Archive for May, 2011

Baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday at the age of 74.  Killebrew played 22 seasons, playing for the Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins and one season for the Kansas City Royals in 1975. His early days even included a little time in Indianapolis. In 1958, Killebrew played in 38 games for Indianapolis batting .215 (26-for-121) with 14 runs, two homers and ten RBI. Killebrew hit 573 homers in his career, which ranks him 11th on the all-time list.

According to Beckett, Killebrew has 2,853 different cards, including 813 different certified autograph cards. He appears on 1,213 different memorabilia cards and unlike most players today he had only ONE Rookie Card, which can be found in 1955 Topps.

I was lucky enough about 10 years ago to sit down and talk baseball with Harmon, of all places the 3rd base dugout at Bosse Field in Evansville, Indiana. He was in town speaking and I had a chance to catch up with him at the park before hand, grabbing a nice sig and finding out, that “The Killer” was a great guy. 

Hit the Target tonight, everything really searched over but then over on the side 5 packs of Gypsy Queen sitting there. Here’s the results of the gamble.

Green/Paper Framed – Roy Halladay, Jason Hayward, Joey Votto, Joe Mauer, Pee Wee Reese, Jimmie Rollins, Honus Wagner, Jimmie Foxx, Robin Yount, Babe Ruth, Carl Yastrzemski, Starlin Castro, (3) Josh Johnson

Minis – Jeremy Hellickson, Heath Bell, Rick Porcello, Aaron Hill, Brian Bogusevic, Ricky Nolasco, David Price, Robin Yount, Barry Larkin, Jon Lester, Tony Gwynn

Red Back Minis – Ryan Braun, Carlos Pena

Black Minis – Gaby Sanchez, Daric Barton

Great Ones – Andre Dawson, Robin Yount, Thurman Munson, Walter Johnson

Home Run Heroes – Albert Pujols, Frank Robinson

Sticky Fingers – Derek Jeter, Starlin Castro, Hanley Ramirez

Wall Climbers – Nick Swisher, Denard Span, Rajai Davis, Ichiro

Future Stars – Desmond Jennings, (3) Phil Hughes, Jose Tabata

Gypsy Queens – Zenda

Game Used – Yadier Molina

Auto – Chris Sale

Noteable Base – Maris, Chapmen, Drabek, J. Robinson, R. Jackson

It’s the 16 random pack box that is listed as having over a $40 value, for a price of $19.99, but Is It Worth It?

Here’s the break down of the 16 packs and whats inside.

1) 2007 Fleer Ultra – Cal Ripken (Iron Man)

2) 2007 Fleer Ultra – Matt Lindstrom (Ultra Rookie)

3) 2007 Fleer Ultra – Dontrelle Willis (Feel the Game)

4) 2007 Topps – Roy Oswalt (Gold 1780/2007), Winston Churchill

5) 2008 Allen & Ginter – Troy Tulowitzki, Ichiro (Mini)

6.) 2008 Bowmn Chrome – Hector Correa, Ryan Zimmerman

7) 2008 UD Timeline – Chipper Jones, Frank Thomas, David Ortiz, Derek Jeter (94 ATH) Goose Gossage (YSL)

8.) 2008 UD X – ARod (X diecut),

9) 2008 UD Heroes – Earle Combs (YSL)

10) 2008 UD Heroes – Fisk/Yaz (Red Sox Heroes)

11) 2009 O-Pee-Chee – John Danks (Black)

12) 2009 Topps Series 2 – Mickey Mantle (Legends of the Game Walmart)

13) 2009 UD Icons – Manny Ramirez

14) 2009 UD Artifacts – Lance Berkman (Pink)

15) 2009 Goudey – Jack Morris, Conor Gillaspie (RC)

16) 2010 Topps – Chipper Jones (CMT)

If you want to just rip open some packs, this is for you. If your looking for the “Big Hit”  and even the so so insert hit, stay away.