Friday, May 27, 2016


The number 756 means a lot in baseball. It's one more than Hank Aaron's former (depending on who you ask) HR record. For years, it was "can so-and-so hit 756?" You just knew what the number was. I won't lie, I had to go look up what Bonds finished with - 762. It hasn't been nearly as ingrained in our heads as baseball fans as 755 and 756 were, and for obvious reasons.

But to me, 756 now means the number of Tinos I have. I know this number will come and go, but here are the latest that got me to this magical number.


  1. Why do I have zero recollection of Tino as a Cardinal? As a Cub fan, I should know this.

    1. He played for them in 2002 and 2003. The Yanks signed Giambi after 2001, and Tino went to St. L to replace McGwire. The fans didn't like him very much because he wasn't big Mac, and I don't think his heart was in it after leaving the Yanks. He had two very mediocre seasons, was traded to Tampa for one year, then ended his career on a one-year deal with the Yanks in '05.

  2. That's a lot of Tinos! That diecut Team USA card is especially cool.

  3. Congrats on breaking the true HR record!

  4. Congratulations on reaching 756! That 7-11 Slurpee coin is sweet! Didn't realize they made them into the 90's.