2023 Hall of Fame Ballot
John's Big League Baseball
by John Sharp
4d ago
Another year has passed, an that means another Hal 9f Fame announcement. For me, if I could vote, these are the ballplayer that I believe belong in the hallowed halls of Cooperstown.  • Todd Helton • Jeff Kent • Scott Rolen • Jimmy Rollins • Gary Sheffield • Mark Buehrle Happy Hall of Fame Day....Play BALL!  ..read more
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Happy Thanksgiving
John's Big League Baseball
by John Sharp
2M ago
Happy Thanksgiving to all you great bloggers put there. Here's a Turkey Red card of Matthew Boyd, because, well, why not. Have a great day of food, family, and football, Play BALL ..read more
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Tigers Card Tuesday- 2022 Topps Archives- 500 Miggy Card
John's Big League Baseball
by John Sharp
2M ago
I haven't been able to purchase any 2022 Topps Archives, so I went to eBay to get today's pick for Tigers Card Tuesday!             2022 Topps Archives #308,             Miguel Cabrera 500th HR          ?⚾️ Miguel Cabrera hit his 500th big league HR in Toronto, last August, and the photo of him coming back out of the Tigers dugout...on the road, to a cheering crowd is one of my favorite images from what was another dismal season in the Motor City.  ?⚾️ Miggy was the Tigers best player ..read more
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Tigers Card Tuesday- Go Vote!
John's Big League Baseball
by John Sharp
2M ago
Today is Election Day across America, and I hope that you're going to exercise your Right To Vote!, no matter if you're a Blue, Red, Purple, or Green voter. ? The Contemporary Era ballot was released yesterday, and once again, I really don't understand how these ballots are made up. The Contemporary Era is supposed to consist of players from 1980, and after, yet, Lou Whitaker, the 1978 American League Rookie of the Year, isn't on the ballot.  ?⚾️ Lou played for the Tigers from 1977-95, was the best 2nd Baseman in the A.L. during the majority of the time, and his record setting tea ..read more
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Updating Matthew Boyd TCDB Page
John's Big League Baseball
by John Sharp
3M ago
I've been lacking in posting on ye Olde Baseball Blog, and I need to be much better at it. Life seems to always throw big league curveballs my way health wise, so the blog suffers because it takes me a while to type on my phone...blame my arthritis and fibromyagia, that's what I do. ⚾️ Today I was able to work a bit on my Matthew Boyd collection, including putting cards in the ever growing BOYD Binder, and actually entering a few new cards into TCDB. ⚾️ 1️⃣6️⃣7️⃣ different/unique cards of Matthew Boyd, still hanging in the top spot. ⚾️ Matthew pitched for the Mariners after being ..read more
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Tigers Card Tuesday- Happy Baseball Birthday, Willie Horton
John's Big League Baseball
by John Sharp
3M ago
Today is a milestone in Detroit Tigers fandom, as the legendary "Willie the Wonder," World Series Champion, Willie Horton , turns 80. ?⚾️ Willie Horton is a local legend, born in the Motor City on October 18, 1942. ? Willie would go to games at old Briggs Stadium, sit with his friends in the left field Bleachers, telling his buddies that, one day, he, Willie, would be playing left field for the men wearing the Olde English D.  ? Of course, when it comes to Willie Horton, there's no better highlight than his throw to Bill Freehan in Game 5 of the 1968 World Ser ..read more
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Happy Baseball Birthday! Tigers Rookie Riley Greene.
John's Big League Baseball
by John Sharp
4M ago
Today's Happy Baseball Birthday! best whises go out to my favorite young player on the Detroit Tigers, rookie centerfielder Riley Greene. 2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ Riley Greene was born on September 28, 2000, in Orlando, Florida, and in 2019, the Tigers drafted Riley #1 (5th overall) out of Paul J. Haggerty High School in Oviedo, Florida.  Riley was well on his way to making the 2022 Opening Day roster for Detroit, but was injured in late Spring Training. ☎️ The Tigers finally called Greene up, and he made is big league debut on June 18th, collecting his first big league hit, a single, in hi ..read more
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Football Card Friday- Kicking Things Off
John's Big League Baseball
by John Sharp
5M ago
The other day on Twitter someone wanted to see us post cards of our favorite kickers as the new NFL season was upon us. ? Being that is was way go late at night, I couldn't share anything at that time, but, as I was going through some boxes today I came across the perfect card to post.                    1982 Topps #344                               IA                        Eddie Murray  ? Kick ..read more
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Football Card Friday, 2022, Week 1
John's Big League Baseball
by John Sharp
5M ago
It's finally here, the return of college football, with my beloved Michigan Wolverines playing host to Colorado State University at The Big House tomorrow afternoon, in Ann Arbor. ? My wife Tracy has a 4 day weekend, so, she drove me the two hours to meet up with fellow Michigan fan, and card blogger, Dennis, at the Taylor Card Show. Dennis had a package for me, which is another reason we drove to see him, so he wouldn't have to mail it, but that's for another post.  I went to the card show looking for Matthew Boyd cards, and found a couple, but, that's for another Tigers Card T ..read more
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Tigers Card Tuesday- 2022 Topps NOW- Garret Hill MLB Debut
John's Big League Baseball
by John Sharp
5M ago
On July 4th ?? of this year we ventured  the 2+ hours from South Portage to Downtown Detroit to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the Cleveland Guardians. ?⚾️ The 1pm game was the first of a split Doubleheader, and our first ever big league game on July 4th. 2️⃣4️⃣ Yes, that's the great Miguel Cabrera batting...we had awesome seats!  ?The Tigers called up young right hander Garrett Hill , a 26 year old out of Petaluma, California and San Diego State University to pitch Game One. ⚾️  Topps NOW cards aren't for everyone, but when it's a card that's of significanc ..read more
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