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Pawtucket Red Sox

1986 Topps – Ryan Lavarnway

Last season I saw Ryan have a great game against the Indianapolis Indians. Just the fact that he was a catcher was going to get him a couple of cards on this site, but the great game sealed the deal. Part of the fun of this site is seeing my favorite cards from my childhood with current players on them.  (more…)


1986 Topps – Hector Luna

Here is yet another card from the ’86 Topps set. This makes four in a row for the set on this blog. This is the 25th anniversary of the set, and I thought that over the year I could make a few of them. It is a simple design to copy so it has that going for it as well. (more…)


1986 Topps – Brent Dlugach

Brent is a player that I would love to see play in the big leagues one day. I saw him play for the West Michigan Whitecaps who are the Single A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. A couple of years later I saw him play for Toledo who is the Triple A affiliate of the Tigers. Now I have seen him play for yet another Triple A team. He would be one of the few players that I have seen play at three levels of baseball if he ever made it up to the Bigs. (more…)


1985 Topps Famous Lineage – Tony Pena Jr.

I can’t explain why, but I really enjoyed collecting and watching Tony Pena play as a kid. I guess I followed a few catchers, but Tony was right up there. Part of the fun of seeing the Pawtucket Red Sox play on Saturday was the fact that I could watch Tony’s son play. I never did get to see him get into the game, but he did catch in the bullpen for the relievers. What makes this odd (at least to me) is that Tony is a reliever himself. I guess he just has catching in the blood. I love this set, and I am glad that I could get the Pena’s in it. I also found it cool that Tony Jr.’s team was playing the Triple A affiliate of the team (the Pirates) that I picture his dad on. Tony Sr. also played for Boston. I was tempted to have them both in the same colors, but went with this look instead. (more…)