Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Random Cards From My Collection #79

Card #5628
2001 Topps Combos #3 Cal Ripken, Jr. and Brooks Robinson

Comments on the card/player: Two great players on one card. How can  you go wrong? This was a 20-card insert set in 2001 Topps. It brings to mind player combo cards from the early years of Topps.
How/When acquired: I paid $0.15/card for a box of Topps in 2001.

Card #19407
2010 Topps #351 Koji Uehara

Comments on the card/player: Two cards, three Orioles. This was Uehara's last full season with the Orioles, when he had 13 saves. He's with the Red Sox now and has 20+ saves a year for them since 2013. And he was an All-Star in 2014.
How/When acquired: I paid $0.19/card for packs of Series 2 Topps in 2001.

Card #24067
2004 Topps Total #170 Roy Oswalt

Comments on the card/player: This Topps set promised to have every player on each team's 40-man roster. The result, an unattractive 880-card set. If that doesn't sound like enough cards, many cards had 2 players on them.
How/When acquired: I paid $0.10/card for a for packs of Topps Total in August 2004. At least they were cheap.

Card #20043
1990 Donruss #278 Von Hayes

Comments on the card/player: Do you like the color red? Then 1990 Donruss is for you. In my opinion, the continuance of several years of weird Donruss designs, which will finally end with 1992 Donruss.
How/When acquired: I don't know.

Card #10215
2008 Upper Deck Star Quest #10 Chipper Jones

Comments on the card/player: Lucky us, we had one of these horrible cards in the last random card post.
How/When acquired: I paid $0.25/card for blasters of Upper Deck in 2008. 25 cents for this junk! At least it's Chipper Jones.

Card #32527
2012 Topps Gypsy Queen #220 Joey Votto

Comments on the card/player: The second year for Gypsy Queen which I liked quite a lot in 2011. I didn't like this as much and I like it less and less each year.
How/When acquired: I paid $0.43/card for a hobby box of Gypsy Queen in April 2012.

Card #54371
2015 Topps Update #189 Adam Warren

Comments on the card/player: I remember everyone, including me, being pretty excited about the 2015 Topps design early in the year. But I was getting burnt out on the design by about half-way through this enormous 400-card update set.
How/When acquired: I aid $0.12/card for a hand-collated set of Topps Update plus inserts from eBay in October 2015.

Card #38735
1988 Donruss #480 John Morris

Comments on the card/player: Hey, another in the string of weird Donruss designs. I have more than half of this 660 card set despite never buying a single pack of it.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.04/card for 100-card Fairfield Repack in arch 2013. Repack fodder, that's why I have so much of this.

Card #32440
2012 Topps Gypsy Queen Future Stars #FS-EH Eric Hosmer

Comments on the card/player: Hosmer was 3rd in the ROY voting in 2011 and he's had a pretty good career since, gathering 3 Gold Gloves and a World Series ring along the way.
How/When acquired: In addition to buying a hobby box of this product as mentioned above, I also bought a rack pack and a blaster box for $0.46/card, which is where I pulled this card.

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