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3 Brothers - and More!

2014 Panini - HoFer Ed Delahanty 1988 C.C.C. Reprint - Frank Delahanty (error misspelled last name) DeansCards Reprint - Jim Delahanty The Jan 23 post by Night Owl Cards  night owl cards  inspired me to show some of my collection of baseball brothers and families. Starting above with the Delehanty Brothers: Hall of Famer Ed, Frank, and Jim. There were two other Delahanty brothers that also played briefly in MLB (Joe and Tom), but I haven't seen any cards of them. The DiMaggio brothers are shown below on Gum Inc. Playball Reprints. The Boyer brothers are shown below on 1969 Topps (Clete and Ken), and 1976 JDM/JMC of a 1955 Rodeo Meat Commemorative Set (Cloyd). The Alou brothers actually played together on the same team in the same game in 1963 as shown on the box score below. Felipe and Matty are shown on 1963 Topps, and Jesus on a 1964 Topps. Felipe's son Moises is shown below on a 2006 Topps Opening Day. BTW, his broth

Derek Jeter

You cannot deny the great career of Derek Jeter (believe me, I'm not a Yankees fan, so I try to poke holes). Jeter spent his entire 20-year MLB playing career with the New York Yankees. He is a five-time World Series champion, the Yankees' all-time career leader in hits (3,465), doubles (544), games played (2,747), stolen bases (358), times on base (4,716), plate appearances (12,602) and at bats (11,195). He has 14 All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. In 2017, the Yankees retired his uniform number 2. The cards: Top row, L-R: 1990 Topps; 2000 Fleer Dividends; and 2000 Fleer Tradition. Middle row: 2000 Fleer Tradition; 2000 Fleer Tradition; and a Series 2001 Card 1 of 4 Skippy disk. Bottom row: 2002 Topps; 2004 Topps Opening Day; and 2006 Fleer Tradition. Top row, L-R: 2006 Topps Sports Illustrated for Kids; 2007 Upper Deck; and 2007 Upper Deck Goudy Big League. Middle row: 200

Richie Ashburn

Richie Ashburn accumulated 2,574 hits with a lifetime batting average of .308 and an on-base percentage of .396 in his 15 year career. With only 29 home runs, he was a true "spray hitter." Ashburn accumulated the most hits (1,875) of any batter during the 1950s. He appears to be well regarded as a center fielder. There are two funny stories I learned of Ashburn from Baseball-Reference. The first: "During an August 17, 1957 game Ashburn hit a foul ball into the stands that struck spectator Alice Roth, wife of Philadelphia Bulletin sports editor Earl Roth, breaking her nose. When play resumed Ashburn fouled off another ball that struck her while she was being carried off in a stretcher. Ashburn and Mrs. Roth maintained a friendship for many years, and the Roths' son later served as a Phillies batboy." The second: "One oft-told story is that on short flies to center or left-center, center fielder Ashburn would collide with shortstop Elio Chacón. Chac

Funny and Oddball

With all the craziness going on in MLB, I thought I'd just throw out some funny and oddball cards to lighten things up. Remember, "Pitchers and Catchers Report" in just over three weeks! Love the expression... Spitball! Young, Mathewson, Johnson, and Ryan. Love this card! Unconventional.  I love this game! Unconventional II. Cool. Cool II. Scan cut  :( Scan cut :) Good scan - poor Dick! Growl! A couple of 92 Score's. I can't think of another card that shows agony to its core more than this one... Poor Claude. No! Poor Keith! One of my favorites! Are Rex Hudler and Dennis Cook the same person? Thanks for visiting! CinciCuse Bill