Thursday, May 27, 2010

An Amazing 45 Minutes

Thanks to The Ticket in Dallas for pointing out this SI story. Seventy-five years ago, Jesse Owens put on an athletic display which some say has never been equaled. It happened at the Big Ten Track and Field Championship in Ann Arbor, MI. Here is a brief breakdown of what Jesse accomplished on his way to scoring 40 of OSU's 40.2 points that year!

3:15 PM Ties world record for 100m dash. May have actually broken the record.
3:25 (Yes, 10 minutes later) Breaks world long jump record by six inches.
3:34 (Yes, 9 minutes later) Breaks world record in the 220. Photos of Jesse towards the end of the race make it look like he is the only on on the track.
4:00 Jesse actually got to rest/prepare for 26 minutes before breaking the world record in the 220 low hurdles.

Pretty amazing, and the complete article does it much more justice:

SI article on Jesse Owens at the 1935 Big Ten Track Meet


2010 would have been a great year for an Allen & Ginter Jesse Owens card, but he's not in the preliminary checklist. Too bad. At least we have this 1983 Topps Olympians card:

1983 Topps Olympians Jesse Owens

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bad Boys, Bad Boys...Watcha Gonna Do?

Busted. Hope you haven't bought any vintage cards on ebay from 2010CardGuy! He was arrested in Florida for stealing vintage cards and then selling them on ebay. They included a 1957 Topps Bart Star rookie, a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie and a 1955 Sandy Koufax rookie. Here is the full article from SportsCollectorsDaily:

Florida Sports Card Thief Arrested

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

2010 Topps Series 2 Pie In Face Cards

Check your 2010 Topps Series 2 cards closely. Just like Series 1, there are Pie in the Face variation cards including this Jason Heyward card on ebay:

2010 Topps Series 2 Jason Heyward Pie in Face Variation

I also found the following:

2010 Topps Series 2 David Price Pie in Face Variation

2010 Topps Series 2 Nelson Cruz Pie in Face Variation

2010 Topps Series 2 Ike Davis Pie in Face Variation

2010 Topps Series 2 Mitch Talbot Pie in Face Variation

All the Series 1 Pie cards were Yankees, at least Topps is branching out for Series 2.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ruth

Not too shabby of a pull. Probably my top Heritage pull in a few years.

2010 Topps Heritage Babe Ruth Relic