Out of the Past..

Such fond memories of growing up in the ‘60s on Clarendon Drive in San Jose, CA. Summers were magical and carefree. Playing street baseball, collecting baseball cards, drinking Slurpees! I still remember sitting on the steps outside 7-11 busting packs of baseball cards with Bob DeBarr, Danny DeBarr, Paul Caruso, Mark Renneke, and my brother Mark. In 1964, Topps introduced metal All-Star Coin inserts with each pack. Suddenly, we had a new pursuit. I can still remember the day I got Willie Mays! I was in heaven. To this day, that coin still brings back wonderful remembrances of a happy childhood and innocence long gone.🌞⚾️🥤

More precious than gold! 1964 Topps Willie Mays All-Star Coin Insert #150
We put a lot of these cards on the spokes of our bicycles and turned them into motorcycles!

Swing!⚾️Whack!💥Splash!💦⚾️💦

Mike Yastrzemski stuns the Padres with walk-off blast, Giants overcome four-run deficit to win!!

It didn’t look good for the San Francisco Giants last night down 6-3 to the San Diego Padres with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning..then third baseman Donovan Solano crushed a game-tying three-run home run into the left field bleachers. Suddenly, the cardboard cutout crowd had a reason to believe and stick around.

And they were glad they did.

In the bottom of the ninth, Yastrzemski stepped to the plate and pulled a fastball from Padres left-hander Mike Strahm into McCovey Cove, delivering the Giants a 7-6 walk-off win and Yastrzemski’s second home run of the night to get wet.

Splish-Splash.. Giants do the walk-off dance!