1981 Fleer Bob Cox 247 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
Among the many joys of 1981 Fleer, and there are a great many, is this spectacular baseball card. Sure, the picture is a little boring and the text on the back is even more obvious than the average post on this site. That said, the fron... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1989 Topps Hank Aaron 663 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
So, my favorite baseball card in the 1989 Topps set features my favorite baseball card from the 1974 Topps set, which despite being my favorite baseball card in the 1974 set, I still find it slightly disappointing because I want a Ha... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1990 Topps Oddibe McDowell 329 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
Almost everyone thinks the 1990 Topps flagship set is ugly, but not me. I love every garish card in the set. Every tacky border. The nonsensically colored borders that have nothing to do with the team colors. This is a set with ... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
Breaking down the eight-year, $77.5 million Eloy Jiménez extension - South Side Sox 🔗 ⚾️ 💵
Of course, Jiménez has secured his future, and his family’s, and his family’s family. But there’s little doubt that this deal will turn out to be Chris Sale-like if Jiménez can even come close t... www.grayareas.xyz
1971 Topps Felix Millan 81 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
Baseball has always had guys like Felix Millan, and baseball will always have guys like Felix Millan. Good glove. Good contact hitter. Pretty good player. He’s got a couple of gold gloves ad made three All-Star teams with the Braves... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1958 Topps Harry Hanebrink 454 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
Is Topps throwing shade at Hanebrink?
“Plenty of seasoning down on the Braves’ farms” is a really interest way to say long time minor leaguer.
“He’s shown he can deliver base hits … He’ll be tough to move out” is just wrong.
2015 Topps Mike Minor 202 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
Shoulder injuries suck and they derailed Mike Minor’s career with the Braves. Suddenly, while I wasn’t paying attention, he made it back. He had a pretty good year out of the bullpen for the Royals and then a pretty good year as a st... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1983 Topps Rick Mahler 76 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
I came to the realization last night that Julio Teheran is to the Braves of 2018 what Rick Mahler was to the Braves of the mid 1980s. Mahler started a lot of baseball games. He was rarely awful. Even when things were going well, he h... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1996 Topps Jim Scharrer 21 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
I’m not in favor of including new draft picks in the flagship set. I prefer flagship to be a record of the major league season and too many draft picks just don’t work out to screw up the base set with them. As for Scharrer, he spen... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1974 Topps Darrell Evans 140 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
Trivia Question: Who was in the on-deck circle when Hank Aaron hit home run number 715?
You think you know because of the featured card on this post, right? Ha! Joke is on you!
Darrell Evans was on first. Dusty Baker was in the ... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1980 Topps Bob Horner 108 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
I’m never sure if I like the 1980 Topps set design because I think it’s nice, or if it’s just that it was the first set I made a serious run at trying to complete when I was a kid. Officially, I’m going to say it’s both. However, I’d... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
2014 Topps Andrelton Simmons 283 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
Here we have a baseball card that perfectly shows off the current Topps flagship close cropped photography style. It’s a card that shows the limitations of the style as well as any other. Sure, this is a great look at Simba’s ... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1951 Topps Red Back Tommy Holmes 52 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
If the Braves ever get truly serious about the team Hall of Fame, they will need to induct Tommy Holmes. During his 10 years with the Boston Braves, he wasn’t just the most popular player on the team. He was also one of the... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1968 Topps Claude Raymond #166 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
As of right now, I know next to nothing about Claude Raymond and I’m not really in the mood to learn. Looking at the back of the card, I see that he was born in Quebec and I know that he played for the Expos. I’m about to start ... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1981 Fleer Gene Garber #249 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
Gene Garber is best known, perhaps, for ending Pete Rose’s 44 game hitting streak sending him into an epic fit of whining that he still engages in from time to time today. I hope Pete bet against himself that day. I like to think t... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1984 Topps NL Active Career Save Leaders 709 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
Looking back in time at this card, it feels like Topps is sticking it to Braves fans. Gene Garber is, of course, the first great, modern closer for the Atlanta Braves. Bruce Sutter is the first big name, disaster f... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1979 Topps Phil Niekro - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
Take a look at the numbers on the back of this baseball card for the 1978 season. Phil Niekro was, unquestionably, the most valuable pitcher in the NL in 1978. He finished sixth in the Cy Young voting.
