Friday, March 23, 2012

Random Cards From My Collection #18

Card #26570
1990 O-Pee-Chee Checklist #1
I got this gem in a Fairfield repack box last year. Even though it says Topps on the front and back the tiny copyright notice on the left side of the back identifies it as an O-Pee-Chee card.

Card #17738
1997 Upper Deck #203 Ivan Rodriguez (Global Impact)
Not an insert card but a subset card. Over the years there have been a number of insert sets and subsets highlighting the international origins of baseball players.

Card #22017
2001 Upper Deck #236 Randy Wolf
The Phillies starting pitchers in 2001, in addition to Wolf (10-11), were Robert Person (15-7), Omar Daal (13-7), Dave Coggin (6-7), Amaury Telemaco (5-5), and Bruce Chen (4-5). Larry Bowa managed the team to an 86-76 record, good for 2nd place in the NL East.

Card #8739
2005 Topps Update #4 Michael Tucker
The Phillies got Tucker from the Giants for Kelvin Pichardo in a late season trade. He played 22 games for the Phillies and was released at the end of the season. Kind of a waste of good cardboard here.

Card #1064
1997 Upper Deck #63 Travis Fryman
Another 1997 Upper Deck card pops up. This the base card. I always liked this year of UD.

Card #30814
2011 Topps Team Sets #HOU7 Wandy Rodriguez
Topps has been producing Team Sets since at least 2006. They have the same design as their base set and usually the same photographs. They are distinguished by the card numbering. I usually pick up the Astros and Phillies sets each year. There are often a couple of players included who didn't make it into the main set.

Card #5023
2005 Donruss #19 (Diamond Kings)
Jim Thome - once a Phillie and now a Phillie again.

Card #5174
2004 Upper Deck R-Class #75 Ryan Klesko
Upper Deck R-Class was only produced in 2004. I bought a couple of packs. I was never clear what R-Class was supposed to mean.

Card #28853
2011 Topps Lineage #14 Kendrys Morales
I wasn't real fond of this set. I bought a couple of blasters and found a lot of quality problems. It doesn't look as if it's coming back this year.

Card #7105
2007 Upper Deck #722 Morgan Ensberg
One of my least favorite Upper Deck designs. It's the bulging side borders that kill this design for me.

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