginal player like Bobby Higginson showing up in a Phillies blog.Well the man has a couple of Philadlephia connections. He was born in the City of Brotherly love and went to school locally at Frankford High and Temple U.In addition to all th…

what’s more ‘holsum’ than a baseball card trade?

this latest trade post comes courtesy of tony at off hiatus. he sent me the front end of a trade package (i’ll send a return package very soon), and it was chock full of good stuff.  here’s a 1990 holsum superstars orel hershiser card/discholsum w…

A Pair of Bonus Athletics

Last week a few cards showed up in a PWE.  I knew that they were coming, because Bru of the fine Remember the Astrodome blog said he was sending them my way.Let’s see what he sent…1971 ToppsBob Locker (card # 356)1971 ToppsRollie Finge…

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Another Listia Win

Last week I picked up a pair of cards from Listia. The winning bid? 503 credits. I’ll do that any day. And twice on Sunday. I needed the Jerry McNertney for my 1971 Topps set.  The Blasingame was just a bonus.And now the backside. Love the …

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vintage – old and new – from the card show

when is vintage old and new, you might ask?  well, when topps buys back its old cards, stamps ’em, and puts them in packs of 2015 cards, they are both new and old.  such is the case with these three cards – 1974 topps charlie hough1979 topps …

A trade with defgav

A while back a trade was set up with Gavin from Baseball Card Breakdown.  I don’t know how it started, but I looked at his wantlist and had a few 1971 Topps that he needed.He provided me with his address and a few weeks later I dropped them in the…

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Some sports cards from Listia

I’ve been ‘selling’ some cards on Listia, mostly duplicate 1971 Topps.  I’ve been turning around and bidding on some cards that I want.  I won this disinterested Reggie Jackson for 3,580 credits.  The seller tossed in the ticked off Andr…

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OSCARS: "The Grand Budhapest Hotel" – Al Hrabosky

I saw two of the 2015 Best Picture Oscar Nominees. One of those was “the Grand Budhapest Hotel” As a Wes Anderson fan I try and see most of his films. Budapest delivers a lot of what Anderson fans want, strange characters, unique camera angles, an…

time waits for no man, and jim hickman didn’t wait for topps

jim hickman turned 74 today.  happy birthday, jim.  he spent one singular season with the dodgers as a result of being part of the november 1966 trade that sent tommy davis to the mets.  hickman was rewarded with a sad sort of card …

for cinco de mayo, it’s vicente romo, un doble cazo

vicente romo, a native of baja california, found his way to the los angeles dodgers’ major league roster – not once, but twice. this makes him a dodger ‘double dipper’, and he becomes the latest to be profiled as part of this recurring topic. appropria…

because nothing beats a vintage double play turn, let’s turn two

cookie rojas is not the only 1971 topps card to feature double play action!  here are ken boswell (with 1978 topps dodger vic davalillo sliding in) and dal maxvillcaught in the act.  i am making a couple of assumptions, the first of whic…

the 1978 topps dodgers in 1971 – the veterans

i posted the newcomers earlier today.  these are the grizzled vets that are slowly working their way to becoming part of the 1978 topps dodgers.vic davalillowas featured as a cardinal on his 1971 card, but he spent the entire season with the pirat…

the 1978 topps dodgers in 1971 – the newcomers

because of blogger’s 20-label limit on posts, and my obsessive need to label the heck out of my posts, the evolution of the 1978 topps dodgers posts will now be presented in two parts.the future roster that would become the 1978 topps dodgers is coming…

Trade Mail from Rhubarb

Ol’ Rhubarb Runner of e rayhahn, rayhahn was kind enough to send me over a fat package of Angels cards pulled from his massive (I imagine) collection of just about everything. He wanted Twin cards, so that I sent him. We originally intended to make the…

The Continuing Saga: 1971 Topps

I haven’t done a “Continuing Saga” post in quite some time…since April 28th, 2010 to be exact. It’s been a while so I thought I would make it a special one. I took out two of the bigger cards in the 1971 set…Tom Seaver and Ted Williams. This Seav…

The Continuing Saga: 1971 Topps

I haven’t done a “Continuing Saga” post in quite some time…since April 28th, 2010 to be exact. It’s been a while so I thought I would make it a special one. I took out two of the bigger cards in the 1971 set…Tom Seaver and Ted Williams. This Seav…

let’s turn two with a birthday salute to cookie rojas

cookie rojas turns seventy-dos today, but i prefer to think of him turning two on his fantastic 1971 topps card.  many folks have posted that card and written about it in the past, including me, night owl and dayf, so i won’t go on about it other …

filling in the blanks with the gcrl cards that should have been – 1971 topps ron cey

both steve garvey (rookie!) and bill russell appeared in the 1971 topps set.  davey lopes wouldn’t debut until 1972, but ron cey made his first big league appearances in 1971.  while the penguin would be featured in the 1972 set, i am filling…