Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Tigers Card Tuesday- More Topps NOW Tigers

My last post for Tigers Card Tuesday was for the first big league hit for Tigers rookie Kody Clemens.

Since then we've been treated to more Tigers cards from the Topps NOW brand, including young Clemens first big league home run last Saturday night in Detroit's 6-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

The Tigers had an off day on Monday, and are starting a 2 game series in San Francisco tonight...maybe a splash down HR from a lefty batter like Clemens,  maybe Hittin' Harold Castro, or, heck, Riley Greene.

Have a terrific week, appreciate you stopping by to read the blog.

Play BALL! 🐅⚾️

Monday, June 27, 2022

Blog Bat Around- National Sunglasses Day

Today is National Sunglasses, Day.

🕶 I don't remember this being a thing, but Marvel reminded me this morning when I opened up the card app.

🕶 Our friend Collecting Cutch posted about it as well, showing off some cool cards of his main PC guy, Andrew McCutchen, and suggesting this would be a cool Blog Bat Around idea, and, if course, I had to get a post up.

🕶 Cutch also asked if we had any cool baseball cards featuring players wearing shades, and, of course, my mind went straight to my main PC pitcher, Matthew Boyd.

           2019 Topps Living Set #129,                             Matthew Boyd

🕶 I've certainly worn my share of cool sunglasses in my day, but these days all I have are the kind that clip on to my every day glasses.

🕶 It's just 3 months and 3 days until October 1st, when Cutch hosts his annual Save Second Base Blog event to help raise awareness of Breast Cancer. 🎀 

Let's see those sunglasses baseball cards, and, as always, remember to Play BALL! ⚾️

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Happy Farher's Day, 2022.

Just a quick post to wish all the Dad's out there a Happy Father's Day! 

Have a terrific day with all of your loved ones today, and, as always, remember to Play BALL! ⚾️

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tigers Card Tuesday- 2022 Topps NOW Kody Clemens

This card isn't in my collection yey, because it's only been out for a few hours.

Kody Clemens, the Detroit Tigers 3rd round pick in 2018 out of the University of Texas, collected his first big league hit last night against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. 

Kody added another base knock and a walk, scoring two runs,in the Tigers loss to the ChiSox. 

It took the kid from Houston, Texas 10 games and 17 at bats before collecting his first career base knock, but Tigers fans were certainly cheering for him in every plate appearance, and those in attendance last night can say they saw history. 

Kody's "Call Up" ToppsNOW card is available until 24 hours after its release this afternoon, and you can purchase the card on Topps.com. 

⚾️ Or, you can save a few dollars by hitting up eBay, (my choice) it'll just take about a month to get to yall.
Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by to read my blog, it's much appreciated. 

It's also available on the Topps BUNT App.

Congratulations, Kody, and, keep swinging and playing hard in that Olde English D. 

Play BALL! 🐯⚾️ 

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Ray Liotta, 1954-2022

Well, darn.

Ray Liotta, the brilliant actor who played "Shoeless Joe" Jackson in the movie Field  of Dreams, has passed away at the age of 67.

My favorite Ray Liotta movies-


Cop Land

Field of Dreams



⚾️ Haven't seen many of his movies, but the ones I've seen were terrific, including him playing the great ChiSox star Joe Jackson...even if he batted right handed.

What are your favorite Ray Liotta movies?

😥 When I see a passing of a man of 67 years, or so, it really gets to me, being that I'm 62. 

Condolences to Ray's family and friends on their loss.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Happy Baseball Birthday- Brandon Belt

Today we give a Happy Baseball Birthday! ⚾️🎂🎁🎉🥳 shout out to my favorite San Francisco Giants player, Brandon Belt.

⚾️Brandon Kyle Belt was born on April 20, 1988, in Nacogdoches, Texas, played baseball at San Jancinto Jr College and at the University of Texas.

Brandon has been one of my favorite ballplayers since his first full season with the Giants in 2012 (including winning a World Series Ring against my beloved Detroit Tigers in 2012).

3️⃣0️⃣8️⃣ On the 2014 World Series against the Kansas City Royals, Brandon played in all 7 WS games, collecting 8 base hits, batting .308. 

My favorite Brandon Belt baseball card in my collection is his his 2022 Topps Living Set card, #484.

✌Here's to you, Brandon, hope you have a great game tonight against the NY Mets.

Play BALL! ⚾️ 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Tigers Card Tuesday- Welcome to Detroit, Spencer Torkelson

22 year old Spencer Torkelson, the Detroit Tigers #1 prospect, will make his big league debut on Friday afternoon at Comerica Park vs the Chicago White Sox. 

