Card of the Day: Carl Everett 1991 Topps #113

Card of the Day: Carl Yastrzemski 1961 Topps #287

New Sheldon Sketches!

Yesterday, August 16, 2010 was the 90th anniversary of Carl Mays fateful pitch that did in Ray Chapman back on August 16, 1920.  Because of the tragedy of that one pitch, new baseballs were put into play after they got dirty which in turn ruined the pitching trade for those who were referred to as spitballers.

To commemorate this monumental event in baseball history, Monty Sheldon created two sketch cards.  One of Mays and one of Chapman.  They look really good, and you can check out his auctions here.

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5 Cards I Would Like To See In 2011 Allen & Ginter

The Cardboard Connection is having a contest where you can win 1 free hobby box of 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter.  All you have to do is e-mail them a list of five cards you would like to see in 2011 Allen & Ginter.  Click here for all the contest details.

There are a ton of people I would like to see in Allen & Ginter.  I found it difficult to narrow it down to just five, but here is my list:

  • Jefferson Burdick – author of The American Card Catalog.

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  • Steve Jobs Auto – Co-Founder of Apple.

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  • Harry Kalas Cut Signature & Tie Relic – Phillies Hall of Fame broadcaster.

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  • Bob Uecker Auto – “Mr. Baseball” and 2003 Ford C. Frick Award winner.

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  • Ball Park Franks – Hygrade Food Products won a competition in 1959 to be the exclusive supplier of hot dogs to the Detroit Tiger’s stadium. Hygrade Food Products launched a contest to its employees in order to come up with the best brand name for their Detroit Tigers stadium hot dogs.  Mary Ann Kurk, one of Hygrade Food Products sales people at the time, won the contest with the name “Ball Park Franks”.

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In addition to this list, I would also like to see a card of Carl Stotz, who founded Little League Baseball.  So who or what would be on your list?

PHOTOS: Inside The Little League World Series Museum

I went through the Little League World Series Museum about 7 years ago and I hadn’t been back until today.  Its not the biggest museum in the world but if your a baseball fan you’ll enjoy it.  Click on each photo for a closer look.

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Jackie Robinson display.  Inside the case they have two Robinson baseball cards – 1954 & 1955 Topps.

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Buck Leonard

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George W. Bush

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Connie Mack – this would be the ultimate addition to my Phillies collection

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Jimmy Carter – Did you know he only attended one MLB game while he was President?

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The Little League Trophy – this was on display at the National Baseball HOF until 1984.  Little League started the year the Baseball HOF opened to the public.

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I need one of these in my room.  The bats rotate when you push the buttons.

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Very early Little League uniform

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Carl Stotz started Little League baseball in 1939.  With all the crazy cards put into circulation today, I’m surprised they never made one of him.  Many pro baseball players have played in the Little League World Series like Cal Ripken, Jr and Dale Murphy.  I could see a cut signature being made of Mr. Stotz.

Card of the Day #123

Carl Crawford 1999 Topps Traded RC Auto

York Revolution vs. Long Island Ducks

This was my first trip to Sovereign Bank Stadium to see the York Revolution play last night.  I picked up a team set and an Atlantic League pin for my collection.  Looking down through the roster of the Revolution I didn’t recognize any names except for the manager, Chris Hoiles, who played 10 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, and Ryan Minor, the hitting coach, who replaced Cal Ripken, Jr the night he ended his consecutive game streak.  When looking at the roster for the Long Island Ducks, I saw a few names that stood out like Pete Rose, Jr and Carl Everett.  Pete Rose, Jr, has been playing minor league ball for awhile and has only had a small taste of the majors when he was called up back in 1997.  Carl Everett is a two time All-Star and a 2005 World Series Champion.  I wasn’t surprised to see that Everett was batting .371 and the beginning of the game.  The Revolution won 8-7 after being down 4-0 at the beginning of the game.  Before the game started I was able to get Matt Dryer, who plays first base for the Revolution, to sign my ticket stub.  I was able to get a bunch of photos.

 

Thats me at the Brooks Robinson statue.

This is Downtown.

Carl Everett going to bat.

Matt Dryer 1b – I got him to sign my ticket stub!

Pete Rose, Jr at 1b.