Thursday, January 29, 2015

Random Cards From My Collectin #70

Card #22932
2007 Bowman #50 Ryan Howard
Comments on the card/player: In 2007, Ryan was in the middle of a 4-year stretch when he was one of the most dominant offensive players in the game. Now the Phillies are hoping that some team in the American League will see some value in him as a DH so they can make room for some younger players.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.30/card in March 2007 for loose packs of Bowman.

Card #2163
2002 Topps 206 Team 206 Series 3 #8 Mike Piazza

Comments on the card/player: 2002 Topps 206 remains one of my favorite sets of that decade.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #41666
1993 Donruss #547 Brian Harper

Comments on the card/player: 1993 was a nice year for Donruss. The front photography was good, without a lot of distractions. The cards also featured a large photo on the back, with the same 5-year career stats they always had.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.04/card for a Fairfield 250-card cube August 2013.

Card #32780
1992 Topps Traded #11 Todd Benzinger

Comments on the card/player: It looks like Todd really got fooled on a pitch.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.05/card for 100-card Fairfield rack pack repack in May 2012.

Card #45106
2014 Topps Opening Day #214 Travis D’Arnaud
Comments on the card/player: D'Arnaud, the Phillies #1 pick in 2007, was traded to the Blue Jays in 2009 as part of the Roy Halladay deal. Now with the Mets, he had a decent 2014 rookie year.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.14/card for a blaster of Topps Opening Day in March 2014 at Target.

Card #8654
2003 Topps #86 Terry Adams
Comments on the card/player: I always liked the blue borders of 2003 Topps. I also like the little head shot insert on the front.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.16/card for a hobby box in 2003.

Card #15248
2008 Topps Opening Day #198 Rich Thompson
Comments on the card/player: The team name placement on 2008 Topps was kind of fun, but the horrible tabs at the top and bottom of the photos pretty near ruined the set.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #39942
1994 Donruss #362 Jeff Montgomery
Comments on the card/player: Donruss went full bleed printing in 1994 for the first time. It was also their first use of gold foil.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #47038
2014 Panini Golden Age #48 Baseball Hall of Fame

Comments on the card/player: Panini had some disappointments last year (2014 Donruss, anyone?) but Golden Age was a great set. In a ranking of similar sets, I'd rank Golden Age just behind Allen & Ginter and way ahead of Goodwin Champions.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.44/card for 144-card hobby box of Panini Golden Age on eBay in July 2014.

Card #46146
1992 Panini Stickers #244 Charlie Hayes

Comments on the card/player: From new Panini to old Panini. Back in 1992, I don't remember these at all. I'm not sure I would have bought any even if I was aware of them.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.06/card for a 54-card lot of odd Phillies cards on eBay in June 2014.

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