Guess what? He was also the most ... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1973 Topps Rookie Second Basemen 609 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
Here it is. The most important rookie card in the 1973 Topps set. Sure, you have Davey Lopes, who was excellent for a number of years, but check out the confident smirk on Sugar Bear’s face.
If you don’t like Larvell Blan... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1996 Topps Steve Avery 165 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
It’s a shame that by the time the Braves won their World Series, one of the players responsible for their rise from the division cellar to perennial division champion was already on the decline. There was a time when many thought th... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1973 Topps Denny McLain 630 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
On the one hand, I love Denny McLain because in the “Year of the Pitcher”, 1968, he still managed to stand out by winning 30 games, the last time that will ever occur.
On the other hand, when he was with the Senators, he tried his... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1953 Bowman Dave Cole #38 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
The 1953 Bowman Color baseball set is, perhaps, my favorite baseball card set of all time. The colors explode off the cardboard and the picture selection is perfect more often than not. I’m not sure why Bowman went cheap out on this ... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
2011 Topps Tommy Hanson 505 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
I’m not sure there will ever be a day when I see a Tommy Hanson baseball card and not think about Kris Medlen’s reaction to his death. It’s still heartbreaking. The big fireballing red head was destined for baseball greatness, unti... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
2015 Topps BJ Upton 184 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
Here we have the player that every Braves fan cites when they claim to be glad that the Braves didn’t make another high price free agent signing. The signing was, of course, a disaster. The Braves had a young nucleus of Simmons, Heywar... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
2011 Topps Dan Uggla 640 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
If you want to piss off Braves twitter, just tell them that Dan Uggla was a perfectly fine baseball player his first two years in Atlanta.
They will call you names.
You’ll be right though. He wasn’t what Braves fans expected he woul... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1967 Topps Denis Menke 518 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
I get that Menke was one of the original bonus babies. I get that he had an excellent major league career. I get that he was a terrific hitting coach that helped develop great players like Paul Molitor.
I can’t get past how he spel... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
2019 Topps New Age Performers Ronald Acuña Jr. - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
Expectations are a hell of a thing. The back of this baseball card compares Acuña’s rookie season to Tommie Agee’s 1970 season. Agee was a fine baseball player who had an excellent career. When Acuña’s career end... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1998 Topps Andrés Galarraga 295 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
I was sad to see the Braves send Fred McGriff to the Devil Rays and wondered what the Braves plans were for first base. My first thought was that Ryan Klesko was going to get the chance to be the everyday guy at first. Two days... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
Happy opening day, everyone!
The St. Louis Cardinals Were Barely Gone—but They’re Definitely Back - The Ringer 🔗 ⚾️
…The St. Louis Cardinals ran this division from 2000 to 2015. Over that 16-year span, St. Louis made the playoffs 12 times, won four pennants and two World Series, post... www.grayareas.xyz
1987 Topps Ozzie Virgil Jr - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
No matter how bad the Braves play, they are my team. In 1987, I took that even more seriously. than I do now. These days, I have a wife and a daughter and a job and a lot of other interests to distract me from a losing Braves season... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1971 Topps Rico Carty 270 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
If I were to make a list of my least favorite players from the 60s, Clete Boyer would be near the top. I do not like the guy. Nothing I’ve read about him has convinced me that he’s anything but a dick. He did NOT like Rico Carty. Th... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1977 Topps Rookie Catchers 476 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
Rick Cerone would make his way to Atlanta in 1985 and spend a single season in Atlanta where he was kind of bad. Of course, he’s not the reason I love this baseball card.
This is the first baseball card of Braves great Dale Mur... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1949 Bowman Ed Stanky 104 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
Where does the truth lie? It is said that Stanky told Jackie Robinson when he arrived in Brooklyn, that he was against integration and was against Robinson being a Dodger, but as long as they were teammates, he would have his back. O... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
Not 1990 Topps Traded Dave Justice - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
This is not the 1990 Topps Traded card of Braves great David Justice. I have no idea why it was in my team set binder for the 1990 set. I’m annoyed with myself. I’m annoyed with Topps for making this crap so easy to do. Now ... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com
1953 Topps Ebba St. Claire 91 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾
With a limited amount of time on Google, it can be hard to find the type of details I’d like to know about the Braves players of yesteryear. When Ebba St. Claire made his debut with the Boston Braves in 1951, was he viewed as the... www.madduxglavinesmoltz.com