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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Today’s 9–Gordon Beckham page 2

I keep my White Sox collection by players last name. When that player reaches 9 cards (a page), they get a post in the Today’s 9 series. I just recently moved all my cards into alphabetical order so most of these posts are just catching up and making sure everybody get’s their due.

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GORDON BECKHAM

Cards (L-R) – (top row) 2010 Bowman Sterling, 2010 Topps When They Were Young, 2010 Topps 206

(middle row) 2010 Topps Allen & Ginters, 2010 Topps Allen & Ginters This Day in History, 2010 Topps Allen & Ginters game-used bat

(bottom row) 2010 Topps Finest, 2011 Bowman, 2011 Bowman Finest Futures

Played with the Sox from 2009-current

Was 5th in Rookie of the Year voting in 2009.

Card back info –

“Beckham made his MLB debut on 6/4/09, starting at third base against the Athletics.  On that same date in 1968, Don Drysdale set a pair of record by firing his sixth straight shutout and extending his scoreless innings binge to 54 (later ending at 58).” – 2010 Bowman Sterling

“The alma mater of both of Beckham’s parents is the University of South Carolina, where his dad quarterbacked the football team and his mother was cheerleader.  Gordon grew up passionate about baseball.  He still recalls his gloom when his father, the youth team coach, had to cancel games because of rain” – 2010 Topps When They Were Young

“Though a rookie, Beckham was clutch enough in 2009 to sway .348 with runners in scoring positions and two outs.” – 2010 Topps 206

“Resume – Notched first career four-hit game on 7/18/10.  Finished fifth in 2009 AL Rookie of the Year voting.  Smashed 14 homers and 28 doubles.  2008 SEC Player of the Year honoree.  Skills – Generates plus power with great bat speed and hip rotation.  Has strong arm and smooth actions in field.  Hard worker.  Evolution – After setting a U. of Georgia record with 28 homers in ‘08, Beckham proved he could wield a wooden bat by whacking .322 in 59 Minor League games.” – 2011 Bowman

“A college star who tied for the NCAA lead with 28 homers in 2008, Beckham outpaced many forecasts by reaching the Majors early in the ‘09 season.  There was nothing left to prove on the farms, where he whacked .322 in 59 games split among three levels.  The White Sox starting second baseman in ‘10, Gordon is a thread anywhere from the Nos. 2-9 spots in the order.” – 2011 Bowman Finest Futures

Cards in Sox uniform that I own currently – 32

Debated on even adding the card back info from 2010 Bowman Sterling since it doesn’t say much about Beckham other than his debut date.  I liked the When We Young Back though, the info about his parents is cool.  A sports fairy tale if you will. 

1 comment:

  1. As far as Gordons go, I put him down on my list after Red Berenson, Gordon Lightfoot and Gordon from Sesame Street. But as far as Gordon Beckham collections go, yours is top-notch.

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