Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Random Cards From My Collections #77

Card #5,083
2004 Skybox Autographics #47 Greg Maddux

Comments on the card/player: A pretty nice set from Fleer/Skybox with a bit too much gold foil logo on the front. You'd think with a name like Autographics, it would at least, have a facsimile autograph. These cards had a high catalogue value in 2004 which dropped rapidly.
How/When acquired: I bought a few packs for $0.53/per card. A little pricey for 2004.

Card #11,793
2004 Fleer Genuine Insider Tools of the Game #6 Jim Thome

Comments on the card/player: Fleer had so many sets in the early 2000s it was hard to keep track. This was an insert in 2004 Fleer Genuine. As you might expect, there was a relic version of this card, but with a jersey swatch instead of a bat chip.
How/When acquired: I got this as a gift from a friend of the blog in 2009

Card #12,416
2001 Upper Deck Minors Centennial #88 Adam Walker

Comments on the card/player: This was a pretty nice looking minor league set put out by Upper Deck in 2001. Adam Walker was a 27th round draft pick by the Phillies in 1997 who never made it to the majors.
How/When acquired: I got this in a trade with a fellow blogger in 2009.

Card #21,111
1995 SP #92 Heathcliff Slocumb

Comments on the card/player: One of the nicer SP sets. The blue triangle on the left is a nice holographic foil. I always like cards featuring players signing autographs.
How/When acquired: I paid $3.94 for the 8-card Phillies subset in 2010

Card #33,251
1992 Stadium Club #92 Rob Deer

Comments on the card/player: 1992 was a pretty good year for Rob Deer. He hit 32 homers but only struck out 131 (his career average was 198 Ks per year). He also hit for a .241 average, well above his career average of .220.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #20,707
1993 Topps #99 Mike Williams

Comments on the card/player: This was the pitcher on the 1993 Phillies not nicknamed "Wild Thing". Mike was 1-3 in his 2nd year with the Phillies. He only appeared in 17 games, including 4 starts.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #35,055
1982 Fleer Stamps #107 Pete Rose/Larry Bowa

Comments on the card/player: In 1982, Pete was an All-Star for the Phillies (his 13th time) while Bowa played for the Cubs.
How/When acquired: I got a bunch of these 1982 Fleer Stamps for 3 cents each in 2012. As a bonus, the seller through in the album.

Card #25,789
1992 Triple Play #204 Jim Abbott

Comments on the card/player: I bought a lot of this set in 1992, thinking because it was the inaugural set it would gather some value. Well, I was wrong. It sure is garish though.
How/When acquired: I'm sure I got it in 1993, but I don't remember the cost. It was not expensive as it was meant for kids.

Card #28,615
2011 Topps Lineage #26 Grady Sizemore

Comments on the card/player: Here's a set I never much cared for. That's probably due to the fact that most of the cards in one of the rack packs I bought we very badly cut. And they're ugly.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.38/card for 2 rack packs of Topps Lineage in August 2011.

Card #26,351
1990 Fleer #444 Mel Hall

Comments on the card/player: There's not much to say about 1990 Fleer or about Mel Hall. Mel was an average player with a 13-year career. Of course average is way better than anything I could have accomplish.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.04/card for a Fairfield cube repack in April 2011. I haven't checked recently but I must be pretty close to having the entire 1990 Fleer set, acquired mostly in repacks.

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