Posts tagged RCs
By RGM81 aka Richard McAdam
I got back into card collecting because of a rookie. It was January 2008 and Carey Price was lighting it up for the Montreal Canadiens. I’m sure that many other collectors have a similar story. Rookie cards are what drives the hobby – they are a primary reason that people bust wax by the case. Hitting a major RC will pay for your box and then some. For the last couple of years I’ve observed a trend when it comes to the early-season product releases. The Hobby as a whole decides—it is never written down by More >
As the 2008 Hall of Fame voting comes upon us, one can wonder if a derserving candidate will finally get his due. And I’m not talking about Goose Gossage.
I’m talking about Bert Blyleven.
Nevermind his sometimes questionable demeanor, Blyleven was still one of the top pitchers in baseball in the 1970s and 1980s despite just two All-Star appearances and a .534 winning percentage.
He did win 287 games, had a 3.31 ERA, 242 complete games, 60 shutouts, and nearly a 3 to 1 strikeout to walk ratio.
His 1971 Topps Rookie Card shows a young, unfamiliar Blyleven, but is still one of his More >