31 May 2021

Topps Now Turn Back The Clock The Kid Takes The Helm

 Originally I was going to post this card with the other card I had bought with it. Both are 2021 Topps Now cards. This one being a "Turn Back The Clock" card is appropriate to post today Memorial Day so I decided to go that route.

To some this might not be a big deal but to Washington fans I think it was a pretty big event. 07 April 1969 Hall of Fame player Ted Williams dons the manager uniform for the Washington Senators for the first time vs The New York Yankees. The Yanks win the game 8-4. Ted Williams would manage the Senators from 1969 to their last season in Washington in 1971 and on into their transition to The Texas Rangers until 1972.

2021 Topps Now Baseball: Turn Back The Clock: 7 Ted Williams Washington Senators
"The Kid" takes the helm in Washington

29 April 2021

Sentators Single: 1952 Bowman Archie Wilson


1952 BOWMAN Archie Wilson 210

I recently got this beaut from a Sportlots auction. I had to pay up a bit more than the opening 25¢ bid at $1.75 plus a steep $4.85 shipping. But it is nice.

1952 Bowman Archie Wilson 210 Washington Senators

31 March 2021

Expos Extra: Stadium Club Ultra and Gold

EXPOS EXTRA: Stadium Club Ultra and Some Gold
Alrighty then lets get this show on the road. This month I am cheating a little by making an Expos post. Hey my blog my rules. Actually one of the cards I'm showing is of one of the transition Expos to Nationals players but I'm only showing his Expos card. You have to read the post and/or view the images to find out who. HA.

I started the idea for this post with the thought of showing a couple of base cards with their gold variant and then decided to toss in a few cards that were in the same trade package that the variants were in. All 8 of these Expos cards are from 1999 Fleer Ultra and 2002 Topps Stadium Club 4 cards from each set.  

First I'll show a trio of bonus cards just the fronts:

A Montreal Trio Vlad plus 1
We have: 
1999 Fleer Ultra Baseball:
174 Dustin Hermanson
20 Vladimir Guerrero
2002 Topps Stadium Club Baseball:
27 Vladimir Guerrero

Next I'll show the meat and potatoes of this post the gold variants with their base counterparts.

Orlando Cabrera: 2002 Topps Stadium Club Baseball 40
Base and Gold Variant
2002 Topps Stadium Club Baseball: 40 Orlando Cabrera Base

2002 Topps Stadium Club Baseball: 40 Orlando Cabrera Gold
This card is a THICK one. 
Not as thick as some relic cards but at least double thickness compared to the base

RONDELL WHITE: 1999 Fleer Ultra Baseball 117 & 117G
Base and Gold Medallion Variant 
1999 Fleer Ultra Baseball: 117 Rondell White Base

1999 Fleer Ultra Baseball: 117G Rondell White Gold Medallion

Now the transition Expos to Nationals Player Jose Vidro
2002 Topps Stadium Club Baseball: 39 Jose Vidro
2002 Topps Stadium Club Baseball: 39 Jose Vidro

I hope you enjoyed these blasts from the past from the Great White North.

28 February 2021

Harrisburg Senators 2012 Season Pocket Schedule

I wasn't sure if I had already blogged about this or not. I thought I had but apparently I have not. I also thought I was confusing it with another Pocket Schedule I have somewhere for I think for the Syracuse Chiefs (now the Mets) that has Bryce Harper on the cover. That one I think I have two copies of. This one for the 2012 Harrisburg Senators I thought had Bryce Harper on it. But the player on this one is wearing number 3 which during 2012 was Eury Perez at one time, however the player is not Eury it is Chris McConnell who wore number 3 for the Senators in the previous season 2011.

Actually that very well could be Bryce Harper (with his "4" hidden) he is batting lefty. One copy of this currently on Ebay is advertising it as Bryce. OK yeah it's Bryce Harper. So I might only have one of these schedules.

Anyway here is the 2012 pocket schedule for The Harrisburg Senators.

2012 Harrisburg Senators Season Schedule (Pocket Schedule)

NOTE: I started the draft for this post about 9:10 PM on Sunday 28 February and worked on the scans around 11:30 PM to about 12:10 AM Monday 01 March.

31 January 2021

Victor Robles 2020 Stadium Club Times Two

OK this is a very quick, probably the quickest posting I've ever done. To make my self appointed posting/publishing deadline I had to publish this post before any final edits or anything that resembled a draft for the post. OK it is cheating a little but I don't care right now.

