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! 🏈

Friday, February 4, 2022

Wear RED Day, 2022

Today is National Wear RED Day! 



As our friend Collecting Cutch posted earlier today, heart ❤ health for women is highlighted the first Friday of February, and heart.org is looking to raise 3 Million dollars to combat heart disease. 




Cutch posts RED Baseball Cards of his guy, Andrew McCutchen, so...

...how about all us bloggers do the same with all our favorite ballplayers.


                      Yeah, BOYD! 

Hope yall have a terrific weekend, an, as always,  Play BALL ⚾️

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Happy Baseball Birthday, Matthew Boyd!

Happy Baseball Birthday! wishes go out to my favorite big league pitcher, Matthew Boyd, who's turning 32 years young today.



 Matthew was injured for the majority of 2021, and was non tenured by the Tigers, leaving him without a team when the season starts, whenever that happens. 

How cool is it that Matthew Boyd liked 👍 my today! 




The big league lockout is delaying and player activity in the Florida and Arizona Spring Training fields, but Matthew is working out hard and will be ready to go when called upon.




Happy Baseball Birthday! Matthew, hope you and your family enjoyed the day.



Play BALL! 🐯⚾️

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Tigers Card Tuesday- Matthew Boyd is in 2022 Series 1 Topps

Topps released the checklist for 2022 Series 1 today, and my favorite big league pitcher, Matthew Boyd, is card number 128 this year.


              🔴🟠🟡🟢🔵🟣🟤⚫

Being that it's Matthew's only card in Series 1, I'm looking forward to trying to complete the Rainbow 🌈 parallels his cards again this year.

                   YEAH, BOYD! 

                🔴🟠🟡🟢🔵🟣🟤⚫


🗓 2022 Topps Series 1 will come out on February 15th.

🤔 What card, or cards, are you looking forward to collect in Series 1 Topps in 2022? 


Have a terrific day.

PLAY BALL ⚾️

Friday, January 21, 2022

Randy Boyd, 1961-2022

It was very sad when I saw on Twitter yesterday that former hockey player Randy Boyd had passed away, at just 59 years old. 


               👉 From NHL ALUMBI on Twitter.


I can't say that I remember Randy playing in the NHL, but I suppose that when watching games way back in the 1980s that I certainly did see him playing for the Penguins, Blackhawks, Islanders, or the Canucks. 


6️⃣2️⃣ Born in 1962, in Coniston, Ontario,Canada, Randy just celebrated his Birthday on January 23rd.

👉 Boyd was drafted in the 3rd Round of the NHL Draft in 1980 by Pittsburgh, and started his professional career with the Ottowa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League.





👉 Boyd made his NHL debut with the Penguins in 1981-82, and made it into the 1983-84 OPC card set, #283.





Rest in Peace, Randy Boyd.




Happy Baseball Birthday! Jake Cronenworth

Looking at Twitter this evening I saw a post by My Sports Obsession, that it's the Happy Baseball Birthday! of former Michigan Wolverine and current Padres 2nd Baseman,  Jake Cronenworth.



Jake has blossomed into an exciting player for the Padres, and, along with Fernando Tatis, Jr. & Many Machado, they have fuled a terrific turnaround in San Diego. 

When Jake goes deep, it's awesome to hear Padres TV play by play announcer Dan Orsillo proclaim "welcome to the CRONE ZONE!"




My favorite Cronenworth baseball card so far is his 2021 Topps Living Set card.



I also have this card of Jake, another winner because of that old school Topps Rookie Cup on the card.



Happy Baseball Birthday, Jake...Go BLUE! 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Tigers Card Tuesday... Topps Living Set Casey Mize

Detroit Tigers RHP Casey Mize is the focus of this addition of Tigers Card Tuesday! 



Mize, the Tigers 1st RD draft choice in 2018, and 1st Overall pick, is Card #478 in the Topps Living Set, and, Casey is the 17th different Detroit player in the set. 




Mize was a bright spot for the Tigers rotation in 2021, made a career best 30 starts, with a 7-9 record, and a 3.71 ERA.

4️⃣ Casey is the 4th Tigers pitcher in the TLS, joining Jack Morris, Spencer Turnbull, and Matthew Boyd.





👉 Tomorrow is Topps Living Set release day, and I'm looking forward to seeing the new cards. 

Have a terrific week, and, Play BALL! 🐯⚾️