Wednesday, February 27, 2019
This All-Star Game bonus insert set was included only in All-Star Game Factory sets, but features only Angels players so I call it the Angels team bonus set.
Monday, February 25, 2019
Pete Suder was drafted by the Yankees in 1935, playing 6 seasons in the Minors between 1935-1940. The Philadelphia Athletics picked him up in the rule 5 draft after the 1940 season where Suder remained through the Athletics' first year in Kansas City during the 1955 season. Suder led the AL in Fielding % at 2B twice during his career, and a few times found himself in the league top 10 for defensive categories such as Defensive WAR, Putouts at 2B/3B, Double Plays Turned at 2B, Assists at 2B/3B, and Range Factor at 2B/3B. He only missed 2 seasons in 1944-1945 to military service. Suder was the 2nd oldest player in the AL when he retired in 1955.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
It seemed like every time I purchased a factory set of 2010 Topps, it was a Phillies edition. Werth was always my favorite of the bunch, remembering him as a Washington Nationals player.
Friday, February 8, 2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
The perfect topping to a great set, the 2010 Topps Update set featured 330 cards + #661D Strasburg RC. #661D can be distinguished from #661A because the throwing hand is separated from the armpit in #661A as well as an additional phrase on the back of #661A. Variation #661B is easy to tell apart and was found in Factory Base sets.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
2010 Topps was one of my favorite set of the decade, and maybe for the century. #661B was actually a bonus insert card only found in factory sets. It'll be sad to see this one go, but there's just no room.