Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tigers Card Tuesday- 2024 Topps Living Set

Yesterday was the annual Jackie Robinson Day across all of baseball.

📬 It was made even better that it also included Topps Living Set cards being delivered, including Tigers LHP Tarik Skubal, ...

           Topps Living Set #714
                    Tarik Skubal

.... and, one of the best catchers in baseball history, and Jackie's Brooklyn Dodgers teammate, the great Roy Campanella.

            Topps Living Set #713
                  Roy Campanella 

🚎 The Campanella card, my 2nd Brooklyn Dodgers player, is the first Living Set card that's not in portrait form. 

🐅⚾️ Skubal is my 23 rd  Tigers Living Set card...that's every Detroit player in the set! 

Hope ya'll are doing well...let's all...

...Play BALL! ⚾️ 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Good Morning, Baseball is back and Im up

⏰️ Woke up at 6:30 this morning to watch the Dodgers and Padres "officially" open up the 2024 Big League Baseball season.

🤔 Why am I up, when I haven't done this for games in the past?

👉 Topps BUNT App, they're having a "watch party" were baseball fans chat about the game, answer trivia, and collect/trade digital cards.

👉 We received 15K in FREE coins and a cool looking avatar.

🥱 I'm very tired, but, as a baseball fan, it's well worth it!

👉 If your on the App, I'm FREEHANFAN11,  look me up, let's trade! 

Happy Baseball Season, Play BALL! ⚾️

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Tigers Card Tuesday- Bazooka Bill Freehan!

This terrific card arrived just in time for another Tigers Card Tuesday! 

👉 As I was telling Jeff and Dennis on Saturday,  I was hoping it would get here by today, because, well, it's just a cool find and eBay bid winning card!

          1968 Bazooka Bill Freehan

🐯⚾️ As you all know, Bill Freehan is my favorite baseball player of All-Time, since I was 7 years old, when I attended my first Detroit Tigers game ever, at old Tiger Stadium.

🐯⚾️ I couldn't believe that a card like this cane up for auction, and I was more shocked to find out that I'd actually won!

👉 I was more than happy to pay a small price for such a cool card from my childhood. 

👉 Its not all that easy to find a card of Freehan that I don't already have and, that I can afford to purchase. 

👉 I'm usually bogged down trying to add to the Boyd Binder, or add8ng cards of Miguel Cabrera and Riley Greene, and I'm lucky that I saw this auction. 

Thanks for taking part of your day to stop by and read my blog,  it's much appreciated!

Have a great week, and, of course, Play BALL! 🐯⚾️ 

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Card Show Boys


A great time on Saturday w/my card collecting freinds, Dennis, and Jeff, at the twice a year show in my hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

🚫 Not pictured- Jeff's cousin, Kevin, part of Sluggos Sports Cards

🚗 🥶 It was very nice of Dennis to make the trek from Ann Arbor to the east, braving the freezing temps, and, to give me a ride home after the show was over.

👉 He also found two very cool cards of Tyler Boyd in Jeff's dollar boxes, they'll go into the ever growing BOYD Binder today. 

Have a terrific day, and, hopefully, another post will be coming up soon, featuring yesterday's pick ups and a much awaited mail day from ye Olde PO Box.

Play BALL! 🏈⚾️ 🏒🏀

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Tigers Card Tuesday-


This special Bill Freehan card was made for me by Cigar Box Cards via his X page

Hope all of you are doing well this Holiday Season. 

Play BALL 

Friday, September 8, 2023

Football Card Friday- Goff Leads Lions over KC

The NFL is back, and my beloved Detroit Lions went into Kansas City and beat the defending Super Bowl Champions, 21-20.

9️⃣0️⃣ 2023 is the 90th Anniversary of the Lions.

🦁🏈 Lions QB Jared Goff , in his 3rd year wearing the Honolulu Blue, was 22-35, 253 yards, and one TD pass, to, of course, 2nd year wide receiver Amon- Ra St. Brown.

🐻 I've been a fan of Goff since he came  into the league in 2016, the 1st overall pick in the NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams from the Cal Golden Bears.

       2022 Panini Prism Mosaic #64
                        Camo Pink

In 2022, Goff was traded to the Lions for QB Matthew Stafford, who, after 12 years in the Motor City, led the Rams to the Super Bowl title. 

👉👉 Got these cool Panini Mosaic Goff cards from Jeff of My Sports Card Obsession earlier this year at a card show in Indiana.

Hope all of you are enjoying the end of summer, as the big league regular season is ending, and college & pro football are beginning. 

As always, thanks for taking part of your day to stop by and read my blog. 

Play BALL! 🏈

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Tigers Trio No-Hits the Blue Jays!

It's been a tough year in the Motor City this baseball season, w/ my beloved Detroit Tigers sitting at 38-49 before Saturday's game against the visiting Blue Jays.

After being pounded around their own ballpark Friday night, 12-2 vs Toronto, the Tigers lived up to the old  "put it behind us" "baseballism," with a 2-0 win over their Canadian counterparts, making history along the way.

Three Detroit pitchers, starter 
Matt Manning, reliever Jason Foley, and closer Alex Langeno-hit the Blue Jays, the first time in Tigers history that the team had a "combined" no-no!

    Photo courtesy of Detroit Tigers.                           Twitter page.

🐅⚾️ The feat was the 9th no-hitter in Tigers history, and, just the 20th time in big league baseball history that a combined no-hitter was pitched.

2️⃣- It must be noted that the man wearing the "tools of ignorance," catcher Eric Haase, was also the backstop that caught the last Tigers no-no, by Spencer Turnbull, on May 19, 2021, and he's the only catcher in club history to catch to no-hitters.

👀👀 Looking forward to tomorrow's Topps NOW card release to see what the No-Hitter card looks like.

Hopefully, the card is a good one, although, I'll certainly have to get one of them, regardless. 

🐅⚾️ Have a great rest of your weekend, and, of course,  Play BALL! 

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Tiger Card Tuesday- Jake Rogers

Last night in Arlington, Texas, my Detroit Tigers beat the Rangers, 7-2, partly due to catcher Jake Rogers,  who had two hits, including his club best 10th HR. 

🐅⚾️ Jake was born in Canyon, Texas, and had plenty of family and friends cheering him on.

🐅⚾️ Today's Tigers Card Tuesday! subject was acquired by the Tigers in the 2017 Justin Verlander trade with the Houston Astros, and is in his 3rd season with the Detroit. 

😡 Jake is a good catcher, who's battled injury, including the entire 2022 season. 

🐅⚾️ The Tigers have been very inconsistent at the catcher position since the James McCann days, and it's good to see Jake returning, and, although he's struggling at the plate batting average wise, his defenive caught stealing percentage is just a tick under the league average, at .21%.

5️⃣7️⃣%... In 2021, in 35 games, Jake's caught stealing was an amazing 57%, w/ a fielding percentage of .997%!

🐅⚾️ Tigers fans are hoping that he continues to improve in the second half, and that by 2024, he'll be one of the best defensive backstops in the big leagues. 

🐅⚾️ Heck, he may even be an All-Star before his career is over.

Have a fantastic week, and, as always,  let's Play BALL! ⚾️