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Fun cards: 2022 TWJ “One n’ Done”

Thirteen former big leaguers appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time in 2022. One was elected, two received enough votes to stay on the ballot for next year. What about the other ten players?

This “fun cards” set is dedicated to those guys who appeared on the ballot, but did not receive 5% of the vote for a second year.

A.J. Pierzynski, Carl Crawford, Jake Peavy, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Papelbon, Justin Morneau, Mark Teixeira, Prince Fielder, Ryan Howard, and Tim Lincecum all had fine careers, but all received less than 5% of the vote.

AJ Pierzynski Chicago White Sox

Carl Crawford Tampa Bay Rays

Jake Peavy San Diego Padres

Joe Nathan Minnesota Twins

Jonathan Papelbon Washington Nationals

Justin Morneau Minnesota Twins

Mark Teixeira New York Yankees

Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies

Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants

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Another West Coast pitcher tosses a no-hitter

Tim Lincecum no hitter over the San Diego Padres 2014

All three of baseball’s no-hitters this season have been thrown by pitchers from the Golden State: Josh Beckett, Clayton Kershaw, and today, Tim Lincecum. As I did for Beckett and Kershaw, I created a special 2014 TWJ card for the no-hitter.

So far this season, six special “highlights” have been created for the 2014 TWJ set. Albert Pujols‘ 500th home run, Pete Rose‘s return to managing, and the passing of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn have been featured in addition to the three no-hitters. All six cards can be seen here.

To view the entire 2014 TWJ set, click here. To see cards created for your favorite team, type (replacing cincinnati-reds with your favorite team, dashes between each word) in the address bar of your browser. If you have a special request, you can submit those at this link. TWJ cards are web-only “virtual” cards, or “fun cards.” They do not exist in real life, unless you print them out on your inkjet printer at home.

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Delivery via (Night) Owl Post

There is a feeling of elation that washes over you when you finish something, especially if it took a few years to accomplish. Thanks to the generosity of a certain nocturnal blogger, Night Owl Cards, I now have the complete 2008 Topps Series I and 2007 UD Masterpieces. I was missing one card from each set, and he wrapped them up for me…

The last card I was missing from 2008 Topps Series I was Kazuo Uzuki.

Yes, the gimmick that had the blogosphere in an uproar. Well, one of the gimmicks. <sarcasm>I’m so glad Topps is over the gimmick card. </sarcasm>

And then there was the awesome 2007 UD Masterpieces set. I love this set. Tim Lincecum was the last card I needed, and since Lincecum is a Giant, Night Owl was happy to get it out of his sight…

But there is something missing with the Lincecum card…something is just…not….right…..

Where’s my pencil?

That’s better.

Thanks for the cards, Greg!