Friday, September 27, 2013

Random Cards From My Collection #51

Card #8054
2007 Bowman Orange # 66 Jose Contreras
Comments on the card: The orange parallel to 2007 Bowman. Ugly.
When acquired: September 2007
How acquired: Paid $0.35/card for a blaster box.
Player's season: Jose was 10-17 with an ERA of 5.57 for a White Sox team that was 72-90 in 2007.

Card # 1281
1998 Aurora Pennant Fever #30 Hideo Nomo

Comments on the card: This is from a 50-card insert in 1998 Aurora, one of many sets produced by Pacific in the mid to late 1990s. It has all the 1990s excess you could want.
When acquired: November 2003
How acquired: Paid $0.25
Player's season: 1998 was almost the end for Nomo. He went 2-7 with the Dodgers and was traded to the Mets. He then went 4-5 with the Mets who released him before the 1999 season.

Card #2857
1993 Fleer Final Edition #109 Jim Eisenreich
Comments on the card: 1993 Fleer Final Edition was only available as a boxed set and I wish I had bought it when I had the chance. I always liked the back of these cards.
When acquired: Don't know
How acquired: Don't know
Player's season: The Phillies signed Eisenreich as a free agent in January of 1993. He was an integral part of the the team that went on to the World Series, batting .318.

Card 37147
2013 Topps #149 Yovani Gallardo
Comments on the card: One of my favorite baseball card cliches, the pitcher throwing the ball right at ya.
When acquired: January 2013
How acquired: Paid $0.15/card for a rack pack at WalMart
Player's season: Gallardo was 11-10 in 30 starts for the Brewers this year.

Card #3182
1989 Upper Deck #720 Tommy Herr

Comments on the card: Upper Deck's premier year. The first really premium baseball card at a time when the very concept of a 'premium baseball card' was unknown.
When acquired: July 2006
How acquired: Paid $0.07 card in a repack box. These are pretty common these days in repacks.
Player's season: After a long career with the Cardinals, the Phillies signed Herr as a free agent after the 1988 season. He hit .287 with 35 doubles. The Phillies traded him away during the 1990 season.

Card #9224
1991 Topps #141 Nick Leyva
Comments on the card: Nice set with the 40th anniversary logo.
When acquired: Don't know
How acquired: Don't know
Player's season: After 2 previous terrible years under Leyva, the Phillies fired him just 13 games into the 1991 season with a 4-9 record.

Card #38875
2009 O-Pee-Chee #460 Roy Halladay

Comments on the card: The pitcher equivalent of the batter card where the batter holds the bat straight out towards the camera. Halladay can pull it off.
When acquired: June 2009
How acquired: Paid $0.22/card for a blaster box.
Player's season: Roy was 17-10, with a 2.44 ERA. He led the league with 9 complete games and 4 shutouts.

Card #751
1989 Donruss #159 Dave Winfield
Comments on the card: Nice photo of Winfield just starting into his swing. 1989 Donruss is another set I've completed by getting cards I needed from repacks. These cards have yellowed badly from age. Luckily Photoshop can fix that with one click.
When acquired: Don't know
How acquired: Don't know.
Player's season: After a 1988 season where he hit .322 with 25 HR and an All-Star berth, Dave spent the entire 1989 season on the DL with a back injury.

Card #42352
1990 Topps Big #205 Julio Franco

Comments on the card: This was the second and last year for Topps Big. The slightly over-sized cards were not popular with collectors.  These have also badly yellowed.
When acquired: July 2003
How acquired: Paid $0.03/card for 57 unopened packs on eBay
Player's season: Franco's batting average dipped a bit in 1990 (to .296 from .311 the year before) but he stole 31 bases and scored 96 runs.

Card #33479
1969 Topps #206 Larry Hisle/Barry Lersch
Comments on the card: This card back scanned badly. They are more orange than pink. I also removed the yellow. Notice that Lersch's pitching stats are labeled "Minor League Lifetime Batting Record".
When acquired: June 2012
How acquired: Paid $0.50 at a card show.
Player's season: Hisle, the Phillies 2nd round pick in 1965, hit .266 with 20 HR, good enough for 4th place in the ROY voting for 1969. Lersch was 0-3 in 10 games in relief with 2 saves in his rookie season.


Laurens said...

1993 Fleer Final Edition sets are available for around $10 on eBay through various sellers.

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