Saturday, November 16, 2013

Random Cards From My Collection #52

Card #7698
2007 Upper Deck # 747Abraham Nunez

Comments on the card: The last several years of Upper Deck were filled with dull designs like this.
When acquired: Summer 2012
How acquired: In trade during the Great 2012 Summer Clearance Trade
Player's season: The Phillies acquired Nunez as a free agent in November 2005. He was mainly used as a backup at third base alternating with David Bell. He got 369 ABs but only batted .211.

Card #23205
1995 Topps Cyberstats #290 John Hudek
Comments on the card: Remember, 1994 was shortened due to a strike. Topps produced at least 2 parallel sets (the other was Stadium Club) which extrapolated 1994 stats out to a whole year.
When acquired: Don't know
How acquired: Don't know
Player's season: After being an All-Star in his 1994 rookie year, Hudek only appeared in 19 games for the Astros in 1995, getting 7 saves.

Card #29268
2011 Topps Chrome #192 Josh Lueke
Comments on the card: I always liked the logo placement on 2011 Topps.
When acquired: September 2011
How acquired: Paid $0.62/card for a 32-card blaster
Player's season: Lueke came to the Mariners from the Rangers as part of a trade involving Cliff Lee. In 2011 he was 1-1 in a limited relief role (32.2 innings) with a 6.06 ERA.

Card #8088
1988 Score #472 Ellis Burks
Comments on the card: Score was the new-kid-on-the-block in in 1988 with a card back far surpassing anything from Topps, Donruss or Fleer
When acquired: Don't know
How acquired: Don't know
Player's season: This was Burks sophomore year with the Red Sox and it was a good on. He hit .294 with 18 home runs.

Card #33925
1994 Score #78 Pete Harnisch
Comments on the card: One of my least favorite sets of the 1990s. I think it was the dark blue borders.
When acquired: Summer 2012
How acquired: In trade during the Great 2012 Summer Clearance Trade
Player's season: Harnish was traded by the Astros to the Mets for two minor league players, then the Mets granted him free agency. Then the Mets signed him as a free agent in April 1995. Does that make sense? He was 2-8 in 18 starts with an ERA of 3.68.

Card #33451
1992 Stadium Club #151 Luis Quinones
Comments on the card: The second year for Stadium Club and still one of my favorite sets of the 1990s. Full bleed printing, what the hobby needs today.
When acquired:  June 2012
How acquired: I bought a box of Series 1 Stadium Club (540 cards) for $5 at a card show. What a deal!
Player's season: Quinones had been released by the Reds after the 1991 season but signed with the Twins. He spent most of the season with the Portland Beavers, getting only only 5 at bats (and one hit) for the Twins. Although he would continue in the minors until 1999, he would not get called up again.

Card #10420
2008 Upper Deck First Edition #114 Ichiro Suzuki

Comments on the card: I actually sort of liked 2008 Upper Deck. This was the non-glossy, non-silver foil parallel version.
When acquired:  April 2008
How acquired: Paid $0.18/card for 3 blaster boxes. Looking back I can't imagine why I bought so much of this product. Maybe because it was cheap.
Player's season: Ichiro led the American League in plate appearances (749), at bats (686) and hits (213) in 2008.

Card #25417
2011 Topps Heritage #330 Mike Napoli

Comments on the card: You either liked 1962 Topps or you didn't. I did.
When acquired:  March 2011
How acquired: Paid $0.28/card for 2 blaster boxes.
Player's season: The Rangers acquired Napoli in January 2011 from the Blue Jays for Frank Francisco. He hit .320 and 30 home runs. He had a pretty good post season as will, but the Rangers lost the World Series to the Cardinals. Got his revenge this year.

Card #40688
2013 Topps Red Target #417 Logan Forsythe
Comments on the card: The best Topps set in years made better by red borders.
When acquired:  June 2013
How acquired: Paid $0.16/card for a 36-card rack pack of Series 2
Player's season: Forsythe was a Padres 1st round draft pick in 2008. In his third season, he's yet to click, appearing in 75 games and hitting only .214.

Card #38286
2008 Topps Heritage #720 Ivan Ochoa
Comments on the card: That Rookie Card logo ruins any card it's on.
When acquired:  March 2008
How acquired: Paid $0.33/card for 2 blaster boxes
Player's season: Although he spent 11 years in the minors (2000-2011) his major league career was limited to 128 at bats in 2008, hitting .200.

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