2020 Topps Stadium Club Baseball - OBVR Oversized Boxloader Victor Robles Washington Nationals
and base card 133 Victor Robles Washington Nationals - size comparison front of card

Any way I got these two cards from a monthly Baseball group box break that I belong to that I have the Nationals for. The host is mostly a football guy so he isn't familiar with all the baseball stars. It has actually been a few months since I've had the time to watch the group box break videos. Anyway. These Victor Robles cards are from a break back in November of last year 2020. I had my regular Nationals and based on some other cards in my package I think for that month I also had the Orioles as a random team and the Miami Marlins were the last or next to last unclaimed team that got randomized. One of the products opened for the month of November 2020 was 2020 Topps Stadium Club Baseball. So I got a few of my Curly W Boys and the bonus of getting the Oversized Boxloader (BoxTopper). 

2020 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Oversized Boxloader Pack

Guess who it was? Yep so the two cards are the base card of Victor Robles number 133 and the Box Topper which is a larger version of the base card.

2020 Topps Stadium Club Baseball - OBVR Oversized Boxloader Victor Robles Washington Nationals
and base card 133 Victor Robles Washington Nationals size comparison back of card

2020 Topps Stadium Club Baseball 133 Victor Robles Washington Nationals

31 December 2020

We Howie Knew You

So here is the final post for this year of 2020. The title is sort of a play on words, no not of Happy New Year, but more We Hardly Knew You or How We Knew You. Early last week on 21 December 2020 Leftfielder, 2nd and 1st baseman Howie Kendrick announced his retirement after a 15 season career. The big highlights of his career of course is the 2019 NLDS game 5 winning 10th inning grand slam vs The Los Angeles Dodgers. Plus his MVP for the NLCS vs the St. Louis Cardinals.

Since I don't spend lots of times with details here are some scans of a few Howie Kendrick cards as a little tribute to his career.

2020 Topps Baseball: Series Two 655 Howie Kendrick Washington Nationals

2020 Topps Allen & Ginter: 233 Howie Kendrick Washington Nationals

2019 Topps Now: Baseball 1020 Howie Kendrick Washington Natinoals

30 November 2020

Carter Kieboom First Career Hit Is A HOME RUN in MLB Debut 2019 Topps Now

 This post is about a single card (yeah big deal there have been lots of those around this blog) from 2019 Topps Now:

Carter Kieboom (Kid brother of Spencer Kieboom) made his MLB Debut on 26 April 2019 at home vs The San Diego Padres in the first of a three game series. His first MLB hit was a Home Run on his 3rd at bat bottom of the 8th Inning. He tied the score 3-3 unfortunately the Padres scored a run at the top of the 9th and won 4-3  The Nats lost the series 2-1.

2019 Topps Now Baseball 136 Carter Kieboom Washington Nationals

31 October 2020

2018 Home Run Derby Bryce Harper Winner


Ah Back in 2018 The All-Star Game was hosted by The Nationals at Nationals Park. This post is not about the game but rather one of the pre-game events. The Home Run Derby held the night before the game. The league's best (well supposedly best) sluggers compete to see who can hit the most homers before getting 5 outs in each "inning" of the competition. OK lets skip the details and just get to the card for this post:

It is from 2018 Topps Now Baseball: 467 Bryce Harper Washington Nationals Champion at home Ballpark.

2018 Topps Now Baseball: 467 Bryce Harper Washington Nationals
2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby Champion at Home Ballpark

30 September 2020

2020 Topps Now: Juan Soto Ties Some Guy Named Mantle

2020 Topps Now Baseball: 76 Juan Soto
Young Slugger Ties Mickey Mantle for Home Run Mark

So I got this card via Ebay, which is my main source for Topps Now cards it seems. Lets see it was $5.50 Free Shipping but plus some tax so a grand total of $5.83

2020 Topps Now Baseball: 76 Juan Soto Washington Nationals
Young Slugger Ties Mantle For Home Run Mark

31 August 2020

Senators Singles: 1959 Topps Hal Griggs


1959 Topps Hal Griggs

OK so here is a single card post. I got this card from a Sportlots auction for the 25 cents opening bid. I won 3 other auctions and mentioned the hole lot over at my regular card blog. So here we go 1959 Washington Senator Right Handed Pitcher Hal Griggs.

1959 Topps Baseball 434 Hal Griggs