2013 Topps Chrome #216 Pablo Sandoval
When acquired: October 2013
How acquired: Paid $0.68/card for a rack pack at Target
Player's season: Last year's World Series MVP and a little sub-par year hitting .278 with 14 home runs. No playoffs this year for Kung Fu Panda.
1995 Finest #232 Mike Mimbs
When acquired: October 2010
How acquired: Paid $0.70/card for the 10-card Phillies set on eBay
Player's season: The first and best of Mike's 3-year career, he was 9-7 with an ERA of 4.15 ERA. He also had one save.
1980 Topps #380 Garry Maddox
Comments on the card: From the days when real baseball players had hair that made a statement.
When acquired: Don't know
How acquired: Don't know
Player's season: The Secretary of Defense only hit .259 with 11 home runs for the World Series winning Phillies in 1980. But they weren't paying him for his bat.
2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions #80 Randy Couture
Comments on the card: I don't care what any says, I like Goodwin Champions and buy some every year.
When acquired: August 2012
How acquired: Paid $0.45/card for a 48-card blaster box
Player's season: All I know about this guy is what his Wikipedia page says. He's a retired mixed martial artist (artist? really?)
2000 Topps Opening Day #105 Mark McGwire
When acquired: April 2000
How acquired: Paid $0.15/card for a hobby box
Player's season: McGwire only played 89 games in 2000, but he still managed to hit 32 home runs
2008 Upper Deck First Edition #163 Chase Utley
Comments on the card: Pretty good action shot. The ball is almost in Utley's glove and the runner is barely in the picture.
When acquired: April 2008
How acquired: Paid $0.18/card for a blaster
Player's season: Utley hit 33 home runs for the 2008 World Series winning Phillies
1990 Score #405 Rafael Palmeiro
Comments on the card: 1990 Score was pretty good. Nice photography, bright border colors, large head shot on the back
When acquired: 1990
How acquired: I bought a boxed set when new. Don't remember what I paid for it.
Player's season: Palmeiro lead the American League with 191 hits
2007 Upper Deck First Edition #221 Willy Taveras
Comments on the card: The First Edition version of 2007 Upper Deck was even worse than the regular version. They changed the stupid side borders from gray to brown.
When acquired: Don't know but probably in 2007
How acquired: Don't know
Player's season: Willie only appeared in 98 games for the Rockies but he hit a career high .320. And he went to the World Series
2012 Topps Update #117 Chris Resop
Comments on the card: My liking of the 2012 'surf board' design goes down a little every time I see it.
When acquired: October 2012
How acquired: Paid $0.14/card for a rack-box at Target
Player's season: As a middle reliever, Resop appeared in 61 games, racking up a 1-4 record. He was traded to the A's after the season for a minor league player.
2009 Topps Allen & Ginter #113 Rafael Furcal
Comments on the card: For 2009, Topps added borders to Allen & Ginter. They kinda went berserk with the color wash but I still liked the set.
When acquired: August 2009
How acquired: Paid $0.42/card for a hobby box on eBay
Player's season: Furcal struggled in the first year of his new 3-year contract, hitting only .269 for the Dodgers in 2009.