Friday, September 26, 2014

Random Cards From My Collection #65

2006 Fleer #272 Bryan Bullington
Comments on the card/player: This was the first year of Fleer after it was acquired by Upper Deck. 2005 was the first year since 1997 that Fleer had issued a card simply called Fleer. 2007 will see the last of cards called Fleer. This 2006 issue hardly seems the effort it took to print it.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #3970
1995 Collector’s Choice Special Edition #100 Cliff Floyd
 Comments on the card/player: Collector's Choice, published by Upper Deck, took it's name from Upper Deck's nickname for themselves back in 1989. They were "The Collector's Choice". The Special Edition, or SE, wasn't exactly a parallel to the regular edition as the set was smaller and featured different photos. There was also SE Gold which was a direct parallel of SE but with a Gold shield and a gold foil facsimile signature.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #43018
2013 Panini Golden Age Delong Gum #24 Nap Lajoie

Comments on the card/player: 2013 Panini Golden Age had several insert sets based on old baseball card designs. All of them were well done. I haven't seen 2014 Golden Age yet.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.39/card for a hobby box in October 2013.

Card #19160
2006 Fleer #267 Randy Wolf
Comments on the card/player: Really, Random Number Generator, we didn't need another card from this set in this post.
How/When acquired: Acquired in my 2010 Summer Clearance Trade.

Card #44084
1998 Topps #168 Mark Grace
Comments on the card/player: Amazing was a pretty consistent hitter. He hit .309 in 1998, one of 8 years (of his 16 year career) in which he hit over .300 for the season.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #44020
2013 Topps Making Their Mark #36 Carlos Martinez
Comments on the card/player: I'm not sure Carlos has made much of a mark so far. He's 4-5 with 1 save since making his debut in May 2013
How/When acquired: My wife always manages to find a few packs of baseball cards for my Christmas stocking. That's where I found this.

Card #12425
2002 Topps Reserve #21 Bob Abreu

Comments on the card/player: After being released by the Dodgers in 2012, Abreu tried to make a comeback with the Phillies this spring. He did not make the team (the Phillies have too many outfielder as is) but did later sign and play for the Mets.
How/When acquired: Another card I acquired in the 2010 Summer Clearance Trade.

Card #35092
1982 Fleer Stamps #111 Fernando Valenzuela
Comments on the card/player: Fernando, with a special guest appearance by Tommy Lasorda. There were two Valenzuela stamps in this set, the other featured him with Warren Spahn in his Milwaukee Braves uniform.
How/When acquired: I wasn't collecting cards in 1982, so if I ever saw these in a store I didn't care. I bought 34 10-stamp strips of Fleer Stamps (along with the stamp book) for $11 in August 2012.

Card #18456
2010 Topps Team Sets #2 Joe Blanton
Comments on the card/player: Joe appears to be pitching right out of his uniform.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.35 per card for the 17-card Phillies set in June 2010.

Card #39117
2009 Topps Allen & Ginter #198 Jhonny Peralta
Comments on the card/player: The year A&G experimented with borders.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.42 per card for a hobby box in August 2009.

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