Wednesday, February 27, 2019

2010 Topps All-Star Game / Angels Factory Bonus insert set #AS1-5

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

1954 Bowman #99: Pete Suder, Philadelphia Athletics

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

2010 Topps Phillies Factory Bonus Insert Set #PHI1-5

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.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

2010 Topps Update Set #1-330

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

1948 Bowman Set Progress

I recently replaced 3 reprints with originals to bring my 1948 Bowman set up to 30 cards out of 48 total.  I guess you can say that I'm on a Bowman binge right now.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

2010 Topps Set #1-660 plus #661B

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.