Thursday, August 16, 2018

50 Assorted Texas Rangers cards

I got a pack 50 random Texas Rangers cards at Fannz shop in Arlington. Let's see what randomness comes out of it. Will be split by year and set. I end up getting one extra card.
1981 Topps: 339 - John Ellis
1982 Topps: 335 - Jim Sundberg
1983 Donruss: 163 - Steve Comer; 215 -Buddy Bell
1984 Topps: 12 - Billy Sample
1985 Donruss: 587 - Jeff Kunkel
1986 Topps Traded: 68T - Mickey Mahler; 125T - Mitch Williams
19 Fleer Minis: Rangers Logo; 76 - Pete O'Brien; 81 - Larry Parrish - I didn't know Fleer came out the mini version of this set
1987 Topps: 497 - Dale Mohorcic; 514 - Orlando Mercado; 550 - Pete Incaviglia - Ink managing Sugar Land Skeeters of Atlantic League where they are on top of division standings
1987 Donruss: 136 - Don Slaught
1988 Topps: 26 - Mitch Williams
1988 Score: 251 - Scott Fletcher
1988 Donruss: 346 - Bob Brower; 347 - Larry Parrish; 470 - Dale Mohorcic
1989 Topps: 137 - Geno Petralli; 345 - Charlie Hough; 565 - Jeff Russell
1989 Donruss: 521 - Ray Hayward; 529 - Jerry Browne
1990 Fleer: 305 - Rick Leach; 306 - Fred Manrique
1990 Donruss: 142 - Julio Franco; 343 - Kevin Brown
1990 Leaf: 311 - Kenny Rogers
1991 Topps: 277 - Scott Coolbaugh
1991 Donruss: 46 - Kevin Belcher - his 16 games in 1990 is his only MLB experience
1991 Fleer: 294 - Jamie Moyer - I swear "ageless" players have played for Rangers once.
1991 Score: 377 - Bill Haselman - current manger of Oklahoma City Dodgers
1992 Topps: 398 - Julio Franco; 567 - Dean Palmer
1992 Topps Stadium Club: 57 - Kevin Reimer
1992 Fleer: 690 - Julio Franco - led the AL in batting average in 1991
1992 Upper Deck: 179 - Gary Pettis - sliding into Billy Ripken
1992 Leaf: 119 - Julio Franco - showing frustration. Not the only time a Rangers player showing attitude in this set. See Geno Petralli.
1992 Score: 767 - Rob Maurer - only got 21 MLB games in two seasons
1993 Donruss: 27 - Brian Bohanon
1994 Upper Deck Collector Choice: 142 - David Hulse - am I safe?
1995 Upper Deck Collector Choice: 397 - Rick Helling - got the "silver signature" card
1997 Donruss Preferred: 26 - John Wetteland
1998 Fleer Ultra (Notables): 5M - Juan Gonzalez - Insert set card
1999 Upper Deck: 502 - Juan Gonzalez - about crank one of the park
2003 Victory: 96 - Hank Blalock - they turned this set to playing cards



2016 Topps Bunt: 88 - Cole Hamels
2017 Topps: 233 - Nomar Mazara

A very random 50 cards.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

2018 Topps National Baseball Card Day

 Happy National Baseball Card Day.  It wasn't that long ago that the hobby had a national trading card day that involved all the major manufacturers, but I'm not going to look free cards in the mouth.  If you are lucky enough to have a hobby shop near you, or like me thave two, you could stop in today and get a free pack of cards.  The packs are clear and you can see who is on top. A promo advertising card is on the back.  You can see the whole checklist over at the Trading Card Database.

This is the first Ohtani card I've pulled this year.  I really haven't been buying much product so that's no surprise and neither was this card since it was on top.   You get 5 cards per pack and there is a possibility of pulling an autograph.  Let's look at the rest.







 There was one card I was hoping to find and as luck would have it I pulled it.  Mr. Eric Thames.

 Here's the Update / Topps Holiday promo card.

 As a bonus if you made a purchase at the store you got one of these Aaron Judge cards.  On August 25th you can pick up the Rhys Hoskins.