Thursday, August 6, 2015

Random Cards From My Collection #74

Card #31782
2012 Topps Opening Day Fantasy Squad #1 Albert Pujols
Comments on the card/player: This was an 11-card set in 2012 Topps Opening Day. Albert's 2012 season, his first with the Angels, was his worst season to date. Even so, he'd have been a valuable addition to someone's fantasy team.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.15/card for two blasters in March 2012.

Card #26192
2007 Topps #221 Robinson Tejeda
Comments on the card/player: This card, from my least favorite Topps set of the 21st century, is of interest only because Tejeda's name is misspelled on the front.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.15/card for blasters in 2012.

Card #40449
1990 Fleer #29 Andre Dawson
Comments on the card/player: The Hawk before he got lost in the ivy.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #16839
2010 Topps National Chicle #244 Eddie Mathews
Comments on the card/player: This National Chicle set was real nice. It featured player paintings by various artists in various styles. I wish I had bought more of it at the time. Hobby boxes of this are going for $90-$100 on eBay now.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.51/card for two 7-pack blasters in May 2010.

Card #5435
2004 Upper Deck First Pitch #277 Todd Wellemeyer
 Comments on the card/player: Upper Deck First Pitch was an attempt by Upper Deck to reproduce whatever success that Topps had with their Opening Day set. A pretty much forgettable card set.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.16/card for a blaster in May 2004.

Card #35092
1996 Fleer #511 Lenny Webster
 Comments on the card/player: I was beginning to think I was going to get through this post without a Phillie, but here we have Phorgotten Phillie Lenny Webster. The Phillies signed him in April 1995 after he was a free agent from the Expos. He got into 49 games with the Phillies. The Expos selected him off waivers from the Phillies in March 1996.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.18/card for entire Fleer (including update) Phillies set in July 2009.

Card #360
1994 Upper Deck #60 Rickey Henderson
 Comments on the card/player: I can't say for sure but the front photo looks staged to me. One of my favorite early Upper Deck sets, the first year they went to full-bleed printing front and back.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #34116
1985 Topps #264 Joe Sambito
Comments on the card/player: I'm not too interested in the 1985 Astros since I didn't move to Texas until 1995 but I am interested in 1985 Topps. I started collecting cards in 1985, and Topps was what I bought. I have a long-term goal for completing the set one day.
How/When acquired: I got this in my 2012 Summer Clearance Trade.

Card #22852
2006 Topps Update #266 Tom Gordon
 Comments on the card/player: Hey, another Phillie! Flash only got 13 more saves for the Phillies in 2006. He got injured in May of 2007 and lost the closer job to Brett Myers.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.16/card for box of Topps Update in December 2006.

Card #4319
1996 Leaf Limited #38 Randy Johnson
 Comments on the card/player: Another pointless set from the mid-1990s. The front was printed on foil board which does not scan well. The card didn't look that great in person either.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

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