Thursday, March 30, 2017

Random Cards From My Collection #83

Card #55,489 - 2016 Topps #1 Mike Trout

Can Mike Trout jump really high is is this a short fence?

Card #16,799 - 2006 Fleer Tradition #31 Bubba Crosby

The first (and only) Upper Deck produced Fleer Tradition set. At the time, I actually thought it was the best Fleer Tradition set in years. I still like it.

Card #32,549 - 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen #217 Eric Thames

The second year for Gypsy Queen, and already wearing out its welcome.

Card #2,731 - 1974 Topps traded #139 Aurelio Monteagudo

If it weren't for this card, I'd have never heard of this guy. The Phillies got him from the Angels in an off-season trade after the 1973 season and then released him before the start of the 1974 season. 

Card #48,052 - 1991 Topps Micro #618 Sil Campusano

Topps issued these 'micro' cards in 1991 and 1992. I have the entire 1992 set which I just happened to see for sale in a Toys R Us in 1992. $10 for the entire boxed set. The cards are about the size of a postage stamp, and, as I'm sure I mentioned before, are a pain in the butt to own.

Card #38,851 - 2009 O-Pee-Chee #85 Joba Chamberlain

In its final death throws, Upper Deck managed to produce this fairly decent retro set.

Card #44,437 - 2007 Fleer #145 Torri Hunter

2007 was the last year for Upper Deck Fleer branded cards. The only decent set, in my opinion was the 2006 Fleer Tradition shown above.

Card #24,380 - 2008 Upper Deck First Edition #16 Carlos Lee

The ole' random number generator just keeps popping up cards from the latter days of Upper Deck. If you like Topps Opening Day, then you'll love Upper Deck First Edition. Or at least that must be what UD was thinking.

Card #27,027 - 2011 Bowman #101 Aramis Ramirez

If you're a Cubs fan, does that Citi logo bother you? I'm not a Cubs fan and it bothers me.

Card #46,833 - 1992 Topps #414 Jeff Ware

All of the 1992 Topps Draft Pick subset featured the players in street clothes. Jeff Ware is currently the pitching coach for the Lansing Lugnuts, one of my favorite minor league team names.

1 comment:

The Angels In Order said...

I like the 2006 Fleer Tradition set as well, so much so that I'm working on building it.