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Zeprock Collection
02-20-2020, 10:59 AM
Post: #51
RE: Zeprock Collection
I was a little late to the party when it came to starting my Craig Biggio collection. Of Houston's three "Killer B's" of that era, I immediately began collecting Bagwell but didn't jump on the Biggio or Berkman bandwagons. He was not a power hitter like many of his contemporaries and didn't burst onto the scene with a lot of hoopla as others so it wasn't until I noticed him inching up the all-time career hits list and doubles list that it started to dawn on me that he could be a Hall of Famer. Now he is in the Hall and his son is a prodigy with the Blue Jays. As of today's posting I have 851 Beckett recognized unique Biggio cards. Here are nine from my collection including a bunch of relics.


1995 Collector's Choice SE Gold Signature #38 Craig Biggio
1997 Bowman Chrome International Refractors #20 Craig Biggio
2001 Private Stock Game Gear #80 Craig Biggio Bat



2002 E-X Essential Credentials Now #69 Craig Biggio/69
2002 Topps Chrome Summer School Top of the Order Relics #TOCCB Craig Biggio Uni A
2005 Topps Cracker Jack Take Me Out to the Ballgame Mini Relics #CBI Biggio Uni



2007 SPx Winning Materials 199 Silver #CB Craig Biggio/199
2007 Ultra Hitting Machines Materials #BI Craig Biggio
2015 Topps Tribute Relics #TRCB Craig Biggio

I collect Hall of Fame baseball player cards and cards of current and retired superstars.



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02-20-2020, 09:47 PM
Post: #52
RE: Zeprock Collection
(02-20-2020 10:59 AM)zeprock Wrote:  I was a little late to the party when it came to starting my Craig Biggio collection. Of Houston's three "Killer B's" of that era, I immediately began collecting Bagwell but didn't jump on the Biggio or Berkman bandwagons. He was not a power hitter like many of his contemporaries and didn't burst onto the scene with a lot of hoopla as others so it wasn't until I noticed him inching up the all-time career hits list and doubles list that it started to dawn on me that he could be a Hall of Famer. Now he is in the Hall and his son is a prodigy with the Blue Jays. As of today's posting I have 851 Beckett recognized unique Biggio cards. Here are nine from my collection including a bunch of relics.


1995 Collector's Choice SE Gold Signature #38 Craig Biggio
1997 Bowman Chrome International Refractors #20 Craig Biggio
2001 Private Stock Game Gear #80 Craig Biggio Bat



2002 E-X Essential Credentials Now #69 Craig Biggio/69
2002 Topps Chrome Summer School Top of the Order Relics #TOCCB Craig Biggio Uni A
2005 Topps Cracker Jack Take Me Out to the Ballgame Mini Relics #CBI Biggio Uni



2007 SPx Winning Materials 199 Silver #CB Craig Biggio/199
2007 Ultra Hitting Machines Materials #BI Craig Biggio
2015 Topps Tribute Relics #TRCB Craig Biggio
Nice Biggios, I've always liked the look of the 97 chrome international set. I had the Adrian Beltre but sold it about 5 years ago....wish I still had it.

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Yesterday, 09:08 PM
Post: #53
RE: Zeprock Collection
Today I am showcasing something a little different, boyhood photos of the stars. Long before they put on their first professional uniform and started their statistical journeys that took them to greatness, they were just kids with dreams. Here's nine from my collection.


1972 Topps #347 Tom Seaver KP (This was a Topps subset included in the 1972 set, Boyhood Photos of the Stars, featuring future HOFer little Tommy Seaver who would go on to win more than 300 games, strikeout more than 3500 batters and become a World Series Champion.)
1973 Topps #344 Jim Hunter KP (For the second year in a row Topps included their Boyhood Photos of the Stars subset. This one features Jimmy Hunter playing with his puppies. The reverse says that he acquired his nickname when he ran away as a boy and returned with two catfish. At the time of this photo he most likely had no idea that he would be a Hall of Fame baseball player, perennial all-star and member of five World Championship teams.)
1989 Card Collector's Company The Phenom #8 Ken Griffey Jr. (This unlicensed set of 16 cards put out by the Card Collector's Company as "The Phenom" series featured photos of "The Kid" when he was literally a kid. I wonder if any of the other people in the background even know that their childhood photos are sharing a baseball card with one of the greatest and most beloved players of all-time.)


1991 Simon and Schuster More Little Big Leaguers #28 Don Mattingly (Look at the focus and determination on Donnie's face. This card was included along with 44 others in a book titled More Little Big Leaguers - Amazing Boyhood Stories of Today's Baseball Stars.)
1992 Pacific Ryan Texas Express II #112 Nolan Ryan/Little League All-Star (Here's the Ryan Express when he was a Little League all-star, long before he would go on to become MLB's all-time strikeout king and twirl a record seven no-hitters.)
1998 Sports Illustrated Then and Now Art of the Game #AG1 Ken Griffey Jr. (I love the look of this card. Junior in his bare feet losing another baseball.)


2001 Upper Deck Pinstripe Exclusives Mantle #MM1 Mickey Mantle (A very young Mickey Mantle years before he would become an idol to millions and probably the second most well-known ballplayer of all-time next to some guy named Ruth.)
2004 Upper Deck Sunkist #3 Mark McGwire (Here's Little Mac on a card that was included with a bag of oranges.)
2010 Topps When They Were Young #JV Justin Verlander (A Topps insert from 2010 featuring a young Justin Verlander who probably had no clue that he would eventually become a MLB all-star, strikeout leader, MVP, World Champion and marry a supermodel. Or maybe he did and that's why he's grinning. And by the way, that's a capital "T" on his t-shirt spelling Tuckahoe. Otherwise that would just be obscene.)

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