Sometimes I just work too hard at this stuff…. Ranking, researching, analysis, comparisons, themes…
So I’m just going to throw a bunch of cards at you, generally ones I’ve acquired within the past 9 months or so, and toss in a few comments…. and there’s a song at the end.
Hope you like ’em.
Here’s the 2014 Pro Debut card of the Mets’ more-often-than-not-these-days starting catcher, Kevin Plawecki. There’s been talk that perhaps he, and not Travis d’Arnaud, is the Mets catcher of the future. I guess the brass is getting a good look at him, anyway.
For what it’s worth, 2015 will be the last year for the Savannah Sand Gnats… The team will be moving to Columbia, SC for 2016 so go out and buy all your Gnat merchandise while you still can!
I got this 1996 UD Collector’s Choice card in a repack and kept it because I just like it…
Back in 1996, Collector’s Choice did it’s part in restoring my faith in card manufacturers. In 1995, coming off of a labor dispute, baseball manufacturers pulled out all the stops in the name of “LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!” 1996 CC was a breath of fresh air, just a nice, simply designed set with decent photography.
Bob Tillman grabs a bat or two.
The world would be a better place if more baseball card photo sessions started with “Hey, Bob, go in the dugout and grab a bat”.
I really need to keep track of instances where I see a card on a blog that I want to get, because once I get those cards and post them, I want to thank the person who made me aware of it, but by then it’s long forgotten.
So whoever posted this Cal Ripken card – the cartoon on the back is priceless! – Thank you very much.
The card has a front as well, but it’s just another card of Cal (1994 Stadium Club Dugout Dirt insert, if you’re keeping score at home).
A cool card from 1978/79 Topps Hockey.
Is the guy on the ice a Cleveland Baron? I think so, but I’m not sure.
1961 Topps Sports Cars. Ten cards in (out of 66) and I still freakin’ love this set.
I got this Jeff Francouer from the 2012 Sega CARD-GEN set, not so much because of Frenchy, mainly because I felt like I should own at least one of these cards.
The back is just slightly more cryptic than your typical Japanese baseball card.
This is a card I’d shared 2 years ago, but I’m sharing it again because that post is getting a couple of hits in the wake of the Phillies managerial situation.
This is a 1977 O-Pee-Chee card, by the way. The 1977 Topps card used a different photo (and I don’t have a readily-available scan).
Paul Simon’s “Hearts And Bones” album didn’t sell all that well, but it’s been a favorite of mine for many years… and I can identify with the song “Think Too Much”.