Thursday, February 27, 2014

1972 Topps #768: Denny Doyle, 2B, Philadelphia Phillies

Denny Doyle spent the first half of his 8-year major league playing career as the Phillies' second baseman from 1970-1973.  He was traded to the Angels in 1974, and then again to the Red Sox in the middle of 1975.  Doyle made his only postseason appearance later that year, scoring 3 Runs and 2 RBI in an ALCS sweep of the defending WS champion A's, and scoring 3 Runs in 7 games against the '75 World Series champion Reds.  Doyle was released by the Red Sox during '78 Spring Training.     

BV: $12.00
Cost: $2.25 (paid 18% BV)
Condition: VG 3.0 (worth 30% BV)
Completion: 779 of 787 (98% complete)
Comment:  With more time being spent out back with the bat, ball, and glove, my posts seem to have slowed up a bit temporarily.  The excitement of Spring Training is finally here, and I'm looking forward to spending time at the ballpark.  The card collection is still growing, with an anticipated completion date of Opening Day for the '71T and '72T sets (maybe). 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Retiring after 20 Years: Derek Jeter, SS, New York Yankees

Yesterday, Derek Jeter formally announced his plans to retire as a player after the end of this upcoming season.  Here's what his 21st Century Topps base cards look like.

2013 Topps #2.

2012 Topps #30.

2011 Topps #330.

2010 Topps #549.

2009 Topps #353.

2008 Topps #455.

 2007 Topps #40.

2006 Topps #500.

2005 Topps #600.

2004 Topps #20.

2003 Topps #400.

2002 Topps #75.

2001 Topps #100.

More to follow.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

1970 Topps #654: N.L. Rookie Stars (O.Gamble/B.Day/A.Mangual)

Oscar Gamble played 17 seasons in the majors for 7 different teams between 1969-1985.  He appeared in the postseason three different times with the Yankees in '76, '80, and '81.   

Boots Day actually began his career with the Cardinals in 1969 before being traded to the Cubs for Rich Nye after the season ended.  Day spent only a month with the Cubs in 1970 before being traded to the Expos for Jack Hiatt early in the season.  Day would spend the rest of his 6 year major league career with the Expos through the 1974 season.

Angel Mangual only played for the Pirates for one season in 1969 before being traded to the Athletics for Jim Grant at the end of the 1970 season.  He would appear in the postseason consecutively for the next 4 years, winning a total of 3 World Series titles ('72, '73, '74).  Mangual played an additional 2 years with the A's through the '76 season before completing his career in the majors.

BV: $15.00
Cost: ?
Condition: GD 2.0 (worth 10% BV)
Completion: 665 of 720 (92% complete)