Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Random Cards from my Collection #52

Card #42868
2013 Topps Chrome #216 Pablo Sandoval
Comments on the card: I literally just scanned this card last night. The usual Chrome goodness in a less curly form this year.
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.

Card #21439
1995 Finest #232 Mike Mimbs
Comments on the card: The 3rd year for Topps Finest and one of my favorite designs from the set. Shown here with it's protective film removed.
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.

Card #3717
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.

Card #35798
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?)

Card #7210
2000 Topps Opening Day #105 Mark McGwire
Comments on the card: In the early days of Topps Opening Day they put a big foil shield on the front. I miss that.
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

Card #23125
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

Card #5114
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

Card #41421
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

Card #35656
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.

Card #39155
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.

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