I absolutely love this baseball card.

🐯 I don't currently own the card, mostly because I just now came across it on TCDB. 

👀 I was looking for this card.

😎 Torkelson has so many cool looking cards, and he hasn't even taken his first official at bat as a big leaguer.

1️⃣ The Tigers #1 overall pick in the 2020 MLB Player Draft, the former Arizona State All-American was told of the promotion last Saturday morning...and, then... the young power hitting First Baseman was told he'd be the every day first sacker by his Hall of Fame predecessor, Miguel Cabrera.

😊 This is gonna be a fun year of baseball in the Motor City. 

Hope ya'll are having a terrific day as we inch closer and closer to Opening Day 2022.

Play BALL! 🐯 ⚾️ 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Cool Catchers Card Addition, Cooler Giveaway from Sports Card Collectors

This week I received a terrific addition to both my collection of Tigers cards, and the ever growing Catchers Card Binder.

👉 First, begore I get to that, please go to Sports Card Collector's and check out this awesome giveaway. 

🔥🔥🔥🔥 Yeah, that's a autographed Casey Mize card...you know I'm already entered. 

🐯⚾️ I'm a day late posting this cool 1958 Topps card of Tim Thompson for Tigers Card Tuesday! , but it's to good looking of a card to wait for next week.


Saw this card on a Twitter post, immediately searched for it, as I knew it was a much needed addition. 

🐯Charles Lemoine Thompson played briefly for the Detroit Tigers in 1958, appearing in just 4 games, collecting just one base hit in 9 plate appearances. 

🤔 I'm wondering how Thompson got a card in the 1958 set as a Tigers player, when card #57 is early in the set, and he previously hadn't played in Detroit. 

👉 Thompson was 30 years old when he debuted with the old Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954, appearing in 10 games.

Thompson played for the Kansas City Athletics in 1956 and 1957 before finishing up his big league career in the Motor City.

🟨 There's two different versions of this addition, as was accustomed back then with Topps.

I'm not gonna chase the yellow card, but if I come across it, fine.

We send out our condolences to his family and friends. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Card Corner- 2022 Series 1 Matthew Boyd

Today is the official release of 2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Cards, and, for the 8th consecutive year, my favorite big league pitcher, Tigers LHP Matthew Boyd, has a base card in the set.

👉 Thanks to Kellys Cards 1768 on Twitter for the first picture of the 2022 Topps Matthew Boyd.

🤳 I sent out a few tweets over the past few days, hoping someone came across an image of the card, as well as constantly searching eBay.

👀👀 Finally, late this afternoon, a listing for Matthew's card was posted.

👉 Of course, the usual rainbow 🌈 of parallel cards will have to be collected as well. 

As I said, Matthew has had a base card in every Topps set since he made it to Detroit, beginning with 2015 Topps Update.

🏠 Matthew is once again in his home Olde English D uniform in 2022 Topps, as he has been in six  (2015/18/19/2020/21/22) of the eight sets.

👉 His two cards wearing a road Tigers uniforms are 2016 & 2017 Topps.

🤔 Have you opened Topps Series 1 today? 

What player(s) are you looking to collect from Series 1 Topps? 

Hope ya'll have a great rest of the week, and, as always, I appreciated you stopping by to read my blog. 

Play BALL!  ⚾️ 

Friday, February 11, 2022

Football Card Friday!- Super Bowl Edition- Yeah, BOYD!

Today's edition of Football Card Friday! features Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd

The 27 year old receiver played his college football at the University of Pittsburgh, were he set the Panthers All-Time records for catches and receding yards, even though he turned pro after his Junior season.

The Cincinnati Bengals drafted the Clairton, Pennsylvania, native in the 2nd Round (55th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Through his first six years with the Bengals, Tyler is already #11 in team history, with 4,571 career receiving yards, and with move into the top 10 next season. 

🎁 My 62nd Birthday is a week from tomorrow, and I'm showcasing my #1 Tyler Boyd Football Card in today's post.

      2016 Panini ENCASED
                    Tyler Boyd
                    AU/75... #66/75.

There aren't many football cards that I see that make me look twice, but this beauty is as good as it gets, especially when you collect cards of players with "BOYD" in their name(s).

This is card #16 in my Tyier Boyd collection, but it's easily the best of them all.

I certainly hope that Tyler plays well, and if he catches a TD pass I'll definitely be extremely happy.

Hope yall have a great weekend, and enjoy the game. 

🤔 Who ya got the Bengals, or the Rams? 

Play BALL! 🏈