I have not been posting much lately. Just not a ton of reason to do so. I will probably have a post up about the Hall of Fame voting sometime soon. I am happy for Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas, but disappointed about Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling, Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell, and others.
My ongoing Jackie Bradley fix was sated by a couple off Ebay:
1. 2013 Bowman Platinum Cracked Ice Sapphire Jackie Bradley Jr. RC. This one came on Friday. I just need the red one now, I think.
The next three came in a trade that finished off the 2013 Panini Prizm team set:
3. 2013 Panini Prizm Allen Webster RC. I have no idea what uniform he is wearing in this shot.
4. 2013 Panini Prizm Nomar Garciaparra. I am curious to see what happens when he makes the Hall of Fame ballot. I maintain that his dominance from 1997 to 2003 should merit consideration, despite his big slide afterwards.
5. 2013 Panini Prizm Pedro Martinez. On the other hand, Pedro should be a lock.
Finally, I received another nice package from Mark, who I did a trade with earlier. He sent along some great vintage and oddballs:
7. 1966 Topps Rub-Offs Dick Radatz. A great oddball of the Monster, one of the most intimidating relievers in history.
8. 1969 Globe Imprints Ken Harrelson. The Hawk had a great 1968 season for Boston. I can't stand him as the White Sox announcer though.
9. 1969 Milton Bradley Rico Petrocelli. Petro had some great seasons in the late 1960's/early 1970's as a power-hitting shortstop.
10. 1960 Leaf Ted Wills. Wills was a left-hander who only had a handful of games in any one season he played. Still, this is my first 1960 Leaf card. Pretty cool.
11. 1959 Fleer Ted Williams #79. I love this set, though I only now have two from it. I need to try get some more.
12. 1969 Topps Tony Conigliaro. I am so happy about this card. This makes two great vintage Tony C. cards in the last couple of weeks.
13. 1973 Topps Dwight Evans RC. But this is the best card from the package. Dewey's rookie card. He really should have been on the Veterans' Committee ballot this year. He deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.
14. 1959 Topps Frank Malzone. A terrific third-baseman in the 50's and 60's.
Thanks Mark! Or Harry!