Browsing posts tagged: Robin Roberts
Phillies Wall of Fame Robin Roberts

Each season I make it a priority to check in on Phillies Alumni weekend. I love seeing the players from my younger years come back to Philadelphia, even if it is to just wave to the crowd. When a club is going to lead the league in losses you look for …

2011 Topps Heritage NOT Hot Box

As usual, I am a little behind – everybody is checking out Gypsy Queen and I am busting Topps Heritage, but at least I am busting a box from the current year.BackstoryI was initially on the fence about building 2011 Topps Heritage – A recent P…

Check out this 58 year old Game Used Baseball

The family of Robin Roberts has decided to sell much of the Hall of Famers Personal collection of Baseball Memorabilia.  For more on the story check here at Philly.com. Hunt Auctions is handling the sale – some of the cooler items are game balls f…

White Plains Card Show Recap 3/27/11! Part 3!

Hey guys, Drew back here with part 3 of the March card show series! In every card show so far, I’ve went out of my way to at LEAST buy 1 vintage card. However, after the addition of the mysterious binder, (which you still will have to wait to find out …

The 2011 Phungo’s Are Here!!!

The 2011 Phungo’s Are Here!!! Sweet – my first crack at some 2011 baseball cards!! These cards come courtesy of Paul, author of the blog Phungo.  Along with being a dedicated Phillies fan, Paul is also a card designer and this … Continue reading

Orioles Hall of Fame Week- Unpossible Hall of Famers

If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know that every Friday is “Unpossible Autograph Friday” a play on words (borrowed from Ralph Wiggum of “The Simpsons” fame) highlighting autographs of deceased players. Today I’m featuring the three Hall…

2010 Pull N Junk Playoffs: Best Pull – 3rd Quarter

For the 3rd Quarter of 2010 we have a couple of Hall of Famers a future Hall of Famer and a bunch of non-baseball cards. July2010 Allen & Ginter #73 Avery JenkinsI am a frisbee fanatic so Mr Jenkins makes it into the playoffs.2010 Allen & Ginte…

1955 All-Star Game Program 3 — NL Stars 2

Continuing with our look at the 1955 All-Star Game program, here are the second set of National League stars:1955 was the last year in an incredible six years for Robin Roberts during which he won 20 or more games each year and 138 overall.  It wa…

Card Show Report 2010 09 25 – Philly Show @ Valley Forge Convention Center

This edition of the Philly Show for me was a pretty good one. I had a totally free day, I was only marginally exhausted – I think for the rest of my life I will always be at least a little bit tired. I had a couple of want lists and actually knocked …

2009 UD Goodwin Champions Bargain Blaster

On a recent trip to Target I found a bargain blaster of 2009 UD Goodwin Champions. The blaster was half price ($10.59 w/ tax). I hadn’t opened many if any packs of Goodwin last year so I figured I’d give it a shot.This blaster contains 12 packs of 4 …

Phungo Game Report – 2010 09 05 Milwaukee Brewers @ Philadelphia Phillies

It was Home Run Derby night at Citizen’s Bank Park – The Brewers and Phils combined for 6 dingers. Oddly the games deciding play came on a sacrifice fly and botched throw.The Phils took the see-saw game 5-4. The odd Sac Fly started on a 1 out fly ba…

Wrapping Up My Cards From The National

It only took just over two weeks, but here are the rest of the cards that I purchased at the National.  This is a random group.First up is a Robin Roberts signed Hall of Fame plaque card.  Robin is a former Oriole, and a HOFer, so that makes …

Top 22 From The Card Show

Here are the top 22 cards that I brought home from the card show last week. I came with $30 and left with 22 cards so we are averaging $1.36 per card. Some of these are outrageous deals and some are probably just about right at a little more than a d…

Bizarro World

I wouldn’t have thought I would come across cards today showing Robin Roberts as a Cub and Harvey Haddix as a Met? Did I wake up in a bizarro world today?Roberts as a Cub? In his last season, Roberts pitched in 11 games for the Cubs after being relea…

Cards from the Old Man Part 21: The LAST card!

This is the twenty-first in a series of posts about cards I received from the old collector in our town who had library card catalogs full of cards from the 1950’s-1970’s. You can see those original posts here and here if you missed them.You may recall…

Hall of Fame Pitcher Robin Roberts Dies at Age 83

Story at Phillies.ComPhoto from the first pitch of game 5 of the 2009 World Series (Roberts is on the Right with the white shoes – Jim Bunning is on the Left)

Final Card: Robin Roberts

Here is the final baseball card for 19-year veteran pitcher Robin Roberts (#530). I just received this card a few days ago, filling a prominent gap near the top of my list of retiring veterans.Roberts was signed by the Phillies in 1948, and after only…

Philly Card Show Report – 2010 03 13 – Vintage Phillies

Extremely busy with work, catching up on trades, and enjoying the first weekend of the Madness. During the latest edition of the Philly Show, I pretty much focused on vintage. Including admission I threw down $81 – I will hit the highlights…

A look back at the Originals – 1961 Topps Phillies

It is Topps Heritage Week all over the across the TradingCardBlogs (TCB) and I thought we would take a look back at the original vinage 1961 set. I am sure that somebody else will have a more comprehensive look at the set – Here I will focus on some P…