Posts by John Dreker

Card of the Day: 1993 Donruss Zane Smith

Card of the Day
Today is the 32nd anniversary of the Pittsburgh Pirates trade to get lefty pitcher Zane Smith, when they went all-in on winning their first National League East pennant in 11 years. They gave up a lot to get him with just two months left on his contract, but he pitched…

Pittsburgh Pirates Announce Inaugural Hall of Fame Class

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their inaugural Hall of Fame class on Sunday and they went heavy on the Hall of Famers. A total of 19 players make up the first class, which will be celebrated on September 3rd. The class includes many of the all-time greats in franchise history, including…

Card of the Day: 1983 Fleer Steve Nicosia

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day comes from the 1983 Fleer set, which hasn’t been featured here in 11 months. Today’s player is Steve Nicosia, who is somewhere celebrating his 67th birthday, unaware that we are about to take a look at his 1983 Fleer card. This is his second appearance…

Card of the Day: 1981 Fleer Kurt Bevacqua Error/Corrected

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day article is two cards in one, though it’s just a variation of the same card from the 1981 Fleer set. For a marginal player with minimal time in two stints with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Bevacqua has been here a lot. I featured his 1982 Topps…

Card of the Day: 1910 Tip Top Paddy O’Connor

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day is our second look at the 1910 Tip Top set, which consists only of Pittsburgh Pirates* and was put out to celebrate their World Series title. This is our second look at the set, with the first coming 11 months ago when we checked out…