Thursday, June 26, 2014
TTM: Harry Perkowski
Harry Perkowski joined the amphibious force during WWII, helping escort troops and tanks into hot spots on landing craft tanks. He served 19 months in the Atlantic and 11 months in the Pacific including four invasions during the war in Africa, Sicily, Italy and Normandy.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
TTM: Brett Tonko
Brett Tomko made his major league debut with the Reds on May 27, 1997 against the Phillies? He pitched six innings and gave up two runs in a 2-1 loss to Philadelphia.
Friday, June 13, 2014
TTM: Dave Tomlin
Dave Tomlin made his major league debut with the Reds on September 2, 1972? He's currently a coach with the GCL Red Sox.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
TTM: Ted Power
Ted Power led the National League in games pitched in 1984 with 78? He allowed 37 runs on 93 hits in 108.2 innings.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
TTM: Alan Knicely
Alan Knicely was named The Sporting News Minor League Player of the Year in 1984?
Monday, June 9, 2014
The late 80s and early 90s were the time I remember spending so much time enamored with the hobby, busting old school wax packs, flipping through Becketts and Tuff Stuffs to see what products were about to come out and what my cards were worth, and of course trading and selling cards with the guys at school. The latest two additions into the Album of Amazing are two cards I had always wanted to get during that time, but was never able to since I couldn't pull them from a pack or I didn't want to ante up and pay the card shop owners the ridiculous prices they were asking at the time. I was a huge Chicago Bulls fan during that period and when I saw that Upper Deck had released a short print of Michael Jordan in their 1991 baseball product I made it a point to one day own that card. As for the 1990 Score Bo Jackson, I had first seen that card in a glass display case at my local card shop for $10 at that time. I had always been enamored by the fact that Bo played both football and baseball (and according to the "Bo Knows" commercial at that time everything else). Patience has paid off and after more than 20 years later, I was able to get both of those cards free from COMC through their card challenges.
Friday, June 6, 2014
TTM: Jerry Lynch
Jerry Lynch helped propel the 1961 Reds into the World Series with a two-run home run off Cubs pitch Bob Anderson? Did you also know that Jerry is third on the list of all time pinch hit home runs? Now you do.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Why settle for an imitation when I can have the real thing
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Who wants to drink from the fire hose?
Dime Boxes-The Low End Baseball Card Collector's Journey has come across in his search of dime boxes. A few weeks back Nick posted this 1995 Stadium Club Jeff Montgomery card he received from a fellow blogger and I immediately was in awe of it's subject matter. It immediately earned a spot in my album of amazing and I was able to pick it up for free with credits I had amassed over at COMC. This is my eighth entry into the "Album of Amazing" and it really is a great card. Every time I look at this card I'm reminded of a scene from the movie UHF where Stanley Spadowski rewards a kid by letting him drink from a fire hose. If you haven't seen the movie, it's worth checking out.
Monday, June 2, 2014
7th Entry into the Album of Amazing
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