Thursday, February 27, 2014

Repack Madness #2

A few more selections from the 290-card Fairfield repack.

2012 Topps #465 Michael Schwimer
Schwimer appeared in a handful of games for the Phillies in 2011 and 2012, before being traded to Toronto in early 2013 and then released. The important fact is that, besides various parallel cards, this is the only Schwimer Phillies card. For that matter, it's also his only major league card.

2012 Topps #502 Collin Cowgill
My first Collin Cowgill card was in the pack.

2012 Topps Opening Day #167 Orlando Hudson
My second card with Collin Cowgill.

2012 Topps #658 Juan Pierre
Juan played a single year with the Phillies, in 2012. Again, not counting numerous parallels, there are only 3 Juan Pierre Phillies cards, all from 2012. This, an Allen & Ginter card (which I have) and a high-number Topps Heritage (which I suspect will be hard to get).

2012 Topps
This looks like some sort of promo card. But a promo for what? I figured maybe I'd learn something if I tried the web site address,  What I got was the web site for Houston Community College. What?

2012 1987 Topps Minis #38 Chase Utley
There were two of these in the pack. I didn't have the Utley card.

2012 Topps Opening Day #7 Mickey Mantle
There were 4 packs of 2012 Topps Opening day. I'd say this was the 3rd best card in the box.

2012 Topps Opening Day Mascots #10 Pirate Parrot
According to Wikipedia, the Parrot was introduced in 1979, in response to the Phillie Phanatic. In the early days the Parrot featured more pirate-related items. The Parrot changed as a result of the Pittsburgh drug trials of 1985. The wearer of the costume, Kevin Koch, was revealed to be the 'middle-man" distributing cocaine from dealers to various Pirate players. Koch was fired and the mascot revamped.

2012 Topps Opening Day Superstar Celebrations #9 Ryan Zimmerman
There are two interesting things in this photo. The guy with the Mohawk haircut and that there is a guy named Zimmerman and a guy named Zimmermann in the photo.

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