Browsing posts tagged: Topps
Ivan Rodriguez – 2017 Hall of Fame Class

I have 218 Ivan Rodriguez cards in my collection. Here’s a selection of his cards that I own, one for each year of his career.

1991 Upper Deck Final Edition #55

1992 Topps #78

1993 Score Gold Dream Team #6

1994 Fleer All-Stars #22

1995 Leaf Great Gloves #16

1996 Ultra Prime Leather Gold #5

1997 Stadium Club #200

1998 Leaf State Representatives #21

1999 Crown Royal #140

2000 Upper Deck HoloGrFx #9

2001 Upper Deck UD’s Most Wanted #3

2002 Fleer Tradition This Day In History #30

2003 Topps 205 #10

2004 Upper Deck Power Up #39

2005 Topps Cracker Jack Take Me Out To The Ball Game

2006 Upper Deck 2006 World Baseball Classic #44

2007 Upper Deck Goudey Memorabilia #7

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter #78

2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions #80

Probably the first time in history that 2 players associated with the Astros were elected to the Hall of Fame at the same time.

2010 Topps Cards Your Mom Threw Out #48

2011 Topps Heritage #262

Tim Raines – 2017 Hall of Fame Class

As promised, some Tim Raines cards. I don’t have a card for each of his 23 seasons, but I have most.1982 Fleer Stamps #391985 Donruss #2991986 Topps Tiffany #2801987 Star ’87 #21988 Topps #403I always liked the 1988 Topps All-Star subset.1989 Topps #56…

The Green Grass of Baseball

I’ve probably told this story in the blog before. How I saw my first in-person baseball game when I was 8 or 9 years old at Philadelphia’s old Connie Mack Stadium. My strongest memory of that game was coming through the tunnel and seeing how green the …

My 2016 Collecting Year in Review

I went into 2016 with a plan to buy fewer cards over all while focusing more on Phillies and Astros cards (current and past). I think I was successful. I purchased 2,876 cards in 2016, about a thousand fewer than in 2015. Of those, 530 were Phillies ca…

Players I collect – 2016 Completed

I started this awhile ago and this will be the final post as I present 2016 cards of the players I collect. We’re going to finish out with two current players.Mike TroutBowman #1Panini Diamond Kings #91Topps #1Topps #26Topps American League Standouts #…

Favorite Card of 2016

With the end of the year fast approaching, it’s a great time to look back at the best parts of 2016. I’m sure there are some. To that end, P-Town Tom, the wonderful author of the Eamus Catuli blog (who had PLENTY to celebrate this year) suggested …