Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Trade Post Of Crooked Cards

Well, actually, most of these cards were scanned crooked, maybe a result of being on Benadryl.
Regardless, I selected a handful of the cards sent from The Lost Collector to show off.

1998 Ultra Gold Medallion Edition #164G Darin Erstad

1997 Pinnacle Museum Collection #PP46
1990 ProCards Palm Springs Angels #2593
1994 Pinnacle The Naturals #9
1997 Topps Gallery #102

1997 Topps Baby Boomers #BB5 Darin Erstad

2016 Topps Bunt #138 Albert Pujols and #1 Mike Trout

1999 Upper Deck HoloGrFX Launchers #L5 Mo Vaughn

1995 Signature Rookies B-1 Bomber #B2 Darin Erstad

2014 Gypsy Queen White Framed #41 Jered Weaver

1968 Topps #252 Angels Team

2004 Upper Deck Power Up #8 Troy Glaus

2012 Topps Update #US138 Ernesto Frieri
AJ sent me the card on the left, I included the other to show you how off-set the gold foil is.
Love printing errors!

2001 Private Stock Game Used Gear Bat Relic #1 Garret Anderson
The All-Seeing Bat-Eye

1998 Sports Illustrated Schedule Poster Tim Salmon
Didn't know about these, very cool.

Super great stuff AJ, thank you.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

You're Not Who You Say You Are

I know Gary DiSarcina, and you, Sir, are NO Gary DiSarcina.

That's because you are Tim Salmon!

Tim found his way onto Gary DiSarcina's 2000 MLB Showdown card.
Pretty easy to spot the difference between the two players, plus Gary is uniform number 9 and Salmon is 15.
Yeah, I say easy to spot, but I just noticed this error the other day.
This is an uncorrected error, so poor Gary never got his mug in the set.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Minor League Cards Make Me Smile

Here's a small selection of cards from two team bags full of Angels sent from San Jose Fuji.

1988 Texas League 100th Anniversary #4 Doug Jennings
I can only imagine (and when I do I smile) what it would be like to see my face on my very own baseball card for the first time.
I think that's why I like minor league and prospect cards so much.

1987 Fleer #646 Willie Fraser and Devon White
What would stink though is if your first card was a combo with a dude you didn't like.
I'm not saying Fraser and Devo didn't get along, I have no idea.
I'm just saying IF.

2005 Throwback Threads Dynasty D-8
Just about that whole team qualifies as World Series Heroes: Salmon, Kennedy, Lackey, Eckstein...
I hope there are subsequent cards with their images on them.

2006 Topps Own The Game #OG30 Bartolo Colon
I remember thinking when this card came out in 2006 that Colon was on his last legs.
Guess I was wrong.

2013 Select #59 Mark Trumbo
I had a Trumbo PC at one time, but I gave up on him and dispersed it.
That happens.
I'm glad to see he's still jimmy-jacking the ball though.

2013 Goodwin Champions #97 Jim Abbott
Okay I get you don't have the rights to use team logos, but a TOTALLY fictitious uniform?
Abbott was never #31, and it's a stretch to match that uniform to the Angels, Yankees, White Sox, or Brewers.

1988 Panini Stickers #35 California Angels
Love, love, love the old Panini team logo/uniform stickers.
Man this is sweet.

Good stuff Fuji.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Vintage Patriots On A Football Sunday

1960 Fleer #22 Alan Cann and #120 Elvin Caldwell

Picked these up on Listia a while back.
None of the players in the team set were in Pats uniforms since these would have been issued during the Pats inaugural season.
All these cards are considered rookie cards.
I'm thinking this will be a tough team set to complete.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

TTM Return Buddy Gilbert

1960 Topps #359

I asked Mr. Gilbert this question: "How do you spend your time now?"
And he answered (mind you he's 81 years old): "Helping elderly people with their yard work - mowing, cutting limbs, removing vines from fence."

Not the answer I expected. Awesome.

Responded in 10 days from his home in Knoxville, TN.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Garoppolo Era Begins

Jimmy Garoppolo fills in for the next four weeks for Tom Brady.
Make us forget, Jimmy, make us forget.

Here are the latest Garoppolos I picked up on Listia for the PC.

2014 Topps Platinum #143 XFractor 

2014 Panini Prizm #243 Looking Right

2014  Panini Prizm #243 Passing

2014 Panini Prizm Fresh Faces #FF17


Friday, September 9, 2016

The Details Are In The Bling

Here's a small selection of cards from a nice Angels package from The Night Owl.

1996 Pinnacle #26 Tim Salmon
Seriously, how many times have I looked at that golden triangle at the bottom of 1996 Pinnacle?
And this is the first time I've noticed the little batter within the bling.

2015 Stadium Club True Colors TCA-AP Albert Pujols
Reminds me of a Rainbow Pop.

1995 Pinnacle #35 Garret Anderson
Newest member of the Angels Hall of Fame.

1990 OPC #530 Mark Langston
"Now With Angels"
So do I count this towards the team set?

2015 Elite Extra Edition #27 Taylor Ward
Big club catcher-in-waiting.
Hit .249 with 10 HR in single-A this year.

2012 A&G Mini #48, Allen & Ginter Back Jordan Walden

1969 Topps #296 Andy Messersmith
Ah, the look and feel of vintage.

Thanks for the cards Greg.

Monday, September 5, 2016

TTM Return Ken Holtzman

1992 Action Packed #57
I've gotten Ken a couple times.
His autograph doesn't get any better than that folks.
In 87 days from his home address.