Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Happy Baseball Birthday! Tigers Rookie Riley Greene.

Today's Happy Baseball Birthday! best whises go out to my favorite young player on the Detroit Tigers, rookie centerfielder Riley Greene.

2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ Riley Greene was born on September 28, 2000, in Orlando, Florida, and in 2019, the Tigers drafted Riley #1 (5th overall) out of Paul J. Haggerty High School in Oviedo, Florida. 

Riley was well on his way to making the 2022 Opening Day roster for Detroit, but was injured in late Spring Training.

☎️ The Tigers finally called Greene up, and he made is big league debut on June 18th, collecting his first big league hit, a single, in his very first base hit of his career. 

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 safe, stay safe.

Play BALL! 🐅⚾️🐅⚾️🐅⚾️🐅⚾️

Friday, September 9, 2022

Football Card Friday- Kicking Things Off

The other day on Twitter someone wanted to see us post cards of our favorite kickers as the new NFL season was upon us.

🏈 Being that is was way go late at night, I couldn't share anything at that time, but, as I was going through some boxes today I came across the perfect card to post.

                   1982 Topps #344
                      Eddie Murray 

🦶 Kicking off Football Card Friday! on ye Olde Blog this year, is this 1981 In Action card of Eddie Murray, , my favorite Detroit Lions kicker of All-Time. 

🦁🏈 Eddie Murray was the BEST kicker in the NFL as a rookie! 

🏈 Murray, drafted by the Lions in the 7th round (#166 overall) out of Tulane University, was the Detroit kicker for  
12 years, making 75.1% of his field goals for the Honolulu Blue & Silver.

🏈 In 1992, the Lions drafted kicker 
Jason Hanson, out of Washington State, and Eddie moved on to kick for Tampa & Kansas City, then kicked for the 1993 Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys.

🏈 Hanson would kick in Motown for 21 years...that's 33 years with only two place kickers...we Detroit fans were certainly blessed with that position.

🏈🤔 Do you have a favorite kicker from your team?

2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣ This is my 53rd years following the Detroit Lions, and having such terrific kickers has certainly been one of the few things that us fans have been able to cheer for.

😊 Thanks, as always, for stopping by my blog, I appreciate it.

Have an awesome weekend of watching football, and, of course,'s a great time of the year, for sure.

Let's kick off the season with a resounding  Play BALL! 🏈🏈🏈

Friday, September 2, 2022

Football Card Friday, 2022, Week 1

It's finally here, the return of college football, with my beloved Michigan Wolverines playing host to Colorado State University at The Big House tomorrow afternoon, in Ann Arbor.

🚗 My wife Tracy has a 4 day weekend, so, she drove me the two hours to meet up with fellow Michigan fan, and card blogger, Dennis, at the Taylor Card Show.

Dennis had a package for me, which is another reason we drove to see him, so he wouldn't have to mail it, but that's for another post. 

I went to the card show looking for Matthew Boyd cards, and found a couple, but, that's for another Tigers Card Tuesday post.

Now, to the first edition of Football Card Friday of 2022.

          Chad Henne, Upper Deck 2008             SPx RM-CH,  EVENT-WORN                        NFL Memorabilia Card.

7️⃣  After a bit of negotiating, I got this beautiful card, #171/199, for just $4.00

🏈 Chad Henne has played 12 years in the NFL, starting in 2008, when he was the Miami Dolphins 2nd round seat pick out of the University of Michigan.