Thursday, January 2, 2014

Random Cards From My Collection #54

Card #29755 2011 Topps Team Sets #PHI5 Chase Utley
Comments on the card: I think Topps still makes these but this is the last year I've seen. Usually available at big box stores as team sets in a hanging blister pack. I usually only see Astros and Yankees (?) sets here in Texas. The photographs are generally the same as the base Topps set, although sometimes different. There is usually a player or two who didn't make it into the base set.
How/When acquired: Paid $10 for 17-card Phillies set in August 2011.
Card #9498 1985 Donruss #183 Juan Samuel
Comments on the card: Juan Samuel looking pretty cocky on the classic Donruss '85 set.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #19124 1980 Topps Burger King #13 Del Unser
Comments on the card: Except for the Burger King logo on the back, these cards are identical to the 1980 Topps base set. They were available in Philadelphia area Burger Kings. I never eat in Burger King, and I wasn't collecting in 1980 so I never knew these existed until many years later.
How/When acquired: Don't know exactly but I'm pretty sure I bought the entire Phillies set at a flea market in the Philadelphia area in the early 1990s.

Card #527 1991 Upper Deck #733 Dave Parker
Comments on the card: Upper Deck's third set with a design little changed from 1989.
How/When acquired: Early Upper Deck cards are widely available in Fairfield repacks. I got this in one in September 2007 for about $0.04/card.

Card #33108 2012 Topps Archives #188 Vance Worley
Comments on the card: 2012 Topps Archives base cards featured one of four former Topps designs. This is based on 1984 Topps. With 60 years of history, Topps has a lot of old designs to work with.
How/When acquired: Bought 2 8-pack blasters of Topps Archives 5/25/12. $0.64/card for 64 cards.

Card #31524 1987 Topps Minis #TM-1 Ryan Braun

Comments on the card: Another 2012 Topps card featuring a past design, this one from 1987. These cards were inserted in packs of Series 1 and 2 Topps.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.25/card for a WalMart blaster box of Topps in February 2012.

Card #40349 1992 Pinnacle #450 David Cone
Comments on the card: The first Pinnacle issue. Pinnacle will keep the black borders until 1994 when they went fill bleed. Panini decided to revive Pinnacle in 2013 with black borders.
How/When acquired: Don't know, but probably acquired when new.

Card #11824 1990 Donruss Best NL #140 Von Hayes
Comments on the card: This 144-card set was distributed as a set. It featured the same basic front design as 1990 Donruss, except the regular Donruss set was red. There was a similar set for American League players.
How/When acquired: This card was a gift from a faithful reader of the blog in February 2009.

Card #16277 2007 Upper Deck #483 Mark Teixeira
Comments on the card: Michael Young congratulates Mari Teixeria as he crosses the plate for a score. An A's catcher spits through his mask in disgust in the background.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #11592 1996 Bowman's Best Mirror Image Atomic Refractor Robert Alomar/Craig Biggio
Comments on the card: Atomic Refractor Cards! All the excesses of 1990s card design, on one card.
How/When acquired: Paid $6.95 on eBay in January 2009. 


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