Think about some of the great players who have worn the uniform of the Pittsburgh Pirates and names such as Roberto Clemente, Honus Wagner, Pie Traynor, Willie Stargell and Ralph Kiner come to mind. Bet you didn't know that Brian is the only player in club history to hit .300, with 30 home runs and 100 RBIs, in consecutive seasons. In 2000, he hit .315 for the second year in a row, while leading the club in doubles (37), triples (7), home runs (35), RBIs (123) and walks (114). Brian ranked second in the National League in walks, fourth with a .432 on-base percentage and ninth in both extra-base hits (79) and total bases (332). He also tied for fifth in RBIs and tied for sixth with 13 intentional walks.
Able to play any outfield position, Brian is a disciplined hitter with a good, quick stroke. Patient at the plate, he'll hit the ball where it's pitched and he has good power to all fields. Brian emerged as a star in 1999 when he led the Pirates in batting (.315), runs scored (109), home runs (39) and RBIs (115). He ranked fifth in the NL with a .614 slugging percentage and eighth with a .418 on-base percentage. Brian spent parts of four seasons with the Cleveland Indians before being traded to Pittsburgh after the 1998 campaign.
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Baseball cards and other sports cards and Non-Sports cards collecting is a fun way for the whole family to build lasting memories. Kids, parents and grandparents can all have fun together collecting sports cards.
Baseball Cards and Sports Cards collecting tips: The main key factor to remember when building your baseball cards, football cards, other sports cards and non-spots card collections is that the condition of the baseball cards, football cards, or other cards is extremely important to the cards value and future value and the selling price. A low grade card may only be worth 2 or 3 percent of the value of a mint card and that holds true even on very old cards not just new baseball cards. Sports and non-sports cards in lower condition bring far less than those same sports card in top shape. Often the amount of cards made is not rare but having a card in top condition is. Make sure to protect your sports cards with the proper card supplies every time. If you ever think of selling baseball cards, football cards, or other sports cards your top condition cards will always get far better prices than sports cards that are not in top condition regardless if they are old sports cards or new sports cards.
There is no right or wrong baseball cards to collect. Many people like Topps baseball cards or Upper Deck baseball cards but there have been many manufacturers over the years and even the ones that are no longer in business anymore like Fleer or Pinnacle are collected by many fans. Some buy only brand new sports cards while other buy only old vintage baseball cards. Price, value or what a price guide says a sports card is worth should not be the only or even the main factor in what you buy. The way to have the most fun with the hobby is to collect what you like and how you like and not what someone else says they think you should.
Many hobbyists like to buy baseball cards by the pack or box and get a thrill out of hitting their favorite player or that hard to find card insert, autograph or relic card. Others like to collect baseball card team sets or cards of their home town players and yet others buy factory sets or build sets by hand. Collecting baseball cards, football cards, basketball cards, or any other types of sports trading cards can be a life long hobby that's fun for the whole family. So above all enjoy your hobby.
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