Thursday, July 31, 2008
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The Back of the cards Says: Fisk was one of the Game Premier Catchers for nearly two decades and set the standard for durability among backstops.
He Owens the records for catchers in games(2,229) and home runs (351). Fisk is perhaps best known for his 12th-inning Home Run in game six of the 1975 World Series between the Red Sox and the Reds. The game-winning Homer capped one of the most remarkable World Series contests in history. Fisk was the Al Rookie of the year in 1972 and was an 11-time All-Star.He was elected to Hall of Fame in 2000.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The story that Abner Doubleday invented baseball in 1839 was once widely promoted and widely believed. There was and is no evidence for this claim, except for the testimony of one man decades after the fact, and there is more persuasive counter-evidence. Doubleday left many letters and papers, but they contain no description of baseball or even a suggestion that he considered himself a prominent person in the history of the game. His New York Times obituary makes no mention of baseball at all, nor does an encyclopedia article about Doubleday published in 1911. Contrary to popular belief, Doubleday has never been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, although a large oil portrait of him was on display at the Hall of Fame building for many years.
The legend of Doubleday’s invention of baseball was itself baseball's invention, in a sense that of Al Spalding, a former star pitcher, then club executive, who had become the leading American sporting goods entrepreneur and sports publisher. Debate on baseball origins had raged for decades, heating up in the first years of the 20th century. To end argument, speculation and innuendo, Spalding organized a panel in 1905. The panelists were his friend Abraham G. Mills, a former National League president; two United States Senators, ex-NL president Morgan Bulkeley and ex-Washington club president Arthur Gorman; ex-NL president and lifelong secretary-treasurer Nick Young; two other star players turned sporting goods entrepreneurs (George Wright and Alfred Reach); and AAU president James E. Sullivan. The final report published in 1908 included three sections: a summary of the panel’s findings written by Mills, a letter by John Montgomery Ward supporting the panel, and a dissenting opinion by Henry Chadwick. The research methods were, at best, dubious. The Mills Commission probably looked for and found the perfect story: baseball was invented in a quaint rural town without foreigners or industry, by a young man who later graduated from West Point and served heroically in the Mexican-American War, Civil War, and U.S. wars against Indians.
The Mills Commission concluded that baseball had been invented by Doubleday in Cooperstown, New York in 1839; that Doubleday had invented the word "baseball", designed the diamond, indicated fielder positions, written down the rules and the field regulations. However, no written records from 1839 or the 1840s have ever been found to corroborate these claims; nor could Doubleday be interviewed for he had died in 1893. The principal source for the story was a letter from elderly Abner Graves, a five-year-old resident of Cooperstown in 1839. But Graves never mentioned a diamond, positions or the writing of rules. Graves' reliability as a witness has also been questioned because he was later convicted of murdering his wife and spent his final days in an asylum for the criminally insane. Further, Doubleday was not in Cooperstown in 1839. Doubleday may never have even visited Cooperstown. He was enrolled at West Point and there is no record of any leave time. Mills, a lifelong friend of Doubleday, had never heard him mention inventing baseball.
As noted previously, versions of baseball rules have since been found in publications that significantly predate the alleged invention in 1839.
Jeff Idelson of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York has stated, "Baseball wasn't really born anywhere," meaning that the evolution of the game was long and continuous and has no clear, identifiable single origin.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I gave up 1989 Upper Deck: 332,603,722,717,704,351,314,88,391,456and I got 10 2007 Turkey Red Cards 86,129,72,181, 17, 6, 38, 99, 112, & 133. Very Good Trade I believe. I reallly like the Turkey Red cards! I never thought when I was opening up the 1989 Upper Deck that 19 years later I would be trading them for some other cards. I think we may do some more trading later on with stlcardtrader he has some Carlton fisk cards I would like to have. Thanks again for the trade!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
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1st Baseman Mark Grace 1988
2nd Baseman Willie Randolph 1976
Shortstop Nomar Garciaparra 1997
3rd Baseman Chipper Jones 1995
Catcher Carlton Fisk 1972
Outfielder Buddy Bell 1972
Outfieler Ken Griffey 1989
Outfielder Jim Rice 1975
Pitcher Jim Abbott 1989
Pitcher Mark Fidrych1976
Saturday, July 12, 2008
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Saturday, July 5, 2008
A List of Cards from Whitesoxcards
1. 2007 Topps Turkey Red #45 Billy Butler (RC)
2. 1991 Classic Blue George Brett. Card #T46
3. 1991 Classic Blue Brent Mayne #T50
4. 1991 Classic Blue Brian McRae #T49
5. 1991 Classic Blue Jeff Conine #T47
6. 1991 Classic Blue Bo Jackson #T48
7. 1991 RED Classic GEORGE BRETT # T 70
8. 1989 Topps Jamie Quirk #702
9. 2006 Topps Odalis Perez#UH48
10. 1990 Topps Bob Boone #671
11. 1987 Topps Steve Balboni#240
12. 2008 Topps Opening Day Luke Hochevar #208
13. 1993 Score George Brett #517
14 1993 Topps Chris Haney #581
15. 1985 Fleer Mark Huisman #203
16. 1985 Fleer Hal McRae#207
17. 1985 Fleer Pat Sheridan #213
18. 2007 Bowman David DeJesus#87
19. 2005 Donruss Mike MacDougal #130
20. 2005 Donruss Shawn Camp #156
21. 2005 Upperdeck Ambiorix Burgos #110
22. 1994 Score Gary Gaetti #300
23. 1994 Score Greg Gagne
24. 1995 Upperdeck SP Greg Gagne
25. 2008 Upperdeck Shawn Costa #524
26.2006 Upperdeck Justin Huber #1091
27. 2008 Bowmen Chrome Danny Duffy BcP25
28. 2001 Upperdeck Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk #78
I know I am a day late with my patriotism but, the city I work for has a huge Fourth of July Celebration that I have to help with so I am a little late with my blogg. I am sure all collectors have cards that are their favorites even if the cards aren't worth anything. The 1991 Score Flag Card is one of them cards for me. I hope everyone had a nice and safe holiday.