Thursday, May 30, 2013

Swing And A Popup Gets Himself A Rack Pack.

Well, I guess there weren't as many collectors as I thought sitting on 1991 Upper Deck baseball.

Swing and a Popup takes the prize though with 27 points which will net him a rack pack of his choice, and will net me 27 of the 32 base cards I need.
Send me an email with your mailing address and I'll get that pack out to you.
Maybe I can trade back for any Angels you pull!

Bleedin Brown and Gold offered to trade 6 holograms for Padres cards...
send me your mailing address as well and I'll get a stack out to you in return.

Jeff gets in on the action too with a few cards Swing didn't have, so Jeff again,
email me and we'll work out a trade for those.

Thanks all for participating!

Base: 1 point each
20 Geronimo Pena
81 Glenn Davis TC
82 Ron Gant TC
83 Cecil Fielders Feat
85 Domingo Ramos
134 Mark Grace
184 Jody Reed
185 Wally Backman
195 Jeff Huson
198 Ron Darling
210 Rafael Ramirez
214 Wes Gardner
224 Dwight Gooden
225 Travis Fryman
244 Cecil Fielder
248 Lance Johnson
251 Derek Lilliquist
297 Luis Sojo
298 Jose Rijo
314 Dave Clark
328 Bob Milacki
391 Chuck Crim
460 Charlie Leibrandt
501 Gene Larkin
516 Mike Fitzgerald
546 Wade Boggs
599 Dave Bergman
743 Deion Sanders
744 Bo Jackson
763 Roberto Alomar
764 Albert Belle
773 Tim Raines

Team Logo Holograms: 2 points each

Silver Sluggers: 2 points each
SS1, SS2, SS3, SS4, SS5, SS6, SS7, SS8, SS9, SS10, SS11, SS12, SS13, SS14, SS15, SS16, SS17, SS18.

Errors: 5 points each
309 Luis Salazar circled i
311 Milt Thompson bullseye
354 Don Mattingly missing stats
636 Brock/Henderson with date (I have the undated one)
SS-11 Lance Parish slanted number

Heroes of Baseball: 3 points each
H1 Killebrew
H2 Perry
H3 Jenkins
H4 Killebrew/Perry/Jenkins

Autographs: 8 points each
H1 Killebrew
H2 Perry
H3 Ferguson
AU2 Ryan
AU3 Aaron

Saturday, May 18, 2013

1977 Salt Lake Gulls Schedule

The 1977 Salt Lake Gulls were the Angels AAA team in the Pacific Coast League.  The Gulls were affiliated with the Angels from 1975-1981.

Of the 4 teams in the PCL East Division in 1977 the Gulls went 74-65 behind manager Jimy Williams, finishing 6.5 games behind the Phoenix Giants.

Some of the bigger names on the Gulls were Willie Aikens, Ken Landreaux, Rance Mulliniks, and Dickie Thon.

Gene Fullmer "The West Jordan Mauler" was a local legend.  He was a middle weight boxer from 1951-1964, winning the World Middleweight Title in 1957 from Sugar Ray Robinson.  Fullmer's career record was 55 wins (24 by KO), 6 losses, and 3 draws.
It appears his restaurant, advertised here, closed up in the mid 80's.

Derks Field opened in 1947 and housed the Gulls until 1984 when the franchise (now a part of the Mariners system) moved to Calgary and became the Cannons.  Derks Field was closed down in 1993.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Help Me Finish Off Platinum

My LCS recently put out a box of 2012 Bowman Platinum for a quarter each.  I grabbed about half the box I needed for this set.  Still a bit to go, but the end is in sight. 
Below is what I need. 
Any help would be appreciated.


Top Prospects
TP-BH Billy Hamilton
TP-BJ Brett Jackson
TP-BD Brian Dozier
TP-BS Bubba Starling
TP-CY Christian Yelich
TP-CS Cory Spangenberg
TP-ER Eddie Rosario
TP-GC Gerrit Cole
TP-JT Jameson Taillon
TP-JG Jedd Gyorko
TP-JPK Joe Panik
TP-JL John Lamb
TP-JGZ Jonathan Galvez
TP-JSW Jordan Swagerty
TP-JP Jurickson Profar
TP-MM Manny Machado
TP-MB Manny Banuelos
TP-MH Matt Harvey
TP-MC Michael Choice
TP-NC Nick Castellanos
TP-NS Noah Syndergaard
TP-NA Nolan Arenado
TP-OT Oscar Taveras
TP-RE Robbie Erlin
TP-RL Rymer Liriano
TP-TJW Taijuan Walker
TP-TL Taylor Lindsey
TP-TM Trevor May
TP-TS Tyler Skaggs
TP-WM Wil Myers
TP-WMK Will Middlebrooks
TP-ZW Zach Wheeler

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mail Autographs Because That's An Easy Post

A couple more TTM returns to post about because it's easy.  I've been trading pocket schedules like gangbusters lately and that's been taking up a lot of my time.  So here's a couple autographs so that I can at least get a post out.

Phil Nevin was on Team USA in 1991 and played for the Angels in 1998.
He also played his college ball for arch rival Cal State Fullerton.
He signed these cards in 21 days c/o the Toledo Mud Hens.

Another former Angel Ruben Amaro Jr. signed these cards c/o the Phillies.

The End.