Friday, July 19, 2013

Random Cards From My Collection #46

Card #39422
2012 Topps Pro Debut #217 Alfredo Silverio
Comments on the card:The 'surf board' set in another setting.
When acquired: January 2013.
How acquired: Paid $.30/card for a 185-card hobby box on eBay
Player's season: I was never quite sure that the point of this set was. Silverio made is pro debut in the minors in 2006. And by 2012, he was out of baseball, never having made it to the majors.

Card #12084
1994 Stadium Club #130 Dave West
Comments on the card: The first 3 years of Stadium Club all looked pretty much the same. For 1884, Topps did a radical make-over.
When acquired: Don't know
How acquired: Don't know
Player's season: As a long-reliever and part-time started, Dave had a 4-10 record for the pretty wretched 1994 Phillies.

Card #5139
1990 Classic Yellow #76 Sandy Alomar , Jr.
Comments on the card: The second most yellow card set in history (after 1991 Fleer).
When acquired: March 2003
How acquired: Paid $0.07/card for the entire 100-card set on eBay.
Player's season: Sandy was the 1990 AL Rookie of the Year, made the All-Star Game and won a Gold Glove. Nice year.

Card #29532
2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions #142 Zack Greinke
Comments on the card: The highly anticipated 2009 Goodwin Champions set was the best last thing Upper Deck did before they lost their MLB license.
When acquired: May 2009
How acquired: Paid $0.23/card for a blaster box.
Player's season: Zach was 16-8 with a league leading ERA of 2.16 for the Royals in 2009.

Card #7468
1991 Reading Phillies ProCards #1371 Mark Sims
Comments on the card: An enormous minor-league set. I always liked the spiral notebook design.
When acquired: September 2006
How acquired: Paid $3.99 for the 27-card Phillies subset.
Player's season: Mark was 4-3 for the 1991 Scranton/Wilkes-Darre Red Barons, the Phillies AAA affiliate.

Card #30130
2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions #144 Cliff Lee
Comments on the card: See two cards above.
When acquired: May 2009
How acquired: Paid $0.23/card for a blaster box.Player's season: Cliff was 7-9 with the Indians before being traded to the Phillies on July 29, where he was 7-4.

Card #26634
2008 Topps Opening Day #40 Josh Beckett
Comments on the card: The reddest set in baseball card history.
When acquired: March 2008
How acquired: Paid $0.16/card for a blaster box.Player's season: A 20-game winner in 2007, Josh was 12-10 for the Red Sox in 2008. He recorded his 1,000 strike-out during the season.

Card #20640
2003 Upper Deck Victory #42 Hideo Nomo
Comments on the card: Upper Deck Victory has a 4-year history and the design changed radically from year to year. In 2003 it became yet another baseball card game. It came with multiple border colors parallels.
When acquired: Don't know
How acquired: Don't know
Player's season: Hideo was 16-13 with an ERA of 3.09. It was his last good year.

Card #9632
1993 Team Stadium Club #23 Ron Blazier
Comments on the card: Team sets distributed in a blister pack.
When acquired: Don't know
How acquired: Don't know
Player's season: Ron was 13-5 for the Single A Clearwater Phillies in 1993.

Card #23343
2005 Topps All-Star Stitches Relics Mark Loretta
Comments on the card: Random inserts in 2005 Topps. I was at the 2004 All-Star Game played in Houston, the only one I've attended. I have several cards from this set.
When acquired: June 2005
How acquired: Paid $5.49 on eBay
Player's season: Mark hit .280 for the 2005 Padres. He lead the league in sac flies, with 16.

2 comments:

Backstop Cards said...

Love that Alomar card. The Loretta relic looks cool as well - didn't know about his league leading stat with the Padres. And I always love looking at cards from '94 Stadium Club. Good mix of cards.

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