I haven't been able to purchase any 2022 Topps Archives, so I went to eBay to get today's pick for Tigers Card Tuesday!
2022 Topps Archives #308,
Miguel Cabrera 500th HR
🐅⚾️ Miguel Cabrera hit his 500th big league HR in Toronto, last August, and the photo of him coming back out of the Tigers dugout...on the road, to a cheering crowd is one of my favorite images from what was another dismal season in the Motor City.
🐅⚾️ Miggy was the Tigers best player in the first half this season, but another injury slowed down the future HOFer...2023 will be his last year in the big leagues.
3️⃣0️⃣8️⃣8️⃣/5️⃣0️⃣7️⃣ Miggy sits at 3,088 career base hits, and 507 HRs after the 2022 season. Id like to see the big fella get to 520 dingers in his last go around, and he'll be well over 3,100 base knocks.
Today is a milestone in Detroit Tigers fandom, as the legendary "Willie the Wonder," World Series Champion, Willie Horton , turns 80.
🐅⚾️ Willie Horton is a local legend, born in the Motor City on October 18, 1942.
🐅 Willie would go to games at old Briggs Stadium, sit with his friends in the left field Bleachers, telling his buddies that, one day, he, Willie, would be playing left field for the men wearing the Olde English D.
🐅 Of course, when it comes to Willie Horton, there's no better highlight than his throw to Bill Freehan in Game 5 of the 1968 World Series.
🐅 Freehan blocked the plate, Lou Brock was out, and the Tigers rebounded from a 3-0 deficit, winning Game 5, and then, in St. Louis, win Games 5&6, and the Series, shocking the Baseball world.
🐅⚾️ Willie's #23 has been retired by the Tigers.
📖 Willie has a book out, and I definitely need to read it.
🐅⚾️ If you get to a game at Comerica Park, head out beyond centerfield and look for Willie's statue amongst some of the Tigers greats.
Last Sunday afternoon, in Chicago, Riley made another of his spectacular catches, this time taking a home run from Andrew Vaughn of the ChiSox.
8️⃣5️⃣ games into his 1st look at tye big leagues, Riley Greene is already one of the best defensive centerfielders I'm baseball, and will win a few Gold Gloves in the future, and should be a finalist this year.
Riley's catch was featured on a Topps NOW card, his 5th this year.
🐅⚾️ This picture is from my. collection on Topps BUNT.
Hope yall are doing well, especially those in Riley's home state of Florida...be safe, stay safe.
Tonight is the 92nd MLB All-Star Game, and will be played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
The famed ballpark at Chavez Ravine, it's been the Dodgers home since 1962.
It will be the first All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium since 1980.
It's very fitting that the game is at the Dodgers ballpark, as it's the teams 60th Anniversary playing there, as well as 2022 being the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson's first game in 1947, and... it's the 100th Happy Baseball Birthday! of the beautiful Mrs. Robinson, Rachel, born on this day in 1922!
🐅⚾️ This year the Detroit Tigers have two All-Stars, Gregory Soto, and, Miguel Cabrera.
For Cabrera, this is his 12th time coming to the Mid- Summer Classic, and, his first selection since the 2016 season.
Yesterday my amazing wife, Tracy, brought me this card home.
2022 Topps All-Star Baseball
She also got me a HUGE bag of Cracker Jacks, as well as a couple of old wax packs to open up.
⭐️⭐️I'm all set for tonight's game.⭐️⭐️
Have a great night, enjoy the game, and, as always, Play BALL! ⭐️⚾️⭐️⚾️
Seeing this surprised me when I checked in on the blog today.
Last I knew I was somewhere in the mid 400k area, and, because I've slowed down on the posts as of late, I didn't think 500,000 page views was gonna happen anytime soon.
It's been a little over 12 years since I started this blog, and I'm so grateful for all the people who've taken time out of their very busy lives to give it a read.
My health has really taken its toll on my ability to blog like I did just a few years ago, but I try as best I can, especially on events and milestones like Riley Greene making his big league debut, a cool Blog Batt Around, or, when it's a good Happy Baseball Birthday!
Hey, it's former Tigers 1st Baseman Sean Casey's Happy Baseball Birthday! today!
🐅 48th, Mr. Casey! 🐅
Many thanks, again, to one, and all, I'm truly a blessed man.
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.
🕶 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! ⚾️